Sunday, 31 December 2017

Day 3 - ( The Post War(s) Era ( 1951 - 1999 ) - ! Summer Learning Journey !

Summer Learning Journey!

Week Three: The Post War(s) Era (1951-1999 )
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.

My Ranking's

3rd Place - Ray Columbus and the Invaders
2nd Place - New Zealand Underdogs
1st Pace - Golden Harvest

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?


My Favourite things about clothes in 1970s

#1 - How they Mix and Match with Different kinds of Clothing

#2 - That they are Confident they are wearing Crazy Clothing  .

My things I don't like about the clothes in 1970s

#1 - I Just don't Like how the Pants are normal at the top and then at the bottom they are big .

#2 - Sometime's I don't like it when they go all out on simple

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.


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Day 1 - ( Week Three: The Post War(s) Era (1951-1999 ) - ! Summer Learning Journey !

Summer Learning Journey!

Week Three: The Post War(s) Era (1951-1999 )
Day 1: White Picket Fences (The 1950s)

Cool Kiwi Fact #4: New Zealand is one of the few countries with two national anthems: “God Defend New Zealand,” which was adopted in 1977 serves as the co-national anthem alongside “God Save the Queen,” which is normally played only when a member of the royal family is present.

In the 1950s, things settled down in New Zealand. There were no international wars or intense, national conflicts. Many kiwis were able to settle down, get married, buy a home and start a family.

Activity 1: Meat and Three Veg
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It was common for women in the 1950s to stay home with their children and raise their family. They were called ‘housewives.’ Many housewives followed a simple rule when they prepared the evening meal: the ‘meat and three veg’ rule. This meant that they prepared dinners that included three different vegetables and a type of meat (eg. beef, lamb, or chicken).

On your blog tell us if you think that the ‘meat and three veg’ rule is a good one. Do you like the rule? Would you enjoy eating a typical 1950s dinner? Why or why not?

Yes I do Think That It is a Great Rule and I would Enjoy Eating a Typical 1950's Dinner because it has Meat and Vegetables  . The Reason why I think that this is a Great Rule because that it has 1 Whole-meat and 3 different kinds of Vegetables and its a Great Dinner to have .  Also it helps the Younger Generation and have a Healthy Dinner to Eat 

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.

In My School

Amelia - 2 People
Leilani - 2 People
Marie ( 3 people )


AJ - 3 People
John - 2 People 
TJ - 2 or 3 People 

Bonus Activity: Snail Mail

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In the 1950s, most people communicated with one another by writing letters. According to the NZ history website, New Zealanders sent over 200 million letters and postcards between 1950 and 1960. That is an average of 87 letters per person!

For this activity, imagine that you are living in New Zealand in the 1950s. Use Google Draw* to design the front of a postcard that you could send to a friend. Try to include elements of Kiwiana in your design (e.g. Pohutukawa trees, Hokey Pokey ice cream, etc). Post a copy of your postcard picture to your blog. Be sure to describe what you have drawn on your blog beneath the picture.

*You will need to make a copy of the Google Draw template to create your postcard.


Here is My Postcard of New Zealand

My Awesome Friend ( Fake ) she is from  USA and  She really wanted to know more about New Zealand so I had Decided to make her a New Zealand Postcard . 

So What I have done for my Postcard is I have used New Zealand things that are in NZ and I Used some Shapes and Word Art and To Be Honest I really Like how I have design my Post Card . Its not to Perfect it not it Overboard It just the way how I like it

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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Day 2 - ( The Post War(s) Era ( 1951 - 1999 ) - ! Summer Learning Journey !

Summer Learning Journey!

Week Three: The Post War(s) Era (1951-1999 )
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?

To Be Honest My Favourtive Television Show is probably have to be Tipping Point It is one Channel 1 and the Main Character is Ben Shephard . It is about asking different kinds of question and if you do get it right then you get to put it into the machine and see if you would get some money or not . If you have the least amount of money you are out of the round and it counties until there is 1 person left and they do the same thing but with the JACKPOT COUNTER so what I mean by that is JACKPOT COUNTER is a lot of money and if you get it out then you WIN but if you don't you have the option if you would like to trade it for 3 more counters to put it or you would like to take the money you have . .............

Here is a Video from Youtube 

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.


The Beatles' first stop in New Zealand was Wellington. Seven thousand screaming fans – nearly all young women – waited as the band touched down on 21 June 1964. One girl badly hurt her leg trying to climb a wire fence, and two others were forced through the fence because of pushing from behind.

A team of 30 police officers, some in plain clothes, was on hand. Bill Brien, in charge of the operation, later said that:

“We underestimated the whole thing badly. The crowd was so big we had to … keep all the people behind a wire fence. At one stage it looked like the fence would collapse, which would have been a disaster.”

As the band stepped off the plane, the shrieks of fans drowned out the noise of the engines. Te Pataka concert party performed a haka, before doing a hongi (pressing noses) and presenting the band members with tiki.

From the back of a Holden utility, The Beatles waved to fans who lined the roads from the airport to town. The crowds outside their hotel, the St George, were so large that The Beatles had to be taken in secretly through the bottle shop entrance of the hotel. Management rushed the band up to the third floor balcony so fans could see them and not crash the hotel.

It was mayhem. 'Girls were screaming uncontrollably, quite out of their tree,' people remembered. Police used dogs to clear crowds from verandahs and other vantage points. Teenagers pushed over and damaged two police motorbikes; there was so much pushing that one of The Beatles’ cars was shunted backwards, even with the handbrake on.

Fans trekked back to The Beatles' hotel after the concert. The band was stuck inside as crowds gathered outside. Some kept up a late-night vigil on the hill behind the hotel. Others tried to get round the strict security; four girls strolled onto the sixth floor into the arms of Ringo Starr. His response was, ‘Now girls, no nonsense or else I’ll leave.’

Away from all the fuss, two of the band members took the chance to catch up with family. Police whisked John Lennon away to Levin to meet his second cousins, while Ringo Starr (formerly Starkey) met a group of Starkeys from the Wellington suburb of Karori.

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.

*You will need to register on the Canva website in order to use it. To register, first you will need to choose your poster template from the homepage. This will bring up the sign-in page. Click on the ‘Register with Email’ button and enter your details.

So This is what I did and I have to be honest it was hard but I have done it and I had trouble inserting the Picture so I had just maded a Google draws and just insert the Picture in there .


Day 5 - ( Week Two : In the Beginning (1870-1950 ) - ! Summer Learning Journey !

Summer Learning Journey!

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)

Day 5: Coming to an End!

Activity 1: VE Day!
After six long years of fighting, World War II finally came to an end in 1945. The entire country was ecstatic and parties were thrown all over New Zealand to celebrate VE Day (Victory in Europe). Imagine that you were living in New Zealand in 1945 and you had to plan a VE day party at your house. Who would you invite? What would you do to celebrate?

On your blog, tell us all about your (imaginary) VE party. If it was me, I would invite all of my closest friends and family over to my house for a big barbecue. We would eat hamburgers and play basketball in the driveway. Some of us would probably walk to the local beach to play soccer on the beach and to go for a swim (if the weather was warm enough)!


I Would Invite My Family and My Closest Friends to have a Big Party at My House . We Would Eat Steak , Porkchops , Lamb , Chicken , Hamburgers and Much More BQQ Yummy thing to eat & we would have a Huge Water Balloon Fight in the backyard & Go to the Beach &  Play Sports & Eat & Eating Yummy Dresserts & Much More  . Also to hope the Weather is gonna be Warm and kinda sunny . 


Activity 2: Making a Fashion Statement
In the years following World War II, things slowly returned to normal in New Zealand. Soldiers returned home and settled back into regular life; and national sporting teams, like the New Zealand cricket team, got back together and started playing matches again. In the late 1940s, men and women would go to watch these events, men wearing hats and suits and women wearing dresses, hats, and gloves.
Compare the pictures of common clothing from the late 1940s to what you wear now (i.e. in 2017). Are they similar or are they quite different?

On your blog tell us which of the two styles you prefer and why. The pictures above were taken over 65 years ago! What do you think people will be wearing 65 years from now?

Bonus Activity: Sweet Tooth

When World War II ended, a number of people from Europe moved to New Zealand looking for a peaceful place to live and raise a family. When they came, they brought recipes and foods from their native countries with them, including hamburgers, pizza and other delicious foods.

I usually have a chocolate chip cookie with my tea. I love biscuits! What is your favourite sweet treat or dessert? Use google to find a recipe for it. Type the recipe out on your blog. Make sure you also include a picture.


My Favourtive Dessert or Treat will Probably Be Making Trifle's

Image result for trifle with sponge and custardRecipe :
Any Kind of Sponge

Any Kind of Custard
Any Kind of Fruit's
Any Kind Of Whip Cream              Image I have Used
Any Kind of Topping's



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