Educators' resources

Nikau palm, by Alfred Hands, 1887Primary sources offer students a glimpse into history, whether they are sepia coloured photos from the past or are born digital  like a blog post. We have created a selection of digitised primary source galleries for you to use in the classroom or library and  also added a number of relevant resources below.

Contents

Free to Mix: An educators' guide
Primary sources videos
Primary sources activity sheets
Further information
Activity sheets for download

Free to Mix: An educators' guide

Free to Mix: An educators' guide has been written to support teachers and students to reuse digital content. The guide gives you information, activities and ideas to confidently create a remix from material you know you have the rights to reuse. It shows students why copyright and licensing exist, how they work, and how they can apply licenses to their own work through simple information, suggestions for activities, and links to more resources.

Creative Commons Aotearoa is an excellent source of information about copyright and their Creative Commons Kiwi video is a great tool for introducing Creative Commons licensing to students.

Primary sources videos

This series of videos looks includes:

Primary sources activity sheets

Each of the Pimary source activity sheets below was designed to be used with an item or items from the galleries or another primary source, which is linked from the document.

Further information

Find out more about primary sources and what makes them special.

Find out more about places to search for primary source material to use with primary sources in the classroom and library.

Find out about more about using Primary Sources.

Primary source image on this page

Nikau palm, by Alfred Hands, 1887. Alexander Turnbull Library. A-254-044

Activity sheets for download