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Use the official New Zealand road code to integrate learning for citizenship within broad contemporary social issues for safer journeys in New Zealand.

The road code.

Classroom learning can drive understanding of the Road Code.

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 whakataukī 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.

Pathways Awarua(external link)

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Introduction

The intro document outlines the big ideas around safer journeys and citizenship with curriculum links and suggested learning pathways. Includes SOLO self-assessment rubrics.

Safer Journeys Literacy and Numeracy Intro [DOCX, 290 KB]

Part 1

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.

Literacy and numeracy Part 1 [DOCX, 825 KB]

Part 1 summary cards [DOCX, 138 KB]

Part 2

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.

Literacy and numeracy Part 2 [DOCX, 409 KB]

Part 2 summary cards [DOCX, 86 KB]

Part 3

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.

Literacy and numeracy Part 3 [DOCX, 234 KB]

Part 3 summary cards [DOCX, 93 KB]

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