Back to school and there will be no stopping after next week with plenty of’ mahi to get through!
I spent last weekend up at Paihia and it was just exciting watching the preparations for Waitangi day begin.. I had heaps of hīnawanawa =goosebumps!
As some of you know I have been busily compiling Waitangi Treaty Resources. You may have seen the new Te Takanga o te Wā- Ngā Hītori Māori-Māori History Guidelines for Years 1-8.
I have used this as a foundation for the units and based them on interesting Māori kōrero and history.
These resources help ākonga to understand how the past has shaped us and to look to the past to inform the present and the future. Understanding change over time is central to historical thinking. Learners of any age need to understand that change is continuous and that change can create new issues.
These are all available through Teachers pay Teachers and the “shop” is here.
I have only been selling through TpT for a little while but as a purchaser I LOVE TpT. There are great freebies and what I find really helpful is the variety in clip art AND great templates, frames and borders. Seriously at $6-$10 for some products I think there are heaps of bargains to be had. Many of the sellers spend hours on these top products.
Anyway-I digress. I really wanted to talk about Kupe.
He is featured in various places in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. A rangatira and an extraordinary sailor he sailed his way to Aotearoa (which his wife named) and continued to name places after incidents that occurred.
The story is really engaging and it also gets the learners thinking about the symbolism in Māori art and around the Treaty grounds. There is always the thought provoking question. If we already had the name of Aotearoa why was it re-named by someone else?
For you that already have this resource I thought I’d make a wee thinglink as some of the worksheets are rangahau-research and there are some interesting links!
I’m sure the ākonga (and you) will have a great time looking through these links.