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Understanding immigration

Connecting globally

Understanding immigration

Connecting globally

Learning Intentions

Tangata whenua and tauiwi arrived in Aotearoa from other countries across the Pacific and the world. Everyone who migrated introduced new customs, traditions, games, including food, celebrations, clothes and so on. New ideas, values, and behaviours contribute to our collective identity.

Learning intentions for this experience are:

  • Understand how immigration contributes to community.
  • Explore and investigate the way the places interact with people and people interact with places.

Kōrero | Discussion

  • What is immigration?
  • Why do people migrate?
  • Who has immigrated from another country? What was it like? How did they feel?
  • What does belonging mean to you?

Ngā ngohe | Activities

Here, there and everywhere

Investigate the meaning of:

  • Tangata whenua.
  • Tauiwi.

Use the library, internet, and interviews to research:

  • How has immigration influenced Aotearoa New Zealand over time?
  • How has migration of Māori to cities (particularly during mid-twentieth century) influenced iwi values and practices?
  • What does the Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi say about sovereignty and rangatiratanga?

Explore the advantages and challenges of immigration.

Write, draw, record, or create a slide-deck to explain the way your community has changed due to migration.

Sporting friends

Imagine you have arrived in Aotearoa and you don’t speak English.

  • Write, storyboard, or draw how your chosen sport can help new arrivals make friends and have fun. Consider how you might feel and how you can communicate across different languages.
  • What are some values that players of your sport share with new arrivals?
  • Write, record, or draw a story about how your sport can encourage whanaungatanga.

Kuputaka | Glossary

  • Tangata whenua: indigenous people.
  • Tauiwi: people who arrived after tangata whenua.
  • Kawa: protocol.

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