Sep 8, 2019

Voyagers of the Pacific - Tuia 250

It's Te Wiki o te Maori here in Aotearoa this week, so for our literacy tasks this week we will be exploring some NZ history (which also links us back to our explorers DRIVE inquiry of Term 2).

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We have an awesome NZ-made resource to use from Top Teaching Tasks - we can use these links below or use the QR codes that the resource gives us (and are on our classroom wall).  The resource has jigsaw piece activities for us to complete alongside viewing the website links.


The Fish of Māui 
• The Fish of Māui video https://safeYouTube.net/w/0IAq
• Māui and the Giant Fish http://eng.mataurangamaori.tki.org.nz/Support-materials/Te-Reo-Maori/MaoriMyths-Legends-and-Contemporary-Stories/Maui-and-the-giant-fish
• Māui Recites a Fishing Karakia https://teara.govt.nz/en/video/6799/maui-chants-a-fishing-karakia
• The Legend of New Zealand https://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/the-legend-of-new-zealand/

Who was Kupe? 
• First People’s in Maori Tradition – Kupe https://teara.govt.nz/en/first-peoples-in-maori-tradition/page-6
• Get on the Waka! The Spinoff (from 1:25) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m2GOgievO8
• Kupe in the Hokianga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPs-Fn__oPI
• Who was Kupe? Wikipedia information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kup
• Kupe Sites: A Photographic Journey Te Papa Museum of New Zealand https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/maori/kupe-sites-photographicjourney

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Waka Hourua 
• Waka/canoe navigation • https://teara.govt.nz/en/waka-canoes/page-1
https://teara.govt.nz/en/canoe-navigation
• Canoe sketches – Canoe is the People PDF http://www.canoeisthepeople.org/pdf/storehouse/Canoe_Learnerstxt_LR.pdf
• Model of a Waka Hourua https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/648721
• Get on the Waka! The Spinoff (from 2:36) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m2GOgievO8
• Waka Hourua Science Learning Hub https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/633-waka-hourua

Polynesian Navigation
• Pacific Navigation http://www.learnz.org.nz/location192/bg-standard-f/polynesian-navigation
• The Secrets of the Navigators https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/2358
• How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean? https://safeYouTube.net/w/GaCq

Who was Abel Tasman? 
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• Abel Tasman 1642 http://abeltasman.org.nz/what-happened-in-1642/
• European Discovery of New Zealand https://teara.govt.nz/en/european-discovery-of-new-zealand/page-3
• Europeans Arrive to New Zealand https://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/europeans-arrive-toaotearoa/
• European Discovery of New Zealand - LEARNZ http://www.learnz.org.nz/location192/bg-easy-f/europeandiscovery-of-new-zealand

Who was Captain James Cook?
• The Amazing Life of Captain Cook https://safeyoutube.net/w/qmBq
• Cook’s Achievements https://teara.govt.nz/en/european-discovery-of-new-zealand/page-6
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• Captain Cook Biography https://www.captaincooksociety.com/home/detail/new-zealand-list
• James Cook Biography https://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/james-cook

Captain Cook’s Diary Entry 
• Captain Cook Diary 6th October 1769 http://southseas.nla.gov.au/journals/banks/17691006.html
• Captain Cook Diary 7th October 1769 http://southseas.nla.gov.au/journals/banks/17691007.html
• Captain Cook Diary 8th October 1769 http://southseas.nla.gov.au/journals/banks/17691008.html

Who was Tupaia?
• Tupaia Biography – The Encyclopedia of NZ https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6t2/tupaia
• Legendary Map of the Pacific Finally Unlocked https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/101871481/legendary-map-ofpacific-by-james-cooks-tahitian-navigator-tupaia-finally-unlocked
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• Tupaia’s Map of the South Pacific https://www.nla.gov.au/stories/exhibitions/2018/12/14/a-meeting-of-twocosmologies
• The Little Known Story of the Tahitian Navigator, Tupaia https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201852726/the-little-known-story-of-tahitiannavigator-tupaia

The Endeavour 
• Life on the endeavour - video https://safeYouTube.net/w/opBq
• Endeavour photo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Endeavour#/media/File:HMS_Endeavour_off_the_coast_of_New_Holland,_by_Samuel_Atkins_c.1794.jpg
• Experience sailing on the Endeavour – video 2 https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/encounters/european-exploration
• Endeavour https://www.captaincooksociety.com/home/detail/endeavour

The First Meeting of Māori and Tasman 
• Abel Tasman 1642 http://abeltasman.org.nz/what-happened-in-1642/
• European Discovery of New Zealand https://teara.govt.nz/en/european-discovery-of-new-zealand/page-3
• Europeans Arrive to New Zealand https://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/europeans-arrive-to-aotearoa/
• European Discovery of New Zealand - LEARNZ http://www.learnz.org.nz/location192/bg-easy-f/europeandiscovery-of-new-zealand
• The first meeting of Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay http://www.theprow.org.nz/events/the-first-meetingabel-tasman-and-maori-in-golden-bay/#.XTGropMzab8

The Early Meeting of Māori and Captain James Cook 
• First Encounters: James Cook https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/encounters/early-meetings
• Tupaia Biography https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6t2/tupaia
• Prophecy and the Arrival of Captain Cook – video https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watchplay/maori/rongowhakaata/watch-prophecy-and-arrival-captain-cook

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Painted Hoe Article 
• Painted Hoe article http://bit.ly/PaintedHoe
• Painted Hoe audio recording http://instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/English-ESOL-Literacy-Onlinewebsite/Instructional-Series/School-Journal/School-Journal-Level-2-June-2018/Painted-Hoe Sixth Sense Poem http://bit.ly/SixthSensePoem






Tuia 250 Commemoration information 
• Tuia 250 Official Website https://www.tuia250.nz/
• Tuia 250 Ministry of Culture and Heritage https://mch.govt.nz/tuia250
• Tuia 250 Background Information http://www.teha2019.co.nz/about/mch-and-tuia-encounters-250/ • Tuia 250 TV One News Explanation https://safeYouTube.net/w/yEBq
• Tuia 250 Introduction video https://safeYouTube.net/w/uEBq
• Tuia 250 Introduction video 2 https://safeYouTube.net/w/HEBq
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Celebration or Commemoration? 
• Tuia 250 Celebration or Commemoration https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/113919524/tuia-250-celebration-or-commemoration-for-anniversary-of-captain-cooks-arrival
• Petition Launched to Stop Replica Endeavour https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/07/petitionlaunched-to-stop-replica-captain-cook-endeavour-coming-to-new-zealand.html
• Cook’s Voyage Similar to Polynesian Adventurism https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/114015349/cooks-voyage-hadsimilar-ethos-to-polynesian-adventurism
• A Difficult Step Towards a Shared Story https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/104561606/opinion-captain-cook-firstencounter-celebrations-a-difficult-step-towards-a-truly-shared-story



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Aug 26, 2019

2019 Being Kiwi - what does it mean to me?

This week we are exploring what it means to 'be Kiwi' and how we might express ourselves about that.

We can use some of these links for inspiration!
Kiwiana - what makes us "Kiwi"?
Life in New Zealand - what are some typical aspects of living in Aotearoa NZ?
Kiwiana iMovies created by Team Kahu 2014
More Kiwiana iMovies created by Team Kahu 2014


This is a video celebrating natural NZ and the Kiwi spirit:



A classic TV ad having a bit of fun:



And this is a fun clip with some aspects of what's good about being Kiwi! (Filmed at Lake Wakatipu in fact!)

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Jul 28, 2019

Express Yourself as an Activist


An activist is a person who campaigns for social change.
As humans we have the power to change things that we don’t agree with — whether it be what’s in our food, how animals are treated in captivity, or inequality between genders or races. 
When you begin to take action to bring awareness to the causes you care about, you become an activist in the process.
All it takes to become an activist are passion, knowledge and a desire to help bring about change. Anyone can do it! (Adapted from OneGreenPlanet site)

Watch these videos to see how some people have taken, or are taking, action about causes they feel passionate about...
McKenna Pope 2013:



Greta Thurnberg



Zaria Forman



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Jul 21, 2019

Maya's Ideas TED Talk

Our Term Three DRIVE inquiry is "Express Yourself - Be a Storyteller" and we are asking "How can I share my feelings, ideas or views?"

www.dictionary.com explains that to 'express oneself' means to reveal or portray one's feelings or views through speech, writing, some for of art, or behaviour.

Today we are thinking about what it means to 'express yourself', how we might do that, and the motivations we might have for expressing ourselves in different ways

To help us explore these concepts during our DISCOVER phase, we are first looking at this clever young lady to find out how she took her ideas and shared them with the world:



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Jun 3, 2019

For our reading/DRIVE activity this week: 
The River Nile






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