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Mrs Kennedy

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Animals At War

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?

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Reading, Social Studies
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