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School Journal Level 4 June 2014

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PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the School Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) for the following:

    TSM
Stories King and Country
Sky-high  
Poems Dawn Service  
Articles Underground Soldiers 
Lest We Forget   
The Children’s War 

Series: School Journal

Publication date: June 2014

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The Children’s War

School Journal L4 June 2014.

by Jock Phillips

After a general introduction and overview of the First World War, the article describes how the New Zealand government used a variety
of methods to encourage children to support the war effort. One method was to use the School Journal to give children positive stories
(avoiding the harsher realities) and articles about exemplary “Empire heroes”. 

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: First World War, children, Passchendaele, flag, patriotism, school, memorials, New Zealand

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Publication date: June 2014

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Lest We Forget

School Journal L4 June 2014.

by Jane Tolerton

Soldiers remembering the war in their own words …

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: First World War, Battle of Somme, National War Memorial, history, British Empire, Gallipoli, shell shock, interviews, oral history

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Publication date: June 2014

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Underground Soldiers

School Journal L4 June 2014.

by Ashleigh Young

In a straightforward report (supported with period photographs, a map, and a detailed diagram), this article shows the huge risks that were taken by New Zealand tunnellers during the First World War. The job of the tunnellers was to attack German positions from underground and so reduce the risks to Allied soldiers in no-man’s land. The tunnels also provided areas where wounded soldiers could be treated. 

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: First World War, tunnels, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Arras tunnels, non- fiction, history, geophones, Battle of Arras, underground soldiers

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Publication date: June 2015

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Dawn Service

School Journal L4 June 2014.

by Ashleigh Young

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: Anzacs, memorial, grandfathers, poetry, pilots, poem

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Publication date: June 2014

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King and Country

School Journal L4 June 2014.

by André Ngāpō

illustrations by Andrew Burdan

This fictionalised story is based on the controversial issue of Māori fighting for the British Empire during the First World War. Students will need some knowledge about the history of our race relations and, in particular, the colonisation of Aotearoa by the British. 

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: First World War, Māori soldiers, marae, Māori language, Pākehā/Māori relations, rugby, Māori conscription

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Publication date: June 2014

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Sky-high

School Journal L4 June 2014.

By Robert Sullivan

Illustrations by Tim Gibson

Beneath the town of Arras, on the Western Front, it’s a race against time.

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: Waihi, Arras tunnels, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, graphic novel, Battle of Arras, underground soldiers

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Publication date: June 2014

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