Explore fourteen significant protest movements that have created change for Aotearoa New Zealand and its people, and shone a light on important causes, both locally and internationally. This New Zealand Protests Reading Comprehension Task Cards pack includes14 non-fiction passages with a variety of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks.
This resource links to the NZ Curriculum for Social Sciences and Reading.
Our New Zealand Protests Reading Comprehension Task Cards set includes the following resources:
14 task card challenges (passages and follow-up activities)
Understand, Apply and Create activities are included (higher-order thinking skills)
- Hōne Heke’s Flagpole Protest
- The Peaceful Protest at Parihaka
- The Women’s Suffrage Petition
- The Great Strole
- The Depression Riots
- The Waterfront Dispute
- Anti-Vietnam War Protests
- The Māori Land March
- The Bastion Point Occupation
- The Polynesian Panthers
- The Springbok Tour Protests
- Nuclear-Free Protests
- The Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi
- The Ihumatāo Occupation
A set of broad discussion questions to encourage oral discussions and the sharing of opinions (evaluating – Higher Order Thinking)
A set of perspective cards – a chance for students to consider a range of perspectives from each protest
A full set of answers
Links to the NZ Curriculum for Social Sciences and Reading.
The Apply section of this resource uses QR codes. You will need access to a digital device e.g. tablet, iPad, or phone that can scan QR codes (there are many free apps you can use). You will also need to have access to Youtube for many of the digital weblinks.