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
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: Up to three classes (maximum of 100 participants) per connection. Please note that classes may be from different schools.
Cost: Free
Resources: Details of craft materials required will be emailed to teachers prior to the virtual excursion.