Grade 5 and 6 HASS – Australian War Heroes– World War 2- Simpson and his Donkey
Five and Six
Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor:
“Then the strangest thing happened. The man led me and the donkey through trenches that were alive with explosions and gunfire. He led me past firefights and weaved through chaos all while smiling and whistling a jaunty tune. It was then that I knew he was special. That he must be a guardian angel sent to look over me.”
“When we reached the field-dressing site, he helped me down from the donkey and smiled at me. “Have a rest and a bottle of plonk on me, old mate.” He said. Then he tipped his slouch and turned back to the trenches with the donkey dutifully following him. I never saw him again.”
John Simpson-Kirkpatrick is an Anzac legend. He was a soldier in the First World War who epitomised the Anzac spirit showing amazing courage, strength and compassion in extremely difficult conditions as a field ambulance officer who found a donkey more useful than a stretcher. Faced with horrific conditions Simpson worked tirelessly to transport men on his donkey to first aid often surrounded by gun fire and explosions.
Students will get to know Simpson, and learn of his courage, by reading the fictional story of Henry Williams and his encounter with Simpson and completing the fun, hands-on activities that accompany it.
♦ Mini-unit Title Page
♦ Comprehension Slouch Hat foldable
♦ Comic Strip – retelling
♦ Describing Simpson Poppy foldable
♦ Design a medal for Simpson
♦ Expand your Vocabulary Activity
♦ Duffy grid coordinates maths activity
♦ Simpson Research Profile
An answer key is included where applicable to make marking a breeze!
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Australian Curriculum * HASS * Australian History * Anzac Day * Rememberance Day * Simpson and his donkey * John Simpson-Kirkpatrick * Year 5 * Year 6 * ACHASSK137 * ACHASSk138 * ACHASSI125 * World War 1 * Geography * Mapping * Comprehension *
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