How did people store food before fridges? What did people use for weapons, or to get around without cars? Before all of these modern inventions we have now, how did people make it work?
Most of us can’t imagine our lives without the use of modern technology.
Before all of these fancy things, Māori had many inventions they used to get by before the use of modern technology. We have been researching different items that were invented and used in pre-European times.
Students in Room 7 have been recreating these items in the form of a model to give a visual display for the Te Mihi celebration of learning. We have a range of items being made like waka, whare, pātaka, poi toa, rongoā.
Looking back is encouraging students to think about the tools we use now and how we could replace them with more natural, environmentally friendly materials.