Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Day 3: The Great Depression (The 1930s)

Day 3: The Great Depression (The 1930s)

Unfortunately, the wealth and success of the 1920s did not continue into the 1930s. Instead
, the stock market in America crashed on Tuesday 29 October 1929. When this happened,
people lost a lot of money and much of the world sunk into a deep, financial depression.
The 1930s is often referred to as the ‘Great Depression.’

Activity 1: Dealing with Stress

In New Zealand, many people lost their jobs during this decade. Experts predict that as
much as 30% of the population was unemployed. It was a very stressful time for families.

Sadly, many of us still experience stress in our lives to this day. When I feel stressed
I try to go for a walk or pop into my local gym for a quick workout. Exercise makes
me feel better. What about you?

On your blog, please tell us what you do when you want to relax or de-stress.
Do you read a favourite book, watch a favourite television show or talk to someone special?
 What are your tips for dealing with stress?
  1. Have a drinks
  2. Get some fresh air
  3. Got for a walk
  4. Talk to somebody
  5. And read a book

Activity 2: Offering a Helping Hand
During this period, people struggled to find work both here at home and overseas.
It was a really tough time for people living in the Great Plains of the United States
because they were hit with a huge drought that lasted for most of the decade.
Many crops were damaged and farmers were not able to make enough money
to feed their families.

Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you have done to help these
families? On your blog, list three different ways that you could raise funds for
families to help them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with your
fundraising ideas!

  1. Making clothes or blankets
  2. Donate them some money to buy food
  3. Grow some food
  4. Help them with the food and clothes
  5. If i was in the 1930s i would have donated them some money a gives them
  6. food cloths blankets to sleep with i would. What about you guys?

Bonus Activity: Paying it Forward

In the mid-1930s, things began to change for the better in New Zealand.
More people were able to find work and receive a steady paycheck.
They were still careful, however, with their money and rarely, if ever, bought treats
or gifts for one another.

Imagine that you were able to travel back in time to visit a family in the 1930s.
What special gifts or treats would you like to bring with you?
I would likely bring blocks of Whittaker’s chocolate, bags of Jet Planes
and Pineapple Lumps, healthy food snacks, clothing, and games for the children.
What about you?

If i travel back in time to vist a family inj the 1930s my gif would be
  1. T.V
  2. Phones
  3. Chococlate box
  4. Wittaker’s
  5. Pineapple lump
  6. Healthy food
  7. Snacks
  8. Clothing
  9. Games
  10. laptops
!!!!!!BONUS POINTS: 6!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hey there Maria, thanks for completing three more activities! Wow, you are doing a great job and working so hard on your blog this summer. I look forward to hearing the rest of your wonderful ideas.

    I like how you have organised your items into a list for the bonus activity. It makes it easy to read and follow. Have you ordered them in order of importance?

    It's cool that you've chosen a well balanced set of items. You have sweet treats and also important things like clothing and laptops. Those people are going to love you!

    I think I would take some modern medicine to help people.

    Great job, keep up the good work!

    Thanks, Billy

  2. Hey again Maria, thanks for sharing some useful tips for dealing with and relieving stress. They truly are helpful and practical. I always find talking to people makes me feel better when I am dealing with a problem. I also like to go for a walk, read a book and listen to music. What sort of things make you stressed?

    Thank you for also sharing some ideas about how you could support families in need. You sound like such a generous person - donating lots of your belongings. I was thinking about having a garage sale, a lemonade stand, a car wash, a sausage sizzle etc. Or even combining the lot!

    Have you ever been apart of a fundraiser?

    Thanks, Billy