Ancestral Seafarers

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Ancestral Seafarers

  1. 1. Ancestral Seafarers Yesterday and today So canoe traditions do not only explain origins. They also express authority and identity, and define tribal boundaries and relationships. They merge poetry and politics, history and myth, fact and legend. http://teara.govt.nz/en/canoe-traditions/1
  2. 2. List the navigational tools used by the first migrants to New Zealand <ul><li>Rāwiri Taonui. 'Canoe navigation - Waka – canoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 4-Mar-09 URL: http://teara.govt.nz/en/canoe-navigation/1 http://teara.govt.nz/en/canoe-navigation/2 http://teara.govt.nz/en/canoe-navigation/3 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polynesia Move down the page until you see the heading Polynesian Navigation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research what is available in high tech navigational equipment. <ul><li>http://www.waypoints.com/navigation.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.celestaire.com/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why was the shape of the Waka so important? <ul><li>http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/canoe-navigation/1 </li></ul>http://www.uisgebeatha.org/waka_3248.jpg
  5. 5. Discuss this saying, what does it mean? How can you relate this to your own design? <ul><li>So canoe traditions do not only explain origins. They also express authority and identity, and define tribal boundaries and relationships. They merge poetry and politics, history and myth, fact and legend. </li></ul><ul><li>http://teara.govt.nz/en/canoe-traditions/1 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Google Sketchup <ul><li>There are several ways you could use Google Sketchup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your own model from scratch (look at the tutorials on the next slide) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or download a boat model and technological gadgets from the 3D warehouse,( File – 3D Warehouse) make adjustments and improvements to make it your own </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. This file will show you how to make a canoe shape Look for the ‘Boat tutorial’ file in the same folder as this PowerPoint.
  8. 8. If you are going to use Google Sketchup, then here are some tutorials you might like to try <ul><li>This one shows you how to make a car but you can use a lot of what you learn in this tutorial to make a boat http://www.sketchucation.com/the-basics-of-car-modeling-in-google-sketchup/ </li></ul><ul><li>These are the basic steps http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos/new_to_gsu.html </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sketchup for Dummies http://www.aidanchopra.com/tableofcontents </li></ul>

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