Year 11 - Overview

We anticipate that the TREATY 2 U exhibition will be of high interest to NCEA History students.

Programme focus

This exhibition provides a learning experience that helps build a variety of skills relevant to NCEA History. The story of the Treaty provides a context in which students can understand the cause and consequence of past events. The exhibition also describes, very effectively, the different perspectives people have of the same past event.

Primary and secondary sources are presented throughout the exhibition, in a variety of forms. This allows students to investigate and interpret historical information in a number of different ways.


NCEA Level One History

The TREATY 2 U exhibition is relevant to a number of themes and topics in Year 11. It is of particular relevance to topics within:

Social Welfare: New Zealand 1891–1980
Race Relations: New Zealand, Māori and Pākehā 1912–1980
International Relations:  Māori in a post-colonial world 1950–1998
Social Change:
The place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in New Zealand society 1975–1998

Depending on the focus of the education programme, the TREATY 2 U exhibition can contribute towards knowledge and understanding in:

AS 1.1 – Carry out an historical investigation
AS 1.3 – Interpret historical sources
AS 1.4 – Describe the perspectives and related actions of people in an historical setting
AS 1.5 – Describe an historical development, in an essay
AS 1.6 – Describe experiences that have been significant to the identity of New Zealanders

The TREATY 2 U exhibition provides real opportunity to link with the Vision, Principles, and Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum.

  • Vision
    1. Connected – young people who will work to create an Aotearoa New Zealand in which Māori and Pākehā recognise each other as full Treaty partners.
  • Principles
    1. Cultural diversity – that the curriculum reflects New Zealand’s cultural diversity, and values the histories and traditions of all its people.
    2. Community engagement –  that the curriculum has meaning for students, connects with their wider lives, and engages the support of their families, whanau, and communities.
    3. Treaty of Waitangi – that the curriculum acknowledges the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Key Competencies
    1. Thinking – asking questions and challenging assumptions and perceptions. The students will explore, question, and form opinions about New Zealand history and the Treaty of Waitangi.
    2. Participating and contributing – being actively involved in communities so that students have a sense of belonging, and the confidence to participate in new contexts.
    3. Relating to others – the students will share ideas, recognise different points of view, negotiate, and work together to learn about the themes in the TREATY 2 U exhibition.
    4. Using language, symbols and texts – the students will interpret language and symbols within a variety of primary and secondary sources, including written, oral, and visual.

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