This is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of geography. This page explores the planning and decision making processes and the implementation of SmartGrowth in more detail through current case studies.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as assessment information. This resource is most suitable for geography achievement standards level 8, but can be adapted for level 6, 7 and social studies level 5.

Activities Assessment Curriculum Level Geographic concepts Geographic skills
5a

Southern Pipeline case study (1)

  • Individual or small group information sheet and questions (comprehension exercise)
Activity Summary 
Information Sheet 1 
Information Sheet 1 (simplified)
SmartGrowth three level Reading Guide

2.2, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6

6*, 7*, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Interaction

Valuing skills

5b

Southern Pipeline case study (2)

  • Individual or small group information sheet and questions
Activity Summary 
Information Sheet 2 
Information Sheet 2 (simplified) 
Map 

2.2, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6

6*, 7*, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Interaction

Valuing skills

Visuals

5c

Consent hearing role play

  • Group role play activity
Activity Summary 
Role play cards 
Assessment of Environmental Effects Handout 
Glossary of Māori terms

2.2, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6

6*, 7*, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills

5d

Personal filter game

  • Small group interactive game
Activity Summary 
Personal filter cards )

2.2, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6

6*, 7*, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills

5e

Southern Pipeline case study (3)

  • Individual or small group information sheet and questions
Activity Summary 
Information Sheet 3 
Information Sheet 3 (simplified) 

2.2, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6

6*, 7*, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Interaction

Valuing skills