Connections to Europe

  • Posted on: 7 April 2022
  • By: KateArmour
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In term two, we move from our home in Te Moananui a Kiwa to Europe. Using contexts from the past and present, we examine our connections with that part of the world.

Beginning in Greece and Rome, we'll investigate what life was like in the Ancient World for the plebs and their leaders. We identify what influences from that culture have carried forward to life in Aotearoa NZ (A/NZ) today.

Given the amount of interest you showed in war in the Pacific this term, we'll then look into the impact of either the First or the Second World War on Europe and A/NZ. For those uncomfortable with the topic of war, alternatives will be offered.

Finally, we'll look at our current connections to Europe through trade, immigration and tourism.

Big Ideas
1. Understand how people pass on and sustain culture and heritage for different reasons and that this has consequences for people.
2. Understand that events have causes and effects.
3. Understand how the ways in which leadership of groups is acquired and exercised have consequences for communities and societies.
4. Understand how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges.

*Developing our use of primary and secondary resources
*Creating timelines
*Using graphic organisers
*Group projects
*Mini inquiries
*Leadership Inquiry (Leader of your choice)
*How to revise for and sit an assessment