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Whale Rider - Curriculum Guide

About this Package

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide for educators based on the film 'Whale Rider' includes 10 lesson plans that cover math, science, language arts, social studies, media literacy, visual arts and specialty areas. It is available in both print and electronic versions.

  1. Social Studies | Who are the Maori
  2. Media Literacy | Viewing Whale Rider
  3. Social Studies | The World Outside,The Spirit Within
  4. Language Arts / Visual Literacy | Maori Roles and Relationships
  5. Film Specific Cross Cultural Understanding | Insights Into Maori Culture
  6. General Cross-Cultural Understanding | Culture and Gender
  7. Media Literacy | Special Effects and Music
  8. Science | Echolocation
  9. Mathematics | Counting the Uncountable
  10. Visual Arts | Markings of the Maori

Additional themes explored through the guide are:

  • Girls Empowerment / Gender Roles
  • Leadership and Conflict Resolution
  • Culture Change through Generations
  • Coming of Age / Responsibility
  • Belief System / Animism
  • Maori Traditions and Culture

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