Overarching values: Valuing Pasifika ways of being and knowing - with and for all people
Experiencing this learning should be savoured by all, so allow good time for each part. Remember that this is about relationships – so really encourage the talanoa. Make alongside the students where you can. In your talk and making, share of yourself, and take the time to really listen to what is shared with you. Encourage this between your students just as much. You are building your togetherness.
Inspiration for the lesson
This lesson was inspired by the book The Magic Seashell by Makerita Urale and illustrated by Samuel Sakaria. Masina, cast away in a storm to a lonely island, finds a beautiful seashell. She loses it in another storm, but the seashell has magical powers… This book is a good introduction to life in the Pacific, particularly when surviving a natural disaster.
This unit of work was created by Dagmar Dyck and Christa Napier-Robertson.