SLJ Activity 1:VE Day
After six long years of fighting, World War II finally came to an end in 1945. The entire country was ecstatic and parties were thrown all over New Zealand to celebrate VE Day (Victory in Europe). Imagine that you were living in New Zealand in 1945 and you had to plan a VE day party at your house. Who would you invite? What would you do to celebrate?
On your blog, tell us all about your (imaginary) VE party. If it was me, I would invite all of my closest friends and family over to my house for a big barbecue. We would eat hamburgers and play basketball in the driveway. Some of us would probably walk to the local beach to play soccer on the beach and to go for a swim (if the weather was warm enough)!
I would defiently invite my bestfriends, first cousins, and my family memebrs.
We would have fun by playing outdoor games and having a feast.
And at night we would watch a movie.
SLJ Activity 2:Making a fashion statement
In the years following World War II, things slowly returned to normal in New Zealand. Soldiers returned home and settled back into regular life; and national sporting teams, like the New Zealand cricket team, got back together and started playing matches again. In the late 1940s, men and women would go to watch these events, men wearing hats and suits and women wearing dresses, hats, and gloves.
Compare the pictures of common clothing from the late 1940s to what you wear now (i.e. in 2017). Are they similar or are they quite different?
On your blog tell us which of the two styles you prefer and why. The pictures above were taken over 65 years ago! What do you think people will be wearing 65 years from now?
I prefer styles like these because they're really comfy to wear.
But maybe in the next 65 years, people would wear hi-tech clothes.
SLJ Activity 3:Sweet tooth
When World War II ended, a number of people from Europe moved to New Zealand looking for a peaceful place to live and raise a family. When they came, they brought recipes and foods from their native countries with them, including hamburgers, pizza and other delicious foods.
I usually have a chocolate chip cookie with my tea. I love biscuits! What is your favourite sweet treat or dessert? Use google to find a recipe for it. Type the recipe out on your blog. Make sure you also include a picture.
6 egg whites
2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanillia essence
1 teaspoon of white vinegar
2 teaspoons of cornflour
300ml of cream, whipped
Glass or metal bowl
1. Pre-heat oven to 110C Bake
2. Line the baking tray with baking paper
3. Now beat the egg whites in the bowl until soft peaks form
4. Keep beating while adding the sugar, a 1/4 of a cup at a time. Approximately after 10 minutes the mixture should be glossier and thicker. Then beat in the vanillia, vinegar, and cornflour.
5. Take out the mixture with a spoon and place it onto the tray
6. Then bake for about 1 1/2 hours until it is dry and crisp. Leave the Pavlova in the oven for another hour.
7. When it has fully cooled, you can add the whipped cream and finally add in fruits of your choice