NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Since writing you last... features the letters of four Southland First World War soldiers.  Over 1700 pages from 307 letters have been digitised, transcribed, and made available to the public.

Topics: letters, Southland, primary resource Audience: Teachers, secondary students, historians, general audience, Tertiary students Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill

St Peter's College and College Jacques Monod, France, will commemorate the beginning of the Western Front war with readings from letters, poetry, and singing. 1 July 2016, 11 am-12 pm. 

Topics: Somme, Schools, Education Audience: Teachers, French community, British community, School students Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland

This new book commemorates the day when fighting stopped in 1918 and looks at what happened next. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day, it makes an excellent reference for the whole family.

Topics: Publications, Education, Books, peace, Peace celebrations Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General
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A yearlong project completed as part of Outram School’s Allen Centre extension programme had students creating a precise three-dimensional diorama of the Anzac Cove landscape throughout 2015.

Topics: Schools, Gallipoli, Dioramas Audience: Students, Teachers, primary schools Located in: New Zealand, Mosgiel

The Minister of Veterans' Affairs, Hon. Craig Foss is sponsoring a competition for year 13 students attending a secondary school in New Zealand.

Topics: Passchendaele, Competitions, Schools Audience: Students, School students
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Students and teachers from five schools will present projects created as part of the French/NZ Shared Histories programme at Wellington's National Library on 12 June 2015.

Topics: Education, Schools, France, Events Audience: School students, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

In honour of Anzac Day, Explorers' GamesMaster Wayne McDougall will present on games, strategy and their relationship to war in history. At Mt Albert Presbyterian Church, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Children, Kids, Holidays, Anzac Day 2015, Education Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The pages on this website reveal the story of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park as told during four virtual field trips facilitated for schools by Learnz. Teaching resources remain online.

Topics: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, online resources, Education Audience: Primary students, secondary schools, Primary and secondary teachers
Organised by: The NZ Transport Agency

Author and illustrator Michelle O'Connell will visit Fernridge, Douglas Park and Lakeview School to read her book, Leaving for The Front and to make poppy wreaths for Anzac Day with each class.

Topics: Re-enactments, Creative Projects, Schools, memorial, Commemorations Audience: Teachers, primary school children Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
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Discover our ANZAC heritage in school holiday activities at your local Wellington City Libraries and Community Centres throughout April 2015.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Events, Libraries Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Bring the kids along to hear stories and poems about Anzac Day and why we use poppies to remember the fallen soldiers. Palmerston North Central Library, 17 April 2015.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, poppies, Education, Events Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

This project is part of the Peace Poppy Project aimed to engage as many people from our community as possible, to share stories of remembrance and how we can retain peace for now and into the future

Topics: poppies, public event, Art, craft, Events Audience: Students, Families, young people, older people Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

With assistance from the general public of New Zealand, we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in WWI. That is 18,166 poppies! 

 

Topics: memorial, art project, Community contirbution, Commemorations, flanders Audience: Women, Teachers, all ages, community, groups

A 2015 Diploma of Goldsmithing & Jewellery student project to design and make a medal with both face and obverse face commemorating New Zealand’s First World War Centenary.

Topics: Medals, Design, Education Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

100 schools will research the stories behind the people named on First World War memorials at or near their school and publish them online as Living Heritage sites.

Topics: Education, Community contribution, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Teachers, librarians, Students, Community Groups Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

Topics: Education, Online Cenotaph Audience: Schools, Teachers, School students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Exhibition of First World War memorabilia, and a biography project for schools to research an ancestor or someone from the district who served in the First World War.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Education Audience: Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Stratford

Five Auckland schools work with the Navy Museum to create artworks exploring the New Zealand home front during the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, Exhibitions, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

James Belich, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Oxford University, on the effects on each other of New Zealand collective identities and the First World War. Free, 2 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Overseas Audience: General

While observing a variety of animals, students on this learning programme at Orana Wildlife Park will discuss symbolism and the effectiveness of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.

Topics: Education, Events, Animals Audience: secondary students, Schools, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A collaborative project between Auckland Libraries and Communication students at Unitec, drawing on personal narratives and contemporary responses to bring to life events of this period. 

Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Education, Film Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

An exhibition at Lakes District Museum & Gallery about Wakatipu people in the First World War - from those who eagerly enlisted, to those who baked, knitted and raised funds for others overseas.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Arrowtown, New Zealand, Queenstown

Challenge to recreate a poster that uses historical images, maps and new photographs taken at museums and other special sites remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War.

Camera used during WW1
Topics: Education, Design, Photography Audience: Families, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources. 

Topics: Education, Digital Audience: Teachers, Students, Schools, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A research project for Ongaonga School pupils to put detail around the 25 names listed on our village memorial.

Ongaonga First World War Memorial
Topics: Research, Education, Online Cenotaph Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Ongaonga
Organised by: Ongaonga School

A Rotary community project to enable young people to explore and share local knowledge about the First World War.

Messines Road sign
Topics: Education, Competitions, Passchendaele, Community contribution Audience: Teachers, School students, Youth, Students, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An Inquiry class for Year 10 students. The students will be encouraged to research and create a project on an aspect of the First World War.

Topics: Education Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth

A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.  

Topics: Websites, Publications, Education, Books Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Philippa Werry

A student-based conference to be held at Christ's College, Canterbury, 9 May 2014; to help students understand the significance of the sacrifice made during the Great War.

Topics: Events, Education Audience: Teachers, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Christ's College, Canterbury

This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.

Topics: Research, Digital Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Stephen Olsen

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!

Topics: History, Publications, Digital, Personal stories, Websites Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office