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10 Reasons to bring your class to The Poisoners!
- All museum exhibitions have underlying themes and concepts. Often these relate to the learning areas, values and principles of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Matauranga O Aotearoa. The Poisoners! references ecological sustainability, integrity, honesty, inquiry and curiosity.
- The Poisoners! caters for a diversity of learning styles. It features soundscape, opportunities to touch, to hold, use of lighting, colour and design/ stylistic elements and layout all designed to engage visitor’s learning and imagination. Collectively they engage a range of learning styles. Considered as separate elements they offer a focus for the critical examination of the exhibition.
- Auckland War Memorial Museum provides an opportunity to learn in a public and community setting that is dedicated to the lifelong nature of learning, through social interaction and communication.
- Attending museum exhibitions provides a shared class experience and immediate opportunities to record this on film. This experience can then be reported on and examined further in class.
- The Poisoners! provides a coherent setting that crosses learning areas and key competencies.
- The Poisoners! is a mystery that allows learners to work with physical evidence; to analyse, compare, deduce, hypothesise, solve clues, and use their imagination.
- The Poisoners! is bilingual in Te Reo Maori and English. It provides a fun context for the practice of a range of language and literacies.
- The Poisoners! requires and encourages learners to apply scientific knowledge and processes to solve the mystery.
- The Poisoners! is in the style of metafiction. The main features of plot, character, setting, and tone will be easy for learners to identify.
- The Poisoners! is a competition suitable for personal or group challenges on the day of the visit.
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