Week 3: Town and country
- Have you checked that your blog URL is on either the class or student list once only? Leave me a comment on this post if I need to change something on the spreadsheet. DON”T register again.
- Have you been checking your comments and replying to those that are quality comments?
- Have you got a link to your main class blog on your sidebar?
- Have you added the challenge badge or mentor badge?
- Are you remembering to include the URL of your blog whenever you leave a comment?
Let’s get down to this week’s challenge.
Most schools in Australia and New Zealand will be on holidays at the moment. I will be travelling also for the next two weeks. One place I am visiting is the capital city of Australia, Canberra. There will not be an official post for next week, but I will include some great places to get creative. It will also be a week for classes to catch up on activities if they have missed them.
Miss Wyatt loves history, museums and nature.
Mrs Waters enjoys chocolate, food and popular sights of the area.
If we were to visit the capital city of your country, what are three places you would recommend either of us see?
If we were to visit the capital city of your state or province, what are three places you would recommend?
All countries have their own currency. Research the history of your currency. What was the first type of currency? Which animals and people appear on your currency now and in the past? Write a post relating to currency, maybe include an image of some of yours. You might choose just one note or coin or write a general post, but remember to write in your own words. Here is a great post about wildlife on currency. If we were to visit your country, how much would we get for $100 Australian? How much would a cup of coffee and sandwich cost us? How much would a block of chocolate cost?
Create a quiz about your state, country; this website is good for embedding a quiz. Try my quiz about Tasmania
Reminder that this site is only for those over 13 years old. If you know of other websites or apps for creating embeddable quizzes, leave a comment so I can add it to our tools list on the sidebar.
Where would you prefer to live – in a small town in the country or in a big city? Give pros and cons for both
If you could live anywhere in the world, universe or world of books, where would it be and why?
Write a post asking 5 questions about a country for your overseas visitors to answer. eg Where is the best place to view wildlife in your country? Which National Park has the best scenery in your country? Where would you recommend not visiting in your country and why? Remember to ask them to leave the name of the country they are from as well as the URL of their own blog so you can visit them.
Activity 8 – more for middle school, high school students
What makes an Australian/Russian/American etc feel proud of their country? What makes you an Australian/Russian/American etc? Do you have to be born in that country or taken out citizenship of that country? Think about you and your country. Write a post about your feelings about being a citizen of your country. What about dual citizenship? Should you be allowed to hold office (be a politician) if you don’t have citizenship in that country?
Activity relating to 13
Some people believe in superstitions and haunted places. Are there any ghost towns or haunted places in your country? Have you ever visited them? Would you stay overnight in them? Here is a slideshow of some ghost towns around the world.
Still got time left??
Make sure you are visiting lots of other student and class blogs. I have seen some great posts being written and some fantastic conversations starting to happen.
Remember to leave a comment on this post when you have finished an activity. That way I can visit your blog and leave a comment.
Check these out from the last couple of weeks: Mrs Yollis and Bubbe, do you have Maria as your mentor?, Shaffer writers starting blogging, War Kat wrote about family and used avatars, Bri and Ella writing a novel, Ms Seitz’s grade 4 class wrote about themselves as did the Bloggin’Frogs from California and Ms Nichol’s grade 6 class, Jazzy wrote why she is excited to be in the challenge, Alex, Victoria, Paige, Jaelynne and Leo introduced themselves, Mrs Muller’s students have introduced themselves – see list on her sidebar,