Junior social studies and history

Guide for junior teachers

Guide for junior teachers

Suggestions for how to use NZHistory content for teaching junior history and social studies topics more...

War and remembrance

War and remembrance

Junior history and social studies activities relating to war and remembrance more...

Disasters activities

Disasters activities

A broad range of ideas and activities for teaching social studies students of all levels about New Zealand disasters more...

Matariki

Matariki

Matariki, the Maori New Year, can be used by teachers and students of social studies. Matariki can be a springboard into further topics associated with the different ways the passage of time is celebrated and measured. more...

Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty-related activities and ideas more...

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Activities and ideas for teaching about Anzac Day more...

Capital punishment

Capital punishment

Discussion and activities relating to the death penalty more...

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

How to look at Chinese New Year in the classroom, including a more general discussion of time and links to topics on the history of Chinese people in New Zealand more...

Cricket in New Zealand

Cricket in New Zealand

Some activities for social studies associated with cricket in New Zealand more...

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

These activities, developed to cover Levels 4 and 5 of the social studies curriculum, relate to New Zealand's response to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. more...

New Zealand's first flag

New Zealand's first flag

The history of New Zealand's first flag is given along with discussion ideas and activities relating to other flags. more...

Race Relations Day

Race Relations Day

This day gives New Zealand teachers and students an opportunity to discuss and celebrate New Zealand's ethnic diversity. more...

Featherston incident

Featherston incident

Two kilometres north of the quiet little Wairarapa town of Featherston a small memorial garden marks the site of a riot that resulted in the deaths of 48 Japanese prisoners of war and one guard. more...

Jockey underwear

Jockey underwear

The garments many New Zealand males have been wearing underneath their trousers for more than 60 years say some things about who we are and about some of our attitudes and values. more...

Vietnam War tribute 08

Vietnam War tribute 08

Tribute08 was an event held in Wellington at Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2008. It paid tribute to New Zealand’s Vietnam War veterans and their families. more...