Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Response to Text

 Response to text:

Kakahu Pekepeke 

by Keri Welham

Highlight the correct answer or write down the appropriate response.

1. A whakairo is… 

a) another word for taonga b) a Maori food

c) a traditional carving d) a gift 

2. The whakairo was gifted to the school in...

a) 1990 b) 1992

c) 2000 d) 2002

3. Explain why the whakairo is called “Kakahu Pekepeke”

→It’s tells a story.

4. True or False: A pekepeke is a cloak.

a) True b) False

5. Which of the following is NOT a taonga that Ōtūmoetai School has?

a) Carvings of Tākitimu waka b) The prow of the Tākitimu waka

c) Murals of the first Principal d) A 125 year old Oak Tree

6. What can the idea of “kakahu pekepeke” (giving a cloak to a family who is mourning) tell us about Maori, and their sense of community?


7. How does the design of the whakairo show  the importance of the environment to Maori communities and culture?


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