Sample slides and lesson plans

The teachers that suggested we create this pack thought that having some sample lesson plans and slides would be helpful for teachers, so that they can see how this might be explored in a classroom setting and can adapt the slides and plans to their own classes. 

Of course, there are a range of ways to explore the topic of race unity with a group of students, just as there are many different approaches to teaching in general. The slides and lesson plans below were created by secondary school teachers, but they are only illustrative examples and not intended as exemplars of best practice.


Slides – [title]

About these slides

This set of slides explores this year’s speech topic ‘Speaking for Justice, Working for Unity’. It starts by exploring the concepts of race, unity and justice. Then it looks at some key quotes and insights from last year’s Race Unity Speech Awards and Hui. Finally, it presents the speech topic and questions. These slides are a starting point for lesson sequence at a senior level, intended to be adapted and changed as teachers see fit into their classrooms. They may especially complement a unit exploring social issues in senior social studies. 

Link (google slides):

Link (powerpoint): [attached]

Link: (PDF):



Lesson plans – [title e.g. 3 lesson sequence]


About these lesson plans

This set of three lesson plans illustrate an example of what it might it might look like to begin to explore this years Race Unity topic in a senior social studies classroom. The lesson plans are those of a year 13 Social Studies teacher working through the slides in the context of a unit on contemporary social issues in New Zealand.