Heritage Explorer

This resource supports teachers of year 1 to 10 students (curriculum levels 1-5). Linking with the New Zealand Curriculum - from a social studies perspective - it explores ways to develop understanding about heritage, why it's important, how 'our places' contribute to our concept of heritage and identity, and why heritage is worth preserving.

Heritage Explorer
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The resource begins by considering why an understanding of heritage is important, and the forms that heritage can take.

Linking with the New Zealand Curriculum, the resource uses a variety of perspectives to explore ways to develop understanding about heritage, how 'our places' contribute to our concept of heritage and why they are worth preserving.

Download a PDF file (733 kb) of this education resource.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga commissioned this work from Learning Media to increase understanding of historic heritage. A core outcome of our work is to increase understanding and appreciation of New Zealand's pre-historic and historic heritage places. Encouraging children to learn about and engage with heritage is seen as a key part of that work.

If you have any questions about this resource, please email information@heritage.org.nz

Our website has a wealth of information that can help you and your students, including the List Online (formerly the Register), where students can learn about historic places, historic areas, wāhi tapu and wāhi tapu areas in their own communities and regions - as well as nationwide - that are entered on New Zealand Heritage List.  


Acknowledgments

Prepared for Heritage New Zealand by Learning Media.

© Heritage New Zealand 2013

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