Collaborative Posters are a fantastic way to introduce whakataukī in to your akomanga.
This simple lesson is an inclusive, fun, community building activity.
What are collaborative posters?
Each student is given one section of a large mosaic poster to colour in.
By looking carefully at their matching coloured piece, ākonga practice blending and mixing colours as close as they can to the original.Once all sheets are coloured and cut out they are then assembled to reveal a large multi-colored mosaic/poster/mural. This one being two beautiful manaia.
By completing this activity, the learners are exemplifying the collaboration whakataukī:
“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini”
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.
By completing this poster the proverb has been actioned.
Each person has a numbered piece to colour in.
|Each individual page has a coloured piece as a guide
When the colouring has been completed you can simply glue the finished product to a backing sheet or alternatively as a Growth Mindset activity see if the ākonga can work together to put the mosaic back together. This is not as easy as it seems!
Some teachers who have bought these for their schools have said its a really easy and effective way to introduce and promote whakataukī to other colleagues.
Is your topic Native Birds? This collaborative talks about our uniqueness. We are all different like the Tūī the Kererū and the Kākā.
This is a perfect opportunity to use some pastel techniques if you wanted to teach some art skills as well.
Finished product. Ka mau te wehi!!
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.
Heres a small version which is great for groups or individuals.