Monday, 18 December 2017

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)
Cool Kiwi Fact #2: The longest place name in the world can be found here in New Zealand.
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu’ is the name of a hill
that be found in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand.

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

At the turn of the century, there was a great deal of construction happening in New
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 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.Image result for cathedral.

The name of the cathedrals : exeter cathedrals
Where the cathedral located : united kingdom
When it was built : 1050
How long it took build:  900 years

        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?

Fact that women were not allowed to vote in saudi arabia until 2015. Is it far?

  1. Yes it was far

  1. Saudi Arabia, which for centuries treated women as second-class citizens —
  2. not permitting them to be seen in public, for example, except for their eyes, and prohibiting
  3. them from  seeing.

  1. Women should have the right to vote it’s not fair if the mans just vote what will happen
  2. if just the women voted but not the mens that could be sad but in new zealand everyone
  3. had the right to vote except for the kids but men and women they voted and the was good
  4. but in the other countries they didn't let women to vote how sad.

!!!!!!Bonus Activity: In Flanders Fields!!!!!!!!

As the new century dawned, New Zealanders settled into a period of relative calm.
The calm lasted for about 15 years but came to a sudden end in 1914 when World War I erupted
in Europe. The war lasted for almost five years and claimed the lives of 18,000 New Zealanders.
It also claimed the lives of thousands of men and women from countries around the world. Every year, we remember these brave men and women on ANZAC Day (25 April). Many people go to a special Anzac Day ceremony where they read a special poem that was written for the fallen soldiers. The poem is called ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.

Read the poem. On your blog, tell us what you think of the poem. Do you like it?
How does it make you feel?

That poem thinks of my great great grandfather  he went to war and he pass away
at war and i’m very lucky i stay in new zealand because i’m safe and sound and
i feel so sorry about their families i feel sorry about somebody that left there familie to go to
war and they didn't make it that was so sad.

It makes me feel very lucky to live in a beautiful, safe country like New Zealand.
It also makes me feel sad for those who died in the war and for their families. I think that we are very
lucky that they went to war and fought for our freedom. What do you think?

It good comment and new zealand is a safe place to stay

!!!!!!!!!!!!!BONUS POINTS: 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hi there Maria,

    Activity One: Wow, that is an old cathedral! I can't believe it took 900 years to build, that is crazy! Why do you think it took so long to build? It has quite a cool shape to it. I love the colour and the detail in the centre of the building. What made you choose this cathedral?

    Thanks, Billy

  2. Hi again Maria,

    I have to agree with you, it isn't fair that only men were allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia up until 2015. If there are things women really wanted then it might be difficult to get them if they can't vote. Do you think children should be allowed to vote or just adults? If you were able to vote, what sort of things would like to change in New Zealand? Would you change any laws?

    Thanks, Billy

  3. What a great comment Maria. Thank you for your opinions about the poem and also the war. It is very sad that many people had to lose their lives for us to have freedom. It makes me very grateful and thankful for the brave soldiers who gave their lives so that we can live in freedom. Did you do anything special on Anzac day this year?

    Thanks, Billy