illustrates essential skills
skills specified in the New Zealand Curriculum to be developed by
all students across the whole curriculum throughout the years of
schooling can be experienced and taught in role-playing about Parliament,
government, the media and the rule of law.
find activities here which illustrate the New Zealand Curriculum
In 2006, the NZ Ministry of Education is actively addressing issues
around citizenship as part of overall curriculum review, as well
as specifically in the social
out more expanding and updating the Ministry's
November 2005 "essence statement "to ensure that future
focused themes, including social cohesion and citizenship, are apparent
throughout the curriculum".
for relevant levels
Teachers will be able to select and develop activities for levels
appropriate to spanning the accomplishments typical of junior primary
students through to seventh formers. Learning can be fostered for
advanced level students with activities, which involve interaction
between a number of elements.
defines a number of areas as essential learning about New Zealand
including the origins, development, and operation of systems of
government and the law, and local and national democratic institutions.
The resources presented are designed to help achieve this essential