Thursday, March 02, 2006

Trapped on Tuhua

Crikey! You are trapped in time AND space - back in the 18th century just prior to the arrival of Cook's Endeavour. What is NZ/Aotearoa like? What are you going to do? How will you survive?
This is the basis of your partly self-directed study. For the research component, what will you investigate? What new knowledge can you bring to your group to help you survive?
Stone age tool making? Traditional fishing techniques? An understanding of the flora and fauna of the time? Familiarity with traditional Maori etiquette or language? How to find drinking water? How to navigate using the stars?
Come up with your own ideas and I will help you construct your own research projects.
Have a go.

24 comments:

Amal said...

I have an idea of how we could find our items, we were searching around the island and we found a pa site(we didn't know it was a pa and the pa was cave) we found tools of the house and we found a backpack (from the europeans)and ther were our items. Oh Are we ever going to go to the real Mayor Island

Cya

Amal

Amal said...

Hey Mr Woody!!!!!!!!! I just had a brain blast. we could use acting as one of our activites on marooned on tuhua. U give us charcters(In our grups, pretend ones) and give us time to think up of what would happen on the island with three different personalatiys and then we have to act it to the class

cya

amal

PS. please consider this as an idea coz i really love drama/acting ideas.

Ernesty said...

Hi yo!
If I waz trapped I would not speak 2 NE1 cause I might triger someding in da future! If Issac, Jimboby and me help da moaris than if we win da war wat if the europeans never come 2 NZ? YOu might not igzist! You wont like that right? BUt you wouldn't hae been born! Oh wat da heck never mind!
I will help da moaris! Muahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Just jokin!
Ernesto!

ash said...

i agree wid amal it would b cool to do some acting on wat we would do on mayor island cause i love acting and i also agree wid ernest cause you might temper wid somthing in da future

Mr Woody said...

Ernest - you make a good point. very insightful. but don't worry - we'll try to ignore those possibilities so we can do some problem solving and enjoy the task.
amal - your ideas are fantastic - we will do drama to kinda bring it to life.
well done everyone!

Mr Woody said...

btw - the time seems to be out - i certainly wasn't blogging at 12.45 a.m.!
mr sleepy

Hewitt said...

Hello Im max i dont really hve anything much to say on this topic but i will keep thinking

catgirl said...

Hi peoples! 4 finding items, we could brain-storm the kind of things we'd b carrying in our pockets(our P.E. shorts DO have them), choose 6, & let the dice decide if we get them! Also, mr woody could randomly give out surprise items 2 groups that r being good. NEway, if mr woody decides not 2 but tells no-one, at least the class would b quiet 4 a change :-)!

C u, Catgirl.

Mr Woody said...

aha! now i think catgirl is someone from last year's class - maybe Meher....

Mr Woody said...

although Meher would have called herself greengirl....

Mr Woody said...

I saw Tuhua/Mayor Island today and yesterday. today it was shimmering at the extreme edges and looked like it was floating on silver liquid. can anyone explain why?

Tonks said...

Is the siver thing reality or fantasy? Spit it out Woodcock!(Just joking!!)

adios!!!

Tonks said...

wotcher RM 9

I think we shuold work on our acting skills.

Mr Woody said...

Tonks - be respectful please. It's MR Woodcock to you.
And yes, the silver haze beneath the edges of Tuhua when seen on a bright sunny morning from a great distance was real... but how was it caused?
See who can explain it first.

blondebob said...

maybe it was just the obsidian :)

Mr Woody said...

obsidian is dark green or black, blondbob... keep thinking - nice to have you aboard.

Mr.Brainy said...

r da maoris gonna hunt us all down???????ARGHHHH!!!

Mr. Brainy (mohahahahahaha)

JeSs said...

Hi,
I know how to get water.... its a bit gross though. u squeeze a fishes eye ball and u can drink the water

Mr.Brainy said...

YUK!!!!!

im about to spew.....

Tonks said...

they put even more worst things in potions

JeSs said...

mr woody do you know what the silver haze is?? show us on the map where it is

Hewitt said...

Whos mystery man

MysteryMan said...

whos hewitt

JeSs said...

Mysteryman who r u ? ur trying to be like catgirl