About Living Heritage
Living Heritage is an online bilingual initiative that enables New Zealand schools to develop and publish an online resource, based on a heritage treasure in their community.
Living Heritage preserves history and culture in a digital format for every generation, and allows our children’s voices to present a view of New Zealand on the World Wide Web.
Free to all schools
Participation in Living Heritage is free to all New Zealand schools and open to all age groups. Self-publishing web pages help simplify the process of online publishing for students and teachers.
Students as storytellers
Living Heritage provides an authentic learning experience by encouraging students to become investigators and storytellers, collaborating with each other to research, write, and publish on the Web.
Study your local heritage
Identify a unique and important piece of local heritage to share on the Web such as the story of a local person, family, event, landmark, marae, or building.
Links to the curriculum
A Living Heritage web-based story incorporates the use of ICT across a range of curriculum areas, such as social sciences, technology, English, science and education for sustainability. Visit our section on curriculum integration for detailed information on how Living Heritage relates to The New Zealand Curriculum.