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New Zealand: Treaty of Waitangi

Primary and intermediate homework resources for New Zealand history in the 19th century.


Treaty of Waitangi
A basic introduction to the history and signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Our Treaty: The Treaty of Waitangi 1840 to the present
A great resource for children studying the Treaty of Waitangi in greater detail.  Includes tons of images, dates and facts.
Suggested level: Intermediate

The story of a Treaty
A detailed resource for students covering the history of the Treaty of Waitangi, as well as relationships after it was signed.
Suggested level: Intermediate

The Treaty = Te Tiriti 
Using a combination of bilingual text, watercolour and collage artworks, Mere Whaanga’s picture book captures the history of the treaty from its initial signing through to the present day.

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Recommended websites

Treaty2U – interactive CD-ROMs
Listen and interact – a most fun way to learn about the Treaty of Waitangi. This website offers an award-winning interactive CD-ROM, videos, games, cartoons and further websites to look at regarding the Treaty of Waitangi.

New Zealand History Online – Treaty of Waitangi
An excellent site that covers various Treaty of Waitangi aspects: treaty in brief; its signing; background; timeline; practical applications; the making of the treaty; Maori Language Week and Waitangi Day.
Suggested level: Intermediate
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