There weren’t many doctors in peasant towns, and when they were called to heal people in castle, the doctors would become jealous, and accuse them of being witches. People who were caught were taken away by soldiers, and were  persecuted for hundreds for years. To test if people were actually witches, they would tie a very heavy rock to them, and throw them underwater. If they came up, then that would mean they were a witch. But obviously they never floated. The wise women were very good with herbs and remedies, which people thought didn’t follow Christian belief. People believed that sickness was a punishment from god. There were many witch hunters who believed that witches existed, and that they were causing trouble, but when king Callaham ruled, he banned the idea of witch hunters and decided that witches didn’t exist.

Stories of St Francis, St Francis appearing to believer and healing him, fresco by Master of Saint Cecilia (13th-14th century), Upper Church, Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, Assisi, Umbria, Italy, 12th-14th century. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 15 Feb 2017.

For the project, we needed to turn dirty water to clean water. We need to remove all all contaminants. The water needed to be between a Ph of 6-8. The materials we were allowed to use were electricity, and very simple common items. It total, we needed 15 ml of clean water. When we tested the water, everything was successful. Our water had an acidity of 8, had no sediment, or turbidity, no copper, and no salt.

I think that the hardest part about this, was making my video, I think that editing everything was tedious. If I were to do this over again, I would make sure to use pictures that weren't direct. My advise for people who do this in the future is to save time to upload the videos because that takes a really long.


the passion project is where you take one of your passions, then one something related to art you can make. Then you put them together. I'm neutral about this project. I think that it will be just like all the other projects. I am going to make a clay table tennis racket that I'm going to hang in my room.

I need to learn how to make a proper racket, I need to learn how to able to make all the edges smooth possibly with a youtube video. I need to make a test racket, look and see what I might have done wrong, then make the finished project.


session 1:

I made a mini version of my project.  I learned that I am not good at connecting two separate pieces of clay, and that I need to work on it.Making the basic shaped went well, but connecting them didn't go very well. I need to research about how to connect two different pieces of clay.


session 2:

Today I learned how to properly join clay off of a youtube video. I successfully made a miniature clay version. next class, I need to make a bigger version, and see how that will work.  I forgot to take a photo, but I destroyed the miniature clay paddle.

Session 3:

Today, I made a larger version of the paddle. And joining the clay was successful, but some of the shapes look wonky, so I need to learn how to create the shapes. I learned that I could properly connect both of the clay pieces



Session 4:

Today I feel that I improved on my shaping skills. To do that I watched a guy sculpt things, and I tried to do what he did. For the next class. I want to make my final product.



Session 5: Today I messed up. I tried to create my final product, but I just couldn't get it to look right. out of frustration I destroyed it, and started working on my blog post early.  Next class, I am going to print out a ping pong racket and use that to help me trace out the shape on the clay.


Session 6: I was able to create a good looking racket out of clay. Next class, I need to create more, because the one I made was quite small, when I'm finished, it could be a set. I learned that I can use paper to trace on clay, that will help me create a better shape.

Session 7: today, I was able to create two more successful rackets. Next class, I need to create one more, then I'll be done.




I have learned an immense number of things in the poetry unit. I learned more about how to use figurative language to create an image in people's heads, and how to use stanza's properly. At first, I didn't know how to use those techniques properly, but now I do. I think that anybody who has every written a poem is considered a poet. To be perfectly honest, I disliked writing poetry. I definitely prefer writing narratives, or  even essays over writing poetry. My experience with poetry last year left a bad image of poetry for me, now poetry this year made it worse. I feel like I have grown as a writer. I feel that I have greatly improved as a poet. I think I will be able to better use figurative language, and stanza's if I have to write poetry again.