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?

Work Below!


  1. Hi Brooke
    I'm Vedel from Glen Innes School... What amazing work you have done!!!

  2. Hey Brooke,

    Wow your response was very mature and I agree with you the person that made the rule must have been very jealous of women.

    Keep up the great work!

    Katelyn : )

  3. Hey there Brooke, well done on a great post. I completely agree with you. Katelyn is correct, your response was very mature and you have some very strong reasons. It is absolutely ridiculous that women in Saudi Arabia have only been able to vote for two years.

    Keep up the great work!

    Thanks, Billy

  4. Hi Brooke,
    I agree with you because with what you said I think Anyone and Everyone should be able to vote even Saudi Arabia.

    Great Work
    Keep it up
    Jerome Happy New Year!

  5. Hi brooke its me Lusia, I am currently at college right now,
    but I would like to wish you good luck for this year! College is soo Fun & different! I wish I could see you guys again!
    I hope you had an outstanding holiday! <3 xx