Year 3 Topics:

Community and remembrance

The Year 3 curriculum provides a study of identity and diversity in both a local and broader context. Moving from the heritage of their local area, students explore the historical features and diversity of their community as represented in symbols and emblems of significance, and celebrations and commemorations, both locally and in other places around the world.
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Memorials and celebrations in the Barossa

Memorials in Two Wells and Mallala

A Walk Around the Town both Present and Past

Life in Two Wells Long Ago

Schooldays in the Two Wells district

War memorials and Anzac Day

A List of Commemorative Days in Australia

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) and New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Australia Day - 26 January
  • Chinese New Year - a date between January 21 and February 20
  • Vietnamese New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán) - the same date as Chinese New Year
  • Saint Valentine's Day - February 14
  • Clean up Australia Day - First Sunday in March
  • Adelaide Festival of Arts and The Fringe Festival - March
  • Womadelaide - long weekend in early March
  • Adelaide Cup Day - second Monday in March
  • Canberra Day - second Monday in March
  • St Patrick's Day - 17 March
  • Harmony Day - 21 March
  • Greek National Day - 25 March
  • Easter - the Sunday that follows the first full moon after 20 March
  • Barossa Valley Vintage Festival - the whole week following Easter
  • War memorials and Anzac Day - 25 April
  • Yom Hashoah Holocaust Day - April/May
  • Mother's Day - second Sunday in May
  • Vesak - the birthdah of the Buddha - first full moon in May
  • Reconciliation Week - last week of May
  • Labour Day - March, May or October, depending on the State
  • Africa Day - 25 May
  • National Sorry Day - 26 May
  • Italian National Day - 2 June
  • Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr - The dates move in relation to the Gregorian calendar.
  • Mabo Day 3 June
  • Queen's birthday - second Monday in June
  • Red Nose Day - last Friday in June
  • Independence Day in the USA - 4 July
  • NAIDOC Week the first full week in July
  • Bastille Day in France - 14 July
  • Vietnam Veterans' Day - 18 August
  • Bookweek - the third or fourth week in August
  • Daffodil Day - Fourth Friday in August
  • Father's Day - first Sunday in September
  • The Moon Festival - September or October - the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, close to the equinox
  • Pink Ribbon Day - fourth Monday in October
  • Diwali - between late October and mid November as decided by the HIndu calendar
  • Melbourne Cup - first Tuesday in November
  • Remembrance Day - 11 November
  • Hanukkah - later November or December
  • Christmas Day - 25 December
  • Boxing Day - 26 December
  • Proclamation Day in South Australia - 28 December

  • Resources on Communities Over Time
My place / Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins
Blackburn, Vic Collins Dove 1987
This well-known picture book merits careful examination for detail. It portrays an area around Botany Bay in Sydney through the eyes of children living there, beginning in 1988 and moving back decade by decade until the arrival of the first fleet in 1788. It shows the multicultural and industrial changes in the area and the perspective of the original inhabitants.The native fig tree is the symbolic landmark that endures through the generations.
The website related to the television series made from this book gives movie clips, photographs and much background information.
My Place
My Place

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