Scenario activities

In the Both Sides of the Fence interactive map there are educational scenarios for students to explore. They each present a story with an outdoor access topic for students to think about. Students should be encouraged to explore the interactive map to discover and interact with the scenarios. The aim of the scenarios is to reinforce what has been introduced in the eBook – i.e. the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.

The stories featured in the scenarios provide students with opportunities to think critically about situations where two points of view may be valid. The first part of each scenario presents a situation where students could form a first impression about access rights. The second half of the scenario provides new information which may cause students to review and change their first thoughts.

The scenarios are based on some of the rights and responsibilities areas described from page 13 of the Outdoor Access Code.

Scenario cards

The stories featured in the scenarios provide students with opportunities to think critically about situations where two points of view may be valid. The first part of each scenario presents a situation where students could form a first impression about access rights. The second half of the scenario provides new information which may cause students to review and change their first thoughts.

Unleashed

Unleashed

The local beach track has been closed to all dogs. Why?

Unleashed (PDF, 111 KB)

Treading Softly

Treading Softly

Māori land is important to the local people. Always ask permission to cross Māori land.

Treading Softly (PDF, 117 KB)

Sparking Debate

Sparking Debate

Sam and his dad set up camp for the night and light a campfire to cook their sausages.

Sparking Debate (PDF, 135 KB)

Public Land

Public Land

Planning a cross country run? Check local maps for ‘unformed legal roads’.

Public Land (PDF, 93 KB)

Fruitful Discussions

Fruitful Discussions

Alice wants to walk through a privately owned orchard but the track is closed.

Fruitful Discussions (PDF, 127 KB)

The Bach

The Beach

The bach at our favourite beach has just been sold - does this mean we can't go there anymore?

The Beach (PDF, 305 KB)

Know Where to Go

Know Where to Go

There may be native birds living in our neighbourhood - how can we find them?

English language version (PDF, 296 KB)

te reo Māori version (PDF, 443 KB)

The Lighthouse

Mahi Tahi

The path to our local lighthouse has been washed away - how can we find a way to get it repaired?

Mahi Tahi (PDF, 188 KB)

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A Day Walk in the Outdoors

Lily and her family are out enjoying a hike on a beautiful day . . . until they suddenly spot dark clouds in the distance. Do they turn around, or brave the weather and keep on walking?

A Day Walk in the Outdoors (PDF, 268 KB)

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Overnight in the Bush

Alice and her family have found the perfect camping spot and they're having a great time, until it starts to rain heavily. The track to head back home is on the other side of the river. Should they try and cross?

Overnight in the Bush (PDF, 272 KB)

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A Hunt with Dad

Jake is really excited about going on a hunting trip with his dad. But first he needs to learn how to stay safe while hunting. What should Jake and his dad do before they head into the bush?

A Hunt with Dad (PDF, 298 KB)

How to explore the interactive map

The following information provides guidance on how to use the interactive map.

Using a desktop computer

  • move the cursor slowly over the map until you find a marked spot
  • click to reveal the scenario  
  • if you need help, click on the ‘Help’ button at the top right of the map
  • the scenarios appear in a video player which has stop, start, pause, next, volume and full screen controls
  • each scenario is in two video-based parts - the first part presents an access issue and ends with an on-screen reflection question   
  • click on the green arrow to hear the story from the other side of the fence 
  • the second part also ends with reflection questions that encourage students to consider if their views have changed now they have more information
  • click on the ‘X’ on the bottom right-hand side of the lightbox to return to the map.

Using a tablet or SMARTboard

  • tap a marked spot with your finger to launch the scenario
  • tap the ‘Help’ button at the top right of the screen if you need help.
  • each scenario is in two video-based parts - the first part presents an access issue and ends with an on-screen reflection question  
  • tap on the green arrow to hear the story from the other side of the fence 
  • the second part also ends with reflection questions that encourage students to consider if their views have changed now they have more information
  • tap the ‘X’ on the bottom right-hand side of the lightbox to return to the map.

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