Treaty of Waitangi Education Kit
Teaching guides and resources to support the provision of Treaty of Waitangi education in the tertiary sector, including 24 activities.
The purpose of this project was to support provision of Treaty education in the tertiary sector by making teaching resources easily accessible. A larger, but longer-term, goal is to develop a virtual community of Treaty education practitioners.
The project addressed several current problems:
- the Treaty of Waitangi is unique; teaching resources are not available from overseas; there are no Treaty ‘textbooks’ for tertiary education
- because it has been taught for fewer than twenty years, teaching resources have not been published to date
- due to the fact that it is a minor part of the curriculum, it is not a recognised area of teaching expertise
- there are very few Treaty educators in the country, therefore it is not available in most community ACE programmes
- the Treaty is a controversial subject about which most adults know very little; many educators avoid becoming involved and/or do not provide quality learning experiences
- there are insufficient numbers of people wanting to learn about becoming Treaty educators at any specific time and place to have a formal professional development programme.
Therefore, this project was designed to provide teaching guidelines for a relatively large collection of existing teaching/learning activities for Treaty education and to publish them.
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The Treaty of Waitangi activities
Download the individual activities in MS Word format.
- Events in Aotearoa before the Treaty
- Explaining Faces
- Key Events leading to the Treaty
- Māori and Settler societies
- Pre-Treaty views of each other
- Signing of the Treaty Play
- Looking at what the Treaty Articles say
- The Treaty is/was
- Implications of the Treaty Articles
- Thinking about Treaty Rights and Responsibilities
- Motis Test
- Native Land Court Scenario
- The Wave is the Treaty
- True-False Quiz
- Matching Treaty Terms
- Significance of the Declaration of Independence
- Lord Normanby's instructions
- Who had authority
- Treaty - Organisational Audit
- Treaty Quotes
- Personal Responses
- Treaty Review
- Thinking about relationships 1
- Thinking about relationships 2
- Jen Margaret - Project Leader (Auckland Workers' Educational Association)
- Christine Herzog – Coordinator (AWEA)
- Deborah Radford – Resource Development (AWEA)
- Karena Stephens-Wilson - Māori Treaty Educator
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