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Understanding the ANZAC SPIRIT

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

History

Social and Emotional Health

As we enter a virtual world of Anzac Cove, we take time to reflect on the bravery and hardships our ANZAC troops faced

avatar Submitted By: Lynne Telfer

May 10, 2018

Skills

  • Character
  • Citizenship
  • Communication

External References

Anzac Connections - People profiles and biographies

Anzac Connections - Biographies including private records and diaries

Selected Diaries of Australian and New Zealand Soldiers for the Lesson

Your class can use these diary entries to begin your research.

The ANZAC MAP

Here is the full ANZAC Map (Java Version).

Minecraft EDUCATION EDITION

Download and double-click to install the Anzac World on your MC: Education Edition version.

Learning Objectives

  • Investigate key aspects of World War I and the Australian and New Zealand experience of the war, including the nature and significance of the war in world and Australian and New Zealand history.
  • The places where Australians and New Zealanders fought and the nature of warfare during World War I, including the Gallipoli campaign.
  • Identify and analyse the perspectives of people from the past.

Guiding Ideas

  • Have you read diaries from the past?
  • Have you had a true understanding of the experience they had?
  • How would you feel  if you could actually talk to them in the place they had the experience?
  • What if you could go into their virtual world and set up charcaters representing them?
  • How would they tell their story? How could they communicate how they feel?
  • What personal qualities do they display?
  • How could we get a deeper understanding of their real experience?

Student Activities

Welcome to Anzac Cove, 1915!

The landing at Anzac Cove on Sunday, 25 April 1915, also known as the landing at Gaba Tepe, and to the Turks as the Arıburnu Battle, was part of the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the forces of the British Empire, which began the land phase of the Gallipoli Campaign of the First World War. The assault troops, mostly from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), landed at night on the western (Aegean Sea) side of the peninsula.

You are about to go there!

Your teacher will have the world set up for your class as a shared world. As you log onto the Anzac World, you will notice you spawn on Anzac Cove. You are surrounded by the tents, supplies, carts, dug in dwellings and hospitals. What is missing are the people.

Remembering the Soldiers of Anzac Cove

1. Make a Soldier in Minecraft
Your teacher will give you a card representing a soldier who represented their country in Anzac Cove. Each of these people wrote diaries that give us an insight into their lives on Anzac Cove. Read their stories. You may get the Powerpoint here. Make an NPC with the name of that person. Allow them to tell their story by typing in their words on the NPC. Use the URL link to link to their diaries on the Internet.

 

2. Get to know the Soldiers
Once you and your class have completed the NPCs, your Cove is now populated with friends form the past that want to get to know you and are ready to be interviewed! Take time to read the stories of all the NPCs and get a feel what it was like on the Cove.

3. Add more information
Make signs for others to read around the person.
Place the following information on the signs:

  • Name
  • age when in Anzac Cove
  • Date of Diary entry
  • What were they feeling during the time of the event or moment they are talking about.
  • What personal qualities have the soldiers displayed?

Extra Awesomeness

  • Pretend you are a war correspondent.  Make news articles about the people you interview there. Tahe photos and use your article to encourage the people back home that the soldiers are inspirational.
  • Become a soldier yourself. Write your own diary entries detailing how you got there, where you went, what you did, how you felt and who you met. Take screenshots and make them black and white!

 

Performance Expectations

I will be able to:

  • Create NPCs that communicate the  the Australian and New Zealand experience of the war.
  • Read and report other points of view bout how soldiers experiences the events on Anzac Cove.

Skills

  • Character
  • Citizenship
  • Communication

External References

Anzac Connections - People profiles and biographies

Anzac Connections - Biographies including private records and diaries

Selected Diaries of Australian and New Zealand Soldiers for the Lesson

Your class can use these diary entries to begin your research.

The ANZAC MAP

Here is the full ANZAC Map (Java Version).

Minecraft EDUCATION EDITION

Download and double-click to install the Anzac World on your MC: Education Edition version.

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