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Perspectives on the Dawn Raids (Level One History Assignment #1)

Hey, reader.

Prepare yourself for a long read.

Now, I mentioned in a TIL not long ago that I had been going to Level One History as an additional class. I felt like I should've taken the opportunity of having History as an extra subject since it would give me something to wake up early for - because last year I had many days where I came late. And there's not a day gone by where I've come to school past 9:00am. I mean, it's working, reader!

Anyway, for History the class focused on the Dawn Raids that happened in New Zealand during the 1970s and part of the 1980s. Then, after reading and discussing and going through lessons about the Dawn Raids and its effects and consequences, we were introduced the first assignment of the year. The main part of the assignment was to provide two perspectives of two different people clearly showing whether they were for or against the Dawn Raid policy. Now, if you've been reading this blog during 2015, you'll find that one of the p…

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Wednesday 8th February - Today I Learned...

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Tuesday 7th February - Today I Learned...

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Waitangi Day 2017

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Today is Waitangi Day. New Zealand's national day. After Australia Day, I thought I might as well do a post on Waitangi Day, knowing that if I only did Australia Day and not Waitangi Day, well, that would seem pretty weird, wouldn't it.

So, here it is! The post reflecting on Waitangi Day!

Now, I was going through memory lane (like I usually do sometimes these days) and I picked up this video from 2014. You see, reader, I was in this reading group called the Royal Pages. It was a big group, with half of the members from Room 8, and some members from Room 7. But anyway, the Royal Pages entered this competition that was about making an informative video about the Treaty of Waitangi, and how/why it is still relevant over 170 years on, and if they won that competition, they'd get a free trip to Waitangi and would go on a tour surrounding the Treaty.

 I've got to mention, reader, that this was where I met John for the first time, and I worked with him in a little group. Forg…

Thursday 2nd February - Part Three - Today I Learned...

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Thursday 2nd February - Part Two - Today I Learned...

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Thursday 2nd February - Part One - Today I Learned...

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Wednesday 1st February - Part Three - Today I Learned...

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Wednesday 1st February - Part Two - Today I Learned...

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Wednesday 1st February - Part One - Today I Learned...

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