Trip to the National Museum

The grade (7s’) sevens of PNG Paradise high school went on an excursion to the National museum on the 1st of October. The purpose of the excursion was to learn about items that were used in the past, as the theory lesson in Social Science was about ‘Our Past’.
The excursion had given special information to the students about how Papua New Guinea was like then, and had given special sightings to different cultures and traditions. One example is the exhibits that shown different types of tools and things that people had used before in the olden times; fishing tools of the coasts and hunting tools of the people such as knives, spears , stone axes and bow and arrows.
Billums where shown as well, different types of them and how they were made. Boats of all sizes either from the different regions as well, masks and carvings that told different stories from each place where it had come from. The different costumes and clothing that were used in the olden days such as grass skirts, Tapa cloths, traditional headdresses, necklaces and bracelets.
Before Papua New Guinea had its own currency. People used shells as a form of money; the most common is the kina shell, where the name ‘kina’ is what is called to our currency now; the Hombuli Mask that is on the five Kina note.
Archaeologists have also explored Papua New Guinea’s obsidian rocks (molten glass rocks) that were on display and can be found only in three places in Papua New Guinea.
Biodiversity is another thing and the display on the animals that are in Papua New Guinea answered it all from wallabies to kangaroos, dugongs and Paradise birds, but some of these animals are held in captivity and it is proper for them to be protected. Different crops that have been brought from other countries were also shown.
All in all, this excursion has taught the students all about the past and to know about it is a very important thing so they can retell all the stories that have been told before. It was really a learning experience for the class.The grade (7s’) sevens of PNG Paradise high school went on an excursion to the National museum on the 1st of October. The purpose of the excursion was to learn about items that were used in the past, as the theory lesson in Social Science was about ‘Our Past’.
The excursion had given special information to the students about how Papua New Guinea was like then, and had given special sightings to different cultures and traditions. One example is the exhibits that shown different types of tools and things that people had used before in the olden times; fishing tools of the coasts and hunting tools of the people such as knives, spears , stone axes and bow and arrows.
Billums where shown as well, different types of them and how they were made. Boats of all sizes either from the different regions as well, masks and carvings that told different stories from each place where it had come from. The different costumes and clothing that were used in the olden days such as grass skirts, Tapa cloths, traditional headdresses, necklaces and bracelets.
Before Papua New Guinea had its own currency. People used shells as a form of money; the most common is the kina shell, where the name ‘kina’ is what is called to our currency now; the Hombuli Mask that is on the five Kina note.
Archaeologists have also explored Papua New Guinea’s obsidian rocks (molten glass rocks) that were on display and can be found only in three places in Papua New Guinea.
Biodiversity is another thing and the display on the animals that are in Papua New Guinea answered it all from wallabies to kangaroos, dugongs and Paradise birds, but some of these animals are held in captivity and it is proper for them to be protected. Different crops that have been brought from other countries were also shown.
All in all, this excursion has taught the students all about the past and to know about it is a very important thing so they can retell all the stories that have been told before. It was really a learning experience for the class.