Programme design

Possible programme designs for Māori history in years 1-8 and 9-13, along with New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA links, resources, and learning experiences. These have been designed to guide students and teachers, when looking at Māori history in a local context.

Working with iwi - the history of the Whanganui river and its people

Seeking knowledge from experts is a crucial part of studying local history. In Aotearoa, the kaitiaki of history in your local area are iwi and hapū. Developing a relationship with iwi brings local history to life for your students, and gives them a perspective they will be unlikely to find anywhere else.

Place-based education

Place-based education is the immersion of learning in a specific geographic location. In the context of Māori history, this may be the place where your students are now, or the place they whakapapa to.

Teaching material: Years 1–8

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.

Year 9-13 Māori History teaching programme design

Ideas for starting Māori History right now, in your history programme and in your local area. This document suggests ways to look at Māori history in your history programme, with suggested contexts and focus questions linked to The New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA.

Example of programme design - Paul Enright

Within Logan Park High School’s five-year programme, the teaching of Māori history progresses from year 9 to year 13 and is linked to the school’s graduate profile. Their next step is to formalise relationships with local iwi and explore their connection with place more closely.

Te Takanga o te Wā - Māori History Guidelines Year 1 - 8

This resource, written for teachers in New Zealand primary schools, has an emphasis on local history and building collaborative relationships with iwi and hapū. Although this framework is written for years 1-8, many of the ideas presented will work in a secondary context, especially for those students with limited prior knowledge.