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

NZ$0.00 incl GST (NZ)

This resource can only be downloaded by members. To download this resource, sign up by purchasing Membership (INDIVIDUAL), Membership (SMALL TEAM), Membership (MEDIUM TEAM) or Membership (LARGE TEAM).


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 July (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: July set are:
  • Beatrice Tinsley made Professor of Astronomy at Yale
  • Electric Trains Come to Wellington
  • DC-3 Crashes in the Kaimai Ranges
  • Poll Tax Imposed on Chinese
  • New Zealand Adopts the Decimal Currency
  • Rainbow Warrior sunk by French Secret Agents
  • First Woman Graduates from a New Zealand University
  • Lorraine Downes crowned Miss Universe
  • Death of Sir Āpirana Ngata
  • First Gallipoli Wounded Soldiers Arrive Home
  • New Zealand’s First Postage Stamps Go on Sale
  • Steam Locomotive Sets World Speed Record
  • Anti-Springbok Protesters Block Hamilton Match
  • Parliament Moves to Wellington
  • Carless Days Introduced 
  • John Walker Wins Gold in Montreal
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
  • Year 4-6 and Year 7-8: Kōwhiringa ohaoha me te whai oranga | Economic activity

You may also like…