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Achievement objective 6.1

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • understand how the causes and consequences of past events that are of significance to New Zealanders shape the lives of people and society.


  • Selects and explains the causes of past events.
  • Orders past events in terms of importance.
  • Identifies the consequences of past events.
  • Links the causes and consequences.

Possible context elaborations

  • The dismantling of the Parihaka settlement: What were the causes and what were the consequences?
  • The Birmingham Campaign: What led to it and what were its outcomes?
  • The 1951 Waterfront Dispute: What caused it, what were its consequences, and why did it polarise New Zealand society?
  • Sharpeville Massacre: What were its causes and what were its effects in South Africa and internationally?
  • 9/11: What were the causes and consequences for the US, Afghanistan, and the rest of the world?
  • Ballantyne’s department store fire: Who was to blame and what were the consequences?
  • Campaign for Aboriginal land rights: What are the issues and how are these of significance to New Zealanders?

Last updated August 24, 2012