Read the attached journal article. Answer FIVE of the following questions; (you may answer more if you'd like) • What are the main issues for the soldiers? • Think about what makes you feel better when you are far from home. • Use your knowledge of having a mascot or a special toy to help you to understand the role of a mascot for the soldiers. • What experiences and knowledge of your own can help you understand the soldiers and their thoughts about setting off to war? • Think about your own experiences and what you’ve read about the soldiers and share why you think they were cheerful about going to war. • Why didn’t all the mascots come back to New Zealand? • Why did quarantine rules prevent some from returning to New Zealand? • What does the phrase “been through a lot” mean? Why would being through a lot together make the soldiers want to keep their mascots? • When have you felt you “couldn’t bear” to be parted from an animal or special toy? • Reread the first sentence of the article. What do you understand now about the roles of animals as mascots in the First World War?