A Week in New Zealand History October: 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 October (see the full list below). The resource is meticulously aligned with the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum for Year 4-6 and Year 7-8, ensuring its relevance and usefulness in your classroom.
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: October set are:
  • Slice of Heaven Hits Number One
  • Morris Yock Trademarks the Jandal
  • Shipwrecked Rena Spills Oil into Bay of Plenty
  • Young Nick Sights Land
  • The First Encounter Between Māori and Pākehā
  • Waitangi Tribunal Created
  • Niagara’s Arrival Blamed for Flu Pandemic
  • Whina Cooper leads hīkoi (land march) to Parliament
  • Jean Batten reaches Auckland after epic solo flight
  • Chief Justice Declares Treaty ‘Worthless’ and a ‘Simple Nullity’
  • First Trans-Global Radio Transmission to London
  • Fred Hollows Foundation launched in New Zealand
  • The 28th Māori Battalion Inflict Heavy Casualties on the Italians
  • He Whakaputanga Signed by Northern Chiefs
  • First Labour Day Celebrations
  • Native Land Court created
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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