From Term 1 in 2023, Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories will be part of all kura and schools’ marau ā-kura and local curriculum. The document here outlines the new curriculum content.
Te Papa provides a free downloadable activity book to help children understand the significance of Waitangi Day, through maps, flags, word puzzles, drawings, and colouring in. This resource is suitable for primary-aged children. The activity book is available as a PDF in A4 and A5 size, in English and te reo Māori.
Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori / Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori
Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – the Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori – assists all English-medium schools in Aotearoa-New Zealand to design a curriculum which includes te reo Māori.
This Update supports schools in understanding and enacting the curriculum principle of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Building an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom environment’.
This CPR (Curriculum Programme Resource) overview covers six topics that schools can use in a range of models of delivery. The six topics each have one Unit booklet which is divided into historical sections, with matching social science achievement objectives, a rationale, learning outcomes, core information, essential ideas, junior and senior activity possibilities, images, optional cross-curriculum term overviews, websites and references. This CPR is designed to support the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) goals that require all New Zealanders to be knowledgeable about Maori and Pakeha, to understand the history of their relationship and enact the Treaty of Waitangi Principle (MOE, 2007). The resource meets the NZC Social Science Achievement Objectives (MOE, 2007). The CPR can be utilised successfully by all mainstream and Maori medium pathways. After reading the booklets for Professional Development, educators can select from the resource and create their own unit plans, lesson plans, and assessments for deliver as is an educators craft. This CPR has been designed and written by a Pakeha senior primary school teacher - Tamsin Hanley - who has twenty five years experience in Mainstream and Maori mediums teaching this content and a similarly experienced pathway teacher editor. Illustrated and edited by Ruth Lemon. This CPR will assist beginning to experienced educators of all ethnicities to teach these histories more effectively to our students of all ethnicities.
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.