Saturday, 15 July 2017

Day 6: Activity 1 (Native Aotearoa)

Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.

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Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…

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  1. Hi Malia,

    First off, congrats on completing the programme. I bet you've learned quite a lot during these last seven days!

    I enjoyed reading your poem, Malia. It clearly captured how you were feeling and I could imagine how it feels to be in a different yet eye-catching environment. I also like the background you used in your DLO to accompany the poem. The orange glow really translates the feeling of warmness and comfort in a new place. Great work!

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Hi Malia. Great poem. Keep up the superb work.

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