New Zealand Art History

The image that I have chosen to look is a fishing hook that was found in the Auckland Islands. It is believed to be from a Maori settlement in the thirteenth century. The fish hook is made from elephant seal ivory and has a beautiful shape. The shape of this fishing hook helps to date […]

Conversations In Creative Cultures

I believe that this piece of art work is important because in Athol Anderson’s text, “Chapter 1: Ancient Origins” he is talking about where different languages originated from. Anderson talks about the austronesian languages which is the ‘family’ of languages that are found from Madagascar to the Pacific islands. The description below this carving says that it […]

Final Post

In my previous posts about deforestation in the Amazon I have talked about the effects that it has had on the animals, what it is and whats causing deforestation. This is a huge topic that I could have taken in many other different directions however I chose to look at these things because knowing what […]

Deforestation effects on Wildlife

Question that focuses my discussion is: How does deforestation affect the wildlife that live in the Amazon? The Amazon rain-forest is the largest rain-forest on earth and home to about 30% of the worlds species of animals, with 427 mammals, 1,300 birds, 378 reptiles and more than 400 amphibians. Deforestation is destroying the homes for […]


Question that focuses my discussion is: What exactly is deforestation and why do we destroy our forests? What do you automatically think of when someone says deforestation? I think about big commercial companies destroying the forests, but is not just these companies doing damage to the Amazon. People that live in or close to the […]


In this assessment I will be investigating the deforestation that is happening in the Amazon rain forest, and what how that damage is affecting us. I want to look at the reasons why we have started to destroy such a beautiful part of nature, and what we got from that destruction. But more importantly I […]

Tool Kit

Planning and Preparation Mind maps Reading, about what you are going to be discussing Exploring different ways of writing Writing Skills Writing exercises, such as all the blog posts Creating a glossary, to refer to and to help be understand the word/phrase better The study skills in lectures Content and Visual Text Analysis Tools Analyzing visual […]