Te tapa whenua: naming the land - LEARNZ free online field trip

Classroom resources New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 11 January 2022
Notice reference #: 1HASK0

This FREE LEARNZ online field trip, Te tapa whenua: naming the land, will help educators and ākonga discover Ngāi Tahu stories behind some of the place names around Aoraki, our highest peak through engaging readings, videos, a live web conference and interactive quizzes and maps.

Travel online to ​​Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with LEARNZ kaiārahi and Ngāi Tahu to: 

  • Discover the stories and reasons behind Ngāi Tahu place naming throughout this area.
  • Explore the connection of people to special places and environments.
  • Find out how place names represent the story of settlement by a range of people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Consider the importance of place names and their stories being handed down, retained and restored.  
  • Inquire into the significance and stories behind place names in your own region.

This online field trip aligns with the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum. It supports a cross curricular approach to teaching and learning and encourages curiosity and student inquiry. 

This trip reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions, promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Enrol in this trip to receive supporting communication and resources from the LEARNZ team and connect with field trip experts in our live web conferences. 

LEARNZ free online field trips, powered by CORE, provide authentic, interactive learning experiences and cover a wide range of topics. LEARNZ connects educators and ākonga with interesting people, places and stories, with the aim of inspiring our future generation to think and act in ways that will safeguard the future wellbeing of people, and our planet.

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Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

23 February 2022 – 28 February 2022

Further information

Contact: Barrie Matthews

 (027) 223 0342