Polynesia and Maori Webquest allows students to get a better understanding of history, geography, and culture of the Polynesian people. The webquest focuses on big ideas related to Polynesian navigation and migration across the Pacific Ocean. The webquest is very easy to follow for students in grades 4-8. Click on the link below to visit the website used:
Click here to view the website.
The following topics are covered in the webquest:
Geography of Polynesia
Polynesian Navigation Technology
Migration to Hawaii, Easter Island, and New Zealand
Maori Culture and History
The webquest contains 36 questions and an answer sheet is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website link. The webquest takes most students at least 20 to 40 minutes to complete depending on their age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.
Painting/Clipart: From Gottfried Lindauer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons