Basic knowledge of NZ natural history/Resources/Lesson Plan 8

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Introduction - why is NZ so amazing?

What we are going to cover:

Formation of New Zealand

NZ landscapes

NZ plants (Flora)

NZ Animals (Fauna)

Human Settlement (Maori and Pakeha)

Formation of New Zealand - two stories - who can tell me what they are?

Geological history

Maori creation myths - go through the story of Rangi and Papa - get students to research others and present back to the class.

Activity - Gondwanaland.

Powerpoint presentation on formation of New Zealand