New Zealand History Reading Unit | NZ School Journal Time Travel Adventure Level 3

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Description

Dive deep into New Zealand’s collective history with our New Zealand History Time Travel Adventure. Imagine your students have been taken in a time machine back in time. To get back to the present day they need to complete tasks and collect mosaic tiles. Once their mosaic tile is complete, they can use the time machine to get home.

Along the way, they read 19 current (2014-2021) Level Three School Journals and learn about interesting parts of New Zealand history. They complete activities that promote higher-order thinking and the use of reading comprehension strategies.

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 In this New Zealand History Time Travel Adventure pack you will receive:

19 Level Three School Journal Lesson Plans

  • A detailed lesson plan for each journal article or story. You can use this as a guide or follow it step by step during your guided reading session. 

19 Sets of Follow Up Reading Activities

  • A table that highlights the journal name, the article or story name, the reading and thinking skills included in the follow-up activities and the name of the creative activity that is included. 
  • Two follow up activities for each journal article or story.
    • The first activity includes Remember, Understand, Apply, and Evaluate higher-order thinking skills and a range of reading comprehension skills including finding specific information, making inferences, making connections, using prior knowledge, summarising, using evidence, and sharing opinions. Do all or some of the activities.
    • The second activity is creative and involves the synthesizing of information and the higher-order thinking skills of analysing and creating.
  • A full set of answer guides. 

Setting the Scene resources

  • A Setting the Scene document AND PowerPoint presentation to hook the students into the activities. 
  • This includes a ”How it works” page that explains the resource though a simple visual flow chart.
  • A black and white mosaic template for each student to complete.
  • A coloured mosaic template to show the finished mosaic design.
  • 18 coloured tile pieces for students to cut out and glue onto their black and white mosaic template.
  • You can either do this individually (yes, it is a bit fiddly and requires some photocopying) or as a whole class mosaic, enlarged to A3 size. I get it, this step is fiddly, but worth it!).

Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies included:

  • Make Connections
  • Make Inferences
  • Find Specific Details
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Understand and Use Vocabulary
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Share an Opinion
  • Sequence
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Persuasive, Report and Narrative Writing

The NZ School Journal texts covered in this resource are:
  • School Journal Level 3 May 2021, The Story of the Ventnor
  • School Journal Level 3 August 2019, Tupaia
  • School Journal Level 3 June 2014, New Zealand at War
  • School Journal Level 3 June 2014, Te Hokowhitu-a-tū – The Māori Pioneer Battalion
  • School Journal Level 3 June 2014, Grey Angels
  • School Journal Level 3 June 2014, Chunuk Bair
  • School Journal Level 3 September 2014, The Big Dig: Clearing the Manawatū Gorge Slip
  • School Journal Level 3 May 2015, Bright Fine Gold
  • School Journal Level 3 May 2015, Bok Choy
  • School Journal Level 3 August 2015, Richard Owen’s Giant Mystery
  • School Journal Level 3 May 2017, Haritina Mogosanu: Starryteller
  • School Journal Level 3 May 2017, Designed for Good
  • School Journal Level 3 August 2017, Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • School Journal Level 3 August 2017, The Possum Problem
  • School Journal Level 3 November 2017, Stand Up! A History of Protest in NZ
  • School Journal Level 3 August 2018, Finding George
  • School Journal Level 3 November 2018, Listening Eyes, Speaking Hands
  • School Journal Level 3 August 2015, The Leather Satchel
  • School Journal Level 3 November 2018, Hine-o-te-rangi – Jean Batten

Aotearoa New Zealand Curriculum Links: This resource relates to a range of areas in our new Aotearoa New Zealand Curriculum including:

Year 1-3: Tino rangatiratanga me te kāwanatanga | Government and organisation

Year 4-6; Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga | Culture and identity, Tino rangatiratanga me te kāwanatanga | Government and organisation, Tūrangawaewae me te kaitiakitanga | Place and environment

Year 7-8: Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga | Culture and identity, Tino rangatiratanga me te kāwanatanga | Government and organisation

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