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.
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May 10th 2022
Senior students at Bonython Public School (ACT) recently participated in a program to develop their leadership potential. As part of the program, the ACTF presented a keynote address highlighting moments of leadership in our 40 years of content.
May 9th 2022
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