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Myths and legends

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Every culture has its own collection of myths and legends. Legends are semi-true stories based on historical facts, events, and people, whereas myths are sto...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Pūrākau (Māori origin stories)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Māori myths and legends run through all aspects of life in Aotearoa, from the creation of people to elements of the natural world such as the sea, sky, weath...

Entry last updated: 12/07/23
Chinese New Year

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is now one of the world's most celebrated festivals. It is the longest public holi...

Entry last updated: 29/01/24
Inca civilisation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Inca Empire stretched across the central Andes region of South America, with the capital city of Cuzco located in modern-day Peru. The Incas were famous ...

Entry last updated: 12/01/23
Aztec civilisation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Aztecs lived in the 13th to 16th century in Mexico. Their capital was Tenochtitlán. They worshipped many gods, were skilled in arts and crafts and perfor...

Entry last updated: 13/02/23
Mayan civilisation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Mayans are an ancient people that lived in South America thousands of years ago. They had a calendar more complicated than everyone else, and were amazin...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Matariki

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in other cultures. The rise of Matariki in mid-winter marks the s...

Entry last updated: 11/07/23
Māori leaders and heroes

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

There are many past and present Māori leaders and Māori heroes whose achievements and special qualities make them stand out in both the Māori and Pākehā worl...

Entry last updated: 29/01/24
Māori culture and customs

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The arrival of Kupe in Aotearoa marked the beginning of Māori culture and customs in New Zealand. The early Māori were known to have established their own tr...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Religion and beliefs

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Religion is important to many people as it forms part of their identity and culture. Many religions involve beliefs, practices, rituals, prayer, and meditati...

Entry last updated: 12/01/23