Witness to History WWII
Aotearoa and World War II
This programme is for the following year groups: Years 7–8, Year 9–13
Learn about New Zealand’s contribution to World War II on land, sea, air, and at home. Identify the political forces that led to war being declared and how New Zealand became involved, as well as the different technologies and equipment used within the conflict.
Situated in our World War II Hall of Memories, this session encourages learners to think critically while considering the function and changing role of memorials in our communities today.
· Reflect on the function of war memorials today
· Understand the various roles New Zealand soldiers had during WWII
· Explore the campaigns New Zealand soldiers were a part of in WWII
Image details: First aid kit, WW2 . Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2015.20.18. © Auckland Museum CC BY
Equipment and uniforms from WW2
Scars on the Heart