It’s big, it’s beautiful, it’s te moana.
How many classrooms have you been in where the topic is “The sea”?
How many of those classrooms had kupu Māori or a Māori perspective visible?
This is one of the easiest to integrate the perspectives of kaitiakitanga and tikanga.
Tangaroa, kaitiaki of the sea, guards his children, all living things in the moana. For tangata whenua the moana was the pantry, the supermarket the place to get kai to sustain the people. Many of us still rely on the ocean’s bounty. This resource has been made to help schools use more te reo Māori with this topic.
Wall labels, flashcards and foldable books will help you integrate words and sentences.
Here is a clip to see this resource: