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Introduction to social science
How to use the worksheets
NZ curriculum framework
How tutors participate
Centre for Citizenship Education
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 3: Do you want New Zealand to be a Republic?

What is a Republic and should New Zealand become one?

  • Level 4: Changes in power relationships, political beliefs and forces through time.
  • Level 5: Political and constitutional change.
  • Level 6: Changing values and perceptions of organisations, time continuity and change.
  • Level 7: Political change, culture and heritage.

Collect newsclippings of debate on whether New Zealand should become a Republic

In order to do the following activity the concept of Republic needs to be understood.


  1. (10 min) Divide into groups of 3 – 4. As a group, decide how you would rewrite one or two of these newsclip headlines in your own words.
  2. (20 min) One person from each group reports back to the whole class on their group's findings.
  3. (10 min) Return to your earlier group and work out your answer to the question: Do you want New Zealand to be a Republic or not?
  4. (20 min) A different person from the groups reports to the class on your conclusion and your opinions.




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