Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Week Four : Day Five Looking Into The Future : Activities One, Two + Bonus Activity

Day 5: Looking into the Future

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!

My Thoughts:

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

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On your blog please tell us which of the three cars
you would choose and why.

What Would I Choose:
I would choose the Red 1960 Convertible Wings car.
I would choose this car because I love old school cars
especially retro things like furniture and more.

Bonus Activity: Blade Runner 2049
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There is a new movie out in cinemas at the moment

It is a movie about what the world will be like in the
future. Imagine that you able to travel through time
and that you can see what the world will look like in

On your blog write a description of what New Zealand
will be like at that time (80 – 90 years from now). What
kind of houses will people live in? What will they eat?
Where will they work?

The Future:


Saturday, 13 January 2018

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

Day 4: Contemporary Entertainment

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

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?

The movie Moana is about a Polynesian girl who lives
in the land of Motunui. She takes on the tradition of
becoming the living chief of her tribe as her father the
recent chief passes down to her. A few of the main
characters in the movie are: (Moana), Maui, Sina
(Moana’s Mother), Chief Tui (Moana’s Father), Gramma
Tala, Hei Hei, Tamatoa (Crab) and Pua the pig. All
these characters participate in the movie by searching
for more about the land - Moana, Helping take back
the Heart of Te Fiti - Maui, Supporting their family -
Sina, Protecting the new Chief of Motunui - Maui and
also Guiding and Showing the way - Gramma Tala.
Moana grew up as a very curious person who explored
the lands whenever she could but didn’t get very far
despite her Father trying to keep her safe from the
dangerous Oceans. Soon she realised what she had
to do and decided to sail the Seas searching for Maui
the Shapeshifting Demigod so that he may take back
the Heart of Te Fiti.

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
like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not?
Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.

I think that the most interesting things about being a
farmer would be identifying the new things that happen
everyday with the animals because you never know
what will happen next.

I also think that the most challenging things about being
a farmer would be:
> Having to wake up early each day and getting ready
to do all sorts of things.
> Cleaning the animals while trying to keep them still.
> Preparing the food/food scraps for them.
> Making sure that all the animals are where they are
supposed to be either if it’s in their pen/stable/field.

Would I like to be a farmer in the future?
Honestly I would definitely choose to be a farmer because
it takes a lot of effort, commitment, strength and speed when
you have the kind of job like that because you will always be
busy without any hesitation.
I am the type of person that likes to stay busy meaning I like
being able to do something every time instead of just sitting
around or anything like that.

Bonus Activity: Singing a Different Tune
A number of New Zealand (NZ) singers and songwriters have
recently burst onto the music scene, becoming popular both
in NZ and overseas. One of these artists, Lorde, is gaining
a lot of recognition for her unique style and songwriting ability.
People all over the world seem to really like the lyrics (words)
that she writes in her songs.

Think of your favourite song. Share the name of the song,
the name of the person who wrote the song and the lyrics
from the song on your blog. You must type the lyrics not cut
and paste them in order to earn full points for the activity.

Favourite Song:
Artist: Michael Jackson
Songwriter: Michael Jackson
“ Tell me what has become of my life, I have a wife and two
children who love me - I am the victim of police brutality, now -
I’m tired of being the victim of hate - You’re rapping me of my
pride oh, for God’s sake -
I look to heaven to fulfil its prophecy - Set me free!


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Week Four : Day Three : Activities 1, 2 + Bonus Activity

Day 3: Social Systems
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?

If I were to form a coalition government with two other people
I would choose to partner with my two Best Friends Aaliyah
and Von. I would choose Aaliyah because she’s always
supportive and is full of great ideas. I would choose Von
because she’s one of the funniest people in the world and
she would always provide with different suggestions.

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).

My hometown of Almonte, Ontario
My Hometown:
I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I mostly like the places,
(beaches, parks, playgrounds).
- There are various parks to go to.
- Many beautiful beaches to admire.
- Kelly Tarltons / Aquarium

Bonus Activity: Modern Learning Environments
Over the past few years, a number of schools have
changed the way that they teach. Instead of one teacher
working in one classroom with one group of students,
some schools have built huge classrooms where many
teachers work together to teach a big group of students.
This is called a ‘Modern Learning Environment’ (MLE).

Some people prefer Modern Learning Environments while
others aren’t so sure. Take a look at the pictures above.
The one on the left is a photograph of a traditional
classroom, and the picture on the right is of a Modern
Learning Environment.

Imagine that you are a teacher, and design your own
classroom. What would it look like? What furniture
would you have? I would love to have some beanbags
for reading on.

Draw a floorplan of your classroom (either in Google Draw
or on paper) and upload it to your blog. Describe what is
special about your classroom and why you designed it this way.

I’ve drawn a classroom with pink carpet and bright coloured
tables. I also included a kitchen so that we can do cooking
every day and a HUGE bookshelf because I love to read!
What would you like to see in your classroom?

My Classroom Floor Plan: