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This worksheet, ‘5Ws and How of the Waitangi Treaty’ is a great resource to help students analyse the Waitangi Treaty and its significance. This resource can be used with a whole class, in pairs or individually to develop higher-order thinking and critical thinking skills, important when studying the Waitangi Treaty.

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This geography article, ‘Auckland Harbour Bridge’ features the iconic Auckland landmark. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘ABCs of New Zealand’ provides an alphabet grid that students can use to develop their vocabulary and brainstorm different ideas about New Zealand. This is a fun and simple resource that can be used effectively before, during or after an activity and across ability levels. It can also be utilised during individual, pair …More

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This worksheet, ‘Acrostic Poem about New Zealand’ is a fantastic quick activity to brainstorm facts and ideas about New Zealand. It is a fun and engaging activity that can be used without preparation across all age groups and abilities. Students are required to use the letters from the words ‘New Zealand’ to list facts or …More

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This worksheet, ‘Asking Questions about Waitangi Day’ prompts students to create questions using one word from the left column and one word from the top row that can help in discussing and researching the history of Waitangi Day and the Treaty. This great resource assists students in creating progressively more complex, higher-order questions to prompt …More

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This geography article, ‘Auckland Diwali Festival’ features this ancient Indian festival, which is known as the Festival of Lights. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Batten, Jean’ features the famous New Zealand female aviator who broke a number of world flying records. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘Book Report of Hairy Maclary’ guides students through the process of writing about any of the fictional books from the Hairy Maclary series. Book reports can be challenging as they require students to use higher-order thinking skills whilst critically evaluating the text. Using this resource will prompt students to correctly structure their report …More

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This worksheet, ‘Brainstorming New Zealand Icons’ provides a blank web that students can use to organise and brainstorm types of Australian icons. It is a simple resource that can be used across all ability levels and either in groups, as individuals or during whole class discussions. It can also be used to consolidate learning or …More

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This geography article, ‘Christchurch Earthquakes’ features the earthquakes that struck Christchurch and the rebuilding of the damaged city. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘Comparing New Zealand Icons’ provides students with a simple format to help make comparisons between New Zealand icons and icons associated with other countries. This is a very simple resource that will encourage the use of higher-order, critical thinking skills as it requires students to think beyond their own experiences. It can also …More

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This worksheet, ‘Concepts of Maoritanga’ assists students in identifying the relationship between the umbrella concept of Maori culture and related rituals, stories, and other traditions. For example, students can use this graphical scaffold to provide evidence of their learning following the completion of an activity or topic. Alternatively, it can be used effectively in pairs …More

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This geography article, ‘Dolphin’ features the Hector’s dolphin, which is found only in New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Extinct – Moa’ features the extinct flightless bird called the moa, which lived in New Zealand long ago. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Emerald Lakes’ features the three famous green lakes located on Mount Tongariro in New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This full-colour ‘Events Calendar: February 2015’ is a great resource to display in the classroom to keep students and teachers up-to-date with events, holidays and festivals that are observed both nationally and internationally in that month. Display these monthly calendars in the classroom to encourage students to engage with what’s happening in the world around …More

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This worksheet, ‘Exploring the Haka’ is a great resource to build a structure to research into the traditional Maori dance, the Haka. Many students will be aware of the Haka but this worksheet encourages more profound research into the background and importance of the Haka to New Zealand people.

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This geography article, ‘Fern’ features the fern plant, which grows throughout New Zealand’s forests. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: Ernest Rutherford’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: Hone Heke’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: James Busby’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: Nancy Wake’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: Sir Edmund Hillary’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: Tamati Waka Nene’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: William Hobson’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Famous New Zealanders: William Pickering’ is a simple graphical organiser that prompts students to collect only relevant information when researching significant New Zealand people. It can be used to develop ideas for further projects.

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This worksheet, ‘Framework about Pre-1840 New Zealand’ is a fantastic activity to fuel ideas in a collaborative manner. Organising thoughts and ideas about history can be difficult for some students but this resource provides a very informal prompt to develop ideas in order to compare and share them with others. It is recommended to print …More

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This geography article, ‘Franz Josef Glacier’ features this natural icy wonder that is located in New Zealand’s South Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Gannets’ features the largest mainland breeding gannet colony in the world. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Hangi’ features the traditional Maori earth oven and information about how to make a hangi. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘History of Waitangi Day’ asks students to use a storyboard to visually represent the relationship between sequential events. This resource is particularly useful in prompting exploration into the history of Waitangi Day and requires students to explain the sequence of events using picture clues provided. Alternatively the students may be given the narration …More

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This geography article, ‘Hobbiton’ features the hobbit shire from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, located near Matamata in New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Huka Falls’ features this world-famous wonder that is located on the Waikato River, which is the longest river in New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Islands’ features the many islands located in New Zealand and the official Maori names of the North Island and South Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘Implementing Rules and Laws in New Zealand’ is a unique resource that encourages students to consider how rules and laws are implemented in everyday life. Rules can be obvious, like a list of class rules, or they can be culturally assumed norms such as using manners. This resource can also be used to …More

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This geography article, ‘Jackson, Sir Peter’ features the world-renowned New Zealand film maker. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Kiwi’ features the iconic and unique New Zealand bird called the kiwi. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Kaikoura’ features the world-famous destination of Kaikoura in the South Island of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘Key Dates in the History of New Zealand’ provides a vertical timeline with space for students to explore key events using the dates provided. The timeline spans the period from the 1300s to the 1900s and includes key dates relating to the history of New Zealand. This resource allows students to demonstrate their …More

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This worksheet, ‘KWHL of Waitangi Day’ prompts students to explore what they know about Waitangi Day, what they want to learn, how they think they could learn about new ideas and what they have learnt following learning tasks. This is a great, clearly formatted resource to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning …More

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This geography article, ‘Lighthouse’ features the well-known lighthouse located at Cape Reinga in the North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘Looking at the Waitangi Treaty’ is a simple graphical organiser that allows students to critically reflect on the Waitangi Treaty. It provides a scaffold for higher-order thinking when analysing the significance and main ideas within the Treaty.

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This geography article, ‘Marae’ features the centre of traditional Maori community life. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘Maoritanga’ provides a blank diagram whereby the trunk represents the central concept of Maori culture and the branches can be used to brainstorm related elements. This is a great way to introduce Maori beliefs and customs or as an informal method of assessment to consolidate learning. This diagram can be used to organise …More

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This geography article, ‘Moeraki Boulders’ features the gigantic spherical rocks found along Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This geography article, ‘Mount Taranaki’ features the famous symmetrical volcano also known as Mount Egmont, which is found in the North Island of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘My Ultimate Waitangi Day’ is a great writing prompt that encourages students to write freely using their own creative ideas on what they would consider to be their ultimate way to celebrate Waitangi Day. Some students may find it difficult to motivate themselves to write creatively. With this writing prompt students have enough …More

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This geography article, ‘Netball’ features the team sport that is popular throughout New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Built Attractions’ is an upside-down tree diagram used to organise details that stem from the umbrella concept of New Zealand’s man-made attractions. Students can use this graphical scaffold to explore three built attractions iconic to New Zealand and expand on where and when they were built and any interesting facts about …More

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Crossword’ provides students with the opportunity to use skills involving vocabulary, reasoning and spelling to find the correct New Zealand words for the puzzle. It encourages students to identify and understand the terms being used and to build on their vocabulary of New Zealand concepts and terminology. An answer sheet is …More

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Culture in Everyday Life’ is a unique resource that encourages students to consider how culture is present in everyday life. Culture can often be obvious however there are many cultural processes that are less obvious or less common. This resource can also be used to graphically organise an exploration into various …More

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Figure Match-up’ is a fun and engaging activity to explore interesting New Zealand facts and figures. Students must match each fact to its corresponding figure by either cutting out or drawing links. This resource encourages students to think logically and analytically to ascertain the most likely answer. An answer sheet is …More

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This New Zealand themed bunting can be reproduced and used as part of a colourful classroom display. The bunting is formatted as two flags per page. Each flag includes drawn cut-out holes allowing them to be strung together and hung in the classroom.

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Foods’ is a simple, fun worksheet that encourages all students to get involved when examining typical aspects of New Zealand culture. Food is a relevant and relatable topic to every student and this resource fosters extended, enjoyable discussions.

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Habitats’ is an upside-down tree diagram used to organise specific details about different New Zealand habitats. The chart is a great resource for prompting discussion or consolidating learning. It can be used across ability levels and allows students to fully expand on basic ideas.

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand History in Sequence’ provides students with a scaffold to logically sequence the major events following the arrival of Polynesians in New Zealand. This resource segments students’ writing using prompts such as, first, then and finally to demonstrate the importance of chronologically sequencing historical events. The simple structure can be used in …More

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Icons’ combines brainstorming and mind mapping skills to assist students in developing their understanding of New Zealand icons. It helps students to visualise all possible ideas instead of simply focusing on the obvious and can be used as an fun introductory activity or to evaluate understanding.

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Inventions’ is a great resource for building interest in important New Zealand discoveries. Some students may not realise how many great creations have been invented by people from New Zealand. With this worksheet students can brainstorm as a class, in pairs or individually and organise their ideas logically.

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand National Holidays’ provides a blank web that students can use to brainstorm and explore various New Zealand national holidays. It can be used effectively with a whole class, individually, or in groups to prompt discussion before further research or as a follow-up activity.

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This worksheet, ‘New Zealand Natural Attractions’ is an upside-down tree diagram used to organise details that stem from the umbrella concept of natural New Zealand attractions. Students can use this graphical scaffold to explore three natural attractions iconic to New Zealand and expand on their location, their age and any interesting facts about them. It …More

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