Resources and information for NZ teachers
The general publications page contains short fact sheets explaining a variety of topics, including monetary policy, financial stability, and related economic and financial issues.
Worksheet: The Effect of the Dairy Industry on the
Economy (PDF 507KB)
This worksheet focuses on the dairy industry and its effect on the New Zealand economy. It covers the following topics/skill areas: trade, aggregate supply and demand, inflation, growth and government intervention. This worksheet is relevant to Achievement Standards 90795 (L2 Trade), 90796 (L2 Growth), 90632 (L3 Aggregate Economic Activity) and Unit Standards 5860 (L2 Trade) and 5862 (L2 Growth).
Worksheet: The Effect of
Immigration on the Economy (PDF 2.25MB)
This worksheet focuses on immigration and its effect on the economy. It is relevant to Achievement Standards 90794 (L2 Inflation), 90796 (L2 Growth), 90798 (L2 Government policy) and 90632 (L3 Aggregate Economic Activity).
Worksheet: Exchange Rates and Interest Rates (PDF
This worksheet focuses on exchange rates and how they are affected by interest rates. It is targeted at economics teachers, years 11–13.
The PIE (People, Inflation, Economics) Kit: Teachers’ Guide An educational resource for Year 9 & 10 students. Unfortunately there are no kits left, but this section reproduces the copymasters from the Teachers’ Guide included in the kit.
The Tale of the TT2
For junior students (7 to 8 year olds). A story about inflation with some simple mathematical calculations. Links to Strand E (Resources and Economic Activities) in the revised draft Social Studies curriculum.
To obtain any of the resources mentioned above (subject to current stock levels), please contact:
The Knowledge Centre
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
PO Box 2498, Wellington.
Phone: (04) 471-3660
Enquiries about class visits for senior students to the Reserve Bank in Wellington can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.