This area of the site is where you will find the unit plan templates (and other items) for you to download and use for FREE. Simply click on the link to the curriculum area from the menu on the lower right side of the page.
When you download these templates to use, simply delete the details that are not relevant to the unit you are planning. If you are after Completed Unit Plans, the link below will take you to that area of the site.
Have a look at the bottom of the page for more information about Education Resources and our free unit and lesson plans.
Using the menu (on the right) select the Unit Plan Templates of your choice. Or the buttons below.
Please note that it is impossible to make a template that suits absolutely everybody or every occasion. Also, as foci change, so does the method needed to record planning and often, assessment.
The FREE UNIT PLAN TEMPLATES on this site ALL feature space for including a Moriori perspective:
From the mid 1990s, through to at least 2008, it was popular to include a token Maori perspective in unit planning, thereby ticking that one off and satisfying the powers that be that you were in fact delivering te reo me ona tikanga Maori
At Education-Resources, we wouldn’t expect that teachers are writing big, voluminous unit plans, as ideally, the learners will be driving the unit (not the teacher) so planning should be broad and only after the teaching (at assessment time) would there be an abundance of details.
Unit planning should be a direction aspiration. The details are given by the needs of the students as learning unfolds.
Don’t be one of those teachers that can’t work without a script and that makes learners follow a programme rather than their interests.
The Moriori perspective option is included because these templates are provided freely by Hokotehi Moriori Trust and we passionately believe that it is the responsibility of educators to make themselves and their akoranga aware of the story, history and message of Moriori. Don’t continue to ignore this essential piece of New Zealand’s history.
We want you to consider if what you are learning and teaching about has any impact on the lives and cultural aspects of Moriori. If the answer is “NO” then consider the ‘issue’ in the light of the kaupapa of Nunukutanga. Is there a way to make a positive and meaningful difference for someone as a result of the learning inherent in the unit. Does your unit promote peace, and harmony and advocate for the rights of others? How does it do that?
We dont want any tokenism, but we certainly want you to ‘think’ about and acknowledge the kaupapa of this peaceful New Zealand people and we want you to teach your learners about this. Don’t be a part of the continuation of ignoring this history and these people.
Remember, these are FREE units and Unit Plan Templates. We do appreciate some acknowledgement if you use, modify or represent any of these units in your education setting. A simple email to say “thanks” would suffice.. We are just trying to get an idea of just how many people are using our site. It then justifies the amount of time and money we spend on it too.
Re Moriori (the language)
Do you want to learn some Re Moriori? Click below and go and have a look at the examples of Re Moriori?
Free Education resources unit-plans
If you are doing a unit on settlement with your kids, consider using our Unit Plan for settlement >>>> as part of your studies. The difference on Rekohu is that the Europeans came before the Maori, and after the Moriori. Have a look, its fascinating and kids love it. This is something completely new for them and gets them away from the ‘same old stuff’ that some teachers tend to teach for their Treaty topics.