We are all located somewhere!
- We’re all located in a natural landscape eg with mountains, plains, rivers, coasts etc.
- We’re all located in a cultural landscape eg with man-made features such as schools, roads, towns, stories, leaders, events, and historical places.
The Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project
The stories and place names that show Ngāi Tahu history in Te Waipounamu/the South Island are being put onto a virtual landscape. This is called the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project.
What do we know about our kura/school and the cultural landscape it belongs to?
Here are some ideas to get you started on a cultural map for your school community.
Possible Horopaki ako
- Topics for learning using natural features eg sea, rivers, bush, mountains, birds.
- Hapū or iwi stories that are part of the haukāinga.
- Physical features of an area important to hapū/iwi.
- Important places.
You could use this Google doc worksheet example to record information about nearby landmarks.
- Leaders that have guided the hapū or iwi?
- Marae, pā, significant hapū and iwi from the area.
- Important events and celebrations both past and present.
- Marae, pā, important hapū and iwi from the area.
Ako me aromatawai - learning and assessment
- Ways of learning or assessing for your whānau, ākonga.
Ngā Tapuwae a ngā tūpuna - Ancestral footprints