about their true Māori history
"Don't just use books as a base to teach children.”
That's according to Ha,ilton's Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Rima principal, Tony Walker.
He says the best teaching tool is leaving the classroom and connecting with the land, sea, and forest to grasp its infinite wisdom from a Māori perspective.
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Rima made its way to the Waikato River today and took in history lessons from Kīngitanga elders. The childrens' minds and hearts were filled with stories of Te Rapa Pā, Kirikiriroa, Te Kourahi Pā and tūpuna of Wairere, Tamainupo, Mahanga as well as the Waikato River.
This was an opportunity for kaumātua to correct stories in the community such as the place of Te Rapa, which is near the Waikato Hospital and not where the majority believe it to be, at The Base shopping centre, at the north end of Hamilton.
Link to article and video: Educating rangatahi about their true Māori history | Te Ao Māori News (teaomaori.news)