Aotearoa New Zealand's History Curriculum

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Aotearoa New Zealand's History Curriculum

Me tiro whakamuri, kia anga whakamua.
If we want to shape Aotearoa New Zealand’s future, start with our past.

Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure that all ākonga in our schools and kura learn how our histories have shaped our present day lives.

Follow the links on this page to learn about resources available at Rotorua Library to aid learning this new curriculum. Rotorua Library has grouped our resources and useful links according to school years.

For Years 1 - 3
For Years 4 - 6
For Years 7 - 8
For Years 9 - 10

Whakapapa & Whanaungatanga
This is the way the past shapes who we are today, including our family links, our connections and the stories that are woven into our collective and individual identities.

Tino Rangatiratanga me te Kāwanatanga
This context includes concepts of power, authority and control centered around Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Treaty of Waitangi. It also considers the history of the relationships between the state and the people who lived here and in the Pacific.

Tūrangawaewae me te Kaitiakitanga
This includes the relationships of individuals and groups with the land, sea and resources.