LI: To explore the world in 1840 and the art of the Treaty.
This week we looked at the what the world was like in 1840. Did you know in 1840, the Cunard Line took passengers accross the Atlantic from Britain to America using power of steam? After this we identified some of the key people and their role in the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. I found it interesting that when Henry Williams and his son, Edward had to translate English to Maori. We then used the information from both of these activities to help us read a painting of the day the treaty was signed. We used our knowledge to infer what the artist Marcus King might have wanted us to think was happening.
I found this really interesting because the painting helped me tell what happened on the day the Treaty was signed so it could strengthen my inferring skills.