Classroom resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please be aware that some resource contain images and names of deceased persons.

New & Featured

  1. Reconnecting in the Digital World

    Reconnecting in the digital world: live professional development session for teachers, 20 October 2020.

  2. Virtually there – a visit to the Australian War Memorial

    Years 7-12: This free 32-minute film focuses on the First and Second World Wars.

  3. Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service

    All ages: This page links you to some of the Australian War Memorial’s resources related to the wartime experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  4. Tiny tours

    Years F-2: These four short films include a story, a look inside some of the Memorial’s galleries, and a craft activity for early learners.

First World War

  1. Art in the Aftermath

    Years 9+: This resource is a visual exploration of the aftermath and impact of the First World War.

  2. A Very Special Day

    Years F-6: This resource for primary teachers will help you explore how we remember and understand the past through objects, stories, and ceremonies.

  3. Understanding Gallipoli

    Years 5-9: a concise and useful overview of the Gallipoli campaign with activities for students and teachers.

  4. 1916

    Years 5-9: This package of case studies and inquiry questions looks at the places Australians fought during some of the darkest days of Australia's military history.

  5. Diary of an Anzac: a Gallipoli perspective

    All ages: Follow the journey of Herbert Reynolds, an Australian stretcher bearer at Gallipoli, through his daily diary entries.

  6. Anzac Diversity

    Year 6 and up: A collection of case studies exploring the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during the First World War.

  7. Mephisto: classroom learning resource

    Years 5-9: Mephisto is the only surviving German tank from the First World War.

  8. Sources: the conscription debate

    All ages: A selection of pro- and anti-conscription leaflets from the conscription referenda in 1916-17.

SECOND WORLD WAR

  1. Victory in the Pacific Day

    Explore a range of stories, photos, audio files, events, and first-hand accounts from veterans, relating to Victory in the Pacific Day.

POST 45

  1. Korean War 1950 - 1953

    This hub contains a range of resources including blogs, online exhibitions, and personal stories, which can be used to investigate the Korean War.

  2. Dust Off - Vietnam

    Year 10: This resource explores the 'dust-off' process and the experience of wounded Australians returning home.

  3. Hell no we won’t go!

    On 8 May 1970, around 200,000 people marched across major Australian cities as part of the Vietnam Moratorium ­– a protest against Australian involvement in the Vietnam War ­– the largest public de

  4. POINT SHOOT CLICK - John Fairley’s Vietnam

    An online photographic exhibition based on the works of John Fairley.

  5. A Walk in the Light Green

    This online exhibition focuses on the popular song, I was only 19.

  6. The courage for peace

    Years 7-12: Join curators for a tour of The Courage for Peace exhibition. Uncover some of the stories behind peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

More resources

  1. Carved stone figures

    Year 6+: On the walls of the Australian War Memorial’s Commemorative Area are 26 carved stone figures.

  2. Back to the Source

    Years 9+: Turn your students into historical detectives in this guided journey through original source materials from the Memorial's collection

Education kits for travelling exhibitions

  1. Hearts and Minds: Education kit

    Years 9-12: This resource is a study of propaganda posters from the First and Second World Wars.

  2. Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan

    Years 9-12: This resource focuses on Ben Quilty's time in Afghanistan in October 2011 as an official war artist, commissioned by the Australian War Memorial.

  3. Reality in flames: Education kit

    Years 9-12: This resource explores the different ways modern Australian artists responded creatively to the Second World War, comprehending its events and consequences.

  4. A camera on Gallipoli

    Years 5-8: This education resource focuses on Sir Charles Ryan's 1915 series of candid photographs documenting the experiences of Australians on Gallipoli.

Publications

  1. Education publications

    Downloadable books, posters, and more made available free of charge for classroom and educational use.