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Do your students clearly understand the difference between a Commemoration and a Celebration? Use this sorting pack to make sure students know the difference.

This pack will make your social studies lesson so much quicker and events listed are from well known Australian commemorations and celebrations plus international celebrations for comparison.


This pack includes:

2 x Definition Posters (with real photographs): Commemoration & Celebration

1 x Worksheet outlining the difference between a Commemoration and a Celebrations

8 x Information Sheets covering the following major commemorations and celebrations:

  • Remembrance Day (Australia)
  • National Sorry Day
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Chinese New Year
  • ANZAC Day
  • Diwali
  • Saint Patrick's Day
  • Independence Day (America)

Commemoration or Celebration Sorting Mat

Cut and Paste items for sorting mat with matching answer sheet


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Commemoration or Celebration Sort

  • File Info

    PDF 21 pages

  • ACARA Alignment

    Foundation Year HASS

    the celebrations and commemorations of significant events shared with their families and others (AC9HSFK02)


    Year 3 HASS

    significant events, symbols and emblems that are important to Australia’s identity and diversity, and how they are celebrated, commemorated or recognised in Australia, including Australia Day, Anzac Day, NAIDOC Week, National Sorry Day, Easter, Christmas, and other religious and cultural festivals (AC9HS3K02)

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