The Battalion Education Resource

The Battalion by Māori playwright Helen Pearse-Otene tells a moving story about friendship, loyalty, madness and redemption.

Bring the legacy of New Zealand's 28th Māori Battalion to life in your classroom with a story that inspires and educates.

This digital education resource is ideal for students of history, drama, Māori studies, English, social studies and more.

Developed by experienced educator Susan Battye, the resource is designed to meet secondary school curriculum requirements and provide teachers with support for lesson planning.

The Battalion Education Resource features:

  • Guidance for exploring historical, cultural and family themes inside the classroom
  • Notes for presenting The Battalion as a theatrical work at your school or community venue
  • Practical workshops and exercises for students
  • Detailed background information about the historical context including academic references

The digital resource accompanies Helen Pearse-Otene's published script, which you can purchase here.