Pipitea to Parliament

The changing landscape of Thorndon - construct a huge puzzle map of central Wellington, and discover the layers of change that have shaped this area over the last 200 years.

Pipitea to parliament
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The Changing Landscape of Thorndon

Construct a giant puzzle map of central Wellington, and discover the layers of change that have shaped this area over the last 200 years.

Links to NZ Curriculum Learning Areas

Social Sciences - Social Studies, History, Geography

Technology - Nature of technology, technological knowledge

Health and Physical Education - Relationships with other people.

Activity Plan

Activity Summary

Small teams of students work together to reconstruct a large puzzle representing the changes that have occurred in the Pipitea/Thorndon area since the early 1800s.

Contribution to Programme Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of the heritage value of Old St Paul's
  • To create awareness of the changing landscape of the Pipitea area
  • To explore the changing uses and significance of Old St Paul's and its location.

Specific Objectives

  • To present a time line of the changes to the area around Old St Paul’s from the 1800s to today
  • To explore the impact of the arrival of people on the landscape, and the impacts of the environment on the people who came here
  • For students to work cooperatively in teams to complete the puzzle.

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Group size: 5-8 students per puzzle.

Availability

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