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geography of self                                                                                                          story. adventure. meaning.


The film Whale Rider tells the story of Paikea, a young girl living in New Zealand.  Among the Ngāati Porou, a Māori tribe, traditions are dying, and the tribe is in need of a new leader.  Although she seeems destined to lead her people, Paikea, is overlooked because she is a girl.



Essential Question:

In what ways is identity defined by our gender?

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