Education-Resources Unit Plans

These unit plans and unit plan templates are 100% FREE to use, 100% FREE to download and 100% FREE to modify. The only thing that we ask in return is that you let us know what you think of them. If there are any unit plans with links that no longer work, or incorrect onformation on them: let us know by emailing us on

As this site is designed, built, hosted and updated by Hokotehi Moriori Trust, all of the completed unit-plans on this site must include a Moriori perspective in some format. For many unit-plans, this simply involves a reflection on how the topic would impact on Moriori as a people. In other units, there are specific learning tasks about the Moriori people and the Rekohu environment. All units must also have a strong focus on 21st century learning tools and have the key competencies central to the learning.

Using these unit-plans you can now teach your students about a completely different New Zealand culture, without leaving the classroom. Most units are complete with all resources and/or links necessary for you to be able to teach the entire unit without having to look for supplementary material. Information pertaining to Moriori is reproduced by permission of Hokotehi Moriori Trust.

Please ask for permission before reproducing any copyright material. These unit plans may be reproduced and altered at will.


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Free Education resources unit-plans

If you are doing a unit on SETTLEMENT with your students, consider doing the Misty Skies unit as part of your studies. There are some interesting differences between the settlement of Rekohu and the settlement of New Zealand. On Rekohu, the Europeans arrived before the Maori, but after the Moriori. Have a look, its fascinating and students are genuinely intrigued by it. This is something completely new for them and gets them away from the 'same old stuff' that some teachers tend to teach for their Treaty topics.

To download unit plan templates in each curriculum area, simply go to the appropriate curriculum area by clicking on one of the learning area links above. Each curriculum page has a drop-down list containing all of the unit plan templates....(for free).....or you could try the drop-down menus below?

Don't forget; you can also download the fully workable MSWord version for each unit plan and unit-plan template, for FREE. That's right! No tricks and no gimmicks: absolutely 100% FREE. Well, it would be nice if you could post a positive comment on our guestbook, but you don't HAVE to.
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Below are the MSWord Versions of some of the complete unit plans, all with a Moriori or Rekohu theme. Select from the dropdown list.

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Free Blank Unit Plan Templates

Broaden your own horizons as well........ Perhaps what you think you know about this slice of history, isnt what actually happened.... Come on......take the chance....

All of the tasks on this website are environmentally friendly and or culturally inclusive.

For Blank unit plan templates, in all curriculum areas. please select from the list below to download the MSWord document version.

Education-resources unit-plans

Education Resources unit-plans are formed around the Key Competencies and have a Moriori perspective embedded in each one