Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation:

Te Kete Ipurangi
Communities
Schools

Te Kete Ipurangi user options:


Literacy Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.

Instructional Series

Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

Example resources
Tip: enter the exact title of the resource you are seeking, or use one or two keywords.
  • Gold
  • Purple
  • Magenta
  • Yellow
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • 1
  • 6
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 7
  • 3
  • 1
  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technology
  • The Arts
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • false
  • true
  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • None
  • Nature of science
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Living world
  • Planet Earth and beyond
  • Nature of technology
  • Physical world
  • Number and Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Technological knowledge
  • Material world
  • Technological practice
  • Engage with science
  • Gather and interpret data
  • Interpret representations
  • Use evidence
  • Articles
  • Stories
  • Poems
/content/search?SearchText=new zealand culture&SubTreeArray[]=22574&ColourWheelLevel=all&CurriculumLevel=all&ReadingYearLevel=all&LearningArea=all

Search results

157 items - Showing 41 - 50

  • Stand up cover image.

    Stand Up: A History of Protest in New Zealand

    School journal level 3 november 2017 cover image.

    by Dylan Owen

    This article looks at a number of important social issues and significant events in New Zealand’s history, thematically linked around the idea of protest. The text is organised in chronological sequence from the passive resistance seen at Parihaka in 1881, through to the anti-TPPA protests in 2016.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: apartheid, conflict, GE-free, general strike, genetic engineering, Great Depression, Great Strike 1913, hīkoi, history, Kate Sheppard, Māori Land March, marches, Nelson Mandela, New Zealand history, Parihaka, passive resistance, petitions, protest, right to vote, riots, rugby, Springbok tour 1981, strikes, Te Whiti-o-Rongomai, Tohu Kākahi, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), unions, Vietnam war, Waterfront Dispute 1951, watersiders, Whina Cooper, women’s suffragette petition

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

    Publication date: November 2017

    Order this text

  • Davy lowston cover.

    My Name Is Davy Lowston

    Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

    by Alan Bagnall

    illustrations by Spike Wademan 

    This text is a fictionalised recount. Davy Lowston was among a group of sealers set down on the Open Bay Islands (off the west coast of the South Island) in 1810. The ship that was to pick them up sank in a storm, and the men were marooned for four years. Their story is the basis of one of the earliest folk songs in New Zealand.

    Listen to the song of Davy Lowston:

    Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: castaways, folk songs, New Zealand history, sealers, seals, shipwrecked, survival, whalers

    In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

    Order this text

  • Timber cover.

    Timber!

    Level 3 nov 2011 cover.

    by Jullia Wall

    This article describes how trees have been used in New Zealand and the impact people have had on the native forests. The text shares the perspectives of people involved in the timber industry and of conservationists since the arrival of European settlers. It outlines the events that occurred, the resulting impact on indigenous forests, and the steps taken to sustain them. 

    Series: School Journal, Level 3 November 2011

    Learning area: Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: trees, New Zealand, impact, people, native forests, timber industry, conservationists, European settlers, indigenous forests

    In: School Journal, Level 3 November 2011

    Publication date: November 2011

    Order this text

  • The anzac button cover.

    The Anzac Button

    L2 cover image feb2012.

    by Judy Raymond

    This is the story of a button that was sewn onto the jacket of a First World War soldier. After the war, the soldier returns to New Zealand and wears the jacket to annual Anzac Day parades. Many years later, Ella, the soldier’s great-granddaughter, discovers the jacket. She sews the button onto a ribbon and proudly wears it to another Anzac Day parade. The story ends with a factual note about the meaning of Anzac Day.

    Series: School Journal Level 2, February 2012

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: button, First World War, soldier,war, New Zealand, Anzac Day, parades

    In: School Journal Level 2, February 2012

    Publication date: February 2012

    Order this text

  • Family photographs cover.

    Family Photographs

    Book cover.

    by Alison Wong 

    In this prose poem, the poet reflects on two old photographs that show her father at different ages. In one, her father was four years old and was living in New Zealand with his family. By the time of the second photo, the family had gone back to China and there are two more children. Both photos show his siblings, and the clothes they wear reflect the styles of the two very different countries.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestry, Chinese, estrangement, family, history, immigration, New Zealand history, poetry, poll tax

    In: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Publication date: October 2015

    Order this text

  • Childrens war cover.

    The Children’s War

    School Journal L4 June 2014.

    by Jock Phillips

    After a general introduction and overview of the First World War, the article describes how the New Zealand government used a variety
    of methods to encourage children to support the war effort. One method was to use the School Journal to give children positive stories
    (avoiding the harsher realities) and articles about exemplary “Empire heroes”. 

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, children, Passchendaele, flag, patriotism, school, memorials, New Zealand

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

    Order this text

  • Kahu ora.

    Kahu Ora

    by Marama Rangiaho-Katipa 

    JJ-47_medium

    This is a recount of a visit to the exhibition of Kahu Ora (living cloaks) at Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand. In the exhibition, there is one korowai that has a special significance to Marama, the author. She learns about how korowai are made and how a special korowai reveals a story from her iwi.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 47, Level 2, 2013

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: recount, exhibition, Kahu Ora, living cloaks, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum, New Zealand, korowai, Marama, iwi

    In: Junior Journal 47, Level 2, 2013

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

  • Sky high cover.

    Sky-high

    School Journal L4 June 2014.

    By Robert Sullivan

    Illustrations by Tim Gibson

    Beneath the town of Arras, on the Western Front, it’s a race against time.

     
    Information and tips for using comics in the classroom:

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: Waihi, Arras tunnels, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, graphic novel, Battle of Arras, underground soldiers

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

    Order this text

  • The maori pioneer battalion cover.

    Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū: The Māori Pioneer Battalion

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Monty Soutar

    This article tells the story of Māori and the First World War and of the huge contribution made by the pioneer Māori Battalion. The topic will be unfamiliar for many students, but the themed content in the surrounding items will provide support. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, British Empire, Māori soldiers, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Māori contingent, war

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

    Order this text

  • Building for the future cover image.

    Building for the Future

    Two scientists on ice.

    by Adrienne Jansen

    The Samoan village of Sa’anapu is under threat from tsunamis, cyclones, and rising sea levels. To protect their village, the Council of Matai are working with an architect and scientist from New Zealand. Together, they’re drawing on cultural, scientific, and technological knowledge to build a safer future for Sa’anapu.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Publication date: November 2017

    Order this text