Iwi historians and secondary teachers talk about Māori history and what this means in today’s world. Each add their own expertise and experience on teaching Māori history, creating a rich resource for New Zealand history teachers and students.
Victor Manawatu discusses the ideas leading to the Māori history project incorporating field trips for history teachers, where they visit sites of significance for Māori history and hear the stories of these places told by local people.
Jacqui Russell, history teacher at Southland Boys’ High, reflects on the importance of the field trip she went on with a group of secondary teachers, visiting sites of significance to local iwi and Ngāi Tahu around coastal Southland.
Professor Wally Penetito, Professor of Māori Education at Victoria University, begins by describing growing up without having the rich, local historical stories and artifacts included in the local school curriculum.