Saturday, 31 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 14 WK.3

Day 14 – Powerful People
You are now fully recharged having spent the last few days watching TV and listening to music in your hotel room. You decide to go for a walk. As soon as you step outside you see a big bus drive past. On the side of the bus is a huge picture of the leader, the president/prime minister, of the country. They are the most powerful person in the whole country.
Scroll down to learn more about the prime minister and/or president for your chosen country.
Country + Title
Prime Minister of Canada
Mr. Justin Pierre James Trudeau
Justin Trudeau is the current Prime Minister of Canada. He became prime minister on 4 November 2015.  His dad, Pierre, was the prime minister of Canada in the 1970s. Before Justin became the prime minister he worked as a teacher.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Justin Trudeau.jpg
President of Chile
Ms. (Veronica) Michelle Bachelet
The current President of the Republic of Chile is Michelle Bachelet. She was first became president in 2006 and is the first woman in the history of Chile to be the president. She speaks five languages - Spanish, English, German, Portuguese and French.

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President of Chile
Mr. Joachim Gauck
The current president of Germany is Mr. Joachim Gauck. He became president in March 2012. Before he became the president, he was a minister. He is married and has four children – Christian, Martin, Gesine and Katharina.

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Jochaim Gauck.jpg
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mr. Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
The current Prime Minister of Malaysia is Mr. Najib Razak. He is the 6th prime minister of the country. He became the prime minister in April 2009. He is married to his wife, Rosmah, and together they have five children.

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Najib Razak.jpg
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Mrs. Theresa Mary May
Mrs. May became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 13 July 2016. She is the leader of the conservative party and only the second woman to ever become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Mrs. May has been married to her husband, Philip, for 36 years. They do not have any children.  
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\PM Theresa May.jpg
President of the United Mexican States (Mexico)
Mr. Enrique Pena Nieto
Mr. Nieto is the 57th President of Mexico. He was elected on 1 July 2012 and took office on 1 December 2012. He was originally educated as a lawyer and had been the governor of Mexico prior to becoming president. Mr. Pena Nieto is currently married to a soap opera actress, Angelica Rivera. He has four children.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\President of Mexico.jpg
President of the Republic of South Africa
Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
Mr. Zuma was elected as president in 2009 and re-elected in 2014. He is also the President of the African National Congress (ANC). Mr. Zuma is currently married to four women and has approximately 20 children.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Jacob Zuma.jpg
President of the United Arab Emirates
Mr. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mr. (Sheikh) Khalifa became the president on 3 November 2004 after his father, the former president, passed away. He is the head of the government, the army and the supreme council for the UAE. His family is worth approximately $150 billion dollars. Sheikh Khalifa is married to Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouri. He has no children.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\UAE president.jpg
Prime Minister of Japan
Mr. Shinzo Abe
Mr. Abe is the prime minister and the president of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan. He was first elected as prime minister in 2006 but had to resign in 2007 for health reasons. He recovered and was re-elected as prime minister in 2012. He and his wife, Akie Matsuzaki, have no children.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\PM of Japan.jpg
Prime Minister of Australia
Mr. Malcolm Turnbull
Mr. Turnbull became the prime minister on 15 September 2015. He was not elected by the people of Australia but, instead, by members of his own party, the Liberal Party. They had a special vote because they were not happy with the work that the current prime minister, Tony Abbott, was doing. Mr. Turnbull was then elected by the people of Australia in the 2016 election. He is married to his wife Lucy and they have two children.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\PM of Australia.jpg

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Activity 1
Here in New Zealand, the prime minister of the country is the Honourable John Key. Imagine that you are Mr. Key and you have the power to create laws (rules) that all people in New Zealand would have to follow. If I (Rachel) were the prime minister I would make a rule that everyone should eat lollies for breakfast. What three (3) rules would you make up if you were the prime minister? On your blog tell us what your three rules would be.
My three rules would be that 1 day in a week everybody gets the day off work and school and they get a free plane ticket to go where ever they want in the world.
My second rule would be that on Monday and Friday every school in New Zealand would have ice cream and whatever fast food they wanted for lunch.
My last rule would be that every kid in New Zealand  would get to do whatever they wanted to do.
Activity 2
Some people say that the most powerful person in the world is the president of the United States. His name is Donald Trump and he became the president this past November when he beat out his competitor, a woman named Hillary Clinton. Google ‘Hillary Clinton’ to find out a little bit more about her. On your blog, post three interesting facts about Hillary.
1. Hillary Clinton was married to Bill Clinton who was the president of America in January 1993 - 2001.
2. Hillary Clinton only has one daughter and her is Chelsea Clinton.
3. Hillary Clinton has 2 brothers and their names are Hugh Rodham and Tony Rodham.
Bonus Activity
Being the prime minister of a country is a big responsibility. Would you like to be the prime minister of New Zealand one day? On your blog tell us what you think. Would you like to be the prime minister?  Why or why not?
I would not like to be the prime minister of New Zealand because it would be a big responsibility because I would be in charge of a WHOLE COUNTRY.  I would also have to go to boring meetings all day long and it wouldn't be any fun.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 14 WK.3

Day 13 – La, La, La...
Although you had a very restful day yesterday watching TV you have woken up feeling quite tired. You decide to turn on the radio and listen to some music before you get up and get on with your day. When you turn on the radio, the first song that you hear is one by Justin Bieber, a musician from Canada.
Activity 1
Justin Bieber is arguably one of the most famous musicians in the world right now. He has had (#) of Number 1 hits, including the songs:
Watch the three videos. After you have finished watching them, rank them from #1 (best) to #3 (worst). On your blog, list the three videos in order from best to work and tell us why you have ranked them in that order.
#1. Love yourself
#2. Baby
#3. Sorry
The reason I put love yourself first because I like it and I would actually listen to it. The next reason why I put baby second because I would rather listen to it then sorry. The reason I put sorry last was because I have listened to it too much and it is really annoying.
Activity 2
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\WOMAD logo.jpg
Every year there is a huge music festival held in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It is called WOMAD. WOMAD stands for ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance.’ The festival began in 1980 and there are WOMAD festivals held every year in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Spain, Italy and The United Arab Emirates. They attract singers and performers from all around the world. Imagine that you are on the WOMAD organising committee for next year. Which two musicians/bands would you invite to perform? On your blog tell us the names of the two musicians/bands and tell us a bit about them. Where are they from? What kind of music do they play?
One musician that I would invite is Beyonce she is from America and the genre of music that she performs is contemporary R&B, and she also sings Pop music.
The musician band that I would invite would have to be Little Mix they are from Britain and they are a girl band. The genre of music that they perform is Pop, dance pop, and contemporary R&B.
Bonus Activity
There are literally dozens of different types (‘genres’) of music in the world, including classical, rock ‘n roll, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), pop, hip hop, rap, jazz, etc. Some musicians play on their own and some play as part of a band. Arguably, the most influential band of all time is The Beatles. They were a rock band from Liverpool, England.
Dozens of movies have been made about the band. The most recent was a documentary called ‘The Beatles: 8 Days a Week – The Touring Years.’ Watch the trailer for this movie.
After you have finished, tell us two things that you learned about the Beatles from watching this trailer. They can be any two interesting facts!
What I have learned about the beetles is that they were very famous and they were one of the top musicians in the world. I also learned that the world went insane because of how popular the beatles were and still to this day there are many fans around the world that still listen to there music and my sister Nicole also likes to listening to their music and one of her favorite songs that they sing is called obladi - oblada.
Bonus Activity = 6 points

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 12 WK.3

Day 12 – As Seen on T.V...
Today you wake up and you are feeling quote tired after all of your sightseeing so you decide to spend the day relaxing in front of the TV. When you turn on the TV you decide to scroll through the channels to see what local television programmes and movies are like in your country. You are amazed! In some cases it is pretty different from what is on TV in New Zealand. To see what is popular in your country, click on the links below and watch the video. In some cases, they will be in different languages!
Canada – Caillou – Fun in the Mud [22:02 minutes]
Chile – 31 Minutos – Episode 1 [4:48 minutes]
Germany - Lowenzahn – Episode 1 [1:58 minutes]
Malaysia – Upin & Ipin – Full episode [19:25 minutes]
United Kingdom – Britain’s Got Talent – 2016 Final (Boogie Storm) [6:27 minutes]
Mexico – Maria Belen [1:35 minutes]
South Africa – Pumpkin Patch: Introduction Song [1:00 minute]
United Arab Emirates – iCarly Episode 3 [2:00 minutes]
Japan – Anpanman: Ironman vs. Japanese Ghost [2:47 minutes]

Activity 1
On your blog provide a short review of the video from your country. In your review please tell us:
  1. The name of the television show
  2. What you liked about the show
  3. What you didn’t like about the show
I picked Britain's got talent because the video link that was pasted for canada Caillou the video didn’t work.

1. Britians got Talent
2. What I liked about the show is that it was funny and I liked how the people were dressed in stroom trooper costumes.
3. I liked everything about the show there was nothing that i didn’t like.
Finally, at the end of the review, give the video a rating out of 5 stars with 5 stars (*****) being amazing and 1 star (*) being terrible
I give this show 5 (*****) stars because it was very entertaining and I would watch it again.

Activity 2
Most of us like to watch TV when we have the chance. One of my favourite television shows, at the moment, is called Veep. It’s a show about a woman who becomes the President of the United States. It’s pretty funny! I watch Veep on HBO every Monday night.
What is your favourite television show at the moment? On your blog, tell us the name of your favourite television show and tell us, briefly, what it is about.
I don’t have a favourite show but a show that I enjoy watching is called K.C undercover it is about a girl and her family are spies and then she becomes one to and she fights bad people.  
Bonus Activity
Find a Youtube clip of a popular television show from New Zealand. Upload the link to your blog. Beside the link tell us the name of the show and tell us what is happening in the clip.
The show is called one news and this video is about them interviewing Tori Kelly.
Bonus Blog = 10 points

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 11 WK.3

Week 3: It’s time to be entertained!
This week you will learn a great deal about the sports, television shows, movies, music, and people who are famous in your country. It will be a really entertaining week!
Day 11 – He Shoots, She Scores!
After a full week of sightseeing in your new country you are given tickets to attend a local sporting event. Check out the links below to see videos of athletes playing two of the most popular sports in each country.
Ice hockey - Olympic Gold Medal Game in 2002 between Canada and the United States of America [3:04 minutes]
Canadian football - Grey Cup (Championship) Game 2013 [8:52 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of game between Chile and England – 2013 [4:47 minutes]
Chilean rodeo - Example of a traditional Chilean rodeo [2:43 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of German women’s football team vs. the United States of America [2:22 minutes]
Motor sport - Footage of German Formula 1 driver, Michael Schumacher’s, the world’s most famous motor sport driver
Field hockey - Footage from Men’s Junior World Cup Game – Malaysia vs South Africa [2:31 minutes]
Badminton - Footage of Lee Chong Wei – the most famous badminton player in Malaysia [18:04 minutes]
United Kingdom
Rugby union - Highlights of Rugby World Cup game between England and Australia, 2015 [3:52 minutes]
Cricket - Highlights of England vs New Zealand match at Edgbaston, 2015 [1.54 minutes]
BaseballHighlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Soccer (football) Highlights of soccer game between Mexico and the United States of America [7:06 minutes]
United Arab Emirates
Soccer Highlights of soccer game between the United Arab Emirates and Australia [1:12 minutes]
Camel racingHighlights of camel racing in Abu Dhabi [4:32 minutes]
South Africa
CricketHighlights of semi-final game in World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand [3:20 minutes]
RugbyHighlights of 2016 Rugby Championship game between Australia and South Africa [4:48 minutes]
Sumo wrestling Sumo wrestling competition in Fukuoka, Japan [6:54 minutes]
Baseball - Highlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Aussie rules football Grand final game (2015) between Hawthorn and the West Coast Eagles [8:36 minutes]
Rugby league Rugby league test between Australia and New Zealand [1:48:26 minutes]
Now that you know a bit more about the sports that are popular overseas, it is time to think about what is popular in New Zealand. For today, your challenge is to…
Activity 1
Take a picture of yourself participating in a popular New Zealand sport. On your blog tell us the name of the sport and why you have chosen it.
The sport I have chosen is basketball because I think that basketball is fun to play and watch.
Activity 2
Write a short paragraph describing your sporting hero. Who is he/she? Why are they your favourite sportsman?
My sporting superhero is Valerie Adams because she is humble and she inspires me to never give up and keep trying until I accomplish my goal and to try my best even if it is hard.
Bonus Activity
According to the Love New Zealand website, the most popular sports in New Zealand are rugby union, rugby league, netball, soccer and cricket. In your opinion, which of these sports is the best one? On your blog tell us which sport you think is the best. Be sure to tell us why. Give us as many reasons as you can!
I think that rugby union is the best sport because New Zealand has one 2 rugby world cups playing this sport and it is also fun.
Bonus Blog = 6 points