Summary Page: Rāranga tuku iho, tohatoha whiwhi ōrite - dual heritage, shared future
Term 3 starting 9 September 2019.
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This year New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Co-presented in te reo Māori with Teanau Tuiono.
The 250th anniversary is a time to learn about and reflect on the first onshore encounters between Māori and non-Māori, and the feats of Polynesian navigators and explorers who reached and settled in Aotearoa New Zealand many years earlier. Tuia - Encounters 250 is a national commemoration of the multiple histories that formed our nation and an opportunity for us all as New Zealanders to talk about our rich histories and our national identity.
This field trip, based in Te Tai Tokerau Northland will take you back in time to the arrival of Polynesians in Ipipiri/Bay of Islands, investigating their archaeological remains and exploring the way of life of our earliest explorers; then the arrival of Europeans and an exploration of the world we live in now and our future.
Woven into this bilingual field trip is an expectation that students will create their own artefacts be they fish lures, karakia, carvings, storytelling, or personal taonga.
This is a timely and relevant social science field trip for all New Zealand ākonga.
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:
- the first explorers to reach Aotearoa and how they got here
Captain Cook's first expedition and arrival of the Endeavour in 1769
first meetings, trading, cultural encounters
the history of Te Taitokerau | Northland
the important science undertaken by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander
the collection of artefacts
marae and marae protocols
During this field trip you may:
- Follow tweets from Andrew, the LEARNZ field trip teacher
travel to Te Taitokerau | Northland
Investigate the stories of arrival through weaving and games
see an archaeological dig in action
find artefacts like fish lures in the remains of middens
journey out into Ipipiri/Bay of Islands on board the MV Tucker Thompson
see how forest logs were turned into ocean-going waka/waka hourua
fish with handmade lures
learn a karakia
explore ideas of gift-giving tikanga hau, and peace-making hohou te rongo
After the field trip, challenge yourself to:
- understand more about what it was like to be a first arrival in Aotearoa
write your own Treaty
think about yourself as a character in history and what Aotearoa might be like in 250 years
describe how we as a country might successfully get to the year 2269
find a whakataukī Māori proverb that you like
find out more about careers in heritage, language and archaeology
describe what you might find in a modern-day midden in 200 years' time.
Teachers, in relation to this field trip, find out more about Cultural Narratives one of the CORE Ten Trends 2019.
Where you will go
In Māori legend Te Ika a Māui, the North Island was an enormous fish, caught by the god Māui. Te Taitokerau, Northland is sometimes referred to as Te Hiku o Te Ika, 'the tail of the fish'. Here, in Ipipiri/Bay of Islands evidence has been found of one of the earliest sites of human habitation in New Zealand, about 700 years ago. In 1769 Captain Cook anchored the Endeavour just off the shore of Motuarohia Island. Ipipiri/Bay of Islands became the first area in Aotearoa New Zealand to be settled by Europeans.
Teacher comments about related field trips
"This particular topic had all my students absolutely hooked - the 95% Maori students in my class felt it was about them and supported their culture and their own learning. I love the Inquiry focus, the research skills LEARNZ offers, the range of learning styles - with background information, diaries, audio conferences, images. All students are catered for". Diane Henderson from Ohaeawai School.
"We have been researching about Captain Cook and we are also preparing for a Marae visit so components of the field trip have been particularly relevant. The easy background pages and the associated activities were just right for my Year 4 class. It is always interesting to learn from Shelley and Andrew while they are on location. The students develop a connection with them, particularly if they participate in an audio conference". Fiona Mackley from Alexandra School.
"Good to get affirmation that other schools in NZ are learning about the First Encounters. Lots of opportunity for role play and integrated learning. The audio recording was most valuable as an addition for those who find difficulty in reading.". Pauline Maclean from St Theresa's School (Plimmerton).
Go to more comments from teachers about their LEARNZ virtual field trip experiences.
Science: Living World Levels 2-4, Nature of Science Levels 2-4, Planet Earth and Beyond Levels 2-4; Social Studies: Continuity and Change Levels 2-4, Identity, Culture and Organisation Levels 2-4
Vision, Values, Key Competencies, Principles, Literacy and Numeracy
By their nature, LEARNZ field trips integrate with the higher levels of the NZ Curriculum. Participation encourages development of the Key Competencies around Thinking, Using language, symbols and text,
Managing self, Relating to others, and Participating and contributing. Teachers indicate this in testimonials.
LEARNZ field trips have support and activities for Literacy, with opportunities to develop skills in Listening, Reading and Viewing and in Speaking, Writing and Presenting. More about LEARNZ as a Reading Resource and student writing opportunities with LEARNZ.
Select LEARNZ field trips have support and activities for Numeracy, encouraging the development of skills in Number and Algebra, in Statistics and in Geometry and Measurement.
As well as providing visual and audio material and access to real experiences, LEARNZ links well to ESOL Principles, especially
Principle 3 Maintain and make explicit the same learning outcomes for all the learners.
How can I make the lesson comprehensible to all students?
How can I plan the learning tasks so that all the students are actively involved?
Do my students understand the learning outcomes?
Principle 4 Begin with context embedded tasks which make the abstract concrete. How can I put these concepts into a concrete context?
What's in a Field Trip
Every LEARNZ field trip has its own newly-built, self-contained web site ready for integration into your teaching and learning programme.
Teacher Support has curriculum integration, resources, newsletters, support and evaluation.
Prepare Students provides opportunities for student inquiry on two sets of image-rich background pages at reading levels 2 years apart,
(students can click to have those pages read to them out loud), online interactive and other activities to check students' understanding, and a glossary.
During the field trip there are live tweets on twitter, and daily additions such as a diary, video clips,
profiles of the experts (ideal careers education), a photo gallery, and ambassador (mascot) page updates.
Live web conferences via Adobe Connect enable teachers to managed students putting prepared and spontaneous questions to experts (recorded for replay).
After the field trip, teachers are encouraged to take further action with their class in the community or to go on a related field trip,
or to invite a guest speaker, or to present what they have learned to a wider group.
Teachers also fill in an online evaluation (more about reflective practice),
the field trip prize winner is drawn, and the final newsletter is sent. Content remains online for continued use.
How teachers use LEARNZ
View teacher comments in testimonials and in the LEARNZ Group on the VLN. There are two main ways teachers use a LEARNZ virtual field trip with their class.
Firstly, a LEARNZ field trip is ideally an immersive, engaging, synchronous, online learning experience with real-time components and a myriad of opportunities for teachers and students.
Secondly, and less ideal but still effective, a LEARNZ field trip can be used as a retrospective experience where the resources
such as photos, text, activities, videos and audioconferences/web conferences comprise a unique collection of authentic, contemporary New Zealand teaching and learning material.
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