New Zealand

Hey you Kiwis! ;) Welcome to the third part on our journey through Oceania. Here, you can learn more about New Zealand. But before we fly there, write down what you already know (or believe to know) about New Zealand.

Have you ever been on a plane? What are the safety instructions like? First, think about it on your own, second talk to a partner and exchange information. Done? Great! :) Then watch this video:

        

What is the video about? In which way is it different from any other safety briefing? Find reasons for that. You can take notes.

Now watch it again and compare your results with your partner’s. After you have finished, make up five questions. Don’t forget to write down the answers. In class, ask each other questions.

Lifeswap

In the following Videos you will find out about some of the cultural differences between Germany and New Zealand. First, read the text about those who made the videos. Second, do the tasks on the worksheet. Now, watch the short films in pairs and write down the cultural differences. After you have finished you will present your results in pairs.

Episode 1

        

Episode 2

        

Episode 3

        

Episode 4

        

Episode 5

        

Episode 6

        

Episode 7

        

Episode 8

        

After you have watched all the videos and written down the cultural specialties of New Zealand and Germany shown in the videos, go together in pairs or small groups and  prepare a short presentation about it. Mind that your partner presents just as much as you do. You should use a poster or a powerpoint presentation to make it easier to follow your presentation. Good luck!!

The Maori People

The Haka

Watch these videos with typical “kapa haka” in different cultural contexts: