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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Listed below is a selection of resources to use with your students when discussing our founding document.  

  • Te Reo me Te Tiriti is an oral strip story, designed by Ako Panuku to challenge students in working together to put the story strips into correct order. Not only does it strengthen listening and reading skills but highlights the need to work together in order to complete the task.  


  • What Waitangi Day means to Me: Stuff  has gathered and shared the personal opinions, beliefs and aspirations of our National Day from two different people. One, a 17-year-old student and the other a kaiako who works in Wharekura. Read their kōrero and use for your students to debate. 


  • In this short video, information is shared around the Treaty of Waitangi, reasons for its development and what it meant for Māori in their changing world. Use with students as a listening exercise, to identify key messages and to create their own short videos outlining what the Treaty of Waitangi means in their changing world. 


  • The Signing offers the opportunity for students to read, understand, and re-write a script based on the signing of the treaty that can be acted out with a modern context in mind. Here is a resource that will allow students think creatively and make sense of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


  • An image paints a thousand words. Here is a selection of cartoons about the Treaty of Waitangi that explore some of the issues, events, and points of view relating to the Treaty. Share with students to gather their opinions and perspectives.  


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