Monday, December 25, 2017

Week 2/Day 1 - Activity 2: The Right to Vote ll Summer Learning Journey

Activity 2: The Right to Vote
At the turn of the century, New Zealand elected its first ever government. Richard John Seddon served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1893-1906. Prior to 1893, only men were legally allowed to vote. This all changed in the late 1800s when a woman named Kate Sheppard lead a suffragist movement in New Zealand calling for a change in law. Her hard work finally paid off when the Electoral Act was passed into law on 19 September 1893, giving women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give all women the right to vote. There were still countries in the world (e.g. Saudi Arabia) who, until recently, did not allow women to vote.

On your blog tell us what you think about the fact that women were not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until 2015. Is it fair? Why or why not?

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Week 2 - Day 1: Activity 1 The Early Years (Late 1800s – 1919)

Day 1: The Early Years (Late 1800s – 1919)

Activity 1: St Joseph’s Cathedral
At the turn of the century, there was a great deal of construction happening in New Zealand. Many of the new British settlers wanted to build homes and community meeting places, such as churches. One of the largest buildings to be constructed during this period was St Joseph’s Cathedral in Dunedin.

St Joseph’s Cathedral is just one of the hundreds of beautiful cathedrals around the world.

Use your search engine to find a picture of another famous cathedral. Post a picture of the cathedral on your blog. Underneath the picture tell us: the name of the cathedral, where the cathedral is located, when it was built, and how long it took to build.

The name of this famous Cathedral is Notre Dame. This may look very familiar because of the Disney film The Hunchback and Notre Dame! This is located in Paris/France. It was built in 1163 which is a long time ago. But it took 200 years to build which is amazing.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Day 5: Bonus Activity - #EarntheFern

Day 5: Bonus Activity!
Questions I will ask Bill Kini
  • What made you start Boxing?
  • Did you ever feel like giving up? If so why?
  • How did it feel to win a gold medal and represent your small country? 
  • Did  it ever come down to you choosing over rugby and boxing? 
  • What sport do you think your most best at? 
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Day 5 : Activity 2 -The Treaty of Waitangi ll Summer Learning Journey

Activity 2: The Treaty of Waitangi
On 6 February 1840, a very special document was signed by the Māori chiefs and the British settlers in New Zealand. It was called the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and it outlined how the two groups would live together and work together in New Zealand. It was the first document of its kind to be signed in the entire world. The Treaty was signed in a place called Waitangi in northern New Zealand.

Follow this Waitangi village link to read about the village of Waitangi.

On your blog, tell us three fun things that you can do as a visitor in Waitangi. Which one would you like to do the most?
  • Take a tour of the Waitangi River which is absolutely beautiful!
  • Visit Haruru falls and look among the beautiful scenery.
  • Visit The treaty house where history was made!

Day 5 - Activity 1 The Dawn of a New Era ll Summer Learning Journey

Day 5: The Dawn of a New Era…
From the 1840s onwards, many European settlers came to live in New Zealand. It was a difficult period in New Zealand’s history. As the settlers began to outnumber the Māori, a great war erupted between the two groups as they fought for access to land to build homes and establish communities.

Activity 1: Translating Phrases
Unlike the Māori, many of the European settlers didn’t speak Te Reo Māori. Instead, they spoke English. As you can imagine, it was very difficult for the two groups to communicate because they did not have a dictionary or a translator. These days we are able to use the Internet to translate words and phrases from one language to another.

Use Google Translate to translate the following five phrases from English to Te Reo Māori or from Te Reo Māori to English. Post the translations on your blog. Be sure to include the phrase in both the English and Māori to earn full points.

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1. Nau mai ki Aotearoa - Welcome to New Zealand
2. Brooke is my name - Ko Brooke toku ingoa
3. What is your name - He aha to ingoa?
4. He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutuparoro - I like to play rugby
5. Where do you come from? - No hea koe

Day 4 Bonus Activity ll Summer Learning Journey

Bonus Activity: Musical Festivals – Matatini

In New Zealand, a huge festival is held every two years, called Te Matatini. This performing arts festival celebrates the tikanga (culture or customs) of Māori. Kapa Haka groups from around New Zealand are invited to attend the festival and each group gives a 25-minute performance. The performances are judged and the best teams win prizes.

The gold medal winning team from this year (2017) was Te Kapa Haka o Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti.

Watch these three clips from previous Te Matatini festivals.

Te Iti Kahurangi

Te Puku o Te Ika

On your blog, rank the performances from your favourite (#1) to least favourite (#3) and tell us why you gave them the ranking that you did.


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Day 4: Activity 2 - Playing Games ll Summer Learning Journey

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Hundreds of years ago, young Māori children were taught to play a number of games, including Poi Rakau, Ki O Rahi, Koruru Taonga and Poi Toa. Read about each of these four games on the Rangatahi tu Rangatira website. Have you played any of them before? Isn’t it cool how the games have been passed down for generations?

Choose one game, and on your blog, tell us the (i) name of the game, (ii) the goal or purpose of the game, and (iii) two rules.

You could try playing some of the games with a friend.

I have played Ki O Rahi before at my old school. The purpose of the game is to get as many hits at the object in the middle and to to touch as many PO with the ball but make sure not to get your tags taken off you. Two rules for the game is when you get touched you have to stop and the ball is given to the other team. You cant go past the boundaries or else automatically it is the other teams ball.
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