Thursday, 11 January 2018

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)

Unfortunately, the wealth and success of the 1920s did not continue into the 1930s. Instead, the stock market in America crashed on Tuesday 29 October 1929. When this happened, people lost a lot of money and much of the world sunk into a deep, financial depression. The 1930s is often referred to as the ‘Great Depression.’

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?


  1. Hi Hazel,

    It's nice that you've included the examples from the activity as ways to destress and relax. I'm just wondering if you have any other ways you know to help keep calm and destress, perhaps? I listen to music to destress, depending on the song it can be really soothing or really motivating.

    Hope to see any changes!


  2. Hey Hazel,

    This is Jade C from the Summer Learning Journey!

    I enjoyed going through the photos that you uploaded that represent all the things that you do to de-stress and relax. I also like to chat with my friends and talk about the things that made or making me stressed! I like hanging out with people instead of spending time alone. I also like eating sweet treats when I am feeling down. I especially like chocolates and ice-creams! How about you? Do you like eating anything to lift you up?

    I could've been able to give you full marks if you had wrote something about each of the images that you posted. Perhaps you could state what each activity is and describe or explain what you do to relax.

    I look forward to reading your next post!
    Jade C.