Page 7 – Useful links

Some useful links 

But how much is that in today's money?

I don't know how many times I was asked by students or had to figure out how much something in the 'olden days' was worth in today's money. Well, the Reserve Bank via its nifty New Zealand CPI inflation calculator has come up with the quick solution. Give it a go. It should help give students a sense of the relative value of things.

Social sciences online

This Ministry of Education site provides pages specific to senior social sciences subjects including: business studies, classical studies, economics, geography, history, and senior social studies.

Social sciences online also provides PDFs of titles in the Ministry of Education series Building Conceptual Understandings in the Social Sciences (BCUSS).

The history area supports curriculum, teaching and learning in history with best practice approaches, a variety of effective strategies, and useful resources and website links. Find it here:

The Ministry of Education's LEOTC programmes

A hands-on approach is an important way of making history relevant. All of these providers run hands-on, interactive, curriculum-linked programmes that can be tailored to the class visiting. Learning outcomes are negotiated with teachers prior to visits and programmes are undertaken to support an in-class unit of work. Follow this link for ministry providers, the essential learning areas supported by LEOTC and their regional distribution: LEOTC poster (pdf)

The Caversham project

The Caversham Project is a quantitative research project focused on class and gender in 19th-century and early 20th-century southern Dunedin. Howard Baldwin, formally of East Otago High worked on this project while enjoying a Royal Society Fellowship at the Department of History at Otago University. Howard developed a digital exhibition that drew on the resources of the project. His work specifically focused on preparing digital material focused at the NCEA level for students and material that would assist teachers by providing resources around which they could build lessons. The exhibition includes lesson plans, curriculum outlines, historical images, text and a searchable database of historical records. 

How to cite this page

'Useful links', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 13-Nov-2015