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Episode 21
Glass Plate Negatives - James Bragge

From Tales from Te Papa: Photography episodes
Curriculum connections:  English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
The Arts: Understanding the Arts in Context
Social Sciences: Continuity and Change; Economic World
Suggested curriculum levels: 3-6


Questions for students:

1. The presenter describes some of the limitations or problems photographers faced 150 years ago. List the ones you remember. For each one, explain how photographer James Bragge got around the problem. 

2. Compare the use of photography in Bragge's day with the ways people take and use photographs now. What is the same? What has changed? Make a comment about your response to Bragge's photographs.

3. How did Bragge advertise his services? How does that compare with modern advertising? Use the 'Then and now' response template to record your ideas.

4. How does photography help us understand how people view and use places differently?

5. What questions occurred to you as you watched this Tale? How could you find out more?

Related links 
Photography Collection
Photography Tales
TVNZ 7 Learning Hub

Related templates
Then and now


Episode 22
Land Girls, Overalls and Killing Knife

From Tales from Te Papa: History collection episodes
Curriculum connections: English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
Social Sciences: Continuity and Change; Economic World
Suggested curriculum levels: 4-8


Questions for students:

1. What does the saying 'A woman's work is never done' mean? What new meaning did the phrase take on during World War II? Why was the Women's Land Service created? What were some of the jobs the Land Girls did?

2. Why are the overalls and knife 'significant' to Te Papa? What do they represent for New Zealand?

3. What were some of the challenges faced by the Land Girls? How do you think they would have felt when men came back from the war to work on farms?

4. What does this Tale tell you about how wars can change countries and their people? What might have happened if the Land Girls had not taken over farm work?

5. What questions occurred to you as you watched this Tale? How could you find out some of the answers? Use the 'Key questions' response template to pose one or more questions for research and record information you find in this and other sources.

Related links 
History Collection
History Tales
TVNZ 7 Learning Hub

Related templates
Key questions


Episode 23
Bathing Costumes

From Tales from Te Papa: History collection episodes
Curriculum connections: English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
Social Sciences: Identity, Culture, and Organisation; Continuity and Change
Suggested curriculum levels: 4-6


Questions for students:

1. What do you understand by the expression 'less is more'? How is it used in the introduction to this Tale?

2. What are some of the disadvantages of the old-fashioned bathing costume? Are there any advantages?

3. How did one important disadvantage of the old-fashioned bathing costume eventually help bring about change?

4. What does this Tale tell you about how attitudes have changed over time? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Why do you think that? Can you find a clue here to explain why Te Papa has bathing costumes in its collection?

5. What do you know about the ideas and attitudes of different cultures when it comes to modesty? Use the 'Connections and conclusions' response template to record your thinking.

Related links 
History Collection
History Tales
TVNZ 7 Learning Hub

Related templates
Connections and conclusions


Episode 24
Ta Moko Panel

From Tales from Te Papa: Taonga Maori episodes
Curriculum connections:  English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
The Arts: Understanding the Arts in Context
Social Sciences: Identity, Culture, and Organisation
Suggested curriculum levels: 3-5


Questions for students:

1. What does it mean that the carver, Tene Waitere, was known as an 'innovator'? Use the 'Words' response template to explore this and other words used in the Tale.

2. Why were these carvings made? What is your response to them? Make notes to share with others.

3. What connections can you make between these and other carvings you've seen?

4. How do we learn to understand and appreciate culture and heritage? Identify some of the ways. What can people learn from cultures that are different from their own?

5. What went through your head when you watched this Tale? How significant do you think the Ta Moko Panel is?

Related links 
Taonga Maori Collection
Taonga Maori Tales
TVNZ 7 Learning Hub

Related templates
Words


Episode 25
Dental Nurse Equipment

From Tales from Te Papa: History collection episodes
Curriculum connections: English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
Health and Physical Education: Healthy Communities and Environments
Social Sciences: Continuity and Change; Economic World
Suggested curriculum levels: 3-5


Questions for students:

1. What things do you already know that helped you to understand the Tale? Use the 'Connections and conclusions' response template to record your ideas.

2. How different is dental care now? How important is dental care for children?

3. Why does Te Papa have dental nurse equipment in its collections? What can this equipment tell us about life in New Zealand?

4. Why do you think the government provides free dental care for all children? How does the country benefit from children having good teeth?

5. What questions occurred to you as you watched this Tale? How could you find out more?

Related links 
History Collection
History Tales
TVNZ 7 Learning Hub

Related templates
Connections and conclusions


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