Aotearoa geography thrives with diverse landscapes and bodies of water. You and your learners can discover the Māori names for some of these geographical features.
In learning these names you can have more of an understanding of places in Aotearoa and the original stories from these areas.
Included are some of the descriptive parts of place names (iti,roa, nui, poto)
Moreover, this resource also contains several worksheets. These will further engage your tamariki in learning about the names of the geographical features in te reo Māori. Worksheets range from simple tasks such as matching English and Māori names, to challenging ones involving a bit of research.
Awaroa, Awatea, Awakino, Awamarino-What happened in the places for them to have these names? What do they look like?
Some place names are really fascinating and your learners may gain more understanding of both te reo and our beautiful whenua.
Once finished, they can use what they have learned to write in their concertina book. The concertina book will be an awesome resource to share with whānau to remind them of the richness of Aotearoa geography.
This helpful link from NZ History has other parts of Aotearoa, place names .
NZ Concertina Books Bundle *He Pukapuka Whētuitui*