How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?

Case Study Overview

In this unit you will look at some special days and events that you celebrate in your community, and that other people celebrate in different countries.

Some of them are religious days – such as Christmas for Christians, Hannukah for Jews, and Ramadan for Muslims.

Some of them are special days in a country’s history, such as Anzac Day for Australia, Bastille Day for France, and Independence Day for the United States.

Some of them are special community celebrations, such as Australia Day and Harmony Week, which both celebrate Australia’s multicultural society.

Each of these days and events has a special symbol, and you will learn about them also.

They all have an important place in our families and help bind us together as a unique community.

This unit of study is presented as a website which includes interactive elements, videos, PDF and worksheets (in Word Doc format). The unit is compatible with computers and iPads.

Case study unit of work inquiry structure

  • Activity 1 Why do we remember significant past events?
  • Activity 2 What are symbols or emblems?
  • Activity 3 What do you celebrate?
  • Activity 4 Exploring event symbols
  • Activity 5 Researching significant events
  • Activity 6 Test your knowledge

For Primary Students

• Community and Remembrance

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