My Y6 students studied World War One & Walking With An ANZAC. We decided to create a memorial mural based on our learning, chose the wall behind our flagpole and the garden it sat in.
A 4 part lecture series at the WEA in Christchurch in November 2018: "Voices of WW1" explores some of the more unusual perspectives - from New Zealand Nurses to conscientious objectors.
Drop in for this school holiday activity and we’ll put you through your paces in this lively, interactive experience. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland. 9-15 October 2017.
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.
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.
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.
A 70-minute film programme which shows New Zealand’s experience of the First World War.
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.
A project to research the stories of First World War pacifist women and men in Canterbury, which will also organise several plays about Austrian First World War pacifist Bertha von Suttner.
The Minister of Veterans' Affairs, Hon. Craig Foss is sponsoring a competition for year 13 students attending a secondary school in New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative conversations focused on translating conflict into art at Victoria University of Wellington in April 2015.
Discover our ANZAC heritage in school holiday activities at your local Wellington City Libraries and Community Centres throughout April 2015.
This trust intends to honour Archibald Baxter and other conscientious objectors from New Zealand during the First World War centenary.
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.
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
Themes, to: remember all the casualties of war and war resisters; end war as a response to conflict, and promote peace. Stage 1: local peace vigils Stage 2: thematic resources and events
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!
LEARNZ media is creating four virtual field trips that show the progress of construction of the National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five Auckland schools work with the Navy Museum to create artworks exploring the New Zealand home front during the First World War.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Music of World War One explores a selection of music written by New Zealanders from 1914 to 1918.
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.
Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources.
A research project for Ongaonga School pupils to put detail around the 25 names listed on our village memorial.
A Rotary community project to enable young people to explore and share local knowledge about the First World War.
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.
A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.
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.
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.
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!
Collecting the wartime reading experiences of New Zealanders at home and abroad for the New Zealand Reading Experience Database (NZ-RED).