A Week in New Zealand History March: 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 PDF explore 16 events from the month of March (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
  • 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: March set are:
  • New Zealand Division Formed
  • Well-known Sheep Rustler James Mackenzie Caught
  • Outbreak of the ‘Girls’ War’ at Kororāreka
  • New Zealand’s First Official Execution
  • First Golden Shears Competition
  • Auckland Warriors’ Debut
  • The Fall of Kororāreka
  • First Missionaries arrive in New Zealand.
  • 51 killed in Mosque Shootings
  • The First Shots Fired in Taranaki Began the Land Wars
  • Waitangi Tribunal Rules on Motunui Claim
  • New Zealand’s First Recognised Flag Chosen
  • Scottish Settlers Arrive in Otago
  • New Zealand Enters Nationwide Lockdown in the fight against COVID-19
  • Māori Television Launched
  • Rewi’s Last Stand
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

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