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Celebrations and Commemorations

Celebrations and Commemorations
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This resource has been created to support the Year 3 Unit of Work- Significant Events, Symbols and Emblems. This worksheet supports the first lesson of this unit which explores what a significant event is and the differences between celebrations and commemorations. The worksheet asks students to identify significant events occurring annually in Australia. They are then required to cut them out and paste them in the month they occur.

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  • Relief Teachers
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Lesson Structure
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9HS5K08 9

Types of resources, including natural, human and capital, and how they satisfy needs and wants

AC9HS3K02 9

Significant events, symbols and emblems that are important to Australia’s identity and diversity, and how they are celebrated, commemorated or recognised in Australia, including Australia Day, Anzac Day, NAIDOC Week, National Sorry Day, Easter, Christmas, and other religious and cultural festivals

ACHASSK064 8.4

Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems

ACHASSK065 8.4

Celebrations and commemorations in places around the world (for example, Chinese New Year in countries of the Asia region, Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA), including those that are observed in Australia (for example, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan)



Students can colour code whether the calendar events they added were examples of celebrations or commemorations. Have them shade commemorations a cool colour and celebrations a warm colour.

Students can research the specific dates that these events occur and record on their calendars.

Lyn Lawrence
Posted 2 years ago
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