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
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
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