I inspire He tangata tauira ahau

Tagged with:

  • Mental health
  • Relationships and Sexuality Education
  • Personal health and physical development
  • Relationships With Other People
  • Healthy Communities and Environments
  • Hauora
  • Attitudes and values
  • Health promotion
  • Socio-ecological perspective
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Years 5–8
  • Years 9–10

Explore how you might inspire other people. Using the Oho My people cards, Ata Challenge, Context and Emotion cards and the I inspire activity sheet, explore how you might provide inspiration to other people.

Oho — Resource collection

This activity is part of the Oho resource collection.

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Essential info

1-2 lessons
Individual or groups

Learners will

  • Explore the personal and wider cultural connections between place, language, time, events, people and identity.
  • Express and listen to ideas confidently.
  • Describe themselves in relation to the groups within their class and to the whole class.
  • Explore and discuss similarities and differences and how they contribute to the unique whānau, culture and identities of each class member.
  • Identify personal strengths of theirs and others.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of their whānau and personal histories.
  • Investigate the factors that shape our identities and how.
  • Identify different ways identities, languages, cultures and values are and could be represented in learning communities.

Ways to use the resource

  • Connect this activity to Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) by exploring the names of the places you visit.
  • Centre these activities around relevant global, national or community places, events or themes.
  • Try the activities as an individual, as a small group and as a whole class.
  • Use the resources at home to get a deeper understanding of whānau culture.
  • Capture outputs in a format of your choice.
  • Use insights from these conversations in your learning design.
  • If you don’t have the Ata resource, download and print the cards from hpe.tki.org.nz/ata or use the blank Oho cards to create your own.
  • Capture outputs in a format of your choice.
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Shown here: The I inspire activity sheet with Oho and Ata cards placed on it.


What you will need

Oho My people cards.

Ata Context, Challenge and Emotion cards.

I inspire activity sheet: One per person or group.

Set up

1. Prepare cards

This activity uses a combination of Oho and Ata cards. Add or remove Add or remove My people and Ata Context, Challenge, and Emotion cards to suit the context of your classroom.

2. Prepare activity sheets

Print or photocopy one I inspire activity sheet for each person or group.

Using the I inspire activity sheet, select a My people card to represent someone you might provide inspiration to. Next, choose Ata Challenge, Context and Emotion cards to identify how you are inspirational to this person or people.

Place cards on the activity sheet. Discuss why you made each selection. We suggest introducing the card types, one set at a time, as you work through the steps.


1. My people

Select a My people card to represent who you might be inspirational to. Discuss why.

2. Context

Select a Context card that represents where or when you are inspirational.

3. Challenge

Select a Challenge card that represents how you inspire them.

4. Emotion

Select an Emotion card that represents how they make you feel and why.

Discuss and compare

Explore the different perspectives and ideas around people of inspiration and connections. Then, discuss and compare your findings with the group or classroom.

Next steps

Explore other aspects of whānau and identity with activities such as My place in time, My people of inspiration, My unique whānau, and My whānau in my place of learning.