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The Journey of Te Reo Māori - A Timeline Activity

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Duration: 01:30

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By following a timeline from the Treaty in 1840, we see the journey of te reo Māori – and the effects of colonisation and the urban drift.

Things to think about

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Things to think about

Do a similar timeline activity (as shown on the video clip) – in a group or as a whole staff – to appreciate the cumulative impact of a series of events on the demise of Māori language.

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Rewa Paewai - National Coordinator, Te Reo Māori Professional Development: So continuing that journey, for te reo Māori and now coming to more recent times...we’ve got a little activity for you to do. It’s a timeline and that timeline spans from 1840 up to the present time. You’ll have the timeline and you’ll have some little strips. We would like you to have a look at these little strips and place them where you think they belong on this timeline.

Unknown - Group of people at table: Urban Drifts 60s wasn’t it? 136 thousand wasn’t it? It was dying....was it ’61? Maybe ’61....so kōhanga reo, do you think ’82? I think. ’82 was kōhanga aye? Ahakoa nō hea...and then Māori was a dominant language in homes and community but not after the native schools act.




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