NGĀ TOHU O TE TAU HOU  SIGNS OF THE MĀORI NEW YEAR

This educational programme will assist students and teachers in developing their understanding of the connections between the Signs of the Māori year. The Māori new year starts when a number of signs (tohu) in the environment appear, such as Matariki (Pleiades) rising pre dawn, but there are many other tohu also.

At the end of this programme students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the signs of the Maori new year

  • Describe the reasons, connections and changes of Tamanuiterā (Sun), and links from the Sun to Papatūānuku (Earth), and The Ātea a Rangi

  • Analyse information about the star clusters, the significant stars for this period of the year

The programme contains a booklet for each student (tauira) with localised learning to Ngāti Kahungunu within Te Matau a Māui (Hawkes Bay). It also comes with a booklet for the teacher on how to teach the resource providing answers for the lessons and activities. This resource aligns with both the Māori and National curriculums (Te Marautanga o Aotearoa).

The resource will be online next year (2023) through our e-portal.

Contact msmith@atea.nz  for more information

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