Use the curiosity cards to spark student inquiry about New
Zealand's rich bicultural heritage. Each card has:
- an image of a New Zealand historic item, place, event, or
fertile questions to inspire inquiry about the image
and its wider story
- a link for more resources to help with teaching and learning.
Watch videos about using the cards
Explore the curiosity cards in sets 1 and 2
Set 1: He Tohu, Tuia Encounters 250
Explore this set of curiosity cards to inspire inquiry focused on He Tohu and/or Tuia — Encounters 250.
He Tohu is the permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand:
- He Whakaputanga
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi)
- Women's Suffrage Petition.
Tuia — Encounters 250 is an important national commemoration marking 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and
Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage
to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Set 2: Tuia Mātauranga
Use this set of curiosity cards to inspire inquiry and conversation
about 4 Tuia Mātauranga topics:
- First Encounters
- New Zealand History
- Legacy of Learning (Relationships and The Environment).
Each of these incorporate the themes of Tuia — Encounters 250.