Thursday, 14 December 2017

Walking in a Forest...

Here's an old piece of writing from a few years back.

Rainbow Warrior (3 of 3) - 30 Years On...

Hi, there.

Here's another History assessment for you, reader.

Earlier in the year oh my, I need to stop saying that. It was probably between June and July that my Level One History class focused on the 1985 Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. We had to look at the background events that led to the bombing and the consequences of the bombing.

This assessment was to take the research we had gathered (in the previous post) and put it into magazine article set 30 years after the bombing, along with little tidbits of information in some places, pictures, and a magazine cover at the front. Click the cover below to access my "article". Funny how it's set in 2015.

Those were the days...

Oh, I'm just putting this out there - it's a bit long. As usual.

 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Rainbow Warrior (2 of 3) - Resource Highlighting

The second installment in this Rainbow Warrior blogpost series. This is the first assessment from my History class, where I had to find sources that answered the three key questions (in previous post). All in all, it answers the three questions. It's a really long document (sounds surprising, I know). Click the screenshot to access it - and enjoy reading!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Rainbow Warrior (1 of 3) - Key Questions

Another piece from my History class. This will be the first of three posts relating to an assessment focused on the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.

My History class delved into the background events that led up to the bombing (such as the Cold War and the effects of the Cold War - mainly nuclear energy and power) and the events that took place after the bombing (including the strain on New Zealand's relationship with France).

The first part will just show you the key questions I focused on for the research portion that will come sooner or later.

1) What were the causes of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior?

2) What happened during the bombing?

3) What were the outcomes and consequences of the bombing?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Update!

Hi! 😀

I've got one more exam to get through (Level One History) and I'll be relaxing for the rest of the term.

I made a last minute decision to go to the Goat Island Marine Reserve. I had an amazing time there, watching everyone have fun snorkelling out in the water. I tripped towards the end of the day but that wasn't enough to turn my attention away from the lovely scenery and the bright atmosphere that surrounded me! I had a great time! Thought I would share that with you...

Also, last Friday I received my EC10 Diploma. I made a TIL about receiving my EC9 Diploma last year, and the EC10 Diploma is just like that, except more harder, i guess, because in my class' case (10E) some of the Year 10 assessments were replaced with Level One stuff. Anyway, my endorsement was a merit, but it changed to an excellence! And that means I'll be receiving my excellence endorsed diploma at the end of year junior prizegiving!

How cool is that?! My character's purpose has been fulfilled! I can finally come back to being a complete me now :)

But, yes, I'm having such a good time so far! I'm kinda waiting for the other shoe to drop, though, because whenever I experience a lot of good things in a short amount of time, it all turns badly just as quickly, you know? I'm not gonna let that thought take over me, though!

Thanks for reading!

Child Labour

Another school-related post here. And it's short. This is a little task from Social Studies that I completed during the "Child Labour" topic that was covered for a brief time.
  1. What is child labour?
    Child labour is when children are illegally employed to do work that an adult may be employed to do.

  2. Why does it occur?
    Child labour occurs for money-related reasons like trying to pay off debt, trying to get money for their family, and in some cases their parents may have been workers and so it could’ve been passed down to them.

  3. Briefly explain their working conditions.
    Child labourers work in dirty conditions in factories and places that could be harmful for their health, physically and mentally.

  4. Is this acceptable by the Human Rights?
    Child labour is not acceptable by the Human Rights because the work they do deprives them of their own childhood and their time that could’ve been spent enjoying their life doing things children do usually.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Rua Kenana: Prominent 20th Century Maori Leader

Once more, another school-related piece. Earlier in the year for my History class I completed an assignment that included research into a prominent 20th Century maori leader. This research was to then be put into a presentation to show our understanding of our research. Out of the choices of Maori leaders, I picked Rua Kenana, a maori prophet who lived from the 1860s until the mid-1930s, was for separatism and established a community in the Te Urewera region.

Below is the presentation showing the information I gathered through the research process. I've gotta say this before you read on, I read this NZ Herald article a month ago or so about how Rua Kenana's arrest was "unjustified" and that he would be pardoned by the Crown a century on from the arrest that left two maori men shot dead and a couple of officers injured.

That's just a heads up before reading the presentation - I would think that Rua Kenana did what he could, even if it was illegal, for his people. To view my speaker notes press S when viewing the presentation. Enjoy!