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He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare me ōna tikanga

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

What does the whare and its various parts represent? What are its parts called? What is the whare used for?  

These questions and more will be answered as we investigate the notion of a whare as a story book.

We will teach your students a haka to help retain new ideas, and open chapters of carved, woven and painted stories. We end our session by showing students how other objects/taonga tell stories.

The Whare

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Year levels 1-8, maximum 30 students
$5 per student for a one-hour programme
Terms 1 and 2, 2018
Curriculum links
Social Sciences, levels 1 - 4
Technology, levels 1 - 2
Related galleries and exhibitions
Te Ao Tūroa (Māori Natural History) gallery, Maori Cultural Performance, Tangata Whenua- The power of portraiture


Explore aspects of Māori culture through painted, carved and woven stories. 
Learn a fun haka which will help you remember the parts of the whare. 
Discover some of the traditional tools and materials associated with this building 

This lesson is part of the He Kete Mātauranga programme, which aims to share the culture, politics and stories of our Māori ancestors.