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A collection of primary source documents drawn from archives across the globe. The documents are varied in scope and offer a remarkable window on the lives and experiences of men and women during the First World War. The resource is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond. Produced by Adam Matthew Digital.
Coverage: 1839 to 1945
Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.


Te ara in Maori means the pathway. This enyclopedia offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to the country's peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.


Resources on this website support students in years 1 to 13 to meet achievement objectives across The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
The New Zealand Geographical Society website provides an area for teachers of geography which provides some teacher resources and links to further ones.
Produced by the History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Topics covered include culture and society, politics and government, war and society, classroom resources at NCEA level and an historical timeline.
This site includes teaching resources as well as curriculum developments and updates.
Contains links to all subject areas of the pre-2007 curriculum statements. Some content may be out of date, but these documents contain more detail than the current 2007 curriculum. All statements can be downloaded in PDF format.
A section of the Statistics New Zealand website designed for teachers of both primary and secondary school level students.
Discover resources from the Social Sciences online page on the TKI website. TKI is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured educational material for New Zealand teachers, school managers, and the wider education community.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

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