Year 10 - Lessons 6 & 7

Curriculum level:
Programme focus:
Case studies.
Length of lesson:
45 – 90 minutes x 2

Focus learning areas

  • The Waitangi Tribunal.

Achievement objectives

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • Understand how exploration and innovation create opportunities and challenges for people, places, and environments.
  • Understand that events have causes and effects.
  • Understand how the ideas and actions of people in the past have had a significant impact on people’s lives.
  • Understand how the Treaty of Waitangi is responded to differently by people in different times and different places.

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide students with opportunities to:

  • Research the Waitangi Tribunal.
  • Explore the claim process between Māori groups, the Waitangi Tribunal, and the Crown.

Suggested activity

CD Rom / Website

These sections will provide the students with more understanding about the role of the Tribunal.

  • The Treaty today
  • The Waitangi Tribunal

The claims process

Ask the students to research the claims process in groups.

Ask them to prepare a presentation using the information they gather. Options could include a role play, posters or a power-point presentation.

Supporting information

Waitangi Tribunal website

Tai Awatea | Knowledge Net

Harris, Aroha

Hīkoi: Forty Years of Māori Protest

Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2004

Moon, Paul, and Biggs, Peter

The Treaty and Its Time: The Illustrated History

Resource Books, Auckland, 2004

Orange, Claudia

An Illustrated History of The Treaty of Waitangi, Revised edition

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2004