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He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare Tū Tauā

Term 4, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 2017

Hand to hand combat featured significantly in tribal warfare. Haka readied adults for battle. Stories, games and drills readied children for adulthood. 

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Students
Year levels 9-13, maximum 30 students
Cost
$5 per student for a one-hour programme
Availability
Term 4, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2017
Venue
He Taonga Māori gallery, Hotunui
Curriculum links
Social Sciences, levels 1 - 4
Health and Physical Education, levels 1 - 3
Related galleries and exhibitions
Te Ao Tūroa 

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In this lesson your students will: 
  • be introduced to some of the ancestors in Hotunui, through storytelling
  • handle some of our traditional weapons
  • take part in games and drills designed to improve skills needed for hand to hand combat
  • take part in a haka 
Discovery the art and beauty of Māori weaponry, and have fun doing it!

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