Teaching voting at schools

Teaching resources

Use these resources to help your students understand how voting works and encourage them to take part. We have resources that align with levels 1 to 5 of the New Zealand Social Sciences Curriculum and level 5 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

The material is flexible, and you can adjust it to suit your students’ needs and experiences.

Resource for curriculum levels 1 and 2
Resources for curriculum levels 3 and 4
Resource for curriculum level 5
Resource for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

These digital resources are also available as hard copies - please contact us to discuss your needs.

Inquiry cards

You can also download inquiry cards — each card has a picture and some related questions about voting and democracy. Use these cards to start discussions and get your students thinking. The cards are suitable for all curriculum levels.

Professional development for teachers

If you want to learn more about teaching civics and citizenship, take our free online course at your own pace.

Take our ‘Teaching civics and citizenship’ course

We’ve designed this course for teachers of curriculum levels 1 to 5. 

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