Saturday, 27 January 2018

Week 4 day 1

Week 4
Day 1: Turn of the Century (2000-2010)

Activity 1:  Celebrating a Win

In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and
his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the
first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back
championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and

On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special
events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific
place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake.
What about you?

For our family on a special day like our birthday we would be able to pick
where we would want to go. Since I was five and my brother was six we
always went to Rainbows end for our birthdays. We went on the night
rides and the day rides with our whole entire family.
Last year I went with my friends. We get a cake made by a baker and we
would eat whatever the birthday person wants.

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings

Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord
of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed
by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released
in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an
estimated $300 million to produce!  
Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter
Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your
blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you
spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and
spend it wisely :-)

With the $300 million dollars I would save $100 million and with the $200
million I would give it to my family, friends and homeless people who
don’t have anything so they can go spend it on themselves.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Week 3 Day 5 Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)

Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)
Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro
In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro,
was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit!
Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the
Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the
one-day hike.

On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to
hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list
of at least 5 items.

Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else
should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how
to stay safe while you’re hiking.

  1. Food and Water.
  2. Warm clothes.
  3. Rope
  4. Good shoes that have grip
  5. Something that can hold you
  6. Harness

Those were my things that you should bring.

Activity 2: Leading New Zealand

In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.

On your blog, write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers. Upload a photo
of them with your post. Click on this link to find a copy of the template. Click on file and
then click make a copy. This will save the blank template to your Google Drive so that
you can fill it in. Post the completed template to your blog to earn points for this activity.

Leading New Zealand
Week 3, Day 5 (Bonus Activity)

Name of Prime Minister: Helen Clark
Date of Birth: 26 February 1950

Political Party: New Zealand Labour party
Number of Years as Prime Minister: 9 years
Three interesting facts about my chosen Prime Minister:
  1. She was the 37th prime minister in New Zealand
  2. She is the 5th longest serving prime minister
  3. She was the second woman to hold her position as prime minister.

Bonus Activity: You Have to Pay to Play
In 1990, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, universities and
polytechnics started charging students money to go to school. Prior to
then, it had been free to go to university or to a polytechnic. Since 1990,
students have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary
(after high school) education.

The new Labour government have promised to give up to three years of
post-secondary education to all New Zealanders by 2020!

On your blog, tell us what you think. Should students have to pay
money (tuition fees) to go to university? Why or why not?

I think students should not have to pay to go to university because 1
they’ve just gotten out of school and 2 the university should be paying
for it because the kids have no money and have to pay for anything else
that the university says to pay for.

That was my answer.

 I hope you enjoy Week 3 Day 5.

Week 3 Day 4 S.L.J.

Day 4: Perms and Lycra (The 1980’s)

Activity 1: Hairy Maclary
One of the most famous children’s stories to ever come out of New
Zealand, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, was written by a kiwi
woman named Lynley Dodd. The book was originally published in 1983.
It is now sold in dozens of countries around the world. It features a
small dog named Hairy.

On your blog, use the following sentence starter from the original book
to finish the story.
To earn full points, your story should have, at least, 8-10 sentences.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s
Hairy Maclary walked on the path towards the park. Their he saw his
puppy friends and were playing around. Hairy Maclary was having so
much fun with his puppy friends that they got distracted and ran off.
Hairy Maclary’s owner didn’t know where he went. He shouted out “
Hairy Maclary Hairy Maclary” but there was no sign of him. His owner
looked all over for them so he went back to the house to see If Hairy
Maclary was their. Still no sign of him. He went to the dog park once more
but Hairy Maclary was their. He had one more place in mind his friends
house. He knocked on the door waiting anxiously for someone to open
it. His friend opened it and said your dog followed me and my dog back
home. He said I’m so sorry. After that Hairy Maclary and his owner lived
happily ever after.

That was my story.

Activity 2: The Big ‘OE’
In the 1980s it became increasingly common for students to graduate from high
school and take a year off to travel and experience the world. This year was often
referred to as the ‘Big OE’ or ‘Big Overseas Experience.’ A number of kiwis headed
to places like Australia and England to live and work before returning to New Zealand
to finish their studies. Imagine that you are a student in the 1980s and you’re about to
graduate from high school. Where would you like to go on your big OE? On your blog
tell us which country you would visit and give us three (3) reasons for your choice.
Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this

The country that I would love to go to would be America.
Reason 1. I would love to go to all the theme parks there
Reason 2. I would love to travel to America and then catch a cruise ship
like the Royal caribbean or the Disney cruise ship.
Reason 3. I would want to go see the Statue of liberty and experience
what it is like.

Those were my reasons why I would love to go to America.

Bonus Activity: The 4 O’Clock News

In 1982, Te Karere, a Māori-language news show premiered on television.
It has continued to stream live on TV to this day. If you would like to
watch it, turn on TV One at 3:55 p.m. each weekday and you will see it.
The show is often hosted by a man named Scotty Morrison.

Imagine that you were Scotty Morrison and you were able to interview
anyone you wanted. I would choose to interview our new prime minister,
Jacinda Ardern. I’d love to know what it is like to be the Prime Minister.  
What about you? Who would you choose to interview and why? What
would you like to find out?

I would also like to Interview Jacinda Ardern because I would want to
find out from her what is it like being a young prime minister and would
you make any more changes in the country. I would also like to ask her
would she choose another job from rather being a prime minister.

Those were my questions.

Thanks for reading day 4 Week 3 of the S.L.J I hope you enjoyed it.

Day 3 Week 3 Groovy Man

Groovy Man (The 1970’s)

Activity 1: Ready to Roll
In the 1970s one of the most common television programmes was
called ‘Ready to Roll.’ It was broadcast on Saturday afternoons and
hosted by a man named Roger Gascoigne. During the show, Roger
would introduce music videos and then play them for the TV audience.
He also invited famous people to come onto the show and perform songs
that were currently popular.  

Watch the following three clips that were shown on the Ready to
Roll programme:

When you have finished, rank the clips in order from your most favourite (#1) to your
least favourite (#3). Post your rankings on your blog.

Activity 2: Bell Bottom Pants
Fashion in the 1970s was quite unique. Take a look at the pictures of a
‘typical’ 1970s outfit and tell us, on your blog, two things that you like
about 1970s fashion and two things that you don’t like about the fashion
of the day. Rachel is not a huge fan of the patterned pants.

The two things I like about the 1970s outfits are the dresses and skirts
because they look very nice and fancy. Also because they look similar to
our skirts and dresses in our days.
The two things I don’t like are the patterned pants as well
and the baggy pants. That was my response.

Bonus Activity: A Bilingual Schooling System

For much of the past century, schools in New Zealand taught students in
only one language – English. In 1972, Ngā Tamatoa member, Mrs. Hana
Jackson, submitted a petition to Parliament to ask the government to
include the teaching of Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) and Māori
culture in New Zealand schools. We still use petitions to this day when
we want an organisation (e.g. a school) to make a change.

Think about your school. What is one thing that you would like change.
Would you like to learn about different things? Maybe you think school
should only be open 3 days a week?

On your blog, write a letter to your principal to try and convince him/her
to make the change. Ensure that your letter is polite and respectful.

Thanks for reading Day 3 Week 3 of the summer learning journey I hope you enjoyed reading it.

Week 3 day 2 Peace Out! ( The 1960s )

Day 2: Peace Out! (The 1960s)

Activity 1: The Dawn of Television
In the 1960s there was a great deal of change in New Zealand.
Technology was evolving and the television was introduced for
the first time into New Zealand homes in the 1960s. Popular
programmes included Town and Around and C’mon.  Television
remains popular to this day.

What is your favourite television show at the moment? On your
blog tell us about your favourite television show. What is it about?
Who are the main characters? What channel is it on?
I would actually have to say that K.C. Undercover is my favourite
TV show.
This TV show is really popular and many people watch it.
K.C. Undercover is about a girl named K.C. who is
a undercover spy as well as her family. Every episode
is a different mission for them to complete. They
take down the bad guys as a family. The main
character of the show is K.C. The channel
that it is on is 100 disney channel.

Activity 2: Rock ‘n’ Roll
Famous bands also started travelling across the world and in
1964, New Zealand hosted, arguably the most popular band of the
time, The Beatles. People were very excited to see The Beatles,
and the hype around the band was known as Beatle-Mania
(similar to the modern-day Bieber-Fever)!

Read about their tour of New Zealand below, and then post three
interesting facts about The Beatles Tour on your blog.

#1. The Beatles had so much fans that the fans were getting hurt
and destroying things.

#2. In 1964 their were fans waiting for the Beatles behind a
wire fence but because of the pushing and shoving the wire
fence was about to collapse.

#3. Their were a team of 30 police officers that couldn’t even
handle the crowd that they needed more backup.

Bonus Activity: The Three Rs - Rugby, Racing and Running

In the 1960s, sport in New Zealand was dominated by the three R’s –
rugby, racing and running. The national rugby team, the All Blacks, had a
great decade, winning 36 of the 40 games that they played. Many kiwis
also spent their week-ends at the local racetrack and, in 1960, Peter Snell
won a gold medal in the 800m race at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy.
He followed this up with two more gold medals in the 800m and 1500m
races at the 1964 Olympic Games.

Watch this documentary about Peter Snell and then create a one-page
poster on Canva* about this famous kiwi runner. Be sure to include a
picture of Peter along with information about his interests and other
sporting accomplishments.

Here is my poster I hope you like it.

Thank you for reading Week 3 day 2 of the summer learning Journey I hope you enjoyed it.