WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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Animals of war

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.

"The Lion Calls"

Students will observe a variety of animals at Orana Wildlife Park and learn about the connotative values and ideas they represent based on their unique adaptations.
Students will also discuss symbolism and critically evaluate the effective use of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.
Through observing and interacting with animals, students will understand that animals represent symbolic and connotative values, imagery can be used as a powerful form of persuasion and manipulation, and animal imagery was used in First World War posters as a form of propaganda.
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Courtesy of Archives New Zealand (Ref: AAYS 8638, AD1, 9/169/2/1, R22444228)
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28 July 2014
11 November 2018
Date added: 18 June 2014 | Last updated: 17 February 2015