Related resources

Resources you can use to shape a Treaty based programme of learning

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi School Journal Story Library 
    This comic provides a fresh approach to the story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. It covers a wide time span, from the arrival of Polynesian explorers to the signing of Te Tiriti, to the New Zealand Wars, and through to the modern-day Treaty settlement process. A special emphasis is put on unpacking the two versions of Te Tiriti and exploring their ongoing significance. 

  • Treaty of Waitangi Collection
    EPIC provides schools with free access to the Treaty of Waitangi Bridget Williams Collection of reference materials. The collection includes online Teacher Notes

  • Treaty Settlement stories
    A Ministry of Culture and Heritage project, led by Monty Soutar, that interviews those involved in treaty settlements. The aim of the project is to improve understanding of the treaty settlements process over the past 30 years. This project is in progress, so material may not become available for some time.
  • He Tohu – Archive Exhibition Project
    He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of the founding constitutional documents that shape our nation:
    • 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni – Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
    • 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi
    • 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.
  • “Why the Treaty now?”
    A Prezi presentation by John Paul Powley, a Wellington secondary school teacher. The presentation references the book The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan.
  • Kiingitanga
    For the first time in more than 150 years, go behind the gates of Tūrangawaewae marae and discover the untold story of the Kiingitanga. The 3-part documentary series from Māori Television explores the history and significance of the Māori King Movement.
  • What is a social inquiry? Crafting questions that lead to deeper knowledge about society and citizenship, Bronwyn E. Wood, in Set 2013: No. 3, a resource for teachers, published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research

    The 2007 New Zealand curriculum introduced the idea of a “social inquiry” in the social studies curriculum. However, it appears that the nature and purpose of a social inquiry is still unclear to many teachers. The purpose of this article is to clarify what a social inquiry is, to examine its origins within the social sciences, and to consider the contribution it can make to inquiry learning. The article draws on empirical data from a secondary-school-wide, local-community social inquiry. An analysis of the questions students and teachers asked in this social inquiry revealed that three broad types of learning outcomes were generated through this process: information-based, values-based, and citizenship-based outcomes. The article concludes by suggesting a number of ways social inquiry questions could be crafted to support informational and transformational/citizenship outcomes for social studies students.
  • Treaty2U
    TREATY 2 U tells the story of the Treaty of Waitangi. It covers the events that led up to the Treaty, explains what is written in the documents, and explores the crucial differences between the Māori and English versions. The website includes interactive games and teaching resources