Te Whare Tipuna
The Ancestral House
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 @ Museum | FREE* online session
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Auckland Museum | online
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1 hour | 30 minutes online

This programme is for the following year groups: Year 1-8

What does the whare and its various parts represent? What are its parts called? What is the whare used for?

This lesson focusses on encouraging learners to participate in the use of Te Reo Māori and understanding tangata whenua history, culture and customs.

Throughout this session, learners will look holistically at the structure of the whare tupuna, Hotunui and learn the names of the parts. Learners will also look at traditional weaving patterns and learn to weave just like the ancestors did.

Join the education team in this exciting journey as we weave our way through history using our most treasured taonga, Hotunui.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:
· Identify components of a wharenui and how they represent the human body

· Gain insight into Māori values and perspectives through artwork and carvings

· Master the initial skills and techniques involved in weaving a tukutuku panel

This programme is also offered in Te Reo Māori.

*Terms and Conditions for FREE online sessions
1) Session are on average 30 minutes in duration
2) Minimum of 10 participants are required
3) Bookings need to be made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
4) Free online programmes are available throughout Term 4 2021, however will conclude once schools are permitted to attend onsite

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