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Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Tokelauan island in the sea.

PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

    TSM Audio
Stories Rātā me te Rākau
Poems Borrower    
Play Professor Clever
Articles Power from the Sun
Solar Power in Tokelau

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: November 2018

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Windmills and a cityscape.

Borrower

Junior journal 57 cover image.

by Greg O'Connell

illustrated by Fraser Williamson

"I want to borrow the sun and cook a feast with its sparks. I want to borrow the wind and fly the skies with its force."

Series: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Topics: electricity, energy, environment, hydro-electricity, poetry, power, renewable energy, solar power, sun, tidal power, tides, wind power, wind turbines

In: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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A sunny field.

Power from the Sun

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by Maggie Twaddle

This report describes the use of solar panels to make electricity and includes an example of a school that has been using solar power since 2008. Students from the school share what they have learnt about solar power, including the fact that solar power is a form of renewable energy. 

Series: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: arrays, Bayswater School, conservation, electricity, energy, environment, power, renewable energy, Sol, solar arrays, solar energy, solar panels, solar power, sun, sunlight, sustainability

In: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Cartoon professor in a lab with assistants.

Professor Clever

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by Trish Puharich

illustrated by Ned Wenlock

In this humorous play, Professor Clever becomes irritated with the mess that trees make when they drop their leaves, so he comes up with an invention to solve the problem. When his children discover his invention, they are shocked and present an opposite point of view.

Series: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English, The Arts, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: drama, environment, humour, inventions, plays, scientists, trees

In: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Person walking through the bush.

Rātā me te Rākau

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retold by André Ngāpō

illustrated by Andrew Burdan

This is a retelling of the traditional Māori tale of Rātā and his quest to find a tree to make a waka. In his haste, Rātā forgets to ask permission from Tāne-mahuta, the god of the forest, and finds that each time he chops down his chosen tree, it is mysteriously restored the next day.

Series: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: cultural protocols, environment, forests, gods, gratitude, kaitiaki, legends, Māori, Rātā, respect, Tāne-mahuta, Tangaroa, Tāwhirimātea, tikanga Māori, traditional stories, trees, waka

In: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Tokelauan island in the water.

Solar Power in Tokelau

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by Iona McNaughton

This report highlights the world-first achievement of Tokelau in using renewable energy sources (solar energy and coconut oil) for all its electricity. It explains why Tokelau decided to switch from using fossil fuels and includes comments from a Tokelau family that illustrate the impact of the change. 

Series: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: atolls, climate change, electricity, energy, environment, fossil fuels, Nukunonu, Pacific, power, power stations, renewable energy, solar energy, solar panels, solar power,sun, sunlight, sustainability, Tokelau

In: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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