Saturday, 30 December 2017

Week 2 ( Day 2 ) S.L.J.

Week 2 ( Day 2 )
Activity 1: Popular Culture – The Silent Movie

The 1920s saw a massive surge in the number of people
going to the movies. Huge new cinemas were built in both
Auckland (The Civic Theatre) and Dunedin
(Empire De Luxe).  The most popular type of movies
showing at local NZ cinemas were ‘silent’ films.
Gold Rush and The Lion's Cage are examples of iconic
silent films. They feature a famous actor named Charlie

Watch the trailer for Gold Rush or The Lion's Cage. On
your blog, tell us what you think the movie is about.
There are no words spoken movie so you will need to pay
careful attention to what the actors are doing! Do you
think you would enjoy watching a silent film? Why/Why

The movie I chose to watch was The Lion's Cage.
I wouldn’t enjoy watching a silent film
because it would be a bit boring for
me and I would probably fall asleep.

I think The Lion's Cage is about
a guy who is really scared of animals.
In the silent film it shows him trying to figure
out a way to get him out of the lions cage.

Activity 2: Art Deco

In the 1920s a new artistic movement emerged in
New Zealand (and around the world). It was called
‘Art Deco.’ The picture to the right is a classic example
of an ‘Art Deco’ piece. Take a close look at the painting.
Do you like it?

On your blog, give the painting a rating out of 5 stars
(1 star = terrible painting, 2 stars = pretty bad painting,
3 stars = okay painting, 4 stars = good painting and
5 stars = amazing painting). After you’ve rated the painting
out of 5, tell us why you gave it that rating.

Right: Self Portrait By Tamara de Lempicka

Here is the picture.

I am not a big fan of art but I’ve seen some amazing
pictures of art. Looking at this picture
I rate it a 4 = good.
It is a very good painting.

Bonus Activity: Crossing the Tasman

In 1928, a crew of four men flew, for the first time, across
the Tasman from Australia to New Zealand. One of the men
on board the Southern Cross airplane was a
New Zealander named T.H. McWilliams. His job was to
operate the radio in the airplane. Unfortunately, the radio
stopped working shortly after take-off and the rain and ice were so heavy that the pilot, Kingsford Smith,
couldn’t see out of his front windscreen. Yikes!
Fortunately, the plane made it all the way across the
Tasman landing in Christchurch after a 14 hour trip.
Imagine that you were a member of the flight crew.
Write a poem that describes how you would have felt
when you landed safely in Christchurch after such a
long trip. Remember, there are lots of different types of
poems, and they don’t all have to rhyme. You can read
more about different types of poems by clicking here.

Stepping onto the plane was just so scary
I was sitting on the plane and saw something near me
We took off and everywhere was shaking
I was so scared that my heart was racing
We were nearly there the rain came to an end
I finally saw land ahead.

That was my poem I hope you liked it.

Thanks for reading Day 2 week 2 of the Summer

Learning Journey.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Summer learning journey

Here is a Image of St. Patrick's Cathedral on the outside.

Week two A period of change ( 1871 - 1950) ( Day 1 ) Summer learning journey

Week Two: A period of change ( 1871 - 1950)
Day 1: The Early Years (Late 1800s – 1919)

Activity 1: St Joseph’s Cathedral

At the turn of the century, there was a great deal of
construction happening in New Zealand. Many of the new
British settlers wanted to build homes and community
meeting places, such as churches. One of the largest
buildings to be constructed during this period was
St Joseph’s Cathedral in Dunedin.

St Joseph’s Cathedral is just one of hundreds of beautiful
cathedrals around the world.

Use your search engine to find a picture of another
famous cathedral. Post a picture of the cathedral on your
blog. Underneath the picture tell us: the name of the
cathedral, where the cathedral is located, when it was
built, and how long it took to build.

File:NYC - St. Patrick's Cathedral - Interior.JPG

The name of this Cathedral
is called St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
It is located in New York city, USA.
The Cathedral was created in
1808. It took 150 years to build this Cathedral.

Activity 2: The right to vote

At the turn of the century, New Zealand elected its first
ever government. Richard John Seddon served as the
leader of the Liberal Party from 1893-1906. Prior to 1893,
only men were legally allowed to vote. This all changed in
the late 1800s when a woman named Kate Sheppard lead
a suffragist movement in New Zealand calling for a change
in law. Her hard work finally paid off when the Electoral
Act was passed into law on 19 September 1893, giving
women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country
to give all women the right to vote. There were still
countries in the world (e.g. Saudi Arabia) who, until
recently, did not allow women to vote.

On your blog tell us what you think about the fact that
women were not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until
2015. Is it fair? Why or why not?

I think that in Saudi Arabia people were wrong
about not letting women vote until 2015.
The women their should have started voting
when men started voting. It is not
fair on the women to have started
voting in 2015.  

Bonus activity: In Flanders fields

As the new century dawned, New Zealanders settled into
a period of relative calm. The calm lasted for about 15
years but came to a sudden end in 1914 when World War
I erupted in Europe. The war lasted for almost five years
and claimed the lives of 18,000 New Zealanders.

It also claimed the lives of thousands of men and women
from countries around the world. Every year,
we remember these brave men and women on ANZAC
Day (25 April). Many people go to a special Anzac Day
ceremony where they read a special poem that was written
for the fallen soldiers. The poem is called ‘In Flanders
Fields’ by John McCrae.

Read the poem. On your blog, tell us what you think of
the poem. Do you like it? How does it make you feel?

It makes rachel feel very lucky to live in a beautiful, safe
country like New Zealand. It also makes me feel sad for
those who died in the war and for their families. I think
that we are very lucky that they went to war and fought
for our freedom.

This poem makes me feel proud
of the people who went to war.
It makes me sad because the
people who died saved our freedom
and risked their lives just for us.
My great great grandfather fought
In world war 2. My grandpa also fought
In the war.

Thanks for reading my blogpost.

Friday, 22 December 2017

SLJ ( Day 5 )

Summer learning journey
Day 5: The dawn
of a new Era.
From the 1840s onwards, many European
settlers came to live in New Zealand. It was a
difficult period in New Zealand’s history. As the settlers
began to outnumber the Māori, a great war erupted
between the two groups as they fought for access to land
to build homes and establish communities.

Activity 1: Translating Phrases.

Unlike the Māori, many of the European settlers didn’t
speak Te Reo Māori. Instead, they spoke English. As you
can imagine, it was very difficult for the two groups to
communicate because they did not have a dictionary or a
translator. These days we are able to use the Internet to
translate words and phrases from one language to another.
Use Google Translate to translate the following five
phrases from English to Te Reo Māori or from Te Reo
Māori to English. Post the translations on your blog.
Be sure to include the phrase in both the English and
Māori to earn full points.
Here are the phrases
I translated.

Te reo Maori :Nau mai ki Aotearoa.
English: Welcome to New Zealand.

English:Levonah is my name.
Te reo Maori :Ko Levonah Toku Ingoa.

English:What is your name.
Te reo Maori: He aha to ingoa.

Te reo Maori :He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro.
English: I like to play rugby.

English:Where do you come from?
Te reo Maori: No hea koe?

Activity 2: The treaty of Waitangi.

On 6 February 1840, a very special document was signed
by the Māori chiefs and the British settlers in
New Zealand. It was called the Treaty of Waitangi
(Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and it outlined how the two groups
would live together and work together in New Zealand.
It was the first document of its kind to be signed in the
entire world. The Treaty was signed in a place called
Waitangi in northern New Zealand.

Follow this Waitangi village link to read about the village
of Waitangi.

On your blog, tell us three fun things that you can do as a
visitor in Waitangi. Which one would you like to do the

#1 Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys.

#2 Waitangi Treaty Grounds Hāngi and Concert.

#3 Waitangi Mountain Bike Park.

If I went to Waitangi the activity
I would want to do the most
would probably be
Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys.

Bonus Activity: #EarnTheFern

After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, New Zealand
became a British colony. Many other countries in the world
are also British colonies including Canada, South Africa,
Australia, India and Malaysia. As a group they were, and
still are, called the ‘Commonwealth’ countries. Years ago,
a man named Melville Marks Robinson was asked to
organize a sporting competition for people living in the
Commonwealth countries. It is called the
Commonwealth Games. The first ever event took place in
Hamilton, Canada in 1930.

Athletes from New Zealand have competed in the
Commonwealth Games for years. In the most recent
Commonwealth Games event in Glasgow, Scotland
New Zealand athletes won a total of 45 medals. The next
Commonwealth Games will be held in 2018 in the
Gold Coast, Australia. Hundreds of athletes are competing
for the chance to represent NZ at the games
(to 'Earn the Fern').

One of New Zealand’s gold-medal-winning Commonwealth
athletes was a man named Bill Kini. Bill won a gold medal
at the 1966 Commonwealth Games for being the best
heavyweight boxer. He was a man of many talents! He
played rugby in Ōtāhuhu in the 1960s and later moved to

Imagine that you could interview Bill. What would you ask
him about his time at the 1966 Commonwealth Games.
What would you want to know? I’d like to know how he
had time to train for two sports at once.

On your blog, write four questions that you would ask

Bill Kini.

Hi Bill Kini here
are the four questions
I am going to ask you.

  1. How long do you train
each day.
2. Do you ever get
tired of playing two
sports at once.

3. If you quit
Boxing and rugby
which other sport
would you play.

4. What is your
favourite sport.

Those were my
questions for
Bill Kini.

Thanks for reading my blog post.