New Zealand Protests Digital Reading Comprehension Activities

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Go paperless with our New Zealand Protests digital reading comprehension activities for Google Classroom – great for digital guided reading! Explore four of the significant protest movements from the 1970s and 1980s that have created change for Aotearoa New Zealand and its people. This activity pack includes four non-fiction passages with a variety of unique and engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks.
These activities are great for your reading programme in both a traditional classroom with some access to mobile learning through to a full 1:1 digital classroom.
British English spelling is available with this resource.
This resource can be used on Chromebooks, iPads, Android Tablets, and other devices!
In this resource you will receive:
1. Four texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:
  • The Māori Land March
  • The Bastion Point Occupation
  • The Polynesian Panthers
  • The 1981 Springbok Tour Protests
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the Main Idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Summarise
  • Synthesise
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Make Predictions
  • Make Connections
2. Each topic also includes at least six unique Higher Order Thinking activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the CCSS and the NZ Curriculum
  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse
  • Create
3. Full instructions on how to use this Google Slides resource, and how to share it with your students.
4. Tips for using Google Slides for teachers AND students
5. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions.
Why Go Digital and Paperless?
Many classrooms are now 1:1, BYOD, or improving the access of technological devices to students. This resource uses these devices to engage and enhance learning!
Further benefits include:
– High student engagement and motivation
– Access and share learning from anywhere
– Build a skill base with 21st-century learning tools
– Save on paper and printing!
– Accessible on a range of devices including Chromebooks, iPads, tablets and more!

Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum Links: 

Tino rangatiratanga me te kāwanatanga | Government and organisation
  • Year 5-6: Governments have selectively supported or excluded people through processes associated with voting rights, access to education, health, and welfare provision, reflecting prevailing public attitudes of the time. Often equitable treatment has been sought by people, including Māori, Chinese, women, children, and disabled people.
    • How, over time, have various New Zealand governments restricted voting rights? How have people advocated for their rights? How did the Government respond to the hardships of the Great Depression?

Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga | Culture and identity
  • Year 7-8: Mid-twentieth-century Māori migration to  New Zealand cities occurred at an unprecedented pace and scale, disrupting the whakapapa of te reo and tikanga and depopulating papa kāinga. New approaches to being Māori and retaining iwi values and practices were created and debated. Movements to reassert Māori language, culture, and identity arose throughout the country.
    • What were the challenges Māori faced after the Second World War? What do hapū and iwi say about their relocation to the cities and the reasons for it? What has this meant for their identity as Māori?

Tino rangatiratanga me te kāwanatanga | Government and organisation
  • Year 7-8: Mana was central to all political and economic relationships in traditional Māori society and has continued to shape internal and external interactions.
    • How was mana expressed in relationships between iwi and between iwi and Pākehā?
    • How did iwi co-opt new ideas and technologies in the pursuit of mana, and what were some of the impacts of that?
    • How did diseases brought by Europeans impact mana?
    • How is mana evident in Māori protest actions?

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