Today, the Intermediate class did a listening lesson on the history and significance of ANZAC Day. For example, do you know why ANZAC biscuits are a symbol of this very special day? (see below for the answer.)
After the listening, we did a Walking and Talking excursion to Byron’s Shrine of Remembrance where the ANZAC Day dawn service will be held. The class discussed issues such as whether it’s important to commemorate war, the pros and cons of conscription, and the incidence of civil war. We also discussed the quote, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” What do you think?
Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). It is claimed that biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients (rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup and baking soda) do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.
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