Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/
From Te Papa - Matariki Education Resource - This unit of work aims to raise your students’ awareness of Matariki, a significant festival that is celebrated throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. It is designed for both Early Childhood and Primary learners, and has cross curricular links with the 5 strands of Te Whāriki, as well as Social Sciences, Science, Literacy, and Learning Languages areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.
Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan? Or that although we can normally only see 6-7 stars with the naked eye, there are actually over 400 included in the Matariki cluster? This 56 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions and learning about Matariki. *Also included in this resource is a large wall display banner and a set of word wall cards.