Localising the curiosity cards templates

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How you can use the blank template for the curiosity cards to create local content relevant to your students, including using the DigitalNZ.org service.



Video title: Localising the curiosity cards. Subtitle: Using the blank template

Photos: The front and the back of the blank template curiosity card.

Mairi Ogilvie is sitting on a sofa at Auckland Services to Schools Centre, with books displayed on shelves behind her.

Text appears:

Mairi Ogilvie
Services to Schools
National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa


So, to make the template useful for you in your local area, really relating it to the local curriculum would be to find an image. 

For one particular school, we found an early painting of the local bridge in the area and we used that to explore what they could talk about, how to develop their own fertile questions for that image and then how they could use that with their students.


Photo: Painting of a historical scene — a bridge over a river, with a sailing boat moored alongside. In the background, beyond the river, is grassy land, a church, trees, and a hill.


So it was an image that we found of one of the bridges and we just developed our own questions from there.


Video: DigitalNZ website returning items related to the search 'Tamaki Bridge.' 

Photo: The web page of the search results for 'Tamaki Bridge', including the item 'Tamaki Bridge at Panmure', which is the painting being used. 

Photo: The DigitalNZ web page with the 'Tamaki Bridge at Panmure' item. 

Back to Mairi Ogilvie on the sofa.


We found the image on DigitalNZ so we did a search of the local area which was Panmure. 

We had started with a map of the local area, just to pinpoint some sort of landmarks and places that we could possibly explore, started searching them on DigitalNZ and found this beautiful painting on there and so it gave a scope to really talk about what was in the painting itself in terms of connections to the local area.


Photo: Painting of the bridge over the river  'Tamaki Bridge at Panmure'.

Back to Mairi Ogilvie on the sofa.


You could see the local mountain, there was a bridge, there was a church, which is still there today. So there were places of significance we could relate to with the teachers and with the students and then really delve into the actual history of the area: the bridge itself was on it's ... they're on their 4th bridge.

So we found supporting images that showed how that bridge had changed and the area had changed over time.


Video and photo credits:

Blank curiosity card template CC000A

Tamaki Bridge at Panmure, 1916 by James Eastwood. Ref: 1916/10/41 Auckland Art Gallery.

Searching for Tamaki bridge on DigitalNZ website. Retrieved 2018 from https://digitalnz.org/

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