Introducing Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories

Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure that all ākonga in our schools and kura learn how our histories have shaped our present day lives.

You can find the Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories content in the curriculum content overview section.

The new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories (ANZH) content is integrated into the refreshed te ao tangata | social sciences learning area in Te Mātaiaho | the refreshed New Zealand curriculum.

There is a requirement for schools and kura to implement the ANZH content at the beginning of 2023. However, the requirement for implementation of the rest of the refreshed curriculum is the beginning of 2027. This means the social sciences content is available for you to explore in the meantime.

Writers talk about the development and key features of ANZH