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New Zealand Country Unit Study

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Need an engaging way to introduce your students to the country of New Zealand? Look no further than this NO PREP unit study and research project!

Perfect for elementary teachers and homeschoolers alike, this resource covers New Zealand topics—an introduction to the country, historical background, culture and traditions, natural wonders, government and economy, and important historical figures—through cross-curricular activities. 

Each lesson appeals to different types of learners: curated videos (visual and auditory), reading passages (reading), note-taking pages and writing prompts (writing), hands-on activities and projects (kinesthetic), and more.

Note-taking pages and graphic organizers are differentiated—primary lines, regular lines, and no lines—to match the student's handwriting skill level.


  • New Zealand or countries unit study
  • Writing lessons or centers
  • English language arts (ELA) or history / social studies class
  • Bellringers
  • Morning work
  • Emergency sub plans
  • ...or just for fun!


  • Lesson plans (can be spread out over days or weeks)
  • Optional books to read throughout the unit
  • Mix-and-match worksheets for optional use throughout the unit
  • Original reading passages for each lesson
  • Curated videos for each lesson
  • Discussion questions for each lesson
  • Vocabulary word cards with definitions and pages for dictionary work for each lesson
  • Differentiated note-taking pages and graphic organizers (3 levels)
  • Comprehension assessments with answer keys for each lesson (short answer and multiple choice)
  • Informative writing prompts with differentiated writing pages for each lesson (3 levels)
  • Hands-on activities and projects for each lesson


  • Journey to New Zealand: An Introduction
  • The British Colonization of New Zealand
  • The Waitangi Treaty: From Discrepancy to Unity
  • An In-Depth Look at New Zealand's First People
  • A Glimpse into New Zealand's Vibrant Culture
  • New Zealand's Diverse Geographic Features
  • Exploring the Unique Creatures of New Zealand
  • The Pohutukawa: New Zealand's Christmas Tree
  • Inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • New Zealand's Government and Voting System
  • A Closer Look at New Zealand's Currency
  • From Farms to Films: New Zealand's Economy
  • New Zealand's Trailblazing Innovations
  • James Cook: The Navigator Who Mapped New Zealand
  • Ernest Rutherford: New Zealand's Nuclear Pioneer
  • Kate Sheppard: A Women's Rights Advocate
  • Sir Edmund Hillary: From Auckland to Everest

Help your students become experts about the country of New Zealand! Whether you're looking for an introduction to New Zealand or an assessment of prior knowledge, this resource has something for everyone. 


  • Art (drawing, coloring, arts & crafts)
  • English language arts
  • Geography
  • Grammar
  • History
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Spelling
  • Writing
You will get a PDF (8MB) file

Terms of Use: This product is licensed for personal or classroom use ONLY, unless multiple licenses are purchased. Commercial use is not allowed. Refunds: All sales are final and non-refundable due to the immediate access to digital products.

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