LI: To identify and describe the features of the Tamaki River
This week we have been learning about what rivers are, their unique attributes and how to label them. We then created a DLO about the Tamaki river and its history. Did you know the Tamaki River was originally called Te Wai o Taiki, meaning “The Waters of Taiki”. The name Taiki is a shortened form of Taikehu, the name of an ancestor of Ngāi Tai. Using our knowledge that we acquired, we showcased the features of the Tamaki river using an aerial map. We then compared the Tamaki River with a prominent river in the world. Our group chose to look at the Mississippi. Finally we made a comparison of the two rivers.
We found this activity fun and interesting because we got to work togeather and learn interesting facts about rivers around the world.