Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa – the New Zealand Wars took place between 1845 and 1872 and spanned many conflicts and regions within New Zealand. The wars were about who controlled the country and who owned Aotearoa’s land. Around 3 million acres of Māori land were confiscated or sold and 2899 people were killed, with many casualties on both sides. This blog post highlights a range
I am beyond excited to share with you our latest resource – a great way to explore New Zealand History in the Classroom. Imagine your students have been taken in a time machine back in time. To get back to the present day they need to complete tasks and collect mosaic tiles. Once their mosaic tile is complete, they can use the time machine to
While Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day are important parts of New Zealand’s past, present, and future, these topics aren’t always easy to teach in the classroom. Read on to find some great Treaty of Waitangi teaching ideas for how to make the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day engaging and thought-provoking topics for your students. For a lot
If you are looking for New Zealand History teaching resources, here are four topics you definitely need to cover. When studying New Zealand’s history, model to your students how to use critical thinking skills. Demonstrate how to look at a piece of information and analyse it critically. Students can then think critically to explore who is telling the story and whose story is being told.
Yes, you should be teaching New Zealand History in your classroom! Now that we’ve got that sorted, let me explain four reasons why. 1. Students Need To Know Their Past (and Not Just Some of It) We’ve all heard the classic quote from Edmund Burke, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it”. Quotes don’t become classics like that without at least some
Australia is a fascinating country of contrasts – arid deserts and lush rainforests, white sand beaches and bustling cities, rich history and new technology! But how much do your students know about Australia? This blog post explains how to explore Australian Geography and Landmarks with your students through our new resource. Australian Geography and Landmarks Success Criteria and Curriculum Links By the end of our
5 Reasons to Use Primary Sources in the Classroom Primary sources carry a heavy reputation with them, conjuring ideas of dusty bookshelves, high school or university classes and translating from some ancient language. But primary sources are so much more than that – and can be a valuable tool for us to use in the classroom. Here are five reasons you should use primary sources in
If you ask your students to name some of the major symbols in New Zealand or “Kiwiana” culture, most could rattle off a few: gumboots, kiwifruit, L&P, hokey pokey ice-cream, pavlova, number 8 wire… and the list goes on. Ask those same students to point to where they live on a map and the likelihood of success is less! Our latest NZ geography resource helps