Monday, January 1, 2018

Summer Learning Journey Day 2: It’s All in a Day’s Work

1: A House or a Home?
In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?

The similarities between the wharepuni and my house is we both have windows and doors , can't forget we both have a roof!. The Differences : my house is made out of bricks ,The wharepuni is made out of timber and fern. The wharepuni have awesome carving where my house doesn't have anything like that!.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Dani,

    This is Jade C from the Summer Learning Journey 2018. I will be reading your activity posts over this summer, I look forward to blogging with you!

    This is a nicely structured post that clearly shows similarities and differences. Perhaps you could try organising your ideas in a different way such as a Venn diagram or a divider!

    I like how you mentioned the similarities of the 'looks' between the Wharepuni and your house. How about the purpose of those two houses? Who used them and What do people do in those two buildings?

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading more of your posts :)

    Jade C.


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