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Dental Nurse Equipment

Episode:25Te Papa Collection:History

Suggested curriculum levels:3 – 5

Curriculum connections:English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing, Health and Physical Education: Healthy Communities and Environments, Social Sciences: Continuity and Change Economic World

Description:'The Murder House'. Simon Morton says it's no wonder when you see some of the ghastly tools used in the dental nurse trade.

Questions for students

  1. What things do you already know that helped you to understand the Tale? Use the 'Connections and conclusions' response template to record your ideas.
  2. How different is dental care now? How important is dental care for children?
  3. Why does Te Papa have dental nurse equipment in its collections? What can this equipment tell us about life in New Zealand?
  4. Why do you think the government provides free dental care for all children? How does the country benefit from children having good teeth?
  5. What questions occurred to you as you watched this Tale? How could you find out more?

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