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Sat 6 Sep 2014, 9:30am–2:00pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

World War I was one of the most significant events of the 20th century, and had a deep and lingering impact on New Zealand society. The WWI programme marks its centenary.

We invite primary and secondary teachers to an education expo that will profile the vast range of WWI resources and learning programmes on offer. Come to Te Papa to hear from experts in the field and gain direct access to museum educators.

This great professional development opportunity is free for all teachers.

Participating museums and libraries:
- Te Papa
- Government House
- New Zealand Cricket Museum
- National Army Museum
- The National Library of New Zealand, including; Alexander Turnbull Library, Digital New Zealand, and Services to Schools.
- Archives New Zealand
- UN Youth
- Heritage New Zealand
- The Film Archive
- Capital E Digital
- Te Papa Collections Online

Topics covered in the workshops and presentations:
- An introduction to WWI with the First World War Centenary Programme Office
- Researching WWI with the National Library and Archives NZ
- Modelling the UN in your classroom, led by the UN Youth
- The role of Matiu Somes Island in WWI with DOC
- ‘Footsteps from Trentham’ with the National Army Museum
- ‘Search, Curate and Remix WWI content’ with Digital NZ
- The social dimensions to WWI using museum collections with Te Papa history curator Kirstie Ross, author of 'Holding on to Home New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War', Te Papa Press.
- The Berry Boys soldier portraits with Te Papa history curator Michael Fitzgerald, author of 'Berry Boys: Portraits of the First World War Soldiers and Families', Te Papa Press.

Register your place at the Education Expo
Attend with your fellow teaching colleagues and support school-wide learning. You can stay for the whole event, or join for the workshops of most interest to you. A timetable for the day and information about additional speakers will be emailed to those that register and available on the Te Papa website

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