Museum artefacts are used to make history come alive and provide students with tangible touchpoints for them to reflect on the past.
Length: 1 hour
Age: Year 4 – Year 8
The workshop will include an overview of the following topics:
Technologies the first settlers of Aotearoa used to cross the ocean
Tools used by the Māori that shaped early life in Aotearoa
The arrival of the British and the influence the musket wars had on the cultural landscape of Aotearoa
The Kiwi involvement in WW1 and WW2
Aotearoa, New Zealand protest movements (Rainbow Warrior, Springbok Tour, the ‘Kia Ora’ controversy)
Notable New Zealanders
At the conclusion of the workshop, students are welcome to explore MOTAT, including our heritage village and 1800’s schoolhouse.
Our Education Team will provide useful digital resources following the workshop for teachers to continue the learning at their place.
Travel back in time to experience a Victorian school session in our authentic schoolhouse
Interpret a selection of World War I resources from the MOTAT collection, bringing to life the stories of those who became pilots in WWISuitable for Years 9 and up
Investigate products, events and people who helped to shape New Zealand’s identity
Work collaboratively to 'escape from the past' by solving puzzles, answering riddles and collecting clues
805 Great North Road & 98 Motions Road,Western Springs, Auckland 1022
PO Box 44-114Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246
Freecall 0800 668 2869Phone +64 9 815 5800