Monday, 18 December 2017

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

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

Cool Kiwi Fact #2: The longest place name in the world can be found here in New Zealand. ‘Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu’ is the name of a hill that be found in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand.

Day 1: The Early Years (Late 1800s – 1919)

Activity 1: St Joseph’s Cathedral
At the turn of the century, there was a great deal of construction happening in New Zealand. Many of the new British settlers wanted to build homes and community meeting places, such as churches. One of the largest buildings to be constructed during this period was St Joseph’s Cathedral in Dunedin.

St Joseph’s Cathedral is just one of hundreds of beautiful cathedrals around the world.

Use your search engine to find a picture of another famous cathedral. Post a picture of the cathedral on your blog. Underneath the picture tell us: the name of the cathedral, where the cathedral is located, when it was built, and how long it took to build.

Construction started1163
Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France.


  1. Hi again Hilary, thanks for completing another activity in the Summer Learning Journey.

    That is a very beautiful cathedral you have chosen. What do you like about it? What made you choose it?

    I like the shape of it at the front and how there are two separate towers. The sky looks incredible in the background, it is so blue and contrasts with the colour of the church.

    Do you know how long it took to build?

    Thanks, Billy

    1. Hi there Billy ,
      Thank you for leaving an great comment on my blog.
      Construction of the cathedral took almost 200 years, almost as long as the entire gothic period

  2. Wow that is such a long time!

    check out the insides, it's quite beautiful