“Painted hoe”, School Journal, level 2, June 2018
25 June 2018
The first peaceful meetings between Māori and Europeans took place in 1769, when James Cook landed in the Tairāwhiti region. During those meetings, Māori traded a number of painted hoe (paddles) for cloth, seeds, potatoes, and other items.
You can find the article and the teaching notes here: Painted hoe, School Journal, level 2, June 2018
Other useful resources
Tairāwhiti waka has been designed for education and training of young people about voyaging on a waka.
These could include:
- What were the purposes of the different kinds of waka and hoe waka?
- Discuss the made, natural, and social world in Aotearoa in the days before the Europeans arrived. How does the technology associated with the waka and the hoe waka relate to each of these?
- Identify any social and/or environmental issues that might have influenced their practice and the nature of the the waka and hoe waka that Māori produced.
- Identify some of the differences between the Tairāwhiti waka and the waka illustrated in this article. How have these differences changed how people sail waka? What other changes have occurred in transport from this time until now in New Zealand?
Progress outcomes for discussion starters
|Characteristics of technology||