Pakanga Tuatahi o te Ao – WWI

  • Terms 1-4
  • Museum entry for students $7
  • National Army Museum
  • 60 minutes
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This programme is for the following year groups: Years 7-8, Years 9-10, Years 11-13.

Students will develop their understanding of New Zealand’s place in the First World War. They will hear about the forging of our Anzac relationship and about some of the key leaders and decision makers during this time. Students will be shown the weapons and technology of the day and how adaptions were made to make them fit for purpose. They will also consider the question – what is the cost of war?

The tour is supported by an education programme where students will learn more about the equipment of the day and handle genuine artefacts from the Great War in the World War I Handling Collection. Or unpack Grandpa’s Suitcase and look at what items returned home from the Great War.

Listen to the soldiers who served at Gallipoli as they tell their stories of suffering, grief, and courage in this documentary: Gallipoli – The New Zealand Story narrated by Lt. Gen. Sir Leonard Thornton:

Watch this clip to find out about the Pioneers and WWI: The New Zealand Pioneer Battalion