Social Studies Resources

  • Decodable Text for Older Readers: Earthquakes

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    This resource is designed as a decodable text for older readers (year 4 – Year 8). It focuses on earthquakes and their impact on New Zealand.   Focus Phonemes and Graphemes: It has a particular focus on v_e split digraph words, including a_e, e_e, i_e, and u_e split digraphs. Examples include earthquake, plate, magnitude, shake, attitude, organise, and concrete.   This resource contains: Decodable text…

  • The Philippines Reading and Writing Cultural Activities

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    Our activity sheets will help your students learn about the Philippines. They feature five pages of activities and are ready to PRINT and GO!   Activities included are:   1. Reading comprehension passage with QR Code links   2. Reading comprehension questions Finding specific information Make inferences Vocabulary Critical thinking   3. Activity sheets Mix and Match Vocabulary Find the facts – Research skills Fill…

  • The Matariki Star Cluster Reading Comprehension and Literacy Activities Year 5-8

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    Explore the scientific and cultural significance of the Matariki Star Cluster with our set of reading and literacy activities. We have provided two options for you: a set of whole-class teaching slides and printable worksheets for small-group or independent use. These activities work for Year 5-8 learners and align with the Science of Reading and the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.   In this Matariki…

  • The Nine Stars of Matariki Reading Comprehension and Literacy Activities Year 5-8

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    Explore the cultural significance and ties to the natural world of the nine stars of Matariki (te iwi o Matariki). Our set of reading and literacy activities provides two options for you: whole-class teaching slides and printable worksheets for small-group or independent use. These activities work for Year 5-8 learners and align with the Science of Reading and the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.  …

  • The Eyes of Tāwhirimātea Reading Comprehension and Literacy Activities Year 5-8

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    Explore the origins of the Matariki Star Cluster with the Maori pūrākau (Māori myth) The Eyes of Tāwhirimātea. Our set of reading and literacy activities provides two options for you: whole-class teaching slides and printable worksheets for small-group or independent use. These activities work for Year 5-8 learners and align with the Science of Reading and the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.   In this…

  • The Matariki Star Cluster Reading and Literacy Skills Year 3-4

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    Explore the scientific and cultural significance of the Matariki Star Cluster with our set of reading and literacy activities. We have provided two options for you: a set of whole-class teaching slides and printable worksheets for small-group or independent use. These activities work for Year 3-4 learners and align with the Science of Reading and the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.   In this Matariki…

  • The Nine Stars of Matariki Reading Comprehension and Literacy Activities Year 3-4

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    Explore the cultural significance and ties to the natural world of the nine stars of Matariki (te iwi o Matariki). Our set of reading and literacy activities provides two options for you: whole-class teaching slides and printable worksheets for small-group or independent use. These activities work for Year 3-4 learners and align with the Science of Reading and the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.  …

  • The Eyes of Tāwhirimātea Reading Comprehension and Literacy Activities Year 3-4

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    Explore the origins of the Matariki Star Cluster with the Maori pūrākau (Māori myth) The Eyes of Tāwhirimātea. Our set of reading and literacy activities provides two options for you: whole-class teaching slides and printable worksheets for small-group or independent use. These activities work for Year 3-4 learners and align with the Science of Reading and the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.   In this…

  • Refugee Novel Study and Discussion Questions

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    This resource is a comprehension, discussion, and activity guide accompanying the novel Refugee by T K Alan Gratz, published in 2017. The story revolves around three main characters and their journey to escape their home countries. The book combines elements of oppression and injustice and explores themes of trauma, war, bravery, cruelty versus kindness, sacrifice, and displacement.   The Refugee Novel Study has been split…

  • Design an Island City Science and Social Sciences Activities: Rising Waters

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    Climate change, human needs and the concept of sustainability are discussed as your students design a new island for the inhabitants of a small island nation called Chill-Ville, whose current island is shrinking due to rising sea levels. An enjoyable activity that gets your students thinking – great for middle school. Can last 1-3 lessons depending on teacher preference. This Design an Island City resource…

  • France Country Study Scavenger Hunt Puzzle Poster | France Reading Activities

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    Your students will love learning about France with our interactive scavenger hunt and puzzle pack. Your students will learn about the history, food, culture, economy, politics, sport, geography, and natural features of France… and more! France is the host of two exciting tournaments coming up: the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics.   Display the 12 fact cards around the room, and…

  • Painting Stories Year 1-3 Big Book Follow Up Activities

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    We’ve put together a set of response activities for the Year 1-3 Social Sciences big book “Painting Stories – Exploring our Spaces“. This Painting Stories resource has been designed to meet both literacy and Aotearoa New Zealand Histories teaching and learning objectives.   We’ve included both literacy and Aotearoa New Zealand History activities to keep this resource extra flexible. Choose the pages that you would…

  • Connected Level 4 2022 He Mapihi Maurea – A Prized Possession | NZ History

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    We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for the Connected Level 4 2022 – He Mapihi Maurea – A Prized Possession text. This resource has everything you need to dive into the various texts within this publication. Connected supports Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Tīkanga ā-Iwi, social sciences, inclusion, and well-being – within integrated literacy programmes.    When you purchase this resource, you…

  • NZ School Journal Task Cards: A Night at the Museum – New Zealand History

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    Have an exciting night at the museum! This NZ School Journal Task Cards resource provides a fantastic entry point for reading School Journal articles and stories based on New Zealand historical people, places, events and artefacts. We’ve selected 72 texts from a mix of Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4  School Journals (2012-2022). 40 task cards are provided for students to select from. These activities…

  • Women and the Vote – A NZ History Social Sciences and Literacy Bundle

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    This social sciences and literacy unit explores how, over time, various New Zealand governments have restricted voting rights, and how have people advocated for their rights. The bundle takes a specific focus on women and the vote, the women’s suffrage campaign, and its historic success and ongoing impacts. Clear links are provided to both the Aotearoa New Zealand History and Social Sciences Curriculum.   A…

  • Women and the Vote Historical Prompt Digital Task Cards – New Zealand History

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    The purpose of this resource is to explain how women advocated for their right to vote in New Zealand, the tactics they used, the opposition they faced, and the end result of the women’s suffrage campaign. The resource also explores how the women’s suffrage campaign is remembered, and how it has impacted future New Zealand women. This resource can be used within Google Classroom (Google…