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Learning outcomes

Unit title

  • The language of mountains

Learning areas

  • Science
  • Social sciences

Learning outcomes

  • Students will investigate mountain stories around NZ with a bilingual option
  • Students will understand how places influence people and people influence places.
  • Students will understand how people view and use places differently.
  • Students will gain knowledge of the significance of mountains to Māori and other cultural groups in NZ.

Links to curriculum

  • Science: Planet Earth and beyond
  • Social sciences (Māori)
  • Social sciences: Place and environment


  • Level 2-5

Geographical location for topic

  • Potentially any mountain in NZ

Unit or achievement standard

  • Could be used to supplement standards in history and geography


  • Geography (Mountains)
  • People
  • Geology

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