The story of the poppy

Bob Marchant, 60th anniversary of opening of the Australian War Memorial, Remembrance Day, 2001 (2002, oil on canvas, 148.2 x 248.2 cm, AWM ART91794)

Bob Marchant, 60th anniversary of opening of the Australian War Memorial, Remembrance Day, 2001 (2002, oil on canvas, 148.2 x 248.2 cm, AWM ART91794)

Have you seen people wearing red poppies on special days? Who wears them and why? Hear stories of Australians who have served in the First World War, the Second World War, and Afghanistan. Find out what the poppy means to them.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates of delivery: Please contact VirtualExcursions@awm.gov.au for more information.
Audience: Lower primary
Curriculum links: Encompassing both the History and Civics and Citizenship key learning areas, students will explore a significant person, site, or building, and special days within their community. Students will also investigate why and how people participate within communities, and shared values of Australian citizenship.
Maximum number: 30 students/one class
Cost: Free
Resources: Red and/or purple cardboard and crepe/tissue paper, black crepe/tissue paper, scissors, pipe cleaners. A template for making a poppy will be emailed to you.