Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools
8.2 Develop an argument or point of view, with reasons.
At the end of this lesson, students can:
Pānui - Reading:
Tuhituhi - Writing: Use te reo Māori to entertain and persuade as well as inform.
Kōrero - Speaking: Use te reo Māori to entertain and persuade as well as inform.
Make copies of Resource sheet 8L: He takahi huanui for each student, and cut them along the lines. Hand out the pieces of paper to the students and ask them to match the events and dates concerning the history of te reo Māori.
To assist them in this task, students could research the history of te reo Māori, using library and Internet resources.
When the students have finished, read out the answers from Teachers’ notes: Answer sheet.
Have the students create a poster celebrating the history of te reo Māori.
|Suggested language focus||Suggested vocabulary|
|Kīwaha to express admiration|
|kei te mihi|
|e te reo|
|kei whea mai!|
|te waka kawe whakaaro|
|ko te reo te taikura o te whakaao mārama|
|ko te reo te mauri o te Māoritanga|
|ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori|
|he reo whai mana te reo Māori|
|ko te reo te hā o te Māoritanga|
The class could undertake further research on policies and events that led to the near demise of te reo Māori.
The students could compare the health of te reo Māori with that of indigenous languages in other countries, for example: Pacific, Australia, North America, South America.
Moorefield, John C. (1992). Te Whanake 3: Te Māhuri (pp. 166-171). Tāmakimakaurau: Longman Paul.