ANZAC Day – Lest We Forget
Response to Text. Highlight or answer each question to the best of your ability, including important information and detail to your answers.
Level One: Skim and Scan
- When did the Gallipoli campaign take place?
- a) 1914-1915
- b) 1915-1916
- c) 1916-1917
- d) 1914-1918
- What was the main goal of the Gallipoli campaign?
- a) To capture Constantinople
- b) To establish a sea route to Russia
- c) To secure valuable territory in the Middle East
- d) To invade Russia
- Who were the primary opponents of the ANZACs at Gallipoli?
- a) The Germans
- b) The Austro-Hungarian Empire
- c) The Ottoman Empire
- d) The British
Level Two: Vocabulary
- ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps; what is a corps?
|A corps is… A subdivision of an army, this means that there are multiple subdivisions in a corps.|
- Complete this table
|Word||Definition||Use in Article||Your own sentence|
|Significant||Significant, when something is noteworthy.||ANZAC Day is a significant event in the history of New Zealand and Australia.||His work is significant.|
|Etched||Etched, to carve or engrave something into a hard surface||The events that took place in Gallipoli, Turkey are etched in the collective memory of New Zealanders,||She etched her initials into her table.|
|Inadequate||Inadequate, When you don’t have enough quality or quantity.||The ANZACs faced many challenges, including shortages of supplies, and had inadequate amounts of medical facilities.||The other team had an inadequate amount of players.|
Level Three: Inferencing
- What were some of the most significant challenges that the ANZAC soldiers faced during the Gallipoli campaign? Try to include examples.
- The terrain, by this I mean that the ANZACs had a disadvantage because they were at the bottom of a really steep hill and the enemy was on top and had a better view point.
- Comrades, In this fight the ANZACs lost over 100,000 friends, soldiers and family.
- Which values are reflected in the ANZAC Day traditions and events?
- Courage, the ANZACs showed a lot of courage in the fight against the Ottoman.
- Commitment, the ANZACs showed much commitment to NZ and Australia because they never backed out and they kept on fighting.
- Sacrifice, the ANZACs sacrificed many things but some really important things they sacrificed were time with their family and they sacrificed their job and making money for their family.
- Why do you think the commemoration of ANZAC Day has endured for so long, even as the actual events of the Gallipoli campaign have faded from living memory?
Level Four: Connections to Our World
- What are some examples of courage, sacrifice, and commitment that we can see in our own community?
When my uncle was dying I saw many people giving up their day and night to help him and my auntie, My parents gave up work to help them out and I was at their house instead of being at school.