Rotorua Museum

Rotorua Museum – Te Whare Taonga Te Arawa is situated in the iconic Bath House Building in the Government Gardens. Whilst the building is currently closed to the public for earthquake strengthening work, the education team are still running a wide range of Year 1 – 13 education programmes for New Zealand schools in various nearby locations. See our website www.rotorua.museum.co.nz/education for further details.

NCEA Levels

A worksheet designed for completion by students on a visit to Rotorua:
• Skyline transports students to Mt Ngongotaha to cover field sketching,
• Rotorua Museum gives students geographic understanding of environments that have been changed by extreme natural events by focusing on the Mt Tarawera 1886 eruption.
• Te Wairoa, the Buried Village covers why the area was vulnerable to volcanic eruptions, the natural processes which caused the Tarawera eruption, effects of the eruption and how the people responded to the volcanic eruption,
• At Wai-o-Tapu thermal wonderland students make field notes on the effects of the volcanic eruptions on the natural environment.

Students will be able to complete the assessment task on the sustainable use of the Rotorua environment by tourism.

A worksheet which allows the student to collect information and then complete the assessment task to gain four credits during the visit.

A detailed assessment schedule is also provided for teachers.

Investigate what are the most important attractions and activities for tourists in Rotorua.

This assessment task allows students to collect information on the urban pattern of Tourism during a visit to tourist attractions and activities in Rotorua.

Students will be able to collect information on how the cultural process of tourism development has shaped the Rotorua environment while on a visit to Rotorua. Teachers need to provide their own worksheets and activities for some providers. We supply you with a satellite image of the Rotorua Central Business District, a map of the Rotorua urban are to show tourist attractions & a map of the Rotorua CBD
REN Members who can provide talks to students on request are:
Rotorua Museum, Skyline Rotorua, OGO Rotorua, Kaitiaki Adventures, Te Puia, Agrodome, ZORB, Wai-O-Tapu & Kawarau Jet.

Demonstrate understanding of a historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders. Suitable for NCEA Level 1.

Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in Tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.

Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.

Describe and promote a New Zealand Tourist Destination – Rotorua Education Programme (Suitable for NCEA Level 2/3)

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