Classroom conversations

Comparing pandemics a century apart

Comparing pandemics a century apart

Historian Elizabeth Cox ponders the similarities and differences in New Zealand’s response to the 1918 flu pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. more...

Covid-19 support from the Classroom

Covid-19 support from the Classroom

The national lockdown response to the Covid-19 pandemic presents learning opportunities for children (and adults) to record their experiences . more...

Anzac Day 2020

Anzac Day 2020

The unprecedented cancellation of 2020 Anzac Day services in New Zealandis an ideal opportunity to explore the significance and ongoing relevance of such days of remembrance. more...

Network Waitangi Ōtautahi

Network Waitangi Ōtautahi

Network Waitangi Ōtautahi provides teachers with additional resources and ideas to support units of work relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. more...

New Zealand Wars

New Zealand Wars

Are the New Zealand Wars our forgotten wars? Where do they fit in our exploration of who we are as a nation? more...

Suffrage 125 in the Classroom

Suffrage 125 in the Classroom

2018 marks 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. In remembering this achievement how can we also explore women’s rights and feminist issues in New Zealand today? more...

Tuia – Encounters 250 in the Classroom

Tuia – Encounters 250 in the Classroom

Resources and suggestions to help students engage with the topics relating to Tuia 250 Encounters. more...

A sense of place: Layers of history

A sense of place: Layers of history

Place-based teaching — talking to students and their teachers about where they physically live — is a great way to start an engagement with wider historical concepts and ideas. more...

Te Tangata Kōhuru: The Murderous Man

Te Tangata Kōhuru: The Murderous Man

The career of 19th-century Native Minister John Bryce is an interesting example of how to approach historical perspective. In the eyes of many Māori he was Tangata Kōhuru – The Murderous Man, while to the settler community he was ‘Honest John’. more...

War animals and the purple poppy

War animals and the purple poppy

New Zealand has sent thousands of animals to off war, to actively serve, fulfill the role of ‘mascot’ or provide companionship and comfort. Cherie Jacobson looks at some of their stories and the recognition they have received. more...