Thursday, 15 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 1/ Activity 2

On Google, research the country that you have chosen to visit and write, in your own words, three interesting facts about that country. They must be facts that weren’t already provided on the World Map.

Fact 1: In WW1, the king of England, Emperor of Russia and the ruler of Germany were all first cousins.

Fact 2: The youngest soldier to assist during WW1 was only 8 years old.

Fact 3: Some 5,500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and deactivated. A number of bombs that they would find everyday will be 15 per day.


  1. Hi Courtney,

    I had absolutely no idea that there were so many bombs still buried in Germany after WWII. World War II ended in 1945 (over 70 years ago). It is a sombre (sad and serious) reminder of just how violent the war was...

    I feel very grateful to live in a safe country like New Zealand. We are so lucky, aren't we? I hope that you are able to enjoy a really lovely, safe holiday with your family this year!

    I will enjoy reading all of your blog posts (when you have time to sit down and complete an activity or a comment). Every activity is worth points and you're well on your way to earning lots!

    Keep up the great work,

    Rachel :)

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  3. Hey Courtney I really liked your facts about Germany especially the fact about how they would find 15 bombs per day that was really mind blowing.

    Great Work Keep it up! :)

  4. Good morning Courtney,

    Wow those are some interesting facts. It's sad that even today there are still so many consequences from WWII. WWI and WWII have certainly played a prominent role in Germany's history.

    When you go to Germany what do you think you would like to go and see first? There are so many monuments and museums about their involvement in previous wars, so no doubt you would be able to learn a lot.

    Keep up the blogging Courtney, it's nice to see some of your friends commenting on your posts too! :-)

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful, safe holiday over the Christmas break.

    Happy holidays!

  5. Hello Courtney
    Those facts about Germany are great! I had no idea that eight year olds had to fight in a war. Keep up the great work!

    1. Hey Daniel,

      I have just been busy catching up on all of the wonderful commenting you have been doing on other people's blogs. Well done! I am super impressed to see you commenting on people who are blogging from other schools as well.

      Keep up the great work! This way you get to learn about all of the other countries as well as Canada.