Day 2: Peace Out (The 1960's)
Activity 1: The Dawn of Television
In the 1960s there was a great deal of change in New Zealand. Technology was evolving and the television was introduced for the first time into New Zealand homes in the 1960s. Popular programmes included Town and Around and C’mon. Television remains popular to this day.
What is your favourite television show at the moment? On your blog tell us about your favourite television show. What is it about? Who are the main characters? What channel is it on?
My favourite T.v show/Programme is K.C Undercover. It's about a normal teen (K.C Cooper) finds out from her parents that they are undercover spies with the secret government agency. The secret agency give them another family member which is a robot. You can watch it on Disney Channel
Activity 2: Rock 'n' Roll
Famous bands also started travelling across the world and in 1964, New Zealand hosted, arguably the most popular band of the time, The Beatles.
People were very excited to see The Beatles, and the hype around the band was known as Beatle-Mania (similar to the modern-day Bieber-Fever)!
Read about their tour of New Zealand below, and then post three interesting facts about The Beatles Tour on your blog.
1. One girl badly injured her leg trying to climb a wire fence because of the pushing from behind.
2. As the band stepped out off the plane, the shrieks of fans drowned out the noise of the engines.
3. Girls were screaming uncontrollably, people remembered polices used to clear crowds and other vantage points. Teenagers pushed over and damaged two polices motorbikes. There was so much pushing that one of The Beatles cars was shunted backwards, even with the handbrake on
Bonus Activity: The Three Rs - Rugby, Racing and Running
In the 1960s, sport in New Zealand was dominated by the three R’s – rugby, racing and running. The national rugby team, the All Blacks, had a great decade, winning 36 of the 40 games that they played. Many kiwis also spent their week-ends at the local racetrack and, in 1960, Peter Snell won a gold medal in the 800m race at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. He followed this up with two more gold medals in the 800m and 1500m races at the 1964 Olympic Games.
Watch this documentary about Peter Snell and then create a one-page poster on Canva* about this famous kiwi runner. Be sure to include a picture of Peter along with information about his interests and other sporting accomplishments.
*You will need to register on the Canva website in order to use it. To register, first you will need to choose your poster template from the homepage. This will bring up the sign-in page. Click on the ‘Register with Email’ button and enter your details.
In my poster i added on of his achievements and some sports he is interested in