Gallipoli - Attack at the Nek

Gallipoli – Attack at the Nek

The Gallipoli campaign of World War I remains a defining moment in Australia’s military history, and the attack at the Nek is a particularly significant event within the larger context of the campaign. In this worksheet, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the objectives, challenges, and outcomes of the attack at the Nek. Perfect for educators of the Australian curriculum.

To begin, students will be introduced to the objective of the attack, which was to breach the Turkish defences and secure a foothold on the Gallipoli Peninsula. They will learn about the difficulties faced by the attacking troops, including the challenging terrain and the Turkish defences, including the extensive artillery bombardment that the troops were subjected to.

One of the key focuses of the lesson will be on the difficulties faced by the attacking troops when they were ordered to ‘go over the top’ and engage in close combat. Students will learn about the various factors that contributed to the difficulties faced by the troops, including the lack of cover, the inadequacy of the artillery bombardment, and the strength of the Turkish defences.

In addition to reading a website and completing comprehension questions, students will also be required to write a written journal entry using the knowledge they have gained about the attack. This activity will help students to internalise their learning and reflect on the importance of the attack at the Nek in the larger context of the Gallipoli campaign.

Access to a computer and the internet is required for this lesson, as students will be reading a website and completing comprehension questions to gain a deeper understanding of the attack at the Nek. This worksheet is perfect for educators teaching the Australian Curriculum, as it provides a comprehensive overview of this important historical event.

In conclusion, this worksheet on the attack at the Nek provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the objective, challenges, and outcomes of this significant event in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I. Through reading and reflection activities, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices made by the troops who fought in this campaign and the impact that it had on the outcome of the war and Australia’s military history.

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Description:Access to a computer and the internet is needed for this lesson. Students read a website while completing comprehension questions. A written journal entry using the knowledge gained about the attack is also an activity included within this lesson.
Estimated lessons:1-2
Ages14-18 years
Format Word Document

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