He mahi hāngi – Making a hāngi
Te reo Māori in English-medium schools
5.3 Communicate about past habits and routines.
- initiate and sustain short conversations
- list the steps to making a hāngi, using passive tense.
At the end of this lesson, students can:
Pānui - Reading: Make use of context and familiar language to work out relationships between things, events, and ideas.
Mātakitaki - Viewing: Understand and respond to information and ideas encountered in a variety of visual texts.
Kōrero - Speaking: Initiate and sustain short conversations.
Discuss with the students the process of laying down a hāngi. Ask them what materials are needed, what tasks need to be undertaken, and how long it takes.
Have the students create a vocabulary list for laying a hāngi, for example:
|tahu||light (a fire)|
In pairs at the computer, have the students perform the tasks in the interactive Me mahi hāngī tātou.
When most students have played the interactive, discuss making hāngi; this time asking them to use the Māori phrases they have learned, for example:
|Me mahi hāngi tātou.||Let’s make a hāngi.|
|Kua karia he rua.||The hole has been dug.|
|Ka tahuna ngā wahie.||The wood is lit.|
|E tunua ana ngā kai o te hāngi.||The food in the hāngi is cooking.|
|Ka hikitia te hāngi.||The hāngi is lifted.|
Language to use
Discuss tikanga associated with kai and hospitality at the marae.
Lay a hāngi for a school event or fundraising event.
- Te Pou Taki Kōrero. (2007). He Kohikohinga 48. Te Whanganui-a Tara. (Features a hāngi, other stories on kai Māori and instructions for cooking kūmara, in simple language suitable for this level).
- Te Pou Taki Kōrero. (2003). Hāngi Board Book. Te Whanganui-a Tara. (Follows the hāngi process through to the long wait for the delicious contents to be revealed). Learning Media item 10698.
- Hāngi interactive