Here you will find a range of teaching resources, digital resources & inquiry units that our education team have created.
We have also compiled some useful links from YouTube, Te Ara, NZ History Online and the National Library so you may delve deeper into the story of Waitangi, the place, and Te Tiriti | The Treaty.
Our Education team has created a variety of hands-on teaching and learning resources to support teachers and students, both at school and at home.
he tohu activity
When rangatira Māori signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi, some of them used a part of their tā moko (facial tattoo) as their tohu (mark or sign). Use this activity for students to create their own tohu. What tohu would you design to represent yourself or your whānau?
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Mahuru Māori is a great time to explore the significance in Māori culture of tapa whenua – naming places, to record history and describe places. An inquiry unit for upper primary to lower secondary school students.
This resource provides educators (including parents) with practical hands-on activities to explore Matariki, linking to different Learning Areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. You can also download Digital Learning resources around Matariki from our Digital Learning page.
Our Raranga Matihiko team have been working hard along with partner museums to create online resources for students. Here you will find our tutorials for students to apply their digital skills across different educational topics using a variety of apps and programmes. Come back regularly for updates!
tinkercad - create a 3d design
In this tutorial you are going to use TinkerCAD to create a 3D scene for the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Tiltbrush by Google – Create 3D Digital Objects This project teaches tamariki to create their own 3D world with the aim to encourage children to think creatively and to express their ideas in a digital environment.
In this tutorial, our very own Raranga Matihiko animation whiz – Kristina – shows you how to create your own animations on Scratch. Follow along and re-create Captain William Hobson’s Journey to Waitangi.
This resource provides educators (including parents!) with ideas and activities for teaching the New Zealand Curriculum Technology Progress Outcomes using the context of Matariki. Activites can be adapted for years 1-8.
This docudrama follows an imaginary news reporter who travels back in time to cover the days leading up to te Tiriti o Waitangi | the Treaty of Waitangi’s signing on 6th Feb 1840. We recommend you watch the entirety of each clip before showing students, as some content may not be age appropriate. Videos from www.nzonscreen.com