This unit tried to combine the concept of Hauora (well being) and a challenge where the students were asked to identify and solve (by making) and problem that was unique to them and their health.
Linking the tangible and the conceptual
The unit stated with an exploration of the four aspects of hauora (taha tinana, taha hinengaro, taha whanau, and taha wairua). Students were then invited to create their own whare tapawha model and include notes under each area that were specific to them. Some cardboard construction techniques were explicitly taught here.
Core Belief: Critical Thinking
The next step was linking the conceptual understanding with our core belief of critical thinking and the relevant indicator - problem finding and solving. Students were asked to identify the weakest wall of their whare tapawha and identify a problem associated with that concept. Some examples of student problems included, "my family eats to much junk food," and "my dad and brother just go on devices and don't play with me." Students were then invited to build or created a solution to the unique problem they had identified.
Write about importance of having audience and clarity of learning.