Activity 1: A House or a Home?
In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each
village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked,
Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof
and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at t
he picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like
On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home.
What are two similarities and two differences between a
wharepuni and your house?
Both of which is made out of wood
A wharepuni is a very sacred and a traditional house. Unlike are normal houses it can get noisy & crazy
They can both be used for sleeping, eating and meetings.
Other than wood both houses are made out of different materials such as straws and animal fur. Normal house are built by things such concrete, metal and more
Activity 2: The Rules of Engagement
During the early years in New Zealand, men and women
would often marry at a young age. Women were expected
to have babies and remain in the home caring for their
children. Few, if any, left home in search of work. Men,
on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.
These days, we don’t have the same strict expectations
about work. Girls and boys can choose their own path in
life. In fact, I was lucky enough to go to university and to
follow my dream of becoming a teacher!
What is your dream job? Draw a picture of yourself doing
your dream job and post it on your blog. You could be a
doctor, an actor or even a zookeeper! I have drawn myself
taking a picture of a beautiful castle in Poland because I
would love to become a travel blogger and photographer one day.
I guess me and Rachel have a Dream Job quite similar to
each other, for I as well would love to travel around the
world and take the most breathtaking photos. Here is my photo
Bonus Activity: Special Meals
Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate
foods that they could catch in the water (eg. fish) or grow
on the land (eg. kumara). They did not have access to a
supermarket to buy food for their meals! Speaking of meals,
what is your favourite meal? Mine is wood-fired pizza. Yum!
On your blog, post a picture of your favourite meal. Be sure to
tell us what it is and why it is your favourite. You could also
include the recipe if you have it so that we can all try it!
My all time favourite meal is Lasagna. It has cheese, meat and sauce.
All of my favourite things in one meal. Cool Right! And the best thing
is that it taste delicious. It always gets my mouth watering when we
have it for dinner. If you’d like to know it is made here is a recipe → How to make Lasagna
BONUS POINTS: 8