ACTF Resources for Remembrance Day
Every year on 11 November, Australians remember those who died or suffered in wars and armed conflicts, and those who continue to serve our country today.
The ACTF has free educational content for teachers who are exploring the meaning of this important day with students.
Classic children’s series My Place can help students learn about returned soldiers, casualties of war, the Armistice which ended the First World War, and issues facing First Nations soldiers.
The Series 1 episode titled ‘1918: Bertie’ depicts one Australian boy’s life in the final days of World War I. Bertie feels the bitterness of the loss of his father and his neighbour Freddie, but also happiness at the return of his injured brother.
The My Place for Teachers website contains excerpts from this episode, including a short clip focussed on the Armistice. The clip is accompanied by suggested learning tasks for History and English, including freely downloadable student activity sheets.