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Teachers page: Getting around

In this activity students will navigate their way around the QuickStats About a Place pages to research relevant information about selected places in New Zealand. Encourage students to select areas that no one else is researching so that there is a good coverage across the country.

  • Draw a map of New Zealand and fix it to the wall.
  • Ask students to locate exactly where their chosen place is on this outline.
  • Clicking onto the ‘Go to the related Boundary Map’ button will help them to do this accurately.

By completing the activity and sharing their findings, students will be able to answer the key question. While the question itself is closed in nature the key is the evidence that the students provide to support their answer.

Key question:

Do all places in New Zealand share the same statistics? Provide evidence for your answer.