Suitable for Years 7-10+ this classroom kit combine elements from the Social Science and Literacy/Arts areas. Your students will examine original sources focussed on understanding both iwi and European points of view.

10 themes return students time and again to question the accuracy of stories we've been told about first contact between Maori and European. Students examine sources that give two views (one from the ship and one from the shore) on each theme. There is space to question how these themes are viewed in 2019 and ask how things might have turned out differently.

Students use this knowledge (and provided 'First Contact Bingo' cards) to conduct an analysis of stereotypes and mis-representation in a range of reproductions of historic Cook memorabilia (think stamp albums, children's stories, maps and collectibles). A final section sees students re-imaging their stories in new artworks/literature (details TBC). 


Our kits are always free but they do come with certain time-framed conditions.  Most often you'll be asked to return an image, a sample of student work, or a professional response regarding your learning experience within a certain timeframe. We will send a prompt for this feedback a few weeks before the due date and it may be worthwhile adding the feedback date to your calendar now.

Conditions are clearly outlined at the point of registration and you'll need to use your own judgement in regards to whether the kit suits you and your students.


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