Big OE to Greece

Room 9 has been exploring the country of Greece, comparing how it is different from New Zealand. Understanding that different people/cultures live in different ways. We compared and contrasted, the differences in environments; educations; currency; history; parliaments/governments; demography and houses.

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Lennox: Both Greece and New Zealand have prime ministers and are both under Queen Elizabeth II, did you know the Duke of Edinburgh is also the prince of Greece.

Ashe: Ancient Greek girls were not allowed to go to school and boys had to go away to boarding school.

Chelsea: Greek people paint their houses white to reflect the sun so its cooler inside.

Piper: The class sizes are the same in both countries, but we have playgrounds, gullies, larger classrooms with more colour and displays with better resources and devices.

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Greek Houses

Greece we discovered is a country that is rich in history we were able to explore some of their histories. While looking into the ancient Greek people we looked into the War of Troy and decided to create our own models of how we would have made the Trojan horse.

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Trojan Horses

Ashe: It would have been smelly and boring hiding in a horse wearing all the heavy armour with hundreds of Greek soldiers

Clare: The Greeks were a smart group of people, being able to trick the Troy’s into letting them in ending a 10-year war.

Casey: We were able to build our model using Sticks and glue, we had to plan it and look at different pictures to get ideas and then plan our horse.

Carney: It was fun making the horse because we were able to be a Greek soldier in a way.

We tried different kinds of foods found or enjoyed in Greece. We made feta, sugar cookies, greek salads, olive oil bread pieces and olives. Trying different foods outside our normal comfort food range was an exciting experience where we found out we liked things we had never liked before.

Lennox Feta cheese is yum

Ashe: I love feta and olives can I have some more, please.

Patrick: The garlic sticks are yummy

Declyn: I don’t like the cookies they taste yuck, too nutty

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Greek food

We all researched and created a book looking at different questions we had about how Greece was different from NZ. These ranged from Gaming, trucks, trains, animals, pets, volcanoes, houses, dancing, music, emergency services and schools.

We produced some amazing books

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Greek books

Tyler: I am never going to Greece it might be beautiful but you go to jail or lose lots of money if you game.

Declyn: Greece has a lot of different and interesting dangerous animals I’d love to meet a man of war they look cool. But they can keep their yucky ticks.

Clare: Greece has never won a gold medal in Horse riding but they keep trying.

Patrick: Greece make a lot of yummy looking food, I wonder if they think the same about our food mmm doughnuts.

We were very proud to share our learning with the school during our push pin trip around the day. We translated the school's names in Greek from English it was so much fun.

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Writing names in Greek

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