This section highlights ready made teaching materials that will assist in the implementation of Te Takanga o te Wā, Guidelines for Teachers Years 1–8.
A study of your local area, Wāhi is about exploring, sharing and connecting and enhancing the place where your students live. The ideas in this section, especially those around social action, will work with all primary level students.
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Photographs give us a window into other people’s lives and histories. Through a number of different learning experiences, students of any level can use visual images to see into the past. They can then use the images to make comparisons with their own lives.
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Help your students with interesting activities:
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Use music and visual arts to teach Māori history at any level. This includes:
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Thinking historically not only requires students to interpret an historical event but also means that they need to be able to place that event in time and context. Aimed at younger students, this section covers the skills of chronological thinking and using timelines.
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Te Takanga o te Wā is not designed as a list of lessons or learning experiences. Rather it provides a framework to support teachers to teach Māori history with their students. The content and context that you choose for your class could focus on building quality and collaborative engagement with your local iwi and hapū. The stories and histories relating to your school’s geographic location will assist you to instill a deeper sense of personal identity and belonging for every student. This resource provides connections to frame that context:
Each one has a list of possible conceptual understandings and a key message linked to the levels 1 and 2 achievement objectives of The New Zealand Curriculum.
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These student resource have been reversioned into English from the Māori medium series, Te Wāhi me Te Taiao. This series shares information about geographical locations around New Zealand from the perspective of Māori from that area.
These are designed for Year 7–8 students in English medium working at Level 3–4 of The New Zealand Curriculum.
The resources align with the Social Sciences strand Place and Environment. It is intended that students will gain an understanding of:
Kāwhia Harbour (student book) ISBN 978-1-77550-263-0
Kāwhia Harbour (map) ISBN 978-1-77550-367-5
Napier Inner Harbour (student book) ISBN 978-1-77550-262-3
Napier Inner Harbour (map) ISBN 978-1-77550-366-8
The student resources and maps are available for schools to order from The Back of the Chair www.thechair.co.nz
Napier Inner Harbour PDF (5.9 MB)
Kāwhia Harbour PDF (6.4 MB)
This resource is designed to be used with Te Takanga o te Wā – Māori History: Guidelines for Years 1–8. It explores how concepts of whakapapa, tūrangawaewae, mana motuhake, kaitiakitanga and whanaungatanga are woven into the history of Kāwhia Harbour and Napier Inner Harbour. The resource considers why these concepts are important and includes teaching and learning ideas that develop understandings about these concepts.
A summary of thoughts from parents of children in English medium schools.
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