Teaching histories in schools in Aotearoa has been compulsory since the beginning of  2022. This PD package supports teachers in meeting this requirement.
Critical Maori and Pakeha Histories - A Curriculum Programme Resource Written by Tamsin Hanly
Edited & illustrated by Ruth Lemon
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    Content of the CPR

    Unit 1: Te Ao Māori o Neherā, The Māori Creation Theory.

    Māori origins of Te Orokohanga, Gondwanaland, Māui

    and other tūpuna bringing practical knowledge....




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    An educational

    professional development




    For all educational centres.
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    This Curriculum Programme Resource (CPR) is a
    must in every educational centre in this country.
    It is a single programme to help a school plan and
    teach their approach to New Zealand's Māori and
    Pākehā cultures and histories in a cohesive way.

    - Ingrid Huygens

Are your educational centre and staff still struggling to effectively meet goals in any of the following?

  1. The New Zealand Curriculum Treaty of Waitangi Principle (MoE, 2017d).
  2. Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (MoE, 2017b).
  3. Te Whāriki (MoE, 2017c)
  4. Te Aho Matua (Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, 1994)
  5. Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua (Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, 2015)
  6. Ka Hikitia (MoE, 2008, 2013).
  7. The Māori Language Curriculum for Mainstream schools (MoE, 2011).
  8. Tātaiako (Teaching Council of Aotearoa, 2011).
  9.  Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2022).
  10.  The Māori Histories Curriculum (Tamua, 2014).
  11. Hautū (NZSTA, 2015).
  12. Our code, our standards (Teaching Council of Aotearoa, 2017).

This CPR  is now in just over  300 schools and centres.

It can go a long way towards practically enacting these policies more effectively. Are you feeling that you are not teaching accurate Māori & Pākehā stories of our nation to your students effectively? This CPR is designed to support the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) goals that require all New Zealanders to be knowledgeable about Māori and Pākehā, to understand the history of their relationship and enact the Treaty of Waitangi Principle (MoE, 2017c) and Te Whāriki (2017a). The resource meets the NZC Social Science Achievement Objectives (MoE, 2017c). The CPR can be utilised successfully by all mainstream and Māori medium pathways.