!! SUMMER LEARNING JOURNEY !!
Week One: In the Beginning (1800-1870)
Cool Kiwi Fact #1: Did you know that the Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa? Loosely translated this means ‘land of the long white cloud.’
Day 1: Arriving in New Zealand…
Activity 1: The First Settlers
It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’ Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.
Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?
Stories about Maui -
1 - Maui and the Sun
2 - Maui and the Giant Fish
3 Facts About The Interesting Man - Maui
Fact 1 - That his brothers didn't believe Maui and Maui Prove them Wrong and he believed himself .
Fact 2 - That Maui is a Kind and Nice man and he can look after his family by feeding them and choosing the right decisions to make and not to make .
Fact 3 - Maui is a Trusted man and he loves his Family every much , he Represents his family loud and proud and his family is proud of him .
Activity 2: Setting Sail
The first settlers to come to New Zealand must have been really brave! They had to leave their original homes and sail thousands of miles across the ocean on a special boat called a ‘waka’ to reach New Zealand.
Bonus Activity: Waka Ama
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.
Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?
I would Like to be in a Waka Ama Race one Day Because is it a new thing that i would like to try out one day . Plus it looks cool and why not give it a try .
BONUS POINTS: 10