Waitangi Day Discussion Questions

A2 Level

  1. What is Waitangi Day?
  2. When do people celebrate Waitangi Day?
  3. What is the Treaty of Waitangi?
  4. Who are the Maori people?
  5. Why is Waitangi Day important in New Zealand?

B1 Level

  1. How do New Zealanders celebrate Waitangi Day?
  2. What are some traditional Maori activities on Waitangi Day?
  3. Why was the Treaty of Waitangi signed?
  4. What does Waitangi Day mean for people in New Zealand?
  5. How does Waitangi Day promote unity in New Zealand?

B2 Level

  1. Discuss the historical context of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  2. How has the celebration of Waitangi Day evolved over the years?
  3. Analyze the significance of Waitangi Day in New Zealand’s national identity.
  4. How does Waitangi Day address the relationship between the Maori people and the Crown?
  5. What are some controversies surrounding Waitangi Day?

C1 Level

  1. Critique the impact of the Treaty of Waitangi on contemporary New Zealand society.
  2. Explore the role of Waitangi Day in reconciling historical grievances.
  3. Discuss the importance of Waitangi Day in promoting cultural awareness and diversity.
  4. Analyze the representation of the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand’s education system.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of Waitangi Day celebrations in fostering national unity.

C2 Level

  1. Deconstruct the Treaty of Waitangi’s role in shaping New Zealand’s constitutional framework.
  2. Critically assess the Treaty of Waitangi settlements and their long-term impacts on Maori-Crown relations.
  3. Explore the implications of Waitangi Day on New Zealand’s international image.
  4. Analyze the discourse surrounding sovereignty and self-determination in the context of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  5. Discuss the future of Waitangi Day in an increasingly multicultural New Zealand.