SLJ - 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: Breathe! It's best if you breathe in and out slowly. Now this makes your brain and calm and peaceful. This always works I suggest you try it out
2: Have some alone time. When you're alone there is no noise, that way you get to more work or more time to yourself. If not you can spend time with the people you love.
3: Smile. When I say smile I am saying, when you are having a very stressful time one thing thing to cheer you up is to Smile. Now, smiling tricks your mind into thinking that you are happy.
SLJ - Activity 2:Offering a Helping Hand
During this period, people struggled to find work both here at home and overseas. It was a really tough time for people living in the Great Plains of the United States because they were hit with a huge drought that lasted for most of the decade. Many crops were damaged and farmers were not able to make enough money to feed their families.
Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you have done to help these families? On your blog, list three different ways that you could raise funds for families to help them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with your fundraising ideas!
1: Build small houses for the families and provide them with the food and clothing
2: Open garage sails, car wash, lemonade stands and many more
3: Chip in a little bit a day or week and it would still help a lot
SLJ Activity 3: Paying it forward
In the mid-1930s, things began to change for the better in New Zealand. More people were able to find work and receive a steady paycheck. They were still careful, however, with their money and rarely, if ever, bought treats or gifts for one another.
Imagine that you were able to travel back in time to visit a family in the 1930s. What special gifts or treats would you like to bring with you? I would likely bring blocks of Whittaker’s chocolate, bags of Jet Planes and Pineapple Lumps, healthy food snacks, clothing, and games for the children. What about you?