Here is another lesson that I have started today.
In Reading this week, on of my groups are looking into traditional kai practices of the Moriori people in comparison to their modern urban lives.
We read "Surviving Rēkohu"by Susan Paris from School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010.
We completed a Venn Diagram type graphic organiser to compare diet and food gathering practices of the Moriori people compared to us living in East Auckland in 2017.
I personally love using Sheena Cameron's templates from her Teaching Reading Comprehension strategies book but she also has a great Publishing templates book that always gives me interesting ideas for display and offline 'creates.'
|Our 'Venn Diagram'|
Fresh food, with little processing or additives and a knowledge of nature is what the students found interesting about kai in the time of the Moriori. Especially after our 'That Sugar Film' study from last week. They liked that their food didn't have any hidden sugars. One student did ask "So, they didn't have calcium?" Which I thought was a great question for us to inquire into further.
The 'Create' task will be for students to write to explain if they would rather live then or now. I am interested to see what stance they take and their reasons why.