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
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
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
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
with them, including hamburgers, pizza and other
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
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
It contains Sponge Cake and Ice Cream.
BONUS POINTS: 10