New Zealand History to be taught in schools


From 2022 onwards, New Zealand’s histories will be taught in all schools.

According to a Ministry of Education Spokesperson, learning New Zealand’s histories will provide New Zealanders with an understanding there are multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary events and help them develop their critical thinking and inquiry skills.

A draft of the curriculum encouraged schools to develop local curriculum that reflected the histories of their communities, teaching history in a way that did not favour one perspective over others.

The Government has set up a think-tank of people, including historians, teachers, iwi and DOC heritage staff. With classes due to start in 2022.

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