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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Why 11.00 am on 11 November?
The armistice or end of hostilities in the First World War was actually agreed to at 5.00am on 11 November. However, it took another six hours before all fighting units received word that the armistice had been agreed that fighting should cease. Germany surrendered unconditionally.
It was felt that the time when all hostilities finally stopped was the more appropriate time to remember the service and sacrifice of men and women involved in World War I. This day was named Armistice Day from 1918. And so we remember at ‘The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’.
Are Armistice Day and Remembrance Day the same?
Yes. 11 November was originally known as Armistice Day because it was on that day that the armistice occurred. An armistice is when opposing sides agree to stop hostilities against one another. At this time, fighting ceases, guns are unloaded and put away. Although hostilities ended, the peace treaty was not signed until the following year, on 28 June 1919.
After World War II the Australian and British Governments decided to change the name of the day from Armistice Day to Remembrance Day. In the United States 11 November is now known as Veterans’ Day. At the times these changes took place, governments were looking for a way to also remember the service and sacrifice of men and women who had served during World War II. It was decided to remember the men and women from both world wars on the same day. Since the armistice was a specific event at the end of World War I it was considered better to have a name that would include both wars. And so Remembrance Day came into existence.
Today on Remembrance Day we remember ALL Australian men and women who served in
war and peacekeeping activities. These include World Wars I and II, Malaya, Korea, Borneo, Vietnam, Iraq, East Timor Afghanistan and nearly 40 other peacekeeping activities. You can see the names of these war and peacekeeping activities (and the major battles and theatres of war) in the Shrine of Remembrance, around its precinct, on the Second World War Memorial and at the Remembrance Garden Post 1945 Memorial. This garden is a place of remembrance of the service men and women from post 1945 conflicts and peacekeeping.
Information sourced from: http://www.shrine.org.au/Shrine/Files/bd/bd6a2d4d-b998-4325-a05b-8809fc34eedf.pdf
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Today we celebrate Book Week!
All the students have dressed up in costumes from books they have read. This morning we enjoyed a whole school parade with Inez and Lucas receiving a prize for their amazing costumes.
After the parade we read the book Tanglewood and created an artwork depicting the picture story book.
Optical meaning “eyes” or “sight” and illusions are “something that appears to exist, but does not.” Magic tricks are a great example of optical illusions. Optical illusions are like magic for your eyes.
1. Using pencil, draw two very different pictures on the Image Page, one in each rectangle. The rectangles should be held vertically. Make sure to fill up the space in each box and use images that are nice and big (little details will get lost in this kind of project).
|Step 1: Draw two pictures|
2. Once the the images are planned out, outline the pencil drawings with marker and colour in with crayon.
|Step 2: Colour pictures in|
3. When the two images are done, use a ruler and pencil to divide each drawing into four 2.5cm strips from top to bottom. Leave the “1,2,3,4″ and “A, B, C, D” marks on each strip for now to help with placement. Take your time and do a nice, neat job–it will help the optical illusion work better if you do a neat job.
|Step 3: Cut pictures into 2.5cm strips|
4. Cut away the excess portion of the Accordian Page and fold the rectangle on the fold lines like you are folding a paper fan. Fold the 1/2 tabs at the edges so that they lay flat on the table (you’ll be stapling them to another piece of paper later).
|Step 4: Prepare Accordian Fold Page|
5. Following the letter and numbers written on the Accordian Page, glue the strips of the two pictures you created onto the Accordian Page with a glue stick. Take your time and do a nice, neat job. Once you are done gluing all of the strips to the Accordian Page and you are sure the illusion is works, you can cut off the excess portions of the image strips (the parts labeled with the letters and numbers).
|Step 5: Glue strips onto Accordian Page in alternating order|
|When done, it looks kind of confusing!|
6. Staple the Accordian Page onto the Backing Page. Staple through the 1/2 tabs on the left and right side of your project. This will hold your project in the way that you need for the illusion to work.
|Step 6: Staple project to Backing Page|
7. Test your illusion out! Tilt your drawing one way and then the other–does your illusion work?
|From the left: Fire-breathing Dragon!|
|From the right: A brave knight!|
|Step 8: Create a frame|
Amaze your friends and family with your Magic Picture!