First World War inquiry guides and resource packs for teachers of years 1-13, made available on the Ministry of Education’s portal for educators, tki.org.nz.
Developed with teacher input, the First World War inquiry guides (English medium) and resource packs (Māori medium) help teachers of years 1 to 13 develop engaging and innovative learning programmes across First World War related themes.
They provide students with an opportunity to explore how the events and experiences of the First World War are relevant to today and the future, and support them to meet several New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa achievement objectives.
The inquiry guides and resource packs focus learning around the themes:
- Heritage and Identity
- Making Connections
- Citizen Perspectives
- New Zealand in the Pacific
- Peace and Reconciliation.
Teachers are able to use the guides and resource packs to help students develop their own inquiries and relate them to their everyday lives, communities and aspirations.
There is a large amount of information on the First World War. This has been brought together in the guides and resource packs so that teachers can quickly and easily deliver learning programmes. The Ministry of Education did this with the support of the National Library of New Zealand Services to Schools, WW100 Programme Office, Cognition Education, and Core Education.
The first of the inquiry guides and resource packs was made available in November 2014, with more progressively released through to September 2015. The Ministry will notify teachers and schools when they are available.