Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey | Week 4

Contemporary Kiwis
Day 5 - Looking into the future (2000 - Present)

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!

The Future

When I finish school, I want to study at university but also have a part-time job. While at university I want to study History along with Criminology, Geography and Pacific Studies. I think all of these will be very beneficial for me in the future (except for criminology).
I also think working in the cinemas or working at a retail store would be a great first job.

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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My First Car

I think the black car would be the best choice. Why? Well, we haven't actually allowed flying cars to roam our streets yet and inside would be very confusing because of all the buttons and switches, you'll never know what'll happen inside there. Also, the red car is so low, it's kind of uncomfortable, plus I don't really like the style. I think the black car ticks all my boxes and I would be very happy to have it.

Summer Learning Journey | Week 4

Contemporary Kiwis
Day 4 - Contemporary Entertainment (2000 - Present)

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 the Movie

I have already seen this movie and know a lot about it, but I'll make it short.
Basically, this is a movie about a polynesian girl, Moana who is chosen by the ocean to retrieve the heart of Te Fiti which is the core of the problem why their island and other islands are dying. She voyages across the sea and finds Maui, a demi god who is supposed to put back the heart himself. They find his hook, go to restore the heart of Te Fiti, but is confronted by a lava monster, Te Ka. They soon realise that Te Ka is Te Fiti and Moana puts back the heart. She turns back to Te Fiti and starts to heal the dying islands. Moana sails back to Motonui and becomes the chief, but instead of staying in her island, she goes with her people and voyages to find new ones.

My Favourite Part:

My favourite part of the movie was when Moana finds out that Te Ka was Te Fiti, I thought it made sense and was very surprised.

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.

Being a Farmer

I think the hardest thing about being a farmer would be having to start your day early and ending it late.

I would not like to be a farmer when I grow up because:

- I coudn't deal with all the mess and cow manure the animals make, It'll drive me nuts.

- I think planting crops, for me would be very difficut because every other plant i've tried to take of died.

Summer Learning Journey | Week 4

Contemporrary Kiwis
Day 3 - Social Systems (2000 - Present)

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?

Coalition Govermment

I would form a coalition govermount with my yougest cousin, Jazlynn. She would be a great help because she is very stubborn, she'll use her power of the tantrum to get whatever she desires. I could also use the help of my oldest cousin, Faith. She is very kind hearted and can sort things out using her own ways, she's also very smart and is very strategic.

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).

Auckland, New Zealand

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> Skywalk One thing you could do in Auckland is walk along the open ledge of the Skytower and experience the thrill of a lifetime.

> Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Here you can explore the deep sea and visit some amazing penguins!

> Mission Bay This is such a wonderful place to go to during the Holdays or weekends. There are lots of resturants and the beach there is stunning.

What I love about my hometown

What I love about my Hometown is the friendly communities and the many activities you can do there. 

Summer Learning Journey | Week 4

Contemparary Kiwis

Day 2 - A Decade of Sport (2000 - 2010)

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?

Richie McCaw | Chasing Great

> Richie was just 23 when he became captain for the All Blacks in 2004.

> He led the All Blacks to 13 victories in 14 Tests.

> He was the first All Black to reach 100 tests in 2011.

Something I would like to know about Richie is how he felt when he was given the title of The All Black's captain. Was he anxious or excited?

Activity 2 | Sporting Heros

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.

Sporting Hero | Serena Williams

Who is she?
Serena Williams is a well known American tennis player who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and many Olympic gold medals.

Why is she, my hero?
What I found really inspiring was that she didn't care that she came from Compton or about her skin color, she just wanted to play tennis. So, that's was she did and she succeeds.

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Summer Learning Journey | Week 4

Contemparary Kiwis
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?

|| Special Occasions ||

What my family would do on a birthday is wake the special person up with breakfast in bed. It would be Pancakes with syrup and whipped cream along with some juice. 
Next, we would have gone to a restaurant or movies followed by going home to some cake! We'll sing "Happy Birthday" and they'll blow out the candles. Then everyone will have cake with ice-cream!

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 :-)

What will I do with my Money?

What I would do is share it with close family and friends, and with the leftover money I'll give it to Charity or save it for emergencies.
I would love to take my family (and extended family) on a Holiday to Hawaii or Fiji!
First class.

Summer Learning Journey | Week 3

The Post Wars (1951 - 1999)
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.

Hiking at Tongariro | What you'll need

> Of course you'll need plenty of food and liquid, especially in the summer when it gets hot.

> Strong sturdy boots to withstand the uneven grounds. 

> Sunscreen and glasses.

> A Map and your cellphone. 

> First Aid Kit.

> Warm clothing, for in the winter when it becomes freezing cold.

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.

Tips before a Trip

> Plan your Trip | Look at where you're going online and look at how long it'll take you while your on your trip.

> Tell Someone | Before going on your trip, tell someone your plans and date so they'll know when you haven't come back.

> Weather | Weather is unpredictable so check the weather forecast so you are alerted.

> Take Sufficient supplies | Make sure you bring enough of everything, because you'll never know what will happen. Also, make sure you keep some type of commutation with you.

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 | Jenny Shipley

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