SLJ, Winter Learning Journey
Day 3: Social Systems
Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)
In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.
Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people. Who would you choose to partner with?
I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalition because he is funny and kind. He would make us laugh and take care of us. Amber would be great because she is really smart and thoughtful. She is also good at making decisions. I think that we would form a great team. What about you? Who would you choose? Why?
I would form a coalition with my sister Mele and my friend Anita. Anita is funny and kind. She would make us all laugh, keep us on track and she would keep us safe. Mele is smart and thoughtful. She would get everything done quickly and she would make good decisions.
Activity 2: Migration
Over the past few decades, there has been a huge rise in the number of people coming to New Zealand to live and/or travel. I was one of those people! In fact, I moved with my family to New Zealand in 2010 and I am so glad that I did. It’s a pretty amazing place to call home! At the moment I live about 10 minutes from three stunning beaches and a beautiful national park.
Speaking of home, where do you live? On your blog, please post a picture of your hometown and provide a list of three things that tourists, like us, could do if we came to visit. What do you like most about your hometown? (Remember the guidelines for being Cybersmart, and never post your address online).
Hometown G.I, Auckland
1. I live 10 minutes away from G.I where there is a huge stadium called Te Oro. Te Oro is a place where many teenagers/children go learn to dance, there is also a few other subjects such as art. Tourists go and look around, they go watch some amazing cultural performances or amazing paintings
2. In G.I there is also some amazing Graffiti. Near the laundromat there is a huge graffiti saying Glen Innes, it's also so amazing because it represents Glen Innes. There it Graffiti near the shops with different objects and colours
3. Near Pt England school there is a Pt England Reserve. People can go there and take beautiful photo's of the ocean or your family. People also go there with there family and have a bbq, they also play a few sports games such as cricket
Activity 3: Modern Learning Environments
Over the past few years, a number of schools have changed the way that they teach. Instead of one teacher working in one classroom with one group of students, some schools have built huge classrooms where many teachers work together to teach a big group of students. This is called a ‘Modern Learning Environment’ (MLE).
Some people prefer Modern Learning Environments while others aren’t so sure. Take a look at the pictures above. The one on the left is a photograph of a traditional classroom, and the picture on the right is of a Modern Learning Environment.
Imagine that you are a teacher, and design your own classroom. What would it look like? What furniture would you have? I would love to have some beanbags for reading on.
Draw a floorplan of your classroom (either in Google Draw or on paper) and upload it to your blog. Describe what is special about your classroom and why you designed it this way.
I’ve drawn a classroom with pink carpet and bright coloured tables. I also included a kitchen so that we can do cooking every day and a HUGE bookshelf because I love to read! What would you like to see in your classroom?