!! SUMMER LEARNING JOURNEY !!
Week One: In the Beginning (1800-1870)
Day 3: It’s All in the Family
Activity 1: The More, the Merrier?
In the 1800s, most families were pretty big. In fact, many parents had an average of seven to nine children. Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine siblings.
On your blog, please tell us how you would feel. Would you enjoy being a member of such a large family? Why or why not?
To Be Honest I wouldn't Mind having a Large Family because we don't have to do heaps of chores nah i am just kidding having a large family is ok but the only thing is the space around the house is gonna be crowned and its gonna be crazy and its gonna make loud noise's .
Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry
All of us are members of a family. Some of us have large families and some of us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my family and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. It is a very special way of identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many different versions of pepeha but most provide people with information about who you are and where you come from (i.e. your whakapapa). Use the template provided below to prepare your own unique pepeha. If you need help please watch this short movie clip on preparing a pepeha.
Ko Manuga te maunga
Ko Tamaki te awa
Ko Polynesian tōku iwi
Ko Polynesian tōku hapu
Ko Aotearoa ahau
Ko Taiana toku Mama
Ko Bruce toku Papa
Ko Lomio toku Teina
Ko Aneelis toku Tuahine
Ko Lillyana tōku ingoa.
No re na tena koto tena koto tena koto ka toia
*affiliate means to associate with, or be close to.
When you have completed your pepeha, post it on your blog. You could even post a video of you reading out your pepeha.
Bonus Activity: Fun Family Facts
Everyone’s family is unique. What makes your family special? Choose three people close to you and ask them what their two favourite things to do in summer are.
On your blog, write two fun facts about each person. For example, my Nana plays the bagpipes!
My Family Fun Facts !
Mum ( Taiana ) : She Like's to do the Washing and do BQQ'S!
Dad ( Bruce ) : He Like's stay Chill and Chill !
Sister ( Aneelis ) : She Like's to do Swimming and Athletics!
Brother ( Lomio ) : He Like's to do Swimming and Touch Football!
BONUS POINTS: 6