Social Sciences - Aotearoa's Early Beginnings - B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. GILL

Investigate the origins of our country from its geographic formation, to its early wildlife to the arrival of its indigenous people and their experiences with colonialism. 

You will learn about the origins of Aotearoa/New Zealand and explore aspects of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s landscape and wildlife. You will also learn about how the first immigrants found their way to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the adaptations they had to make to thrive as communities. You will study how birds and wildlife felt the impact of people’s arrival.. 

Throughout the world indigenous people have had their lives changed dramatically by the arrival of foreigners.

You will study indigenous people ho have had their lives heavily impacted by European Colonists. Māori will be one of these groups and others could consist of, Australian Aboriginals, Native Americans and/or the Inca. 

You will also be asked to look at your identity; who are you? How have your specific ancestors led you to live here in Levin and be the person you are? How has who you are shaped the way you look at the world?