Sometimes a gem just falls into your lap. While cleaning out my parents house to move we came across this picture book in amongst some family memorabilia. My grandfather was born in the early 1920s, so we think it must have belonged to one of his older brothers or sisters.
This book is part of the Father Tuck's "Patriotic Series" and appears to have been published in 1917. It provides descriptions of various roles within the British Army with beautiful illustrations accompanying it.
- Outline the evidence there is to indicate a rough date of publication.
- Identify the demographic group ( this might be age, gender, ethnicity, etc) this book is targeted at.
- What do you think of the illustrations? Describe the purpose of the illustrations.
- This picture book could have a number of different purposes. Discuss the purposes of the picture book and provide examples/phrases in the book that provide evidence of these purposes.
- Identify any words, phrases or concepts that are out-dated or no longer in use.
As a family we are lucky that my Pop audio recorded some of his life story including his experiences in PNG during WWII. The video below is an excerpt of these recordings with some photographs taken at the time of him, some of his fellow soldiers and family members.
In the lead up to ANZAC Day this year, a number of organisations have shared some great resources. The Poppy Field Project has released an interactive infographic which shows war fatalities in the 20th century using different sized poppies. Information can be interrogated by continent, by sorting by size of conflict, and by displaying particular time periods.
Click to view the Poppy Field Interactive
SBS OnDemand is airing "From paradise to Hell": First Nations ANZACs and the fight to honour them. You can read more about it here:
'From paradise to hell': First Nations ANZACs and the fight to honour them
View the show on SBS OnDemand
Some other places to look for some great resources:
Teachstarter have a great collection of Thoughtful ANZAC Day activities and resources.
The ANZAC Portal from the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Resources from the Australian War Memorial
The NSW Department of Education ANZAC resources
Deputy Principal at a Sydney high school. Coordinating author of the Geoactive text book series.