BWB resources online

New Zealand history
e-resource available in schools

BWB's New Zealand History Collection is available online to all New Zealand schools – meeting the needs of today's remote learning classrooms.

This digital collection brings together a wide range of ebooks and teaching resources, including a new leading reference work on the New Zealand Wars.

A link to the New Zealand History Collection can be found on EPIC's school databases page.

See the attached PDF to learn how to access the Collection through EPIC.

Highlights include:

New Zealand Wars | Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa

Historian Vincent O'Malley offers a highly accessible introduction to the causes, events and consequences of the wars. The vivid historical narrative is supported by extensive illustrations as well as timelines, maps, graphs and summary tables – perfect for use in classrooms.

'Tangata Whenua Stories' for students

These downloadable PDF resources provide short, illustrated introductions to diverse episodes in Māori history – designed to be used in the classroom alongside Tangata Whenua: A History.

Tangata Whenua: A History

Tangata Whenua: A History offers a comprehensive historical overview of the Māori past that is grounded in specific localities and histories. Teachers can use this key reference work in conjunction with the Tangata Whenua Stories.

The Story of a Treaty

A superb introduction to Treaty history by Claudia Orange, this lively account tells the story of the Treaty from its signing in 1840 through to the debates and struggles of the nineteenth century and the gathering political momentum of recent decades. Illustrations enrich this digital edition, giving life to the events as they unfold. 

A History of New Zealand Women

Historian Barbara Brookes places the stories and perspectives of women at the center of New Zealand’s history, emphasising the richness and diversity of women’s experience and contributions. This illuminating historical narrative explores many of the challenges and barriers women have faced, grounded in a discussion of the broader political, social, cultural, and economic contexts.

 Teacher Notes connect key titles to New Zealand's secondary school curriculum, highlighting relevant achievement standards and learning activities.

We are thrilled to announce that ongoing school access to the BWB New Zealand History Collection is now supported by the Ministry of Education, complementing the e-resources in the BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection that are already in your school libraries via EPIC.

 Noho ora mai,

The BWB Team

- 04/05/2020 12:26pm

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