Lesson 6: Footprints
Lesson at a glance
This lesson follows on from the exercises we did in Lesson
2: Native Place. In Lesson 2, we looked at the ancient human-built
environment. Now we look for more for legendary places, sites of significance
based on mythological or legendary traditions. You'll think about place-names,
stories told, and local lore to build a collection of place-based stories
for their land division. The meanings and morals of these stories will
Lesson Outcomes: You will:
Books on legends, stories, myths, or tales for your Island or your area specifically. If your area is associated with a major story from the local culture, sources on these stories should be consulted.
A blank map of your land division, to draw on.
What landmarks are there in your land division that you know have stories associated with them?
Identify them by their Local names
the meanings of those names
Mark these places on your map
2: Interpret Your Stories
For each of these stories, discuss and explore the meanings and messages they hold.
Are these messages still valid today?
3: Other Cultures’ Stories
Go to the Footprints chapters on other Pacific Worlds websites, and for each of these stories, discuss and explore the meanings and messages they hold.
Are these messages relevant to your culture?
Exercise 4: Role-playing
Exercise 5: Cultural Heritage
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