These websites and online resources have been selected to support teachers and school leaders in developing history teaching and learning programmes.
Please also explore the 'Effective teaching in social studies' section of Social Sciences Online. There are many resources and teaching strategies in this section that you may also find useful for history teaching and learning.
Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guidelines for history are available here in draft form. The Guidelines provide support for teachers of history as they develop programmes of learning for their senior secondary students. Includes a resources section with links to useful websites for history teaching and learning.
As well as the HTML version of The New Zealand Curriculum, this interactive site offers a variety of support and strategies, news updates, digital stories of schools’ experiences, and archived material relating to development of the curriculum.
This site includes a translation into English of the main sections of the draft marautanga. Only learning levels 1, 4, and 6 have been translated in the learning areas.
This companion site to the New Zealand Curriculum Online offers specific guidance to school leaders and teachers on integrating the key competencies into the daily activities of the school and its teaching and learning programmes.
This site is designed to assist secondary middle managers to work with their departments to implement The New Zealand Curriculum. It explores various aspects of effective pedagogy.
Ka Hikitia is a five-year strategy that aims to transform and change the education sector, ensuring Māori are able to enjoy education success as Māori.
This Ministry of Education professional development strategy focuses on improving outcomes for Māori students in English-medium schools. This strategy supports four main projects: Te Kotahitanga, Te Kauhua, Ako Panuku, and Te Mana Kōrero.
This site has been created to enable all of those involved with Pasifika Education to find information quickly and easily including policy, initiatives, publications, research results, and services and funding.
Education for Enterprise (E4E) promotes innovative approaches to learning that will enable students to meet the challenges of the modern workplace, suggests how to develop an E4E approach, and offers resources, tools, and templates for classroom use; notes for teachers; links; news; and key contacts.
The association supports the work of teachers of History in New Zealand schools. Includes a links page with a variety of history resources, a Journal and Bulletins published throughout the year, information on the NCEA Standards alignment, and professional development opportunities.
The following resources will help you to plan teaching and learning activities for history.
Over 500,000 items are available through the Schools Collection, including books, videos, and DVDs. Schools can also interloan music, books and serials from the National Library’s General Collections through their local Curriculum Information Service (CIS) centre.
Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each week day between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions.co.nz, students must be attending a New Zealand primary, intermediate, secondary school or being home-schooled.