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    In this activity, students read a legend of Kupe. They compare this with modern-day voyaging without navigational instruments to work out what might have happened during the Polynesian migration.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain who Kupe was and where he was touted to have travelled
    • briefly describe the voyage of the Waka Tapu
    • explain how and why legends such as Kupe may be based on actual events.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • the voyaging story of Kupe.
      Published 13 November 2014 Referencing Hub articles