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.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Levonah, thanks for writing a review of the painting in activity two. I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about why you think it deserves four stars. What do you like about it specifically?

    What do you think of the colours the artist has used? What do you think of the woman's outfit?

    Thanks, Billy