Worksheet: Maori Dance, songs and meetings: 1 On this worksheet, you’ll look into different types of Maori dance and songs. Secondly, you’ll study a beautifully decorated Maori meeting house. Enjoy! . The waiata song: Sources:
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Gloss: to quiver: huiveren, sidderen van angst; ferocious: woest; inapropriate: ongepast; to mollify: bedaren, kalmeren;
to decimate: decimeren, verkleinen in aantal.
Questions: Before answering these questions, study all the links above! If you don’t understand certain English words, verbs or expressions, use a dictionary or let Google find the translation for you. A. History:
Who was Te Rauparaha?
What’s the link between him and the haka?
What does ‘Ka Mate, Ka Mate, Ka Ora, Ka Ora’ mean?
By whom is the haka frequently performed today?
True or false: the haka is only used by men. If you think the answer is false, also mention why!
Is the Ka Mate haka a war dance? Explain!
Why do you think facial expressions and body language are important in a haka? Why do the All Blacks perform a Haka before a match?
3. Maori Meetings: Exercise: backpacking with Kamal and Sun:
On the next page, you’ll find two extracts from the travel diary of both Kamal and Sun. The duo has explored New Zealand from the busy cities to the dense rainforests and vast plains. Along the way, they just couldn’t ignore the rich Maori culture. They both kept a diary, but the journey was sometimes hard and rough and some pages in their diary were damaged and thus incomplete. Try to complete the following sentences from their diary by studying the links below.