Digital atlas features original Māori names of South Island

A digital Māori atlas named Kā Huru Manu has been developed by Ngāi Tahu.

The new atlas uses the original Māori names for the South Island. It can be used to teach school students about the Maori language and the affects of colonisation.

Kā Huru Manu was launched at the end of 2017 and features more than 1000 Māori names and the stories behind them.

There is even a guide for teachers to use the map in their classrooms.

Ngāi Tahu archive manager Takerei Norton said the iwi was excited about presenting the framework and working with teachers to see how the resource could be used.

The framework could be used to teach Year 7 to 10 students about places and as a reference when studying social action.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
Find the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why in the article to complete this worksheet.

I Think Because
Share what you think about the article and explain why.

My Questions
Write a question map about questions that you have after reading the article.

News Review
Give the news article you have read a review

Write what you KNOW about the topic in the article, what you would LIKE to find out and then what you have LEARNT.

Newspaper Bingo
Play newspaper bingo. Find a number of different articles to complete the grid.

Questions and Answers
Write a set of questions and then their answers after reading the article.

The Big Idea
Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H. then select 25 of key words associated with the article.

Word Investigation
Vocabulary exercise where students find key words within the article.

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