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Teacher guide Can you name your child Anzac?

TLF ID M019349

This is a unit of work about the significance of the word Anzac in Australian history and the laws that are in place surrounding the use of the word. Topics explored include: Trade marks, Intellectual property, the historical significance of the word Anzac; people named Anzac and commercial use of the word. The resource includes: an overview, learning objectives, procedure and four workshops. Links to additional support resources are also included.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the World War I depth study in the year 9 History curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content description that refers to the commemoration of World War I and the nature and significance of the Anzac legend. Information and learning activities in workshops 2, 3 and 4 and the statement provided by Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Danna Vale in 2004 are particularly relevant here. Students examine the law and the history of the law in relation to the use of the word Anzac.
  • The resource is also relevant for the year 6 and year 8 Civics and Citizenship curriculum, particularly the content descriptions that refer to: identifying different points of view and sharing personal perspectives and opinions with respect towards others; and critically analysing information in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues. Workshop 3 of the resource is relevant here. It provides opportunity for students to apply their understanding of the law in relation to the use of the word Anzac.
  • The resource is also relevant for the year 8 Civics and Citizenship curriculum, in particular the content descriptions that refer to the freedoms that enable active participation in Australia's democracy within the bounds of law and how national identity can shape a sense of belonging in Australia. Workshop 2 of the resource is useful here. It involves an examination of the law that restricts the use of the word Anzac. Workshop 1 is also relevant particularly the information provided about trademarks.
  • The resource provides an interesting stimulus for legal studies of intellectual property and trademark protections.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9

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