Useful links and videos
- Kā Huru Manu - project dedicated to creating a Ngāi Tahu atlas of place names and histories.
- Kā Huru Manu education framework - A framework for using the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Atlas to teach social studies in Years 7-10.
- Kareao: Ngāi Tahu Archive - comprises the collections of the Ngaitahu Maori Trust Board, the records of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and the personal papers of selected individuals.
- Aoraki Creation Story - Narrated by Tā Tipene O'Regan, this visually stunning short film tells the Ngāi Tahu creation story of Te Waka-o-Aoraki and more widely Te Waipounamu.
- Aoraki Creation Story in te reo - this contemporary animation uses whakapapa recorded by Ngāi Tahu rangatira Matiaha Tiramōrehu, and the motif of kōwhaiwhai to present a version of one of the Ngāi Tahu creation stories.
- Stories of our Māori place names - teaching unit from Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
- Find Māori place names - Toitū te whenua/Land Information New Zealand has a guide on how to find Māori place names.
- Interactive map of Te Reo Maori place names
- How do I say Māori place names correctly?
- Map of Aotearoa New Zealand featuring names relating to the legend of Māui.
- Aotearoa map of place names - downloadable map of some of Aotearoa New Zealand's main place names.
- Place names from Cook's voyages - Read more about the place names given during Lieutenant James Cook’s first encounters around our shores in this Google Earth tour. Included are original Māori place names.
A project-based learning approach in this field trip
Project-based learning (PBL) is a suggested teaching and learning approach to support student-led inquiry into an area of interest. PBL provides opportunities for students to build key competencies and skills such as:
- critical thinking
- problem solving
Use the Te tapa whenua online field trip to ignite student curiosity and questions, and the following framework to support student-led learning through PBL.
Individually or in a group, students can explore resources in this field trip to:
- Discover more: Interesting background information, images and page narrations about the field trip topic.
- Connect with experts: Insights into field trip people, their interests and careers.
- Explore field trip videos: Field trip videos and information–Use the questions on this page to help students consider key concepts.
- Te tapa whenua on Google Earth: A virtual experience using interactive maps, 3D images, video images and information.
See, Think, Wonder
Project-based learning requires a meaningful and authentic problem to solve or question to answer. Support students to identify an area of interest, including a problem to solve or question to answer, For example:
- Problem: Our town/mountain/river etc are known mostly by their Pākehā names, but there are Māori names for these features too.
- Question: So... what do locals think about changing the names of existing places/landscape features? Why do they hold these views?
Students can identify their own problem and question to answer as they engage with this field trip, supported by the following questions:
- What do you SEE?
- What do you THINK?
- What did you WONDER about?
- What QUESTIONS do you have?
- What do you want to FIND OUT MORE about?
Help students to establish goals, plan, connect and create content and/or a solution. For example:
- Plan and approach: Students could ask their family/whānau and survey local members of their community about their opinions on changing these names.
- Solution: Students could be supported to recognise different perspectives or world views that shape broad categories of responses.
Students analyse who they want to know about their project and why. Essentially who cares?
- Who in the school and community would benefit from their ideas and information?
- What careers connect with their ideas and information?
- What organisations can use student ideas and information?
- Is there need for a wider audience? National? Global?
Students identify how they will share their content for effective impact. Some examples include, but are not limited to:
- School assembly and communications with whānau.
- Showcase in a local library, community centre, cafe and/or to a local business.
- A community event
- Digital platform: in a movie, website, Google Earth for Web, on a school social media platform.
- Local media outlets.
Share your students' work with LEARNZ!
Send us a small file (less than 10Mb). You can do this as an attachment to email@example.com.
If it's a large file, send a link to a public file/resource to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For example, entries can be uploaded onto a YouTube account with the privacy option on ‘Public'. Or send a link to a file in your school Google drive, set it to ‘Anyone with a link’, as ‘Viewer’. Please do not send in large source files. Make sure you provide us with your students' first names, year group/s and the name of your school in your email. Add a brief description if you think it's needed. Before your students share any learning, please ensure you review it first; Any other media content, such as images and sound, need to adhere to appropriate Creative Commons licensing. Make sure any people who are in images and video have given their permission to feature.
Student self assessments
Your students can complete the online student pre-assessment and post-assessment forms for this field trip. Once completed you can email email@example.com to have your class submissions extracted and emailed to you. It's OK if just some of your students have filled them in or if they have submitted either self assessment rather than both.
- Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google doc to use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).
- Web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - PDF (118k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary.
- Webconference summary sheet: A class summary of an web conference is a great way of reviewing the information your students heard. It's easy to do, purely as some text, or as main facts on a picture background. - PDF (78k) | Google doc.
The LEARNZ team would love to see how students and teachers are participating in this trip! We will use your mahi to improve this and other online field trips, as well as share and credit any teacher and student contributions in our online spaces! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org