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Take a history lesson with The Classroom

The Classroom offers virtual lessons to New Zealand's history.  Designed for teachers and school students, we're provided resources that support the history curriculum.

Ministry historian Steve Watters developed this website following an extensive teaching career.  Recently revamped, you will find information divided up into three groups; primary school, social studies levels 4-5 and NCEA history levels 3-5.  Other topics such as 'Kiwi of the Week'. 'Classroom Quiz' and 'Featured Image' completes The Classroom's lineup.

With many students currently undertaking internal mock exams, The Classroom features topic overviews about New Zealand's search for security (level 1) and New Zealand in the nineteenth century (level 3).  These overviews are designed to provide a big picture of the relevant topic.  We've held a series of seminars every Tuesday here at the Ministry.  You will also find podcasts from earlier seminars.

No apples required for the teacher, jump straight into The Classroom.

Updated on 23rd July 2015