11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
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
May 10, 2018
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.
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:
I will be able to:
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