Protests provide us with the opportunity to study our society. We will compare different protests and the people who drove them. What called them to action, what were they fighting for, and how do these moments influence our lives and relationships today?
Suitable for: Years 4 to 10
Learning areas: Social sciences (including history), English
Duration: 2 hours
Available: All year
Founding document: Te Petihana Whakamana Poti Wahine — Women's Suffrage Petition
He Tohu themes: The documents, people, place, living together, our future
What ākonga will learn
Ākonga (students) will learn about:
- protests that have been part of our journey in Aotearoa New Zealand and why they occurred
- the opposing viewpoints that shaped the kōrero in the media, at work, at school, and in our homes
- how these events and our responses reveal a great deal about who we are as a nation.
What ākonga will do
- Compare and contrast 2 significant protest events.
- Hear first-hand what it is like to be involved in a protest.
- Collaborate to bring an important issue to the attention of the wider community. What does 'taking action' look like?