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Quake '31: Breaking News

Travel back in time to arrive in Hawke’s Bay moments before the 1931 earthquake. Team up to report live from the scene as the disaster unfolds. Using green screen technology and drawing on images and stories in the museum’s earthquake exhibition and archives, students research details of what happened on the day and collaborate creatively to record eye witness accounts that can be edited into a full TV news report.

Learning Areas and Strands: Social Sciences, History, Digital Technologies

Duration: 2 hours

Suitable for: Year 5 - 8, maximum 30 students

Availability: Ongoing

Cost: $2.50 per student

The education programme

Based in the museum classroom, your students will:

  • Work in groups to research and plan for presenting a news report about the 1931 quake

  • Visit the Earthquake exhibition for research material and potential filming locations

  • Film their news report using iPads and green screen

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