Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation:

Te Kete Ipurangi

Te Kete Ipurangi user options:


Kia Mau

Kia Mau is a multimedia resource focusing on two waiata and two haka that have an association with the Māori Battalion – namely, E te Hokowhitu a Tū, E Pari Rā, Ka Eke i te Wiwī and Haane. The four compositions have an association with each of the four companies in the 28th (Māori) Battalion. They explore a number of themes associated with social sciences – including customs and traditions, social justice, leadership, bereavement, and spirituality.

On this site, you can access the teachers’ notes in English and the DVD clips with English subtitles. The teachers’ notes are designed to be used in conjunction with the video clips, which contain short documentaries on each waiata and haka, looking at how people’s actions have brought about social change in New Zealand history. The clips also feature renditions of the four compositions.

Although the resource is primarily written for social sciences, there are obvious links with the arts, for example, dance.

Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Ako | Effective teachers

^ back to top