From my native homeland.  The curled Ponga (Tree Fern) koru. The koru is the budlike beginning of a fern leaf before it opens. The symbol is prominent in traditional Maori art motifs such as bone and wood carvings, and tattoos (moko). The unfurling koru leaf pattern represents new beginnings.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

From my native homeland. The curled Ponga (Tree Fern) koru. The koru is the budlike beginning of a fern leaf before it opens. The symbol is prominent in traditional Maori art motifs such as bone and wood carvings, and tattoos (moko). The unfurling koru leaf pattern represents new beginnings. More

Maori masks depicting Maori gods. The symmetrical motifs in the background were part of a mathematics lesson.

Maori masks depicting Maori gods. The symmetrical motifs in the background were part of a mathematics lesson.

Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Students understand the differences between myths and legends. This poster provides a list of characteristics of each genre. This poster is grounded in the Common Core State Standards -- FREE --

Students understand the differences between myths and legends. This poster provides a list of characteristics of each genre. This poster is grounded in the Common Core State Standards -- FREE --

Te Whiti o Tu - Maori Legend - Read the story here - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/artwork/12076/rehutai-and-tangimoana

Te Whiti o Tu - Maori Legend - Read the story here - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/artwork/12076/rehutai-and-tangimoana

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