Activity Plans for Teaching About Election Issues

Classroom resources

Posted: 27 July 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA9HZ

Policy is New Zealand’s only comprehensive and easily accessible election information site. Ahead of the 2020 election, we’re partnering with social science educators across New Zealand to create resources that help teachers navigate the election in the classroom.

Our activity plans help teachers guide students through discussions on the values, priorities, and impacts policies have on different groups of people. Using Policy, students can learn about different election issues, strengthen their ability to make value-based decisions, and understand why different people and groups make decisions that are different to their own.

Resources are free and available at

Policy provides neutral, accessible, trustworthy information, summarising the election policies of political parties, profiling the candidates stading for election, and explaining each of the referenda. Policy is strictly neutral, focused only on providing the information necessary for exercising democratic rights.

Further information

Contact: Chris McIntyre

 (027) 381 8523