We investigate what makes something a treasure/taonga. Does it have to have a monetary value? Family treasures remind us of past events and family members. These treasures are not necessarily objects but can be names, stories, places, recipes, songs/haka as well as photos, medals, clothing, toys and documents etc. We will then focus upon the hei tiki - an important Māori family taonga and view some pounamu hei tiki in the museum’s collection. Students will then be able to make their own hei tiki to treasure and wear
Social Sciences - all strands; Health and Physical Education - Personal Identity; Arts – Visual Arts
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