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Teaching about Gallipoli

Operation CLICK: Anzac to Kokoda

Classroom teaching and learning resources based on the Gallipoli and the Anzacs and Australia’s War 1939-1945 websites.

Operation CLICK: Anzac to Kokoda is a classroom resource which draws on and encourages the use of this website, as well as the Australia’s War 1939–1945 website, written by experienced history teachers.

These interesting and original lessons are designed to encourage young Australians to learn more about Australia’s wartime heritage through the stories and images provided on these two websites. They also provide both beginning and experienced teachers with lessons that explore some effective ways of encouraging their students to incorporate ICT skills into their classroom learning activities. They can be used in many contexts in History, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) and Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE).

In 2005, the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs published Operation CLICK: Anzac to Kokoda as a resource book with enclosed CD-ROMs containing copies of the two websites and the worksheets that was distributed to every school in Australia. Additionally, since then, millions have downloaded these resources from this website.

Although the two websites have been added to and significantly modified since the publication of these resources, they are still accurate, relevant and valuable to classroom teachers, although some web-page references may no longer be accurate.

Operation CLICK websites

Operation CLICK: Anzac to Kokoda is a classroom resource which draws on and encourages the use of these Veterans’ Affairs websites –

Gallipoli and the Anzacs

Commemorating the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, this website contains visually rich information about the Anzac landing, reports from official war correspondents and photographers, original artworks, personal diaries and accounts from soldiers at the front and by contemporary historians. A virtual walk of the Gallipoli peninsula is included.

Go to Gallipoli and the Anzacs –

Australia's War 1939 - 1945

The website provides access to imaginative and relevant information about significant World War II events, including the defence of Australia, Australia's war in the Pacific and Australian armed forces in other theatres.

Go to Australia’s War 1939–1945 –

About the resources

The resource book is a teachers’ guide. It contains a range of teaching and learning activities aimed at upper primary, lower secondary and middle secondary school students throughout Australia. The activities are complemented by background historical information, a teaching context and purpose, key terms and an ICT skills check list.

The Operation CLICK resource book is provided here in PDF file format in 11 separate downloadable files – including an introduction and 10 topic areas.

Below each topic work sheets are provided also in PDF file format.

A note on PDF accessibility

We strive to comply with W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. For technical reasons, this website has some PDFs that may not be fully accessible using screen reader technology. If you cannot access these documents, please contact the department and tell us what you require.

See the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Accessibility statement.

Operation CLICK Resource Book

Introduction and Overview to Operation CLICK

Topic 1 – Into battle: Australia goes to war

Topic 2 - Impressions of war: Telling the story

Topic 3 Anzac: Exploring the legend

Topic 4 - Australia under attack: Ringed with menace

Topic 5 - On active service: Challenges for survival

Topic 6 - Life on the home front: Supporting the war effort

Topic 7 - Getting the message across: Signals, ciphers, catchwords

Topic 8 - What makes a hero? Courage in extreme situations

Topic 9 - In captivity: Deprivation and endurance

Topic 10 - Commemoration: Lest we forget