This year, SS7 has been a wonderful, fun, and also unforgettable year of history and projects. We had lots of fun, we did lots of big, but also fun projects, and also we learned about new things that we already know about. In this blog post, this will be about the projects, skills and best and worst parts.
During this year, we have learned a lot about things we never knew. The first thing we learned was Christianity. We learned about the topics of it, like Jesus, resurrection, etc. We learned it in a DBQ(Jesus). Then, we learned Islam. We talked about the main places, like Mecca, and we also talked about Muhammad, the main man of Islam.We learned about it also in our DBQ(Muhammad). After that we learned about the Byzantine. We learned about the army that they have, the structure of the empire, and their riches, too(Byzantine). We switched up a bit when we moved to Black Plague. At the end, I had to do a PechaKucha with a partner about the Black Plague. This meant that we had to talk about the things of the Black Plague but there was only one picture that covers one whole slide. It was very hard as we had to remember the words so that we could present, but in the end, we managed to finish it(PechaKucha). After that was the blog post that we had to type about of the Black Plague(Blog Post). Then we moved on to the last unit of the year, which was the Renaissance. It was completely different. We had to choose a topic that we were interested about, and then there was a fair of the Renaissance coming up, and during the fair, we had to present to the audience(rotating) about the Renaissance and there was also an interactive activity too, which I chose to be Jeopardy. That ended the year on a high note and everyone had fun(Presentation, Jeopardy).
The best parts about this year was the Free Writes we had, Black Death PechaKucha, Islam and Christianity DBQ, and the Renaissance Fair. The free writes this year, I don't know how, but Mrs. Mckinnon always knows a topic every day for us to right. But also, they were fun topics too! Also, the Black Death PechaKucha, despite very pressuring, the topics that we explained to them were very enthusiastic and informative. We also had a chance to improve our memory and speech, too, so the PechaKucha was a good way for us to present our presentation. And the Renaissance Fair, it was fun presenting the presentation and showing them the interactive activity for them to enjoy, but also we had fun looking and trying on other people's project too. That was the main highlight of the SS7 year.
However, there were downhills too. The worst part being having quizzes and test, and sometimes retakes. The quizzes and test were really hard, as we had to remember what we had learn, which was almost vague. So that means we had a very hard time trying to remember them. However, they had cheat sheets, while I forgot to bring minds. So at least I had a good grade when I hadn't had the cheat sheet. Also the tests had very big impacts on our grades. This means if we don't have a good grade on our tests, that means our grade would have a major negative impact. We didn't want that, but we also had a very hard time remembering what we need to know. So we also had down and ups of this year.
All in all, this has been a great year in SS7 because we had much fun as we needed and we also had some fun talking, too! So this year has been a good year for us, however, hopefully next year would be even better, and year by year, would be better and better. This was a great class, and I have learned a lot in SS7 and I am hoping to learn more next year, but also have fun too!