Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch theTourist video for Aucklandto learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.
1. Aucklands biggest landmark is Rangitoto Island which can be seen all over the city
2. Going to the shops in Ponsonby
3. Go and have a fun time at the Auckland zoo
4. Go for walks near mission bay beach
5. Go and take a look at the modern malls
Polyfest is a good thing because it is a time when you can spend time with your family. It is also a good thing because you can go and support the school that are performing for your culture. I think polyfest is a good thing because when you go to polyfest there is a lot to see and to do there.
Let’s imagine that you have been asked to host a visitor from another country. They are going to come and stay with you for three days. During that time, you are expected to take them on a tour of New Zealand and show them some our most famous icons. Where would you take them? If it was me, I might take them to Mt Cook in the south island, to the Sky Tower in Auckland and to Chums Beach in the Coromandel. What about you? On your blog, tell us which three famous places in New Zealand you would go with your visitor.
If I had a host visitor and I had to take them to three famous places I would take them to the Waikato River, The Sky Tower in Auckland, and Napier Art Deco in the North Island.
Create a brand new public holiday for the country. Use your creativity to come up with a name for the holiday and a short description of how people in the country celebrate the holiday. Do they all get the day off? Do they eat special foods or go to special events to mark the day?
I would create a new holiday and call it Pacific Islander Day. People in New Zealand will get to have their day off and there will be no school. They can do anything they want and they can celebrate in anyway they want. They will try all sorts of of new island food from different islands and best of all they will spend time together doing fun things.
Imagine that you are visiting on the national holiday of your chosen country. On your blog tell us what you would eat, see and do on that day.
I have chosen Australia as my chosen country. I would eat some steak and eat some chips. On The National Day of Australia some people attend to local community festivals, concerts or parties. Everyone take the day off work and people get together for a barbecue.
After exploring the gallery you decide to walk across the street to the national museum. It is an amazing place! There is so much information about the history of the country in this museum. It’s hard to know where to start!
After walking for a little while you come across a display with pictures of children that were taken in 1901 (over 100 years ago)! In this picture, the children are working on a local farm, milking cows. They are not going to school. Back in those days, children usually went to school until they reached the age of 12 or 13. They then left school and went to work. Imagine that you were alive 100 years ago. How would you feel if you had to leave school at the age of 12? Would you be happy or sad? On your blog, tell us how you would feel.
I would feel sad because I would want to leave school at the age of 14. The only reason why I would want to leave school at the age of 14 is because I would like to be more educated and to be a good smart thinking person who would always happy and brainy.