Years 1-4:
The Early Years in Waihi

The programme is estimated to take 30 minutes to 45  minutes depending on the age group, and the expected content coverage.

Education: Years 1-4

Learning objectives

Social sciences

  • Students will understand how time and change affect people’s lives
  • Students will understand how place influence people and how people influence places

Technology: Nature of technology

  • Students will understand that technology both reflects and changes society and the environment.


  • Students will  describe how natural features are changed and resources effected by natural events and human activities

Key social inquiry focuses and links: Making comparisons

  • What was it like at the beginning of the gold mining period in Waihi?
  • What was life like for the miners at that period of time?
  • What was it like working in a mine?
  • What tools helped the miners in their work?
  • How has this impacted on people’s living in Waihi today?
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