Map My Waahi – Discovering Our Shared Heritage

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 09 May 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9ttr

In Aotearoa New Zealand, our ancestors all came from another place. Our society is a rich blend of origins, cultures, languages, traditions, religions and foods from all over the world.

Join us as we explore the diverse heritage of a classroom, their stories and how they came to Aotearoa New Zealand. 

We'll be showing your students how they can use free tools to create their own interactive map, combining their story, photos, video, and text.

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
  • Free online tools for making and viewing your own digital maps e.g. Google Earth, Tour Builder, Maps, Street View, Expeditions, Voyager, My Maps
  • Mapping projects e.g. conservation, heritage
  • 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.

After the field trip, challenge yourself to:

  • Find out more about your origins
  • Explore your local area
  • Plan and design your own mapping project
  • Use a digital tool such as Google Earth to record your mapping information.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

25 June 2019 – 27 June 2019

Further information

Contact: Barrie Matthews

 (027) 223 0342