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Map my waahi – discovering our shared heritage

June 25 - June 27

On this LEARNZ trip, come with us to explore where we are all from, how we all got here, and get a peek into the different lives we all lead.

On this trip, with its dedicated website, you will discover and share stories of your own origins and those of your classmates.

To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:

Our identity and sense of place
Traditional western paper maps
Modern digital maps
3-D and layers for maps
Online tools for making your own maps eg Google Earth
Mapping projects eg conservation
Primary and secondary sources of information – interviews, photos …
Māori sense of place – waka, maunga, awa, rohe …
Genealogy / whakapapa / digital pepeha

During this field trip you will:

follow tweets from Andrew, the LEARNZ field trip teacher
Talk live with Google Earth experts from San Francisco California
Go with students as they explore their place
Meet adults who identify strongly with where they live and where they originate
Interview students who are retracing the footsteps of their ancestors to create their own mapping projects
Go with students as they collect personalised data for their maps