Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Walking with Anzacs.

We are learning about the conditions, diet and health and the impact this had on Anzac soldiers.
Bully beef, is salty but it was canned and therefore easy to transport for soldiers to carry in their packs. Our Jam came in a jar but theirs was possibly in the small containers or similar to those that we buy in a cafe - when purchasing a scone or toast.  The water rations were not great and so possibly the saltiness of the bully beef made the soldiers even more thirsty,plus the fact that they were living in trenches where there would have been dirt and dust. The risk too of contaminated food was mentioned in my research due to flies that would have been around those who died.
Another point about the diet was that it did not have all the necessary vitamins we need and many soliders' teeth broke due to this and the hard crackers.
Personally, I didn't mind the bully beef and jam and crackers, but if it was the only thing I had to eat then I think my opinion would change.

Working collaboratively - Tristan and Iliana

Iliana and I  are looking at the different locations the Anzac soliders went to.  Using this information we are creating a google map. 

Walking with Anzacs.

While learning about the Anzac soldiers, Eti and Rhonda have combined their research to explore the many challengers they faced.  This included the conditions they lived in, their diet and health.
Along our learning journey, we also learnt from our reading how some boys lied about their ages so that they could sign up.  Many men and nurses too signed to go overseas but the loss of life was great and then the government made a law and peoples names were drawn out and that meant they had to go to war.  This was called conscription.

How would you like it, if your diet consisted of Bully Beef, Jam and Hard Crackers?

We are learning about what life was like for the Anzac soldiers and why it is important to remember them.

Soane is unsure about the look and taste of Bully Beef, cabin bread and jam.  "The taste changed as I tried each sample of the food on my plate, from the salty bully beef to the sweetness of the jam on the hard crackers". It must have been hard to eat this food day after day.

Working and learning together

 Anamaria and Roneeza are looking for information using the Walking with an Anzac poster resource. Following this they went on to the digital version of the poster to explore the hyperlinks to learn more about the Anzac soldiers at Gallipoli.

Walking with Anzac's

Across term 1 we have been learning about ourselves, our identity including our heritage and this has extended to included Walking with Anzac's. Click the link to read our FlipBook ANZAC

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them.

Walking with Anzacs

This term while exploring our own identity and heritage, we have also extended that learning to include the use of a range of resources around Remembering those who served as part of the ANZACS.

Click to read my Flipbook