Monday, 15 January 2018

Activity 2: Flying Cars

Activity 2: Flying Cars
Let’s imagine that you’ve just learned to drive, and your family has decided to buy you a brand new car. You are allowed to choose from any of the following designs:

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On your blog please tell us which of the three cars you would choose and why.

I would chose the third car, the white one with wings. I would chose this car in particular because it can fly. If there's a traffic jam or somewhere I need to get to urgently I can just fly over all the cars and red lights and be there just like that. I could even fly to maybe say Paris or Samoa or Fiji in my very own car! That's why I would choose the white car out of all the others.

Day 5: Looking into the Future Activity 1: Your Future Self

Day 5: Looking into the Future

Activity 1: Your Future Self
It may be hard to imagine, but one day you will graduate from high school and it will be time to decide what to do next. You may want to study at university, become an apprentice, go to training college, travel, or start working. There are so many options!

Take a minute to think about your future. What would you like to do when you finish school? Would you like to work in a specific job? Would you like to study at university? What would you study? Maybe you’d even like to move overseas. Share your thoughts and ideas on your blog site. There are no wrong answers!

After I finish college, I would love to go university. It has always been a goal in my life. I would study to either be a lawyer or a teacher. Then get a job, maybe at the warehouse or pakensave just to get money while I go university. I would also like to flat with someone or buy a house if I have enough money. Then work as a teacher or lawyer.

Activity 2: Country Calendar

Activity 2: Country Calendar
Did you know that the longest running television show in New Zealand history is a programme called ‘Country Calendar’? It started on 6 March 1966 and has been running ever since. The programme includes stories of everyday New Zealanders, many of whom are farmers.

Watch this short clip from Country Calendar. What do you think would be the most interesting and/or challenging things about being a farmer? Would you would like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not? Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.

  • I wouldn't like to be a farmer because I always wake up late in the morning. I wouldn't like the Country life because I don't like to go out doors that much.
  • I wouldn't like to be a farmer because it is a lot of hard work to look after animals and plants/fruit. You also have to know a lot about animals and plants/fruits.

Day 4: Contemporary Entertainment Activity 1: Moana

Day 4: Contemporary Entertainment

Activity 1: Moana
In late 2016, the movie Moana was released by Disney. It’s a beautiful story about a young Polynesian girl from the fictional island of Motunui, who goes on a big adventure.

Watch the trailer for Moana and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part! Tell us as much as you can about the movie. What is it about? Who are the main
characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?

Moana is Polynesian movie that is based on a stubborn and strong minded daughter (Moana.) Who's father is a village chief that is very over protective of Moana, like every father is. The ocean chose Moana to sets sail to find her legendary demigod cousin (Maui) to fulfil her deceased Grandmas wish and return the heart of Te fiti to its home. While on this quest, Moana has to take down enemies who want the heart of Te fiti to use its grand power with the help of her cousin (Maui.)

Activity 2: Migration

Activity 2: Migration

Over the past few decades, there has been a huge rise in the number of people coming to New Zealand to live and/or travel. I was one of those people! In fact, I moved with my family to New Zealand in 2010 and I am so glad that I did. It’s a pretty amazing place to call home! At the moment I live about 10 minutes from three stunning beaches and a beautiful national park.

Speaking of home, where do you live? On your blog, please post a picture of your hometown and provide a list of three things that tourists, like us, could do if we came to visit. What do you like most about your hometown? (Remember the guidelines for being Cybersmart, and never post your address online).

I was raised in East Auckland. I live near local shops/shopping center. I also live about 3 minutes away from a beach. There are a variety of places tourists can go to visit that has a beautiful outlook. My favourite is the Sky city/Sky tower. It is my favourite because at the top of the sky tower there is a kind of platform that you can walk on, but its made out of glass (I'll put a photo at the bottom) My favourite beach in particular is Mission Bay. I like this beach more then other beaches I've gone to because it has a fountain (I'll put a photo at the bottom) that I like to swim and play in every time I go to Mission bay. Another place I think tourists would love to go is 'My Bakery'. I recommend people who visit Auckland to go to my Bakery because the food they make is very pleasing.
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(My bakery. East Auckland - Glen Innes)
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Day 3: Social Systems Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)

Day 3: Social Systems

Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)

In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.

Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people.  Who would you choose to partner with?

I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalition because he is funny and kind. He would make us laugh and take care of us. Amber would be great because she is really smart and thoughtful. She is also good at making decisions. I think that we would form a great team. What about you? Who would you choose? Why?

If I had to form a coalition with anyone I know I would for it with my mum, Tracey, and my best friend Save'u. I would choose my mum because she is very supportive of what I do and she helps me achieve the best I can. I would choose Veu because she is funny and supportive in in everything I do too.

Activity 2: Sporting Heroes

Activity 2: Sporting Heroes

In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking.  She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.

On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.

My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious  Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.

My sporting hero is Valarie Adams also known as Dame Valarie Kasanita Adams. She is a New Zealand shot putter. She is the first woman to win our four consecutive individual titles at the world track and field championships. She has two Olympic golden medals and one silver Olympic medal.

Day 2: A Decade of Sport Activity 1: Chasing Great

Day 2: A Decade of Sport

Activity 1: Chasing Great
Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.

Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?

  • He is honorary squadron leader for the royal New Zealand Air force.
  • He is captain of the All Blacks team.
  • He has captained the All Blacks to 51 victories in 58 Tests.

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings

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 :-)

The first thing I would do if I had that much money is to buy my mum a new house. Then pay for her flight to Paris because that's one place should would like to go. Then pay for all my 5 years at DIO college. Then why I finish college pay for UNI. Then buy myself a house and a car.

Day 1: Turn of the Century (2000-2010) Activity 1: Celebrating a Win

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 family.

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?

When we celebrate special events, we always have a bbq and go to the beach with my whole family. Then we eat together and play games and go for a swim. We don't usually spend time together as a family so I wouldn't know what we would do together. 

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Activity 2: Leading New Zealand

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: Jacinda Ardern
Date of Birth: 26 July 1980 (37 years of age)

Political Party: Labour
Number of Years as Prime Minister: She has been Prime Minister for nearly 3 months.
Three interesting facts about my chosen Prime Minister:
  1. She is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  2. She is the leader of the Labour party
  3. Jacinda is the the world’s youngest female head government, taken office at age 37.

Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s) Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro

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.

Before I would head out hiking I would make sure that I've gone toilet.
Five things I would pack for my hike:
  • A safety kit
  • Lots and lots of water
  • Rain coats
  • Spare socks (In case they get wet)
  • Spare change of clothes.

Activity 2: The Big ‘OE’

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 country.

I would love to go to Australia and visit Dream world. I would also like to visit Warner Brothers movie world and explore it. But my biggest reason on why I would love and die to go to Australia is to going shopping. New clothes like dresses, jeans, shirts, etc.

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Day 4: Perms and Lycra (The 1980’s) Activity 1: Hairy Maclary

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.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy…”

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 Dairy. Running past other dogs like he was the flash. Off he went! Over the gate and into the bushes, past trees and over a stream of water. The water bounces off his silk black fur as he keeps on running. He comes to a screeching haul in front of a large wooden door that looked like it had been from world war 2 and back. He barks and scratches at the door for the longest of time until finally the baker had to give in. Now Hairy Maclary was stuffed with the fluffiest bread loafs and heads off home, back to his dog house all nice and warm.

Activity 2: Bell Bottom Pants

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. I am not a huge fan of the patterned pants. What about you?

What I don't like:

  • I don't like what the men are wearing. I'm not a big fan of men wearing tight pants.
  • I also don't like the top the third girl in the one picture is wearing or her pants.  

What I do like:

    • I like what the girl in the middle is wearing. It's really beautiful and a great look for summer. 
    • I also like what the first girl is wearing. It is also good for summer.


Day 3: Groovy Man (The 1970’s)

Day 3: 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.

#1 ~ Ray columbus
#2 ~ New Zealand Underdogs
#3 ~ Golden Harvest

Monday, 8 January 2018

Activity 2: Rock ‘n’ Roll

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

  • One thing I found interesting about this tour was how big of a number of fans there were.
  • How they were stuck inside of their hotel room as the crowds gathered outside.
  • Another interesting fact is how there were to many fans and the police had to put a fence up, but one of them hurt their leg badly and the at one point the fence looked like it was going to break.

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 don't have a favourite tv show. I don't watch tv anymore, I think that it takes more time out of your day instead of doing some else like reading a book or going for a walk. Well, now that I don't watch tv I help my mum out more with the cleaning, cooking, etc.

Activity 2: What’s in a Name?

Activity 2: What’s in a Name?
During the 1950s the population of New Zealand grew by 400,000 people. That is huge! In fact, so many people were having babies that many people refer to this period in our history as the ‘baby boom.’ Popular baby names in 1950s New Zealand were:

Christine John
Susan David
Margaret Peter
Judith Michael
Jennifer Robert

Read through the lists. Are these popular names in your school? On your blog, tell us which names are currently popular in your school. Please provide, at least, three girls’ names and three boys’ names that are popular.

When I was going to school, the name ‘Jennifer’ was the most popular girl’s name and the name ‘Matthew’ was the most popular boy’s name.

I think each and every boy and girl who attends my school has a beautiful and unique name. But I think that these names are popular at my school.

Girls: Courtney, Caroline, Malia.
Boys: Joseph, Stanley, Ewan.