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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Flag



Wait- I can gather, evaluate and synthesise information across a small range of texts.

NZ Should Change Its Flag?

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Reason/Evidence For Keeping the Flag the Same
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We need a flag which is more symbolic of New Zealand as a free, independent country with its own culture.
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The flag represents the history that makes us uniquely Kiwi.
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The current flag has the Union Jack in the left hand corner reflecting our colonial heritage. Numerous other countries, most notably Australia, also have the Union Jack in the first quarter.
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With the timeless symbol of the Southern Cross and the blue of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, our flag celebrates our special connection to the sea and sky and makes it representative of us now and into the future.
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A new flag will inspire us as a nation for New Zealanders there is far greater inspiration and identification with the silver fern.
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New Zealanders treasure our flag. It will be flown at Gallipoli when we remember the centenary of the Anzac landings.
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New Zealand's current flag is similar to, perhaps, another hundred or so other official flags.
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Since 1902 when the New Zealand flag was adopted, our forces have served under it.
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The silver fern has come to represent the heart of the nation when it really counts.
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It was featured at the final of the Cricket World Cup and was held at the Rugby World Cup.
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The existing flag has strong colonial links, lacks identity and does not reflect the strengths of our culture today
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People are proud to be called Kiwi and will be an iconic symbol when thousands of New Zealanders commemorate this Anzac Day.
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Overall the evidence for this side is strong/weak/uncertain… because

This side of the story was strong because they used persuasive  language and strong words. They also used their own opinion in their story as we defined.



Overall the evidence for this side is strong/weak/uncertain… because

  • Strong,  because all of those reasons wore persuasive and there were some strong words that linked a sentence all together.

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