SLJ - Activity 1: Dealing with stress
In New Zealand, many people lost their jobs during this decade. Experts predict that as much as 30% of the population was unemployed. It was a very stressful time for families.
Sadly, many of us still experience stress in our lives to this day. When I feel stressed I try to go for a walk or pop into my local gym for a quick workout. Exercise makes me feel better. What about you?
On your blog, please tell us what you do when you want to relax or de-stress. Do you read a favourite book, watch a favourite television show or talk to someone special? What are your tips for dealing with stress?
Tip 1: Breathe and talk. Usually when i'm stressed I take deep breaths or talk with someone I trust. It's good to talk with someone so that you're not bottling up all your thoughts and emotions, or else you'll end up with a bad conclusion.
Tip 2: Take a walk. It's best to take a walk where it's not so noisy so that you can think straight. Having a little stroll around your favourite park can or may calm you down.
Tip 3: Do what you love. This may be reading, writing, watching T.V. or even spending time with friends. All those can help you relax.
SLJ - Activity 2:Offering a Helping Hand
During this period, people struggled to find work both here at home and overseas. It was a really tough time for people living in the Great Plains of the United States because they were hit with a huge drought that lasted for most of the decade. Many crops were damaged and farmers were not able to make enough money to feed their families.
Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you have done to help these families? On your blog, list three different ways that you could raise funds for families to help them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with your fundraising ideas!
No. 1: Create a charity. First I would create a charity with a group of people, maybe my family. Then I would put up signs about our charity and ask around for help.
No. 2: Fundraise in heaps of ways. Such as Garage sales, lemonade stands, car wash, Etc.
No. 3: Get a job. After each pay day pitching in atleast a few dollars every day or week would help a lot.
SLJ Activity 3: Paying it forward
In the mid-1930s, things began to change for the better in New Zealand. More people were able to find work and receive a steady paycheck. They were still careful, however, with their money and rarely, if ever, bought treats or gifts for one another.
Imagine that you were able to travel back in time to visit a family in the 1930s. What special gifts or treats would you like to bring with you? I would likely bring blocks of Whittaker’s chocolate, bags of Jet Planes and Pineapple Lumps, healthy food snacks, clothing, and games for the children. What about you?
I would bring a box of Favourites, a L&P bottle, a bag of Burger Rings, a box of Weet-Bix and Toffee Pops.