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Oceans

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The world or global ocean is a large body of salt water that covers the earth. It is divided into 5 oceans — Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arc...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Sir Peter Blake (1948-2001)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sir Peter Blake was one of New Zealand’s most famous yachtsman. He had many sailing victories to his credit including the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Rac...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Sailing

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sailing is the use of sails and wind to move a boat forward on a sea, river or lake. People in Aotearoa New Zealand have been sailing for hundreds of years. ...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Polio epidemic

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus, called the poliovirus. Complications from polio depend on which part of the body...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
New Zealand birds

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand has many unique birds, from forest parrots to flightless birds, sea birds and birds of prey. In this entry we will show you how to find ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Explorers and exploration

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Over time explorers have travelled widely to visit undiscovered parts of the world. There have been many periods of exploration from the Ancient Greeks and R...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Inca civilisation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Inca Empire stretched across the central Andes region of South America, with the capital city of Cuzco located in modern-day Peru. The Incas were famous ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Mayan civilisation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Mayans are an ancient people that lived in South America thousands of years ago. They had a calendar more complicated than everyone else, and were amazin...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Vietnam War

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was fought between America and the Communist forces in Vietnam. The war began in 1960 and ended in 1...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Great Depression

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Great Depression lasted from 1929 until the mid-1930s. It started with the Wall Street Crash (also known as the Stock Market Crash), and led to people al...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22