Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Auckland Museum

Wow - what a day we have all had at the Auckland Museum!

As part of our Middle Syndicate Inquiry this term, we headed up to the Auckland Museum to learn more about our history and culture.

We had a wonderful time exploring the museum and learning about Ancient Civilisations in a lesson with Josh. Josh talked to us about some different Ancient Civilisations - Maori, Vikings, Romans and Egyptians. We enjoyed getting to have a hands on experience with ancient artefacts and getting to know more about some gods and goddesses.

Some of the highlights from our exploring was the WWI exhibition, the volcanoes and dinosaurs. It was extremely humbling to wander around the WWI exhibit, and get a feel for what the soldiers and their families went through. The conversations being heard around the display was fabulous, with every discussing what different items were, and who would have had them. It was clear how much learning everyone has achieved through our ANZAC unit, and it was great to be able to finish up all this learning in such an exciting way.

We are now inspired to learn more about our history and cultures. Now armed with plenty of questions, and ideas, look out on here as we work hard to find the answers and explore new learning! How exciting it will be to continue being archaeologists.

A huge thank you to all our parents and grandparents who made this day possible, being amazing team leaders.

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