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OLYMPIC Games 2016
ANZAC Day Resource
ARBOR Day Resource
COMMONWEALTH Games 2014 Resource
NZ Election 2014 Resource
SPACE Resource
The SEA Resource
Waitangi Day Resource

These thematic resources are also available as a download (PDF) for $30, in paper format for $35, or on CD-ROM for $35 as a printable PDF file.
Alternatively, both a Paper Pack and CD-ROM Combo can be purchased for $55.

The paper packs consist of between 35 and 50 black and white activity and idea sheets.
These can be reproduced easily on a photocopier for classroom use.
As these are thematic resources, the content varies between maths, english, social studies, science and other topics.
The ages of children the resource is suitable for would be between 5 and 13.

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DINOSAURS Resource Pack / CD
Dinosaurs Resource Pack

Around 70 million years ago Dinosaurs ruled the Earth. They survived for nearly 150 million years and then they disappeared off the face of the Earth. Many of them were gigantic, but some were tiny, the size of a chicken. Some were peaceful and ate only plants; others were fierce sharp toothed flesh eaters. Dinosaurs were reptiles. They had scaly skin and laid eggs. Many other reptiles shared the dinosaur world, swimming in the sea and flying in the air, but dinosaurs lived only on land. We know about them today because of bones and teeth being preserved in rocks and fossils. Dinosaurs were not like any reptiles living now. They did have tough, scaly skin and a long tail like a lizard. But they did not move like lizards. They stood, walked and ran like a horse or ostrich.

Dinosaurs formed two great groups:
Saurischians (lizard-hipped) had hip bones pointing in different directions, like a lizard’s. All flesh eating dinosaurs and the largest of the plant-eating dinosaurs belonged to this group.
Ornithischians (bird-hipped) had hip bones lying together and pointing in the same direction, like those of a bird. There were plated, armoured, horned, bird footed and bone headed ornithischians. All of them ate plants.

Although Dinosaur remains have been around for millions of years, people knew nothing about these extraordinary creatures until the 19th Century. One of the first people to discover dinosaur bones was an English doctor called Gideon Mantell, who collected rocks and fossils as a hobby. In 1820 Dr Mantell, with his wife Mary Ann, found some large teeth embedded in stone. Mantell had never seen teeth quite like them before, and when he found some bones nearby, he began to do some serious research into the find. After a lot of work, Dr Mantell concluded that the teeth and bones belonged to a giant reptile, which he named Iguanodon, meaning “Iguana tooth”. Two other giant reptiles were discovered in Britain soon afterwards, named Megalosauras and Hylaeosauraus. But it was not until 1841 that these creatures were given a group name. An eminent scientist of the time, Sir Richard Owen, declared that they should be called “Dinosaurs”, meaning “terrible lizards”. Thus began an exciting time of discovery in the scientific world.

The great dinosaur hunt was on…

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Thursday, June 09 @ 00:00:00 EDT (5480 reads)
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SPACE Resource Pack / CD
SPACE Resource Pack

The SOLAR SYSTEM is made up of the Sun and all the objects that orbit (revolve around) it. The main orbiting bodies are the nine known planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Six of these planets have orbiting objects of their own, called moons. There are 91 known moons in the solar system, and there are probably many more to be discovered.

In addition to the planets and their moons, there are many other objects orbiting the Sun, including asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and gigantic clouds of dust and gas. The Solar System is enormous. Pluto, the outermost planet, is sometimes as much as 4.5 billion miles (7.3 billion Km) from the Sun, but the Solar System extends much farther than that. Scientists believe that most distant edges of the Solar System may be 17.6 billion Km from the Sun.

A planet rotates around an imaginary line running through the middle of the planet, from top to bottom, called an axis. Each planet’s axis is tilted at a different angle. The nine planets and their moons orbit the sun, all in the same direction. Seven of the planets orbit on roughly the same plane, which means that their paths can all be traced on the same flat surface. Mercury and Pluto are different from the rest of the planets. Their orbits are tilted away from the plane the others occupy.

As planets orbit the sun, they rotate, or spin around and around. This rotation causes day and night. When your side of Earth is facing the sun, it’s daytime where you live. When your side is facing away from the sun, day turns to night. One full spin, or rotation, is called a day. The length of a day changes from planet to planet. A day on Jupiter is less than 10 Earth hours long, while Venus’s day is more than 117 Earth days long!

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Friday, April 29 @ 06:33:19 EDT (24314 reads)
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The SEA Resource Pack / CD
The Sea Resource Pack
The New Zealand Seashore is many thousands of kilometres in length, and in depth varies from several kilometres down to less than a metre. The nature of the seashore can change dramatically as it switches between the basic division of hard and soft shores. Solid, unbroken slabs of rock give way to large boulders and rock pools, which give way in their turn to gently-sloping sandy beaches. Further on, the sand recedes to mangrove-filled mudflats behind which lie freshwater swamps, leading up into native bush.

Sea Week 2009 - More Than Meets The Eye
This year Sea Week will be during the week of 1st–8th March 2009.

Sea Week provides a great opportunity to learn more about New Zealand’s unique coastal and marine environment.

The theme for Sea Week 2009 is: “One Ocean- It Starts With Me”

Sea Week is organised by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE). NZAEE’s primary objective is to foster the development of environmental education in New Zealand.

Sea Week Objectives: *Celebrate the sea; its beauty, diversity and cultural significance for New Zealanders.
* Promote understanding and awareness of the significance of marine and coastal biodiversity and sustainable practices both at sea and on land.
* Organise activities to raise awareness of the need for marine and coastal conservation.

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Monday, February 07 @ 00:00:00 EST (4476 reads)
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TOYS GALORE Resource Pack / CD
Toys Galore Resource Pack
A toy is an object that provides fun and amusement.

Dolls of various shapes and sizes and matchbox cars are good examples of toys. So are rattles, pull toys, music boxes, puzzles, noisemakers, and many other familiar objects.

Present day toys are made out of a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, rubber and plastics. Most interactive toys now days are made out of high tech plastic. Technology has advanced so much that most toys of the future will contain microchips and toys will behave more like humans.

Once upon a time toys would have been considered high tech if they contained a bell or noisemaker. These days technology has taken over and there is a chip inside many of the most popular toys on the market.

Technology is influencing every aspect of the toy industry whether it’s the toys themselves, the design, the manufacturing or production. Most recent popular high tech toys include features such as voice activation, wireless communication and robotics.

However, children really enjoy using their imaginations and creative skills in designing and making their own toy out of available resources around the home. Nothing is more satisfying than playing with something you have made yourself!

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Monday, October 04 @ 05:32:56 EDT (10569 reads)
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Conservation Resource Pack
Conservation Week is a week of activities and action for the environment co-ordinated by the Department of Conservation in the first week of August each year.

Loss of biodiversity has been identified as New Zealand’s most pervasive environmental problem.

Conservation Week is an opportunity to highlight the issues, generate awareness and action, and share the experiences, successes and challenges of those involved in working to restore the balance.

Conservation Week has been celebrated since 1969, covering a wide range of themes and topics, from insects to Antarctica.

Conservation Week activities are co-ordinated by local Department offices in association with a wide range of agencies and groups including regional and city councils, schools, conservation organisations, churches, and corporate sponsors.

Visit and find out the Conservation theme for this year…

“Conservation Week is a reminder to all New Zealanders that we can all play a part daily in preserving our natural resources and wildlife which are left, so our children and grandchildren will be able to experience a remnant of this country as it once was”

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Friday, October 01 @ 07:27:43 EDT (34020 reads)
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CHRISTMAS Resource Pack / CD
Christmas Resource Pack
Every year on the 25th December, New Zealanders and people around the world have a special holiday. The holiday is named Christmas Day, and it is a special day that means many things to many people.

For Christians it celebrates the birth of Christ (Jesus) for others it’s a time to spend with family and friends to share food and gifts.

The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse or “Christ’s Mass” The tradition of gifts seems to have started with the gifts that the wise men brought to Jesus. They presented him with gifts of gold and incense and of myrrh. No one was really in the habit of exchanging elaborate gifts until late in the 1800’s.

The first story about Santa originally came from the Netherlands. Santa Claus was really Saint Nicholas, a rich man who helped poor people. He was so kind that the church made him a Saint. Today people say that Santa Claus rides through the sky on a sledge pulled by reindeer. He stops at every house and leaves presents for the children. He wears a red coat and has a long white beard.

Different cultures believe in different characters.

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Friday, October 01 @ 07:23:00 EDT (12008 reads)
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ARBOR Day Resource Pack / CD
Arbor Day Resource Pack
Arbor Day and World Environment Day are celebrated in New Zealand on the 5th June each year.

Arbor Day was first celebrated on April 10th in Nebraska, USA in 1872. The idea of setting one day aside for the planting of trees was started by Mr J Sterling Morton, a Nebraskan. More than 1,000,000 trees were planted in Nebraska the first year. As other states in the US saw Nebraska’s barren plains become green with trees, they also adopted the plan.

New Zealand’s first Arbor Day planting was in Greytown in the Wairarapa on 3 July 1890. The first official celebration took place in Wellington in August 1892, with the planting of Pohutakawa and Norfolk pines along Thorndon Esplanade.

Since 1977 New Zealand has celebrated Arbor Day on June 5, World Environment Day. Arbor Day on the 5th June marks the beginning of the planting season and a time to celebrate the unique biodiversity of our country.

The native trees of this country provide food and shelter for our indigenous wildlife, and are intregal to the special character of New Zealand. Many schools throughout the world observe Arbor Day with a week of programmes devoted to the conservation of forests, soils, fish, wildlife, parks, and recreation areas.

“Arbor Day is a reminder to all New Zealanders that we can all play a part in protecting the native forests and wildlife which are left, so our children and grandchildren will be able to experience a remnant of this country as it once was”

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Friday, October 01 @ 07:18:45 EDT (5076 reads)
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WAITANGI Day Resource Pack / CD
Waitangi Day Resource Pack
Waitangi Day is celebrated every year on the 6th February. It commemorates a very historic and important event that took place in New Zealand.

At Waitangi in the Bay of Islands a treaty was signed on February 6th, 1840, between 46 local Maori chiefs and Captain William Hobson, who represented Queen Victoria and the British Government.

The Treaty consisted of 3 articles:

In the first article the chiefs granted the Queen of England the right to govern New Zealand. In the second article the chiefs were guaranteed possession of their Lands, Estates, Forests, Fisheries and other properties, providing they agreed to sell land exclusively to the Queen or her representatives. The third article granted the Maori people the rights and privileges of British subjects. Later several copies of the treaty were made and taken to other parts of New Zealand. This was in order to obtain signatures of as many chiefs as possible and as many as 500 were obtained. Eventually on May 21st 1840, William Hobson made a proclamation claiming British sovereignty over the whole of New Zealand.

Over the years that followed the signing of The Treaty of Waitangi, the question of what principles and obligations the Treaty placed on both sides has been a subject of contention. However, in more recent years it has been revived and used as a basis for settling long standing disputes and grievances over the ownership of land and other resources.

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, September 28 @ 00:00:00 EDT (5876 reads)
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ANZAC Day Resource Pack / CD
ANZAC Day Resource Pack
Every year on the 25th April, New Zealanders and Australians have a special holiday. The holiday is named ANZAC Day, and it is held to remember all New Zealand and Australian soldiers who have died in wars overseas.

The soldiers who died are remembered on the 25th of April because that was the day in 1915, when soldiers of the ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ (ANZAC’s) landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula and under British command attacked the army of Turkey.

Anzac Day is closely linked to the war that the ANZAC's were involved in at Gallipoli, but these days Anzac Day is held to remember all New Zealand and Australian soldiers that were killed in all wars. This day is so important that it has been made a public holiday in both New Zealand and Australia.

On this day all around New Zealand and Australia (and even at Gallipoli) there are ‘Dawn Parades’ which many New Zealanders and Australians attend, especially the ‘Returned Service Men’ (RSA) who fought in these wars and returned home afterwards. The number of these important people becomes less and less each year. These parades are often held at a local ‘War Memorials’ where people are able to pay their respects, lay wreathes onto the monuments, place their poppies, listen to speeches and generally thinking about the soldiers that have died fighting for our country.

It is extremely important for New Zealanders and Australians to understand and appreciate the sacrifices that were made by all those who were killed fighting for their country. These men and women fought for the freedom that we all enjoy today.

This resource is available as a printed Pack or on CD-ROM. The cost is $35 (Incl P&P) per Pack or CD, or $55 for Pack and CD-ROM.

Posted by chris on Tuesday, September 28 @ 00:14:24 EDT (27805 reads)
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