Witness to History WWII
Aotearoa and World War II
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1–4
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$7 per student
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Auckland Museum
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60 minutes

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.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· 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

Please note: minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students per session
Image details: First aid kit, WW2 . Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2015.20.18. © Auckland Museum CC BY
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