Maori culture and art
Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan? Or that although we can normally only see 6-7 stars with the naked eye, there are actually over 400 included in the Matariki cluster? This 56 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions and learning about Matariki. *Also included in this resource is a large wall display banner and a set of word wall cards.
Looking for an easy to use Matariki resource? Looking for a range of easy to use Matariki activities for New Zealand primary students? Have a look here:3 Reading comprehensions Suitable for independent reading for Gold readers plus or suitable for shared reading.Songs Twinkle, twinkle little star in Maori and nga Whetu o Matariki , a song about the names of the Maori stars.
This pack includes four Year Five, Year Six, Year Seven and Year Eight Maori Myths and Legends literature texts with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks. These link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three, Listening, Reading and Viewing. www.topteachingtasks.com
How Maui Fished Up The North and South Islands (Maori Version). In the Editor's Note to the Patricia Grace's novel Potiki, Vilsoni Hereniko explains that "Potiki" has two meanings: youngest child, who in this novel, is Tokowaru-i-te-Marama (Toko) and Maui-Potiki, the demigod Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. Some of the events of Maui-Potiki parallel those of Toko. Familiarize yourself with the myth before reading Part One of the novel.