What is the purpose of this course?
This course provides students the opportunities to learn and connect more to Oceania Culture; looking at Aotearoa and many of the Pacific Islands.
Deep dive into the Pacific today - What challenges are those in the Pacific region facing? What traditional and modern approaches are/can be taken in order to reach those challenges? With Tāmaki Mākaurau known as the Polynesian Capital of the world, what does that mean for Aotearoa New Zealand’s responsibilities to its Pacific Island neighbours to support aspects of Pacific Island culture.
Challenges in the Pacific Today
Climate Change: Impacts and Actions
Political, Economic and Trading
Tāmaki Mākaurau - Polynesian Capital of the World
History of Migration to Tāmaki Mākaurau: Ponsonby to South Auckland
Representation and Responsibilities
Pacific History - Untold Histories
Students will have the opportunity to be the experts in the classroom, and spread their knowledge. Whānau will also be invited into the classroom to help support with their knowledge about our unique cultures.
Alongside this, students will be learning the following skills:
Research skills (finding primary and secondary sources)
Interpreting a range of information
Literacy skills - writing in paragraph and essay/report form
This course is NOT a UE approved subject. There is the possibility of cross-over of work in this subject with other subjects as well.
There is the possibility that part of this course could also be connected to the following events:
OSC Oceania Evening - Organisation, Performances, Business
Polyfest - Performance, Speech
Ngā Manu Kōrero
Depending on the students in the class and their interests, there is the possibility that we could also bring organisation of events and possible choreography and performance to connect to Oceania cultures