Year 9 - Lesson 9

Curriculum level:
4 - 5
Programme focus:
What the Treaty says.
Length of lesson:
45 – 90 minutes

Focus learning areas

  • Articles of the Treaty.
  • Breaches of the Treaty.
  • Options of compensation.

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:

  • Develop a game, based on case studies where Māori groups have not been protected by the Crown, offering a range of solutions for audiences to choose from.
  • Present a finished product to an audience, and explain the instructions.
  • Debrief as a group, to discuss positives of their product, and any new suggestions.

Suggested activity

Create a game

  • The groups will use this period to complete their game.
  • They will then present their completed game to another group, or if possible another class.
  • The group will need to work together presenting their final product, and explaining the instructions of the game to their target audience.
  • At the completion of their presentation, the group will debrief discussing what worked well and what may need reworking.

Supporting information

The power game