Response to text Maori battalion

What did New Zealanders start to call themselves during the First World War?

In the text it says that soldiers who were beginning to use a new name for themselves: Kiwis.

How did the government encourage Māori to join the war?

In the text it says Although many Maori wanted to join up, at first, only a few did. This quickly changed when the government said it would include a special group of soldiers called the Maori Contingent.

What was the war cry used to encourage Māori to fight?

“E te iwi, whìtiki! Whiti! Whiti e!” “O people,prepare yourselves for battle! Spring up! Spring up!”

Level Two: Vocabulary

Your own sentence


Rural means like open land outside a town

There was a rural on the outskirts of the town.


A group of people who shared something in common.

There was a Contingent outside the building.


Enlist someone mostly into armed service.

My buddy Conscripted himself to join the army.

Level Three: Inference (Responses require AT LEAST one full sentence)

Why did some Māori feel unwilling to fight in the war?

They were feeling unwilling to fight in the war because the pakiea stole their land and caused suffering.

What did the British high command feel uncomfortable about, and why did they initially keep the Māori soldiers busy with digging trenches?

Because the British high command was uncomfortable with native people fighting with Europeans so he kept the Maori soldiers busy by digging trenches.

What does the chaplain’s prayer tell us about who the Māori soldiers were responsible for?

The Maori soldiers were responsible for the mana, the honour, and the good name of the Maori people.

How did the First World War change the relationship between Māori and Pākehā?

The anzac soldiers had made friendships on the battlefield and some of those were with pakeha.

How did World War One change, and shape New Zealand’s national identity?

World war one changed our name for our country and we took independence of our country.

Response to text – ANZAC

ANZAC Day – Lest We Forget
Response to Text. Highlight or answer each question to the best of your ability, including important information and detail to your answers.

Level One: Skim and Scan
When did the Gallipoli campaign take place?
a) 1914-1915
b) 1915-1916 <-
c) 1916-1917
d) 1914-1918

What was the main goal of the Gallipoli campaign?
a) To capture Constantinople
b) To establish a sea route to Russia <-
c) To secure valuable territory in the Middle East
d) To invade Russia

Who were the primary opponents of the ANZACs at Gallipoli?
a) The Germans
b) The Austro-Hungarian Empire
c) The The Ottoman Empire <-
d) The British

Level Two: Vocabulary

ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps; what is a corps?

A corps is the main subdivision of an army.


Significant means when someone is important for attention.

The Gallipoli campaign was a significant turning point in World War I.

More than 8000+ significant people died in the Gallipoli war.


Etched means print or design.

Turkey are etched in the collective memory of New Zealanders

Over 1000+ people were engraved and etched by Masters.

When the product or item is lacking the quality required.

including shortages of supplies, inadequate medical facilities,

The design for the building was inadequate.

Level Three: Inferencing

What were some of the most significant challenges that the ANZAC soldiers faced during the Gallipoli campaign? Try to include examples.

Some challenges the ANZAC soldiers faced were that they tried to stay alive during the war and make it back to their families. Another challenge they faced was that their supplies were too short and their medical facilities were inadequate.

Which values are reflected in the ANZAC Day traditions and events?

The values that are reflected in ANZAC day was how the ANZAC soldiers sacrificed for their lives and for the people who died in the Gallipoli war.

Why do you think the commemoration of ANZAC Day has endured for so long, even as the actual events of the Gallipoli campaign have faded from living memory?

Because soldiers sacrificed for us and for their country even though they wanted to stay with their families but they still went there.

Level Four: Connections to Our World

What are some examples of courage, sacrifice, and commitment that we can see in our own community?

My mum sacrificed her time and her energy for money and to give us what we want and what we need. Also to show courage if you’re injured in a basketball game you get up and have courage to keep going, and if you are committed to do something and are about to give up then you use commitment or determination.

Writing task

Jacinda Ardern was the prime minister and leader of the labour party she became prime minister in 2017 and quit in 2023. Jacinda Ardern is 42 years old and she became prime minister when she was 37.  Jacinda ardern was born on 26th July 1980 and she was on our tv when it was lockdown. Jacinda Ardern was the prime minister for 5 years. Jacinda Ardern has 1 child and her name is Neve.