A Week in New Zealand History December: Discussion Google Slides and Posters

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Our A Week in New Zealand History resource explores key moments within Aotearoa New Zealand’s history. This resource serves as a bite-sized piece of Aotearoa’s history to stir discussion, pique interest, and get you started.
In this set, our Discussion Google Slides and posters explore 16 events from the month of November (see the full list below). The resource has clear links to the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum for Year 4-6 and Year 7-8.
Each slide contains a brief paragraph explainer, a discussion question, an inquiry prompt, and two “Dig Deeper” links to websites, videos, and photos.
We’ve also included a full set of posters with QR codes if you would rather print and present these as posters in your room. 
The events highlighted in our A Week in New Zealand History: December set are:
  • Land Confiscation Law Passed
  • Alexia Pickering inducted into the Attitude Awards Hall of Fame
  • Radio Hauraki Rules the Waves
  • First ‘One Man, One Vote’ Election
  • New Zealand Declares War on Japan
  • Whetu Tirikātene-Sullivan becomes First Māori Woman Cabinet Minister
  • New Zealand’s First Female Prime Minister
  • Ernest Rutherford wins Nobel Prize
  • Poll Tax on Chinese Immigrants Abolished
  • OMC release How Bizarre
  • First Known Encounter Between Māori and Europeans
  • Whaling Ended in New Zealand
  • ‘Black Saturday’ in Samoa
  • Charles Darwin Leaves New Zealand After Nine-day Visit
  • The Tangiwai Railway Disaster
  • Colenso Arrives with a Printing Press
Links to Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum:
  • Year 4-6 and Year 7-8: Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga | Culture and identity
  • Year 4-6 and Year 7-8: Tino rangatiratanga me te kāwanatanga | Government and organisation

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