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Waitangi Day

Holidays & Events

Int – High Int

In this lesson, students learn about a public holiday that takes place in New Zealand on Feb 6. They learn about the Māori and discuss the importance of preserving Indigenous cultures. Students also share and compare national holidays that have similarities to Waitangi Day.

  • commemorate
  • treaty
  • settlement
  • Indigenous
  • missionary
  • govern
  • anniversary
  • independence
  • interpret
  • debate
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • summarizing
  • listening with gap-fill
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Summarizing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)