Friday, December 29, 2017

Week 2 Day 4 of the Summer Learning Journey!!

Day 4: Another World War (1939-1945)

Activity 1

7 April: Italy invades Albania

After the war was all about trying to make Albania apart of the Italian Empire. So the event happened in Albania 1938. The people who were in the war were Italy and Albania. But Italy had 22,000 soliders but Albania had 8,000. That isn't really fair. 

10 September: Canada declares war on Germany

After Germany invaded Poland the United Kingdom and France declared war on September 3. To assert Canada's independence from the UK. Canada accepted that they could go to war. I don't where it started but I am guessing Germany. 

Activity 2

Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham

Charles Upham is probably New Zealand’s most famous soldier. His actions during the Second World War led to him becoming one of only three people – and the only combat soldier – to have won the Victoria Cross twice.

Bonus Activity: For this activity, you are going to imagine that you are just like Dorothy and that you are working as a nurse on a large medical ship.

One day you are walking along the deck of the ship when you hear a loud bang. You start to run as you see smoke coming from the far end of the ship. You run towards the room where your patients are waiting to receive treatment from the doctor. Just as you arrive at the door to their room you hear another loud bang and you... go to see what that was. You realise that you were being under attack by the Nazis. You take your patincts and hide down below. There are more gunshots everywhere. At that moment you realise that the boat is out of control. They captain must've been shot. You go up to where the captain has been shot which he has and you decide to drive the ship. You do do it and get away from the boat before anyway else has been hurt. The captain was later taken to hostpital and survived. Everyone is now calling you there hero :)


  1. Wow! The only soldier to get two medals. Cool! I really like your story. It's dramatic but great! I like the bit at the end. You are getting better at writing by yourself. Well done.

  2. Hi Yuktha,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team! Great work with these activities. Well done!

    Activity 1: Good work. I like how you have talked about Canada's involvement in the war. Are you sure that you have the date right for when Italy invaded Albania? The war hadn't started in 1938! Maybe have a quick look at that date!

    Activity 2: Charles Upham sounds like he would have done some amazing things to have received two Victoria Cross medals! Could you tell us about some of the things he did? It would be great to hear about his achievements.

    Bonus activity: Good work, that's a great story. It would have been very stressful being a nurse on a ship during the war! Taking care of you patients would have been highest priority. They would have seen some horrible things.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over the summer.