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  • An East German Childhood.

    An East German Childhood

    by Uli Hartung as told to Lucy Corry

    Uli Hartung was seventeen years old and living in East Germany when the Berlin Wall came down.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: Berlin, Berlin Wall, change, childhood, citizenship, civil rights, Cold War, defectors, East Germany, freedom, Germany, identity, Lenin, Marx, Nazis, propaganda, protesters, refugees, Second World War, secret police, social action, socialism, Socialist Unity Party, Soviet Union, Stasi, West Berlin, West Germany, Young Pioneers

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Different new zealand weeds.

    The War on Weeds

    Toy car flying off a ramp.

    Students at Kaniere School are helping scientists combat the spread of weeds. They’re using simple digital technology to identify the weeds and upload the information to a national database. The article shows how students can use digital technology to become citizen scientists and act locally on a national issue.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 2 - Step By Step

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Living world, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 2 - Step By Step

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Cartoon of a person talking to someone in a wheelchair.

    Saving the World, One Swipe at a Time

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article describes how three Kiwi companies have used digital technology to help solve health or social problems. It demonstrates how digital technologists think through a problem and how a seemingly abstract issue can be turned into a series of tasks that digital technologies can solve.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Technological practice

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Colourful World.

    Living in a Colourful World

    by Bronwen Wall

    JJ51 TSM

    This article explains colour-blindness, a condition that is quite widespread but that many people are unaware of. The text also provides an insight into what the world is like for those who are colour-blind.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: colour-blindness, colours, disability, primary colours, red-green colour-blind

    In: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • War in waihi cover.

    War in Waihi

    L4 cover image oct2013.

    by Mark Derby

    “War in Waihī” recounts the events that took place in Waihī in 1912. The article places the “war” in context, providing background to the conflict that happened when miners demanded safer working conditions. The mining company, supported by police and politicians, resisted the demands of the miners’ union and ultimately used violence to break the strike.

    Series: School Journal Level 4, October 2013

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: War, Waihī, conflict, miners

    In: School Journal Level 4, October 2013

    Publication date: October 2013

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  • Sj june level 2 cover.

    School Journal Level 2 June 2014

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

        TSM Audio
    Stories The Ants and the Grasshopper   
    Iron Tamariki
    Poems Mascots    
    Articles First World War Mascots
    Cats – Who Needs Them?    

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Ant and the grasshopper cover.

    The Ants and the Grasshopper

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Dave Armstrong

    "It was a cold winter’s night. A southerly gale was blowing up from Antarctica. Every creature in the bush was freezing — except the ants. The ants were safe and warm inside their colony, and they had plenty to eat." 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: financial literacy, saving money, ants, grasshoppers, hibernation, moral, fable

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Iron tamariki cover.

    Iron Tamariki

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Paora Tibble

    Mana hates running, but he’s training to compete in the Iron-Māori Tamariki. His dad is sure he can do it. On the day, his whānau is there in support, and Mana is very happy with the result.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: exercise, healthy lifestyles, Māori, overcoming obstacles, determination, fitness, families

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    First world war mascots cover.

    First World War Mascots

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Philippa Werry

    Many students will be familiar with the use of mascots by sports teams, but they may be surprised to learn that mascots have also been used in wars. This text describes mascots used by New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. Students may have some awareness of the First World War through Anzac Day commemorations and from events to mark its centenary in 2014. 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, dogs, animals, mascots, history, war, soldiers, army

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Cats cover.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: cats, kittens, pets, SPCA, predator management, animal welfare, pest eradication, wildlife protection

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Mascots cover.

    Mascots

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Jenny Bornholdt

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: First World War, mascots, rugby, Waikato, Whanganui, Masterton, dogs, poetry, poem, animals

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • How Cars Changed the World.

    How Cars Changed the World

    by Bronwen Wall, illustrations by Scott Pearson

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: car accident, Cecil Woods, change, Dennison, car, electric cars, first car, Fred Dennison, history, importing, invention, motor cars, Nicholas Oates, petrol, pollution, roads, speed limit, technology, traffic fine, transport, travel, wagons, vehicles, William McLean

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Pā Tūwatawata and the New Zealand Wars.

    Pā Tūwatawata and the New Zealand Wars

    This article describes the development of pā technology in the nineteenth century, as iwi and hapū defended themselves and their land against invasion. It explains how the basic features of pā technology were adapted in response to invasion by Pākehā – utilising the rich knowledge Māori held about their land.

    Series: Connected 2020 Level 4 – Feeling the Heat

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Technological knowledge, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2020 Level 4 – Feeling the Heat

    Publication date: December 2020

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  • War memorial at night.

    School Journal Level 2 August 2018

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

        TSM Audio
    Stories Just in Case    
    Poems Sixth Sense  
    Plays The Perfect Presentation    
    Articles Football: The Beautiful Game
    In Memory: First World War Memorials

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: August 2018

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    Child playing football.

    Football: The Beautiful Game

    War memorial at night.

    by Steve Watters

    This article explores why football is so popular and gives a brief outline of its history, including how and when it was introduced to Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: All Whites, association football, Football Ferns, Chatham Cup, football, soccer, sport

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Publication date: August 2018

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    War memorial at night.

    In Memory: First World War Memorials

    War memorial at night.

    by Jock Phillips

    This article explains the purpose of war memorials and, in particular, memorials created at the end of the First World War. It provides examples of different types of memorials, from obelisks, statues, arches, and gates to monuments that use features in the natural environment.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Anzac Day, carillon, civic pride, citizenship, community, First World War, honour, inscriptions, memorials, monuments, national memorial, nurses, obelisks, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, remembering, respect, soldiers, World War 1

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Publication date: August 2018

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    Two children with a struggling cat.

    Just in Case

    War memorial at night.

    by Sarah Johnson

    illustrated by Gavin Mouldey

    "Joe and Leigh were preparing Molly for the school’s annual pet show. Molly wasn’t the ideal pet to enter. She was scruffy, hairy, and at that moment, rather grumpy. But she was the only pet they had."

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: dinosaurs, fantasy, humour, science fiction, siblings, time travel

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Publication date: August 2018

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    Artwork with an upside down ship and a dog.

    Sixth Sense

    War memorial at night.

    by Apirana Taylor

    artwork by Steve Gibbs

    This thought-provoking poem by Apirana Taylor is a response to an artwork of the same name by Steve Gibbs. The poem and artwork are about the arrival of the Endeavour in 1769 and the enormous change that was about to take place for Māori communities. 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: art, art appreciation, colonialism, colonisation, dog, Endeavour, first encounters, Gisborne, James Cook, kurī, Māori, MASAM, meetings, New Zealand history, Ngāti Porou, Paoa, Pawa, poetry, Te Hā, Turanganui-a-Kiwa, symbolism, symbols

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Publication date: August 2018

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    Children with a tablet.

    The Perfect Presentation

    War memorial at night.

    by Leonie Agnew

    illustrated by Finn Allison

    "Hi, guys. Thanks for coming to watch us practise our presentation. It’s good to get some advice from you guys. You’re the school’s best team."

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: communication, drama, giving advice, helping, humour, literal, misunderstanding, play, presentation, public speaking, school, speeches, teamwork

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

    Publication date: August 2018

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  • Skiing in afghnistan cover image.

    Skiing in Afghanistan

    School journal level 4 november 2017 cover image.

    by Neil Silverwood

    "'Want to go skiing in Afghanistan?' my friend Heidi asked. 'Afghanistan?' I said. Wasn’t it one of the most dangerous countries in the world? The stories in the news weren’t good – frequent attacks against locals and foreigners, violence a fact of daily life ... Did I really want to go there? I said I would think about it."

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2017

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: adventure, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Bamyan, civil war, insurgents, ISIS, Islam, Kabul, New Zealand soldiers, Northern Alliance, photography, Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), sharia law, skiing, Soviet Union, Taliban, terrorism, tourism, travel, war, women’s rights

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2017

    Publication date: November 2017

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