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Events: Comparing pandemics

  • Events: Comparing pandemics

    MCH Senior Historian Elizabeth Cox has been pondering the similarities and differences in New Zealand’s response to the 1918 flu pandemic, and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Here are some of her preliminary thoughts.

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  • Page 2 – Activities: Comparing pandemics

    Looking at our experiences of two pandemics a century apart provides an ideal opportunity to explore a number of important historical thinking concepts that those of you

Interrogating memorials and markers from our past

Brain food

Today in History

  • Today in History

    This feature of The Classroom provides students and teachers with quick and daily access to stories relating to New Zealand history from the big themes to the quirky and unusual.

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  • Page 1 - Today in HistoryThis feature of The Classroom provides students and teachers with quick and daily access to stories relating to New Zealand history from the big themes to the quirky and

Events: Capital punishment

  • Events: Capital punishment

    There were 83 verified executions for murder and one for treason in New Zealand between 1842 and 1957. The activities in this feature provide opportunities to discuss views around the death penalty.

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  • Page 1 - Capital punishmentThere were 83 verified executions for murder and one for treason in New Zealand between 1842 and 1957. The activities in this feature provide opportunities to discuss views around

Events: Treaty of Waitangi

Cricket in New Zealand

  • Cricket in New Zealand

    The place of sport in New Zealand culture

    Case study: cricket in New Zealand

     

    Related link on NZHistory.net.nz

    Runs on the board: cricket in New Zealand 

    Topics include:

    • the World Cup
    • why cricket?
    • playing England
    • playing Australia.

    Cricket is New Zealand's major organised summer sport and enjoys the fourth-highest playing numbers. Cricket is not, however, a sport of great worldwide significance. Like rugby, its popularity is largely confined to present and former members of the British Commonwealth and, like rugby, the game originated in England. It reflects our colonial past. Sport is an important part of the New Zealand way of life.

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  • Page 1 - Cricket in New Zealand - activitiesThe place of sport in New Zealand cultureCase study: cricket in New Zealand Related link on NZHistory.net.nzRuns on the board: cricket in New Zealand Topics include:the

NZ in the 19th century

Finding and evaluating information: LEGIT

Historical significance: Tales of significance

Education programme at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Places: What to do with markers of our colonial past?

Disasters

Resources

Jockey underwear

  • Jockey underwear

    Some people might say we are what we eat; others might prefer we are what we wear. Explore life in New Zealand and the power of advertising by a holding survey, a class debate, designing advertising material and promoting a campaign to buy products from New Zealand.

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  • Page 1 - Jockey underwear goes on sale in New ZealandSome people might say we are what we eat; others might prefer we are what we wear. Explore life in New Zealand and the power of advertising by a holding survey, a class debate,

Race Relations Day

Network Waitangi Ōtautahi

Kiwi of the Week

  • Kiwi of the Week

    This feature of The Classroom provides students and teachers with quick and daily access to stories relating to New Zealand history from the big themes to the quirky and unusual.

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  • Page 1 - Kiwi of the WeekThis feature of The Classroom provides students and teachers with quick and daily access to stories relating to New Zealand history from the big themes to the quirky and

Communicating information: paragraph writing

War and remembrance

New Zealand's first flag

Events: Anzac Day and remembrance

Communicating information: writing focus questions

Analysing values, perspectives and decisions: view, values, and actions

Change and continuity: Analysis

Empathy: Historical empathy

Cause and consequence: Analysis

Events: Suffrage 125

  • Events: Suffrage 125

    2018 marked 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. As we remember the suffragists and their achievements, how can we also explore women’s rights and feminist issues in New Zealand today?

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  • Page 3 – Are we there yet? Women in Parliament

    'Prime Minister AND a mum'On 19 January 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced via Instagram that she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, were expecting their first child

Cause and consequence: Quote bank