Learning resources

New learning resources to support teachers, students and their parents, whānau and communities will be available online progressively from late July to October. The resources will help teachers build rich learning opportunities using inquiry-based learning under the four topics above. There will be specific resources available for early years, years 1-3, years 4-6, and years 7-10. We will keep you posted as they become available.

Inquiry-based learning questions

A series of questions has been developed to stimulate deeper thinking by children and young people within their local environment. These inquiry-based learning questions align with the programme themes of globalisation, enterprise, citizenship, and sustainability, and will be explored in the following topics.

  • Term 1: Voyaging

  • Term 2: First Encounters

  • Term 3: New Zealand History

  • Term 4: Legacy of Learning, including the environment, and building and maintaining relationships.

The questions are designed to be part of more in-depth inquiries into voyaging, first encounters, New Zealand history, and a shared future throughout the year. Exemplars for cross-curricular teaching and learning will be available to support teachers for different levels of the curriculum.

Download the complete list of Tuia Mātauranga IBL questions (PDF, 692KB).

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.