SLJ, Winter Learning Journey
Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990's)
In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro, was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit! Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the one-day hike.
On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list of at least 5 items.
3. Extra clothes ( incase you get wet )
4. Equipment ( knife, tent and more )
Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how to stay safe while you’re hiking.
Plan your hike: Before heading out you should also plan your hike before you just go wondering anywhere and get lost. Also take a map and mark where you are so after your done hiking you can go back without getting lost.
Tell someone: Tell someone your going on a hike so they know where you are and they don't freak out if your not home.
Be aware of the weather: Before hiking be aware of the weather, check the weather forecast because the weather could change fast
Activity 2: Leading New Zealand
In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand – Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.
On your blog, write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers. Upload a photo of them with your post. Click on this link to find a copy of the template. Click on file and then click make a copy. This will save the blank template to your Google Drive so that you can fill it in. Post the completed template to your blog to earn points for this activity.
Name of Prime minister: Julius Vogel
Date of Birth: 24.02.1835
Political party: None
Number of years as Prime Minister: 1 year
Three interesting facts about Julius vogel
1. He was the eighth premier of New Zealand
2. His administration is best remembered for the issuing of bonds to fund railway construction and other public works
3. He was the first Jewish prime minister of New Zealand
Bonus Activity: You have to Pay to Play
In 1990, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, universities and polytechnics started charging students money to go to school. Prior to then, it had been free to go to university or to a polytechnic. Since 1990, students have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary (after high school) education.
The new Labour government have promised to give up to three years of free post-secondary education to all New Zealanders by 2020!
On your blog, tell us what you think. Should students have to pay money (tuition fees) to go to university? Why or why not?
I think students shouldn't pay money for tuition fees or to get in University because some people can't afford to get into university and if it's free more people would come and learn more. That's why University should be free