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  • 1. Introduction to the Topic
  • 2. Wellington College 1909 XV
    • Most of these boys went to war in 1914. Why did they go?
  • 3. WW1 Quick Facts and figures
    • In 1914 New Zealand’s population was just over one million.
    • In all 103,000 New Zealanders served overseas.
    • A total of 2688 Maori and 346 Pacific Islanders served in the New Zealand forces.
    • 18,500 New Zealanders died in the war, and nearly 50,000 more were wounded. Over 2700 died at Gallipoli, and 12,500 died on the Western Front.
    • There are 500 civic war memorials in New Zealand.
  • 4. What will I be thinking about this term?
    • Why study History?
    • History helps us to understand the past and present .
    • History helps us to understand the world I live in today.
    • History trains us to ask questions and to express our opinions.
    • Understanding historical events and people are fun –a form of time travel.
    • Wellington College and World War One.
    • Why did students from my school want to fight in the First World War?
    • Why do we remember our War dead on ANZAC day?
    • Is it important for my school to still remember these soldiers who went to war?
    • What was life like for these soldiers who went to war?
  • 5. Vocabulary- Write out definitions for each MAIN cause.
    • The MAIN causes of War.
    • M ilitarism
    • A lliances
    • I mperialism
    • N ationalism
    • Alliances: agreements or promises to help and defend another country.
    • Imperialism : trying to build up an Empire.
    • Empire : where a powerful country controls several less powerful countries.
    • Militarism : building up armed forces; getting ready for war.
    • Nationalism : having pride in your country, willing to defend it.
  • 6. Copy and Complete …
    • 1. Germany wanted to build up her empire. This is known as …
    • Germany built up her armed forces. This is known as …
    • As Britain had the most powerful army in the world, and the largest empire, she was worried about other countries building up their armed forces. We call this a worry about ….
    • Germany, Britain and other countries were keen to have large Empires.
    • Countries in Europe were very proud of themselves, and would defend their country as well as they could. This is known as ….
    • New Zealand was controlled by Britain. This meant that New Zealand was part of the British ....