Posted by super7scoopers on November 8, 2011
Ms B is away at the moment and she put a link on our blog to help us with a piece of research that we had to do today. How awesome are our readers, though? They saw the new post and answered our question for us. It is great to hear answers coming from “experts” on the other side of the wold! (Thanks Mr E!)
Today we found out that we celebrate Guy Fawkes because it is a celebration in England. We are a part of the Commonwealth and celebrate most of the same things as the English. We found out that this event happened in the 1600′s. Quite amazing really for us because Captain Cook hadn’t even discovered New Zealand for more than another 100 years!
Before we researched we had to decide on our purpose and technique…
- To Inform – What is Guy Fawkes? Why do we celebrate it?
- To Recount – Write a diary for 3-4 days leading up to and just after Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament.
- To Persuade – Why should/shouldn’t we celebrate fireworks.
- To Entertain – Write a story from the gang’s cat or dog’s perspective…
Watch this space… We will share our writing first.
Meanwhile thanks to our readers who are helping us with our research by sharing their knowledge, thoughts and opininions about Guy Fawkes.