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Teacher PLD

  • Watch this video where Duan Wilkins talks with Chris Harwood from the Ministry of Education about how the Map My Waahi field trip aligns with the New Zealand curriculum. She also highlights some Tuia 250 resources that fit within this field trip's themes.

Student self-assessments

  • Your students can complete the online pre-test and post-test student self-assessment forms for this field trip. Once completed you can email help@learnz.org.nz 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.

Web conference resources

  • Map My Waahi web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - PDF (100k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary
  • Web conference summary: The class web conference summary can be done in a format of your own choosing, but feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - PDF (78k) | Google Doc. We'd love to share your ideas on the field trip website and help your students feel valued for their efforts. Please send your class summary to andrew.penny@core-ed.org.


  • Planning Sequence example for a virtual field trip - Word (2.7Mb) | PDF (178k) | Google Doc.
  • Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google Doc. To use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).
  • EPIC: Through EPIC the Ministry of Education has paid a subscription on behalf of all registered New Zealand schools to access a range of quality, educational e-resources. For information about how to register with EPIC go to http://www.epic.org.nz/. More information is at https://www.tki.org.nz/epic2. If you are unsure if your school is registered ask your librarian or principal.

Links and downloads for digital mapping

  • Google Earth - free application that lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery.
  • Google My Maps - free application that you can use to make your own maps and share them with others online.
  • ZeeMaps - free tool that allows you to create your own map.
  • ArcGIS Online - free tool enabling the user to explore and analyse data using maps - called the Esri Program for Schools.
  • DOC Maps and Data - Explore our nature with interactive mapping tools and free downloadable data.
  • LINZ Data Service - Access topographic maps and highly detailed aerial photos.
  • Esri ArcGIS StoryMaps - Story maps combine web maps to incorporate text, multimedia. Story maps inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics.
  • Google Earth Pro (external site) – view and use a variety of content, including map and terrain data and imagery.

Links and downloads for family history research

General information

Useful resources

Look for historic objects

Search or photos, objects and other items

Other research ideas

  • Local library – your local librarian can show you resources for exploring family history. Some may have free access to sites such as Ancestry.com
  • Local museum/settlers museum
  • Local council - for further information on early settlers and old maps etc.