Introduction to the Topic
Wellington College 1909 XV <ul><li>Most of these boys went to war in 1914.  Why did they go? </li></ul>
WW1 Quick Facts and figures <ul><li>In 1914 New Zealand’s  population was just over one million.  </li></ul><ul><li>In all...
What will I be thinking about this term? <ul><li>Why study History? </li></ul><ul><li>History helps us to understand the  ...
Vocabulary- Write out definitions for each  MAIN  cause. <ul><li>The MAIN causes of War. </li></ul><ul><li>M ilitarism </l...
Copy and Complete … <ul><li>1.  Germany wanted to build up her empire.  This is known as … </li></ul><ul><li>Germany built...
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Introduction To The WWI Topic

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

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