Literacy and numeracy

Practising active citizenship through safer journeys

Secondary literacy and numeracy resource by Pam Hook uses the road code for context. 

  

Use the Official New Zealand Road Code to integrate learning for citizenship within broad contemporary social issues for safer journeys in New Zealand. This contextualised learning programme can help secondary students meet NZQA Literacy and Numeracy requirements. 

Activities include: check a car is safe before getting in, discuss the reasons for road rules, route planning, identify hazards, reflect on attitudes, create a whakataukÄ« and write to a politician. 

Unit standards covered

  • 26622: Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience
  • 26624: Read texts with understanding
  • 26625: Actively participate in spoken interactions
  • 26623: Use numbers to solve problems
  • 26626: Interpret statistical information for a purpose
  • 26627: Use measurement to solve problems

Summary cards can help teachers map activities to student interests, current abilities and future needs. 

Updated content 

Each activity has web links and page references to the 2015/16 official New Zealand road code, plus notes on related modules in Pathways Awarua, the online literacy and numeracy resource.

Google Docs: click on the green drive icon next to each file to access the Google Doc version. Once it opens, click File then Make a copy to keep the file directly in your own Google Drive. 

The intro document outlines the big ideas around safer journeys and citizenship with curriculum links and suggested learning pathways. Includes SOLO self-assessment rubrics. The all-in-one document has everything in one file, including parts 1,2 & 3.

Bringing in ideas: what is worth knowing as a citizen and a road user? Students build ideas about citizenship, roads, hazards, road users, sharing, risk and distraction.
Summary cards provide teachers with a quick reference guide for planning a sequence of learning activities.

Relating ideas: explaining what is worth knowing as a citizen and a road user. Students develop their ability to explain the causes and consequences of citizenship in the context of road users.
Summary cards provide teachers with a quick reference guide for planning a sequence of learning activities.

Looking in a new way: extending your thoughts and your actions as a citizen and a road user. Students bring new insights by reflecting, evaluating, creating and taking action as citizens and road users who belong, matter and make a difference.
Summary cards provide teachers with a quick reference guide for planning a sequence of learning activities.