TOPIC: 3) Early European contact.
TYPE: Setting the context.
LENGTH: 15–20 minutes.
EXPLICIT PURPOSE/S: To compare characteristics of Māori and settler societies to increase understanding of why there would be culture clash.
IMPLICIT PURPOSE/S: To show that Māori had their own successful culture and way of life which has been eroded by colonisation.
GROUP SIZE: Any.
CHARACTERISTICS: Less suitable for academic or more advanced groups.
FACILITATOR KNOWLEDGE NEEDED:
low - if done quickly with information lightly covered;
1. Provide participants with copies of the two worksheets, Māori and Settler Societies 1 and 2.
2. Participants use a pencil to draw a line between each statement and the house representing the society that the statement relates to.
3. Participants work in pairs or small groups (3-4) to share ideas and discuss their answers.
4. Give everyone an answer sheet so that they can compare their own. If groups are working at very different speeds, you may move among the groups that have finished to address any differences in the answers.
5. In the big group, ask participants to identify any answer /information that was new to them or surprised them.
6. Answer the most pressing questions or direct participants to other sources of information.
7. Note any myths or misunderstandings that can be dealt with in later sections.
TEACHING TIPS: There may be a need to define culture and give examples. Tell participants that they will need to take off their '2010 spectacles' and put on a pair for the period between 1820 and 1840. Elaborate on examples if necessary but avoid trying to explain aspects of Māori culture.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: None.
VARIATIONS: Use only one worksheet if time is short. Step 2 can be done in pairs with one worksheet between two participants.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT CONTENT:
1. Naumann, R. (1990). The Tauiwi, the Later Immigrants (p8). Auckland, New Zealand: New House Publishers.
2. Nauman, R., Harrison, L. & Winiata, T. (1990). Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The living Treaty (pp 4-13 Auckland: New House Publishers.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Glenys Daley.
Everyone gets an education for