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 and one international celebration 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

9 Information Sheets covering the following major commemorations and celebrations:

  • Australia Day
  • 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

Commemoration or Celebration Sort

  • File Info

    Electronic Download

    File Type: 1 x PDF

    Number of pages: 21

    Suggested Year Levels: Foundation - 3

  • ACARA Alignment

    Year 3 HASS

    Celebrations and commemorations in places around the world (for example, Chinese New Year in countries of the Asiaregion, Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA), including those that are observed in Australia (for example, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan) (ACHASSK065).

    Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems (ACHASSK064)