Unit Plan Templates

On this page you can select the Unit Plan Templates of your choice.

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 dont expect every teacher to write screeds of irrelevant stuff onto a unit plan just to keep us happy. What we mean by the Moriori perspective is that 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.

We are also updating the UNIT PLAN TEMPLATES to include an environmental perspective as we fundamentally believe that our generation of mankind has a responsibility to Papatuanuku and to those that come after us to clean up the mess that we have created.

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, or click in and sign our guestbook. 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 doing the Misty Skies unit as part of your studies. It makes a nice comparison with the settlement of New Zealand. 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.

To download unit plan templates in each curriculum area, simply go to the appropriate curriculum area by clicking on one of the links to the left. Each curriculum page has a drop-down list containing all of the unit plan templates….(for free)…..




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