He Pānga Tuatahi
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Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1-4
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$5 per student
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Auckland Museum
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45-60 minutes

This programme is for Years 3-6,7-8, 9-13

This programme follows on from the adaptations made by the first people to settle Aotearoa covered in Te Hekenga Nui. He Pānga Tuatahi addresses adaptations made by tāngata whenua and tauiwi in response to encountering one another when the later settlers began to trickle and then flood in from Europe. The programme starts by introducing worldviews and communication, moving into an exercise around the translations of the treaty.

Looking at a model of Ruapekapeka pā, learners will hear about some of the land wars that took place during the mid 1800s and their complexities and outcomes. Finally, tamariki will make sense of some early trade objects, exploring how the technologies brought together by Māori and Pākehā excited and influenced each other. The programme concludes by asking tamariki to reflect on the outcomes of these early encounters for diverse pockets of culture.

 Learning objectives:

·   Reflect on the concept of a world view

·   Identify a timeline of arrival to Aotearoa

·    Understand differences between the two Treaties that were signed and implemented in law

·    Understand context around the migration of Europeans to Aotearoa

·    View examples of technology that come out of the natural resources found in Aotearoa and in Europe, as well as how they were adapted for different purposes upon introduction

·    Understand the advantages offered to each iwi through new technology

·    Grasp the concept of adaptation

·    Understand how the present world we live in has been shaped by the past and that in turn our present is shaping our future.

Please note: minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students per session

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