Stepping Back in Time - The War Years World War One

Curriculum Links: Technology, Science, Social Sciences, Arts, Numeracy, Literacy 


World War One   Suitable Year 5 +

 Experience life on the homefront in New Zealand during World War One. This programme will focus on Gallipoli and the beginning of the ANZAC remembrance in New Zealand.

What was it like for the people left at home? How did they help the war effort? Meet some of Ferrymead's characters as they experience the war years. Hear from Mr or Mrs Grey who have just received a letter from their son Timothy who is fighting at the front.

Choose FOUR of the following activities:

School Years

Participate in a school lesson of the era with the emphasis being placed on subjects taught during World War One.


Help Mrs Grey with her housework and find out how she is contributing towards the war effort.

War Time Communications - See below for Nature of Science Strand

Find out about communications of the time, both on the home front and in the trenches.


Find out about the history and ingredients of ANZAC biscuits and ginger biscuits and help make a batch of biscuits. Learn about the soldiers diet at the front.


View a working printshop and understand the importance of this media during war time.



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