Friday, 14 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 2

Activity 2: After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!

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Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.


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  2. Hey Samuel!

    Great to see you blogging again this year. Anyway I've been wanting to read your facts about Sir Edmund Hillary but the words are too small to see. If you would please re-edit your DLO and make the words a little bit bigger so all your viewers could see it clearly.

    Keep up the good work Samuel!

  3. Hi Samuel.

    Thankyou for creating a DLO about Sir Edmund Hillary. I enjoyed reading interesting facts about him. Did you learn anything about him that you did not know before? I would love to read more about what you think.

    Keep up the good work Samuel.

    Best wishes,


  4. Hi Samuel, I think you made an excellent choice in researching Sir Edmund Hillary! He and his Sherpa guide were extraordinarily brave to climb Everest, weren't they? They had so little support - none of our newer technologies to help them find their way to the top. I can only imagine how difficult their climbs were!

    I hope you enjoyed this activity. I'm very impressed that you've chosen to be part of this blogging program on your school break! Good for you!

    I'm reading your blogs from my home here in Canada and it's fun to learn more about your beautiful country!