Consider past actions by people in Aotearoa NZ and their impacts on society then and today.
- Actions, ideas, impact, community, groups, continuity, change, the past, people's lives, rights, rules.
- He Tohu themes: living together, our future.
What to do
Rank impacts of actions from the past
Download 'Actions from the past' (pdf, 166KB) and get students to do the following tasks:
- Rank the cards, showing actions of people in the past in order from the most impact on people’s lives to the least.
- Consider the impacts based on the lives of:
- people at the time
- women in Aotearoa NZ
- children and young people in Aotearoa NZ
- people in a group of their choice
- people in Aotearoa NZ today.
- In groups, discuss their reasoning for their chosen order.
- Share their ideas with other groups.
Understand the impacts of a past action
Select one of the actions from the past to complete the following:
- What influenced the person or group to take action in this way?
- What would have been the biggest impacts of this action at the time?
- How would your community be different if the person or group had not taken this action?
- How might your life be different if the person or group had not taken this action?
Some useful resources
New Zealand Curriculum — social sciences
- Identity, Culture, and Organisation
- Continuity and Change