Curiosity Cards

As part of Tuia Mātauranga, the Ministry and National Library of New Zealand have worked in partnership to develop a set of Tuia Mātauranga Curiosity Cards, intended to spark student inquiry about the multiple histories that have formed our nation, and to encourage discussion about our rich histories and our national identity.

Each card includes:

  • an image of a New Zealand historic item, place, event, or person

  • fertile questions in English and te reo Maōri to inspire inquiry about the image and its wider story

  • a link to more related online resources to explore on the DigitalNZ website.

The Curiosity Cards are available from the National Library website.

 
IMAGES: the Curiosity Card about a matau rino (an iron fish hook). The front of the card (above) displays a matau rino made by Māori in the 19th century. The reverse of the card (below) includes fertile questions to inspire inquiry, and a link to more resources to help with teaching and learning.

IMAGES: the Curiosity Card about a matau rino (an iron fish hook). The front of the card (above) displays a matau rino made by Māori in the 19th century. The reverse of the card (below) includes fertile questions to inspire inquiry, and a link to more resources to help with teaching and learning.