Connected Level 4 2022 He Mapihi Maurea – A Prized Possession | NZ History

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We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for the Connected Level 4 2022 – He Mapihi Maurea – A Prized Possession text. This resource has everything you need to dive into the various texts within this publication. Connected supports Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Tīkanga ā-Iwi, social sciences, inclusion, and well-being – within integrated literacy programmes. 
When you purchase this resource, you receive:
1. Three x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story, infographic and article covered in this resource
2. Six x Follow Up Activity Sheets
Each text has two activity sheets:
  1. Literacy focus: activities related to finding specific information, vocabulary development, and other literacy activities such as finding evidence in the text, cloze reading, ranking and evaluating ideas from the text and retelling and summarising.
  2. Aotearoa New Zealand Histories focus:
    • one activity relating to one of the big ideas (Understand)
    • one activity relating to a local or rohe context (Know)
    • one activity that builds on inquiry practices (Do).
3. A FULL SET of Digital Activities. These work brilliantly with Google Classroom and Microsoft One Drive.
Connected Level 4 2022 – He Mapihi Maurea – A Prized Possession contains the following texts:
  • Trading Taonga: The Story of Pounamu (article)
  • Kōhatu/Stone (resource map)
  • When the Red Man Came (historical fiction)
This Level 4 Connected resource explores themes of economic opportunities, cultural redress through Treaty settlements, and mana taonga. It focuses on the cultural and economic significance of pounamu, locations and uses of stone resources in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the mana of a significant taonga pounamu, which is explored through a piece of historical fiction. (Information from TKI website).

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