Thursday, 18 January 2018

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.


  1. Kia Ora Levonah,

    Cadence here from the Summer Learning Journey team!

    Activity 1: Thanks for completing these activities. Would you be able to explain to me why you gave the bands their ratings? Part of the activity requires you to go into a little bit of detail to rate and response to each band. Once you are done, I can be sure to give you full points.

    Activity 2: Awesome, you have demonstrated perfectly the kind of response we are looking for. I agree, the skirts are very fancy. Almost formal I reckon, yes they look very similar to skirts today. The pleated skirt style has come back into fashion!
    What are your thoughts on the male’s outfits? I reckon they look very formal compared to our casual way of dressing today.

    Bonus Activity: This was a very interesting letter to read Levonah. It’s nice that get to go out for cross country but I can understand why you would like more of those subjects at school. Well done for constructing a very formal letter.
    I think Mr Burt would be very impressed with how polite you were.

    Best wishes,

    Cadence :)

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