15 May 2023
09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Introduction to Aotearoa New Zealand Histories and the Refreshed Social Sciences Curriculum
Aotearoa New Zealand Histories is now an integral part of Te Mātaiaho / New Zealand Curriculum. If you are new to Aotearoa, a new teacher or have new responsibilities that mean you need to know more about this fascinating development, then this workshop will help to answer your questions.
The workshop for Primary/Intermediate teachers will:
- Explain why and how Aoteroa Histories was introduced
- What Aotearoa Histories is, including the Big Ideas and Understand, Know, Do strands
- Examine the importance of Mātauranga Māori in the new curriculum
- Introduce you to resources that you can use for planning units and lessons
- Discuss progressions through the curriculum
- Provide examples of local curriculum planning.
Craig Thornhill is the New Zealand History Teachers’ Association Kāiarahi, and facilitates professional learning and development around the motu as part of NZHTA’s Network of Expertise. He has been a social studies and history teacher for 20 years, starting his teaching at Avondale College.