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Introduction to social science
How to use the worksheets
NZ curriculum framework
How tutors participate
Centre for Citizenship Education
Worksheets
Year 9 & 10
Year 11 - 12

Worksheet 1:
Voting for your Member of Parliament
Worksheet 2: Choosing your preferred political party
Worksheet 3: Do you want New Zealand to be a Republic?
Worksheet 4:
How Government makes decisions
Worksheet 5:
Government expenditure
Worksheet 6:
Building a multicultural society
Worksheet 7:
Suggesting a law change to a Select Committee of Parliament
Worksheet 8:
Plan a visit to Parliament
Worksheet 9:
Choosing a class representative
Worksheet 10:
School Council nominations procedure
Worksheet 11:
Voting procedure
Worksheet 12:
National election
Worksheet 13:
The voting process

Worksheet 24: in development
Tonga-New Zealand 1950. Historical milestones , pictures, oral archive sound and transcipt
- resources for social science schools use

Worksheet 14:
Schools' guide to decisionmaking with its community
Worksheet 15:
Schools' guide to decisionmaking between Parliament & the community
Worksheet 16:
Schools' guide to voting, elections, parties and forming government
Worksheet 17:
Schools' guide to lawmaking
Worksheet 18:
Schools' guide to getting help from Parliament as a group or individual
Worksheet 19:
Schools' guide to information about Parliament & the community
Worksheet 20:
The Rule of Law
Worksheet 21:
Schools' guide to human rights
Worksheet 22:
Schools' guide to interaction between Parliament, Government, the Judiciary and the media
Worksheet 23: Join the Underage Voter's Campaign

 

 

Worksheet 12: National Election

What goes into making an election happen

The election of a school representative is a good introduction to understanding the process of how we elect our Members of Parliament and of the way that all members of society over the age of 18 should participate.

Class discussion

List the points made on the board.

What are the steps you took to define what:

  • Issues you wanted addressed on the School Council system; and
  • The sort of attributes you think a representative should have?
  • How does this relate to the national election?
  • How can you articulate issues you believe are important?
    • What is a 'manifesto'?
    • Who selects the local candidates?
    • Who selects the list candidates?
  • How do you know what the candidates are saying?
  • What meetings are being held in this area?
  • Could we organise a meeting?

 

 

 
   
   
   

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