Monday, 1 January 2018

Week Three: The Post War(s) Era (1951-1999)

Week Three: The Post War(s) Era (1951-1999)

Cool Kiwi Fact #4: New Zealand is one of the few countries with two national
anthems: “God Defend New Zealand,” which was adopted in 1977 serves as 
the co-national anthem alongside “God Save the Queen,” which is normally
played only when a member of the royal family is present.

Day 1: White Picket Fences (The 1950s)

In the 1950s, things settled down in New Zealand. There were no international 
wars or intense, national conflicts. Many kiwis were able to settle down, get married, 
buy a home and start a family.

Activity 1: Meat and Three Veg

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It was common for women in the 1950s to stay home with their children and raise their 
family. They were called ‘housewives.’ Many housewives followed a simple rule when they 
prepared the evening meal: the ‘meat and three veg’ rule. This meant that they prepared 
dinners that included three different vegetables and a type of meat (eg. beef, lamb, or chicken).

On your blog tell us if you think that the ‘meat and three veg’ rule is a good one. Do you like the 
rule? Would you enjoy eating a typical 1950s dinner? Why or why not?

Why ? i would because it looks yum a good to eat.
Why not? I should try it looks yum and delicious.

Activity 2: What’s in a Name?

During the 1950s the population of New Zealand grew by 400,000 people. 
That is huge! In fact, so many people were having babies that many people refer to this period in
our history as the ‘baby boom.’ Popular baby names in 1950s New Zealand were:

Christine John
Susan David
Margaret   Peter
Judith Michael
Jennifer Robert

Read through the lists. Are these popular names in your school? On your blog, 
tell us which names are currently popular in your school. Please provide, at least, three girls’ 
names and three boys’ names that are popular.

When I was going to school, the name
‘Jennifer’ was the most popular girl’s name and the name ‘Matthew’ was the most popular boy’s name.

Popular three girls name
  1. Grace
  2. Tehillah
  3. Santana
Popular three boys name
  1. Junior
  2. Arthur
  3. Sebastion

Bonus Activity: Snail Mail

In the 1950s, most people communicated with one another by writing letters. According to the 
NZ history website, New Zealanders sent over 200 million letters and postcards between 
1950 and 1960. That is an average of 87 letters per person!

For this activity, imagine that you are living in New Zealand in the 1950s. Use Google Draw* 
to design the front of a postcard that you could send to a friend. Try to include 
elements of Kiwiana in your design (e.g. Pohutukawa trees, Hokey Pokey ice cream, etc).

Post a copy of your postcard picture to your blog. Be sure to describe what you have 
drawn on your blog beneath the picture.

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*You will need to make a copy of the Google Draw template to create your postcard.


1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora Maria,

    Cadence here from the Summer Learning Journey team!

    Activity 1: Thanks for labelling your posts in such a clear form! I’m curious, what do you think is good about eating by the 1 meat and 3 vege rule?
    For example: I think it’s quite a healthy way to eat making sure you always have vegetables at every meal. But a down side to this rule could be that you may get very bored of the same meals each night.

    Activity 2: Awesome work Maria, this is what we are looking for. Clear layout of your post that answers the question! Grace and Santana are very common names. I only know of one person with the name Tehillah. For you male names, you are quite right, they are all very common!

    Bonus Activity: Unfortunately I am unable to view this post here Maria. Do you think you could upload a photo of you post card then I can be sure to give you full points for this task. Thank you.

    Best wishes,

    Cadence :)