Human Rights Final Reflection

In this project on the human rights, we focused on answering this essential question, how can we engage in meaningful service learning that results in the true betterment of those in need? Throughout the project, I learned how to write an abstract, how to create a leaflet, and how to be a good project leader. This is an important skill because we need to have good leadership traits in our life. One thing I improved while working on this project is my ability to communicate professionally. I had to write this letters to this organisation, which required my most formal writer voice. This blog post provides a reflection on my work, as well as a sample of what I accomplished. What will you do to continue your involvement with this group or social issue, or with other service work? In the future, I will continue to gather people to go with me to the Sozo cafe. It was a great and fun experience for me, and I had the pleasure to gain more friends, which is why I would like to go to Sozo again. It is very possible that I could create my own club with others that involves cooperating with Sozo, but I’d rather keep it as a small learning service activity that I do outside of school. What did you learn from visiting other exhibits? It was great seeing all my classmates’ hard work exhibited. I learned a lot of interesting facts, and it was really nice to see what people did overall. There was one exhibit that I went, and it was about human trafficking. Nakyung, the girl who made the exhibit, showed me this article. It was about a girl who is a human trafficking survivor retelling her story. The most disgusting and horrifying fact that I remembered from that article was that she was forced to have sex with men 20,000 times (I think, it might be more than that). That really struck me the most because it made me realise that people out who are suffering even worse. It’s sad, but also makes me glad that we did this project because we got to be more openminded about the...

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Human Rights Project

In social studies, we had our final project, called the human rights project. We had to create our own project and research which topic that we wanted to learn about. My group cooperated with a local organisation called Sozo and created a leaflet. We also went to the Sozo centre and taught How do you motivate yourself to to do this type of service? I just like to think about the people I’m helping and their smiles of appreciation, which really motivate me. What specific skills have you used at your community site? I used my communication skills because we had to teach english which required my grammatical...

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Hockey Reflection

Watch this video to see my reflection on our hockey unit in P.E

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Information about Human Rights

Down here are two facts about human rights: The street protest called absence of democracy was held during the 1950s and 1960s by thousands of black and white people. The congress began to pass laws that were fair for all the U.S citizens. (Credits to Kamille for helping with paraphrasing) The 1963 March on Washington (Library of the Civil Rights Movement) Speeches and Songs for Civil Rights by Jake Miller Publication Date: 2004 Before the Civil War, 90 percent of the people who were living in the rural society earned their money from farming. A History of Free Blacks in America by Stuart Kallen Publication Date:...

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Theme Poem

I recently wrote a poem that’s about friends drifting apart. I wrote this based on personal experiences, and really poured my emotion into it. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B_THpkqWr72RX1FmNldqc3NadFE Here is a video that pretty much explains my poem and why I wrote about it.

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Resume Reflection

Recently in class, we wrote a resume for our dream job. My dream job is to be a hotel manager. Down here is my resume: Xin Yi Yang C9/9 4A Hamlet, Binh Hung Ward, Binh Chanh District, VN 700000 093-888-1158 | xyang20@ssis.edu.vn Summary Have always dreamed of being a businesswomen. Fascinated with how business runs and work. Brings positivity into the environment with bubbly personality. Incessantly striving to be friendly and easy to work with. Diversity of linguistics, can easily communicate with people. Always worked in teams, is a natural born leader and a team player. Serious and devoted to work. Education Saigon South International School District 7, Ho Chi Minh, VN Student 2005 A diligent individual who tries to excel in every task given, contributes the best effort, and never give up. Taipei (Chinese) School District 5, Ho Chi Minh, VN Student 2009 – current A vigorous, passionate and committed person that continuously seeks to improve and progress. Spanish Lessons District 7, Ho Chi Minh, VN Student 2010 – current Quick to adapt and build a strong foundation base no matter what new skills are given. Experience Food Drive District 7, Ho Chi Minh, VN Organiser 2014 Assistant leader of the organisation council. Exceptional communication skills with other students. Reliable, dutiful, and responsible with important data information. Van Lang District 5, Ho Chi Minh, VN Class President 2012-current Enjoys helping others. Volunteers to organise class work. Promote leadership and management skills. Good work ethic. What are your best professional qualities? I feel like I am very positive, trustful, and bubbly towards by classmates and teachers. I like to help people, and I think I’m pretty friendly. I’m a hard worker when it comes to projects, because I want to do it to the best of my ability. I also am very attentive and responsible, so my teachers and classmates can always count on me. What are some qualities that you need to work on? I feel like I need to work on my self-esteem at school. I am way too shy when it comes to presenting in front of an audience. I need to be more determined and confident. My friends often tell me that I’m too gullible, that I’ll believe whatever people say. I just want to believe the good in everyone, but sometimes people take advantage of that. So I feel like I need to be more guarded and not easily trust whatever people say. I also need to have better comebacks (which kind of relates to confidence). I always let people stomp over me, and I feel like I need to stand up for...

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Last Middle School DBQ

I finished my last DBQ essay, and boy am I glad! This DBQ was on the European imperialistic expansion in Africa. I researched and developed my opinion about what was the main driving force behind this, which I thought was nationalism. Down here is my essay: The Power of Pride In 1884, Africa’s fate was decided as European representatives divided up the continent during the Berlin Conference. Europe’s Imperialistic expansion created living nightmares for most Africans. Their reign consisted of forced labors, killing for resources, and captive consumers for buying European products. All of this was just for one thing: to earn glory for their country. Nationalism was the primary driving force of European Imperialism in Africa because countries were constantly driven to stay powerful, vigorous, and ahead of others. Many historians would argue that technology was the main driving force, but this is not true because technological advancements were made to help their countries strive for success, eventually leading back to nationalism. European citizens were very patriotic, wanting their country to be more superior than all the others. “It would be wise if we Germans would learn about colonial skills from our AngloSaxon [British] cousins and would begin-in a friendly competition-to strive after them. (Doc B)” This shows how all European countries were very competitive, with minds set towards achieving as the top and preeminent country. Doc A shows that the French and the British were the biggest colonizers in Africa. This evidence suggests that countries conquered land to symbolize the fact they were mighty and dominant. Europeans let their sense of nationalistic pride take over, believing that they will perish without advancing the country, therefore leading to the division of Africa. Historians might say that technology was why Europeans strived to imperialise Africa. According to Doc C, technological developments were made to help improve a country’s transportation, communication, weaponry, and treatment. Taking this into consideration, one conclusion that could be made is that Europeans developed these inventions in order to help their countries exceed overall. This means that the true intentions behind this technological progress is to help strengthen and benefit their empires. Document E states that British Empire made a significantly abundant amount of money in 1900 compared to 1854. This shows that through time, people started to make use of inventions to help make more money. This is a contribution to the economic income of their country, which also leads back to nationalism. To sum up, technology is one of the many factors of expressing nationalistic pride and power, therefore it is not the main lead of imperialism in Africa. The primary driving force of the European imperialistic expansion in Africa was nationalism, because countries were incessantly driven to be known as the leading and superior country. Although people might claim that technology was the main reason, this is very arguable because technology is made to help improve their country, therefore the overall concept would also be nationalism. The Europeans were a group of self-indulgent individuals who killed for land and resources. Their selfishness was driven by the power of pride and greed, resulting in the imperialistic expansion. Society today should learn how to cooperate and make peace with other countries through past mistakes, instead of trying to corrupt land and cause more damage. How did my classmates help me focus my ideas or provide new insights? My classmates helped give me a lot of my feedbacks, which was really helpful because it provided me with more ideas. How did time impact my work? I felt like we didn’t have a lot of time, which...

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P.E Nutrition Unit Reflection

In P.E, we were given an assignment of creating a healthy eating plate. We had follow the Harvard healthy eating plate. My group mates consisted of Madison, Frannie, Ariel, and I. We decided to create our own improvised salad dish, called “Nutrisalad”. Ariel made the brown rice and shredded chicken. We put that as our bottom layer in this mini coconut shell. We didn’t use a plate because we wanted to be unique and pursue the idea of healthiness. The next layer was shredded chicken. Finally, we put our salad on top, which included tomatoes, lettuce, onions, cucumbers, and mangoes. Madison brought the lemon tahini dressing, which had zero carbs, sugar, calories, etc. Frannie and I made a zucchini pizza, which had marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and bacon on...

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Explain Everything

Down here is a link to my video that explains about the line breaks and white space. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive      

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Persuasive Writing Piece

In Writing, we wrote a persuasive writing piece about a topic that we were passionate about. Down here is my writing piece: Why Weight is Insignificant My lifelong dream was to have the “perfect” weight and size. I was always envious of other girls, constantly thinking to myself, “Why can’t my body be like theirs?” From a young age, I was educated to think that having the “perfect” size supposedly portrays a reflection of beauty across the globe. But growing up, I found out that this was far from the truth. Truth is, we are who we are, no matter our weight, size, or form of body.   Fat, thin, skinny, overweight, chubby, flabby, bony. What do they mean? These words are all used to discriminate one from another. It’s weird how people are spending so much of their lives obsessing over something that isn’t crucial. I think weight is an overrated topic that people tend to be consume themselves within. A lot of people might say that weight is important because it indicates our health state. This is yet another insignificant belief, because I’ve seen living proof of the exact opposite. Weight should not be considered imperative, nor should it be something that you, me, or anyone else should use to represent themselves in life.     There are numerous studies that show why weight is not important. According to Aurelia Seidlhofer, eating healthy to maintain your weight doesn’t necessarily show that you’re going to lead a healthy lifestyle. It is possible to appear healthy but get diagnosed with cancer. There have been many comparisons of people with similar weights; however, their body images are drastically different. For example, two women who weigh the same might have different body heights, sizes, fat percentages, etc. Therefore, your looks and health doesn’t necessarily relate with your scale. Selena Gomez, a celebrity who has been accused of being overweight, says, “I realize everybody wants what they don’t have. But in the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what’s on the outside.” This quote indicates that your personality and character is far more remarkable than your looks. Sure, people will remember what you look like, but it is your charisma that will form a deeper impression and will stay with people for a long time.   People are continuously going on and on about how weight is correlated to health. Trust me, I know, because I hear my parent’s yapping all the time. This could be true in many situations, but researches have proved this statement to be greatly exaggerated. Weight doesn’t necessarily show you’re healthy (http://bit.ly/1TlDpeR). Tom Ewer says, “Throughout much of the world and for most of human history, being fat was a sign of success and wealth that demonstrated you could afford enough food to add those extra pounds.” Many people are risking their health to be skinnier, therefore leading to more deaths. Katherine M. Flegal from the National Institutes of Health stated that people who are obese tend to have a smaller mortality rate when compared to the “normal-weighted” people. It is critical to know that we cannot overlook the consequences weight may bring to this generation.   Weight. It means the quantity of your heaviness or how much matter you contain. Weight is just one word, yet it’s impacting people all around the world. Many people are being judged for their body size. It’s funny how people are taking a two/three digit number into extreme account, and letting it decide their present and future. This issue is important to acknowledge...

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