The Art of the Treaty…

LI: To explore the world in 1840 and the art of the Treaty

This week we looked at the what the world was like in 1840. After this we identified some of the key people and their role in the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. We then used the information from both of these activities to help us read a painting of the day the treaty was signed. We used our knowledge to infer what the artist Marcus King might have wanted us to think was happening. 

We found this activity really interesting because we learnt that we could use the information we knew to help us make a strong connection to a scene captured in a painting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *