Thursday, 12 February 2015

Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty Of Waitangi Questions And Answers!
How do you know about what happened in your family before you were born?
  • I stay up late and  listen to my parents and grandparents when they tell stories or whether we have a family talk.
  • How do we know how people lived long ago?
  • There were carvings of very special icons/items/special people or plants that has been carried out through generation to generation.
  • How did Makereti know what life was like for iwi before she was born?
  • Makereti wrote a book about how the old-time Maori lived before the arrival of the Pakeha. She described what it was like to live in a kainga:
What are some of the rules we have:

  • At home - No swearing, No fighting, Don’t talk back.
  • At school- Be respectful to each other, No shoes inside, No swearing
  • Respect people property- No stealing stuff, No smacking window.
  • When we go out to different places-Always be nice to people, Don’t be rude.
  • When we are with different people- No Asking them for 1v1, No stealing stuff

Why do we have rules?
  • What would happen if there were no rules?
  • Every single person would go crazy if there were no rules!
  • Make a chart showing family or school rules
  • How do we make social rules? Who makes them?
  • We make social rules by respecting the normal rules and make everything easier to do. The Prime Minister makes social rules.
  • If you think a rule or law is bad, what can you do about it?
  • We can contact the Prime Minister and tell him what's best for nz.
  • How do you decide if a rule is good or bad? Think about who the rule is good
                  or bad for?
  • By doing and respecting them and make a good deal out of it.
  • What happens when we disobey rules?
  • We could be charged to court or get your self in a detention!

Similarities and Differences

  • Think about and discuss all the ways that your life might be similar to that of a child living in Aotearoa before Pakeha settlers arrived.
  • There is one thing that is similar to my life and that was the time when I was been taught how to hunt for food.
  • Discuss the ways that your life is different from that of a Māori child before the Pakeha settlers arrived.
  • I have never had any settlers arriving.
  • Make two lists, one for things that are the same and one for things that are different.

Place Names

  • Think of Māori place names in your area.
  • Rangitoto Island
  • Find out why those names were given. Use a Māori dictionary (if you need to) or talk to a kuia and kaumatua.
  • The name Rangitoto is sky blood in english.
  • Think of some non-Māori place names in your area.
  • One Tree Hill

  • Find out why those names were given.
  • Because It is an important memorial place for both Māori and other new Zealanders.
  • Discuss the differences between the way Māori and non-Māori name places.
  • It is because there are two cultures that has became as one after they had signed the treaty and that is because there was Maori and Pakeha.
  • Discuss why Māori and non-Māori have named places differently.
  • It could be about they wanted to share the land with each other and become friendly to one another.

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