To research sites around our area that are important to tangata and mana whenua as well other sites important to those who came later
In this activity we are going to make an interactive local history map.
We will research our local history and make QR codes that link to the information that we find. The instructions for making QR Codes are in the 'QR the school' activity, but for this activity we will use the URL option rather than the TXT option for our QR code.
The focus is on sites around our area that are important to tangata and mana whenua as well other sites important to those who came later.
Here's the steps we need to follow.
Go for a walk around our place to find landmarks
Ask kaumatua and elders in our community about landmarks that are important in our local history.
These could be a legend from Māori mythology, a place where a significant event happened, a structure or building that is important, etc.
In pairs choose one landmark and search the internet for information about it.
Copy the URL for the site and make a QR code that links to that address.
As a class take a screen shot of a satellite view of your local area and add a number for the location of each landmark.
On a separate page paste each of the QR codes and alongside them the number that corresponds to it on the map.
Print out copies for everyone. Take your whānau for an interactive walk stopping to scan the appropriate QR code at each number on the map.
Here is what it might look like when you are done. Try it out by scanning the QR code to find about how the taniwha Ngake created the entrance to Wellington Harbour.