Saturday, 30 December 2017

Week 2 : Day 5 : Activities 1, 2 + Bonus Activity

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)!
My Imaginary VE Party:
I would invite:
My friends, family and neighbors.

I would make many different foods like:
Potato Salad, Pasta, Lasagna, Fruit Salad, Trifle,
Sandwiches and also desert. Steak, Sausages,
Chicken Nibbles and more

We would:
Play board games like monopoly, Play outside
games like Volleyball and Handball or Tag.
Have a Water Fight

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
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?

What I would Prefer:
I would prefer to wear the 2017 style because I think
wearing a full on dress with a jacket, gloves and a
hat would be very uncomfortable in the Summer
Time and daily life. I also think that I like the present
clothing better because I wouldn’t want to be wearing
a dress everyday.

In 65 years from now I think that people will be wearing
much more popular clothing that will be branded.

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
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 Favourite Dessert:
My favourite dessert is Ice Cream and Sponge Cake:
On Google there really isn’t a Recipe for this dessert
because it’s basically just Ice Cream of any kind and
Sponge Cake.
It contains Sponge Cake and Ice Cream.


Thursday, 28 December 2017

Week 2 : Day 4 : Activities 1, 2 + Bonus Activity

Day 4: Another World War
At the end of the 1930s, the world has been shaken
once more by the start of another World War (WWII).
World War Two started on the 1st of September, 1939 when
an army from Germany invaded a country called Poland. Two
days later, England and France declared war on Germany and
WWII began.

Activity 1: An Eventful Experience
WWII was made up of many battles and events.
Follow this link to read more about the timeline
of WWII.

Choose two key events and find out some more
information about what happened on those days.
On your blog, write a short summary of two events,
including the names of people involved and where
the event happened.
Two Key Events of WWII:
> 3rd of September, 1939
Britain, France, New Zealand and Australia declare
war on Germany:
On the 3rd September, 1939 Britain, France, Australia
and New Zealand declared war on Germany. But before
any of that happened 2 days ago Germany had invaded
Poland causing the attack from Britain, France, Australia
and New Zealand.

> 16th of January, 1941
Establishment of Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF):
On the 16th January, 1941 the establishment of the
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force was made. But later on
Tobruk in Libya goes to British and Australian troops.

Activity 2: A Call to Arms
Over the course of WWII, approximately 140,000
New Zealanders were sent overseas to serve in
the war. Many were sent to fight in huge battles,
including the Battle of the Atlantic that lasted for
2064 days (over 5 years)! The Battle of the Atlantic
came to an end in 1943, in large part due to the heroic
efforts of people like Lloyd Trigg, a pilot from New
Zealand. He was awarded a special medal from the
New Zealand Government for his bravery. It is called
a Victoria Cross (‘VC’ for short). A total of 22 New
Zealanders have been awarded VCs.

Click on this link to find a list of VC winners. Choose
one from the Second World War, and read about him.
On your blog tell us about him. Who was he? What did
he do to earn a Victoria Cross medal?

Charles Hazlitt Upham:
Charles Upham was a man who was a soldier, and a
soldier who fought in the Second World War - WWII.
Not only he won a Victoria Cross medal, but he won
two of them. This was caused by his actions that led
him to become the only combat soldier to have one
the awards. He received his first one in Crete in May
1941 and his other one in Egypt in July 1942, meaning
he received a VC the next year later.

Bonus Activity: Women at Work
Both men and women served in World War II.
Many women chose to enlist as nurses and be
stationed overseas caring for wounded soldiers.
My nana was one of those nurses. She (Dorothy)
spent much of World War II working on a large
Red Cross ship that was stationed off the coast of
Cairo, Egypt.   

For this activity, you are going to imagine that you
are just like Dorothy and that you are working as a
nurse on a large medical ship.

One day you are walking along the deck of the ship
when you hear a loud bang.
You start to run as you see smoke coming from the
far end of the ship. You run towards the room where
your patients are waiting to receive treatment from the
doctor. Just as you arrive at the door to their room you
hear another loud bang and you…

Complete the story provided above. To earn full points
you must write, at least, 8-10 sentences. What happens

Short Story:

As I walk along the deck of the ship I hear a
loud bang. Boom! So I start to run but then I
see smoke coming from the far end of the ship
and continue to run towards the room where my
patients are; waiting to receive their treatment.
But just as I arrive at the door to which their room l
ays ahead I hear another loud bang. “Where could
the banging be coming from” says another nurse. “I
don’t know but we have to gather everybody into one
room and find out what is happening” I said nervously.
So I run as fast as I can to each room one by one telling
each person to get to the Patient's Room. Bang, Bang! I
tremble to the ground as the ship starts to rock, I see other
nurses crying trying to pull themselves up again but somehow
the ship just won’t stop. I get hold of the wall and pull myself,
“It’s time to figure this out” I say to myself but, Boooooooosh!
A gush of water comes flying into the ship but luckily I close the
doors in time. “Oh no! A nurse says “We’re all going to die aren’t
we Dorothy”?

And that was the end of Dorothy and the Ship.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Week 2 : Day 3 : Activities 1, 2 + Bonus Activity

Day 3: The Great Depression
(The 1930s)
Unfortunately, the wealth and success of the 1920s
did not continue into the 1930s. Instead, the stock
market in America crashed on Tuesday 29 October 1929.
When this happened, people lost a lot of money and much
of the world sunk into a deep, financial depression. The
1930s is often referred to as the ‘Great Depression.’

Activity 1: Dealing with Stress
In New Zealand, many people lost their jobs during
this decade. Experts predict that as much as 30% of
the population was unemployed. It was a very stressful
time for families.

Sadly, many of us still experience stress in our lives to
this day. When I feel stressed I try to go for a walk or
pop into my local gym for a quick workout. Exercise
makes me feel better. What about you?

On your blog, please tell us what you do when you
want to relax or de-stress. Do you read a favourite
book, watch a favourite television show or talk to
someone special?  What are your tips for dealing
with stress?
What I Do When In Stress:
When I am Stressed out I usually:
> Listen to music
> Watch my favourite shows
> And even clean
Activity 2: Offering a Helping Hand
During this period, people struggled to find work both
here at home and overseas. It was a really tough time
for people living in the Great Plains of the United States
because they were hit with a huge drought that lasted
for most of the decade. Many crops were damaged and
farmers were not able to make enough money to feed
their families.

Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you
have done to help these families? On your blog, list three
different ways that you could raise funds for families to help
them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with
your fundraising ideas!

Fundraising Ideas:
> Raising a Car Wash
> Having Food Stalls
> Selling old things that belong to me that may be in good

Bonus Activity: Paying it Forward
In the mid-1930s, things began to change for the better in
New Zealand. More people were able to find work and
receive a steady paycheck. They were still careful,
however, with their money and rarely, if ever, bought treats
or gifts for one another.

Imagine that you were able to travel back in time to visit a
family in the 1930s. What special gifts or treats would you
like to bring with you? I would likely bring blocks of Whittaker’s
chocolate, bags of Jet Planes and Pineapple Lumps, healthy
food snacks, clothing, and games for the children. What about

What Would I Take:
> I would take, Bluebird Chips
> Whittaker’s Chocolate Slabs
> Board Games - Outside Games
> Shoes and Clothing
> Mi goreng Noodles