- Local government
- Active citizenship
- Council Chambers
Learn how Council works to make Christchurch a sustainable, fun and liveable city through a visit to Te Hononga, the central headquarters in town.
Students will gain an understanding of what Council does, meet experts who work here and take a decision making role as they plan how to spend ratepayer's money.
We conclude with a visit to Council Chambers to see where key local government decisions are made.
Possible success criteria
Students may be able to:
- understand why the Council is so important to the people of Christchurch
- explain how Council is organised to make Christchurch a fun, liveable, workable city
- identify how Council is governed and by which processes
- understand how Māori as tangata whenua influence Council decisions
- investigate how decisions are made within Council to make Christchurch a great liveable city
- engage with the process of democratic decision-making within the local Council body.
- Using language, symbols and texts: students use oral, written and visual texts to understand key terms.
- Thinking – students will use creative, critical and meta-cognitive processes.
- Managing self – encouraging students to manage their group projects and act independently.
- Relating to others – students are expected to work together in teams.
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|Social Sciences||Social Studies||3||
|Social Sciences||Social Studies||4||
|Social Sciences||Social Studies||5||