War: Impact on New Zealand Society and Identity Year levels 5 - 13 Duration One hour 2014 sessions Term 1 - 4, $5 per student Learn about the role New Zealanders have played in major global conflict Consider how New Zealand's involvement in the First and Second World War has shaped the lives and identity of individuals, communities and our nation. The War Memorial provides a range of rich learning opportunities for all levels. Individual learners and classes usually identify their own topics of inquiry and attend the War Memorial to work with our Educators to gather information, examine objects from the Museum's handling and archival collections, and to learn about the changing role of the Memorial in our community. Our programs are responsive - we tailor them to meet the needs of your learners and aims of your inquiry. Through hands on experiences, questioning and critical thinking lessons can be built around the following themes: World War I Duty and Adventure Life in the Trenches Comradeship & heroes Development of the Kiwi identity The Home Front The Pacific Soldier War poetry and literature Symbols and Imagery Rituals and Remembrance World War II Origins of WW2 The daily life of a soldier The Home Front Women in Wartime Comradeship Symbolism and Imagery The Maori Battalion Rituals and Remembrance The Holocaust Other themes Why wars start and end? Animals and war Human rights Nationhood and Patriotism NZ Wars Anglo-Boer War Korean War Vietnam War Peacekeeping This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Booking information This programme is hosted in the Museum's War Memorial and Scars on the Heart galleries where we can accommodate up to 30 students. There is a minimum charge of 20 students per session at $5 per school student. Contact one of our programmers for more information, or book your session now. Book now Related Museum galleries and resources This programme may be combined with visits to Scars on the Heart 2 (the Second World War gallery) and the Hall of Memories (the First World War memorial), Holocaust gallery or a visit to another Museum gallery of your choice. Visit the Library and Armoury Information Centre for easy access to our extensive research and resource material. Booking is advisable so staff can best meet your learning needs. Scars on the Heart Gallery Visit the Scars on the Heart gallery to learn about the New Zealand civil wars and New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War of the 19th Century, the First and Second World Wars, the Asian conflicts, and our armed forces participation in recent United Nations peacekeeping missions. Download the background notes for the Scars on the Heart gallery Last updated on: 15 Oct 2013 | File Size: 634 kB Cenotaph database Search the Cenotaph database for biographical and service details for over 115,000 New Zealand service men and women from the 19th century till today and especially from First and Second World Wars. The database can be searched by who they were, where they went, and where they were from. 'Soldiering on' pictorial collection View a small selection of photographs, paintings and drawings of people at war, soldiers in training, at the front lines, preparing for battle and in action. These range from depictions of early European and Māori conflict to photographs from World War One. View the Soldiering On exhibition Digital resources Fast Facts These animated videos for teachers and students are designed to provide an overview which could be used as talking points for teachers, or to prompt further research by students. The videos focus on New Zealand's involvement in the First World War and life in the trenches. Watch them on our YouTube channel. The Gallipoli campaign Follow the experiences of a young New Zealand soldier throughout the Gallipoli campaign in this series of first-person perspective dramatisations. www.anzac.govt.nz A guide to Anzac day for New Zealanders. New Zealand WW100 Remembering World War One 100 years on www.firstworldwar.com Dedicated WW1site with background information, multimedia and narratives. The Long, Long Trail The British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918 Ministry of Culture and Heritage Supporting our culture and preserving our heritage. NZ History A NZ history website produced by professional historians. RSA Returned Services Association website History Learning Site UK educational website with dedicated WWI ansd WWII sections. GCSE Bitesize - Modern World History An excellent secondary revision site from the BBC 28th Māori Battalion A site dedicated to the men who served with the legendary Māori Battalion in World War II. Imperial War Museum Coverage of conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth.