Story: Primary and secondary education

1881 lesson plans

These are suggested lesson plans for classes of children of different ages, based on observation of a daisy. In some ways, they are ahead of their time. They were published in a teachers' magazine, New Zealand Schoolmaster, in 1881, but it was not until 1904 that nature study based on observation became a formal part of the curriculum.

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Reference: The New Zealand Schoolmaster, August 1881, p. 6 (S-L 1136-6)

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Curriculum changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012