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For Valour – Australia’s Victoria Cross Heroes

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This book tells the circumstances of twenty of Australia’s finest was heroes who were awarded the VC. The facts from the Crimean War to Afghanistan are intertwined within the pages giving short summaries of the reason each war started.

Soft Cover Printed Book: 32 Pages

Recommended Ages: Ages 8 – 16

Curriculum Suggestion: Year 4 to Year 6 (Can also be used to add Australian content to the high school history syllabus Year 9-10)

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Give Them the Facts While You Tell Them the Story

The Victoria Cross of Australia, or VC, is Australia’s highest military medal given in times of war to people who risk their lives to save others.

This book tells the circumstances of twenty of Australia’s finest was heroes who were awarded the VC. The facts from the Crimean War to Afghanistan are intertwined within the pages giving short summaries of the reason each war started.

Learning Australia’s War History Through Biographies

Covering the Australian curriculum with real stories helps your children identify with the people and the circumstances of the time. Each war hero’s picture and back story is shared from dying in battle or becoming Governor of NSW.

“Extraordinary courage and unbelievable nerve –that’s what it takes to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Acts such as jumping into enemy trenches with just a bayonet for defence or catching bombs mid-air and throwing them back. More than one and a half million Australians have fought in a war, yet only ninety-nine have been awarded the Victoria Cross.” Author – Nicolas Brasch

How To Use This Book For Your Lessons

The Australian curriculum schedules the study of Australia’s war history during Stage 3: Year 5-6 and Stage 5: Year 9-10.

Reading level for this book is upper primary.

This book narrates and summarises well and can be used for notebooking.

Add this collection of remarkable stories to your home library today for only $5.00

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