Thursday, June 24, 2010

Matariki Mysteries

Mr Woody wants to know more about Matariki. Which school will be the best at informing him?
Today St Andrews have a head start. Can anyone beat them?
Answer my questions on your own blogs and leave me a comment here telling me something you've learned. I will then visit your blog and check out what you have discovered for me. Please create a quality post on your blog with information written in your own words to answer my questions. Also include anything interesting you find out. Then put the url's of your internet sources after each fact you include.
I bet no one can achieve this!
Who will be best? Peachgrove? St Andrews? Tahaaroa?

Questions:

1. What is Matariki and what are all its other names?
2. How did Maori use it in more traditional times, like when they were travelling the Pacific or trying to survive in early Aotearoa hundreds of years ago before Pakeha came here?
3. What significance does it have in other cultures from history?

Ask your teachers for help to understand these questions if you need to.

Good luck!

14 comments:

E.S said...

hey mr woody me and sean are done

aimee said...

Hi Mr Woody im done!

P.K Digimax said...

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A.C Digimax said...

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jodz said...

hey mr woody i have answered your questions so chack my blog

J.T.T DIGIMAX said...

hey mr woody im done

summer digimax said...

hi i'm done mr woody

Jaykib!!! said...

Hello Mr Woody im done heres the link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/33476920/Matariki

coast.the.most said...

Hey Mr Woody, we are celebrating Matariki Maori New Year by having
a hangi. We all are going to bring kai like meat and veges. Did you know our tupuna used Matariki to guide them here to Aotearoa?
Pleiades is also the Greek word for Matariki.

tariq said...

Hey Mr woody.Tikina here. We are having a Matariki celebration day next Wednesday. We will be having pork and some veges it will be cool you should come. The Kai will be fantastic like a Hangi its a school lunch. We bring what we can like Kumara potatoes and even pumpkin its gonna be an amazing day if its not raining I hope not. yeah Matariki celebrates Maori new year one of the names are Pleiades.

tiegs said...

Matariki
Hi Mr Woody. One of the Sisters is Tupuanuku. Matariki celebrates the Maori new year in June.
We are having a Matariki celebration day at our school too. We're having a hangi next Wednesday. We can already smell it! Yummy...

MrWoody said...

Wow! Taharoa definitely coming through with the quality comments! St Andrews also kicking in with a good effort on their blogs.
As for me, I found out heaps through my own research as well. I'll make a post about it and maybe add an illustration that I'll do today!
:-)

Element Master said...

Hey Mr Woody, Its Marek from last year. Hamilton Boys High is great and I'm really enjoying it. I just hopped on to check out some stuff and ended up here lol. Hope your well and your new job(s) are going well. I owned my exams and my behaviour has improved heaps.

Catcha Later

Marek

MrWoody said...

Fantastic to hear from you, Marek Well done on achieving positive momentum this year - go you good thing!
:-)