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This section contains unit plans and resources appropriate for level 1 – 4 students to teach and promote understanding of the 1979 Mt Erebus tragedy.

Students will be able to work through an enquiry unit that develops an understanding of what happened, who was affected, how it was reported, what the impact on New Zealand was, the controversy surrounding the disaster and the learning that has come as a result of the disaster. The students will then have the opportunity to incorporate the knowledge they have acquired and create their own tribute to the disaster featuring aspects that were important to them.

The content is aligned with the NZ Social Sciences (Social Studies), English (Listening, Reading and viewing – Processing strategies), science (physical world) and technology (nature of technology) curriculum.

You can download the unit plans and use the related resources (including video and links to websites) available in the school section to aid in teaching.