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Students investigate how our aesthetic values can create weed problems.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Explain how some weeds arrived in New Zealand.
  • Evaluate the role of historic cultural values in introducing weeds.
  • Investigate current cultural values and consider how they may affect the creation of new weeds in New Zealand.

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Curriculum Connections

Social studies, levels 2-7


weed, introduced, exotic, native, invasive, acclimatisation society


1 ½ - 2 hours


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