Year 8 - Lesson 9

Curriculum level:
Programme focus:
Why a Treaty?
Length of lesson:
45 – 90 minutes

Focus learning areas

  • The arrival of Māori
  • First contact
  • Change to the Māori World
  • Traders
  • Muskets
  • Coping with change
  • James Busby
  • William Hobson

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.

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide students with opportunities to:

  • Recall information learnt from previous lessons.
  • Work as a member of a group, presenting a role play that summarises why a treaty was needed in New Zealand.

Suggested activities

  • Groups to present their role play to the remainder of the class, or another class, if feasible.