Year 13 - Overview

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

The TREATY 2 U exhibition is relevant to students who are studying Aotearoa New Zealand in the 19th century.
Depending on the focus of the education programme, the TREATY 2 U exhibition can contribute towards understanding and knowledge in:

AS 3.1 – Plan and carry out independent historical research
AS 3.3 – Analyse and evaluate evidence in historical sources
AS 3.4 – Examine a significant decision made by people in history, in an essay
AS 3.5 – Examine a significant historical situation in the context of change, in an essay

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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