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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

R.A.T.A Social Studies - social action

Term
Meaning
Perspective
A particular attitude towards or way of regarding something ; A point of view.
Social Action
Taking steps to “change” things that are wrong in our society, and introducing new ideas, process for doing things better in the future.

Table A
Click on the LInk  Omaru River . Read the article in class.
Then answer the questions in the table below
1
Describe the the issue or problem ?
The main issue in this story is ...
2.
List names of individuals or  groups in the story.
  • Tamati Patuwai
  • Nga Iwi Katoa
  • Ngati Whatua
3
What type of social action is being used in this story to bring about change ? (
The Social action used …
  • Write an article for college newspaper
  • Make a short documentary
  • Organise a demonstration or a rally
4
Do you think this social action was effective or not ? Give a reason why - explain
I think the social action used in this story was effective because …
They wrote an article online and posted it on NZ herald where people all over NZ could see the article. In this article, it talks about how they hold a river talk every year and so it’s free for people to attend.
5.
Give the name of one person / group mentioned in the story. Write down what their perspective is on the issue >
The story gives ...... Tamati Patuwai       perspective on ....... Regenerating the area(river) by planting native plants. Making the river clean again for community to share.
He / She thinks that …
How the river is really polluted now but he used to swim in it and catch fishes as a young child.


A quote she/ he uses in this story to support this is .... “Ko au te awa, Ko te awa te au” which means “ I am the river and the river is me”                                    

6


Give the name of another person / group mentioned in the story. Write down what their perspective is on the issue >
The story gives ...... Ngati Whatua               perspective on ....... Inspiring the community to come together and care/clean for their one and only river “Omaru Creek”.

He / She / They think(s) that …
The community needs to come together and make a connection with their river. Where’s the river talk is free for people to attend and to reconnect with “Omaru Creek”. Also bring the high schools together and stimulate their imaginations whether they want to be scientist to find out what’s happening to the river.

Table B
Click on the LInk Locals Plead   then answer the questions in the table below
1
Describe the the issue or problem ?
The Glen Innes Community is taking a petition to the government about the houses getting built on the Point England reserve. They are up against Ngati Paoa who had this plan of building the 250 houses. There won’t be enough space for families to spend time together and events will no longer be hosted due to the Ngati Paoa plan.

2.
List names of individuals, groups
  • Glen Innes Community groups and local ( group )
  • Safron Witika ( Teacher/Individual )
  • Te Rata Hikairo ( Individual )
3
What type of social action is being used here in the story to try and bring about change.
  • Write an article for college newspaper
  • Start a letter writing campaign to local government
4
Give the name of one person / group mentioned in the story. Write down what their Point of view / perspective is on the issue ?
The story gives ...... Safron Witika       perspective on ....... Cancelling the 250 house ready to be built on the Point England Reserve. So that the kids could have freedom and allow events to be happened for the children.

He / She thinks that … The Point England reserve is paradise. Building houses there is not right because the kids love playing there. It won’t be as fun as it was before.


A quote she/ he uses in this story to support this is .... “There’s little pockets of paradise around here and we need to save them for our kids, not for us and the next generation. If we don’t fight now then our kids won’t fight for it, then those kids won’t fight for it.”

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