ANZAC Day and WWI contexts for learning in technology
22 April 2015
Monuments are being refurbished, poppies are being made, and exhibitions launched as we commemorate ANZAC day and the centenary of the First World War.
These commemorations provide relevant contexts for teaching and learning in the technology curriculum.
This collection of resources provides support for exploring technology understandings in the contexts of historical events and technological products in the past.
Technology in the news
This week we have posted news items that provide curriculum links to some of the commemorations and activities in our cities and regions.
War Memorial Theatre Redevelopment
A technological system has been installed in the War Memorial Theatre – a new massive fly system.
Pin a digital poppy to raise funds for Kiwi veterans
Poppies are being knitted, crocheted, made from paper and ceramics – here we have a digital poppy.
Building Gallipoli – Episode 3
The Gallipoli exhibition installers think about effective digital media presentations.
Gisborne Cenotaph restoration
What have they done to the cenotaph to restore the soldier?
How to bake a First World War trench cake
What materials were available to people during the First World War to make cakes and package them off to the soldiers?
Exploring the Nature of Technology strand
These videos show how the teachers at Green Bay Primary use technological products from the past to engage students in learning within the Nature of Technology strand.
Cars are technological outcomes
James Mawson has the students describe the attributes the technologists were thinking about in both old and recent car designs.
Year 1–2 future technologists
The students examine different hats including a 100-year-old motorcycle helmet and discuss the specific purpose for the different hat designs.
Technological experiences at Motat
The students at Green Bay visit Motat to explore technological products and systems used around the time of the First World War.
These field trips feature a series on Memorial Park, a roading project in Wellington, to remember those who served at war. Related resources and activities are available for components in all three strands of the technology curriculum.