Monarchy -

Democracy -

Oligarchy -

tyranny -

*What did you know about these forms of government BEFORE we started this unit?*

Well, I knew that a monarchy was ruled by a monarch (King or Queen.)  I knew that a democracy is when people have a choice, and can vote for what they want. I didn't really know what an oligarchy was. I also knew that a tyranny is when someone is forcing their way to the throne and usually someone with an army with them.

*Why is it important to learn about forms of government?*

I think this will help us in the future because there are still these types of government around the world. We should also know how these different form of government affected people back then.

*Which form of government do you think works best & why?*

I think it really just depends on what the people are like. Having the U.S. be a democracy was a good idea at the beginning during the middle-ages, but the times have changed and people don't stand up for what they believe anymore. Everyone is just a bandwagoner and does whatever their friends tell them to, so they seem 'cool.' I think monarchy is the best because they are usually trained  to put the welfare of the nation above all.


In Writing, we were supposed to come up with a slogan for our product that we are making for Dragon's Apprentice. My group is making an earbud wrapper, and the slogan I came up with was Workin' Green.  With this slogan, I'm trying to promote the fact that it Eco-Friendly by saying that it's green. Workin' is supposed to show that it's friendly and personal while being appropriate to use in any event.

This really helped me learned about Canaan because at the beginning of the unit when we read the chapters all the information was already in the chapters, but doing this we have to look for specific information that isn't all just in one place. This was also much more fun so I was more compelled to learn and remember everything that I've learned and not just forget it right after. I also learned a lot about human settlements and how it's important to have fresh water and vegetation, also that topography determines what you do like how most people in Canaan are herders because the land is hilly.

In this project I'm really proud of my Minecraft world, because I didn't actually do any of this and home and I still mange to finish everything on time. I'm also really surprised I didn't get distracted that much on I was on task most of the time.

If I were to change one thing in this whole entire project I would make my body of water more realistic, because throughout this whole thing it's really straight. So if I were to change one thing I would make my water look more natural.


In these first three lessons on Canva design we were being familiarize with the simple design technic on the website. I think these tutorial helps a lot, because for people that haven't ever use Canva before they don't know how to do things with these tutorials they show us around the site and how some of the controls work. I think the most valuable lesson I learnt was to stay simple don't over crowd it with everything that looks cool, because the end result would just look like a crowded mess.  

The first time you get a Mac can be very exciting, but it's also difficult to learn all the settings. So I'm trying to make it better by teaching you how to take screenshots. There are three different ways you could do this. The first one is to take a picture of your whole screen you do that by pressing command-shift-3. If you don't want to do that you can take part of your screen with the second way by pressing command-shift-4 once your mouse looks like a target make press down on your mouse a corner of where you want to take a picture of then start dragging it out to the opposite corner. The third way to take a screenshot is to press command-shift-4 then move your mouse to a tab you want to take a picture of then press spacebar. There will examples of already taken photos using these techniques down below.

Example 1-

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Example 3-

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The first thing we that seemed interesting to me was when we went to see the moon/sun bears. We saw some bears that were in very bad conditions. Some bears didn't even act like bears. The moon/sun bears never asked to be in a rescue center or be taken for that matter. We wouldn't want to have a life like that, but yet we condemn these innocent bears to live this way.  Most of the time we do this either because people are greedy or poor. So at the end people are just doing this for money. Yet the bears are locked in a cage, and are surrounded by darkness. There happiness, joy, freedom, and will to live are taken away by greed.


We also went to the primate center where they rescue different monkeys. These monkey were in very bad condition. People were treating them as pets, because they are cute. These people didn't consider other things when they took these monkey, and forced them in a small cage where they could barely move. They didn't consider the fact the monkeys are suppose to be wild animals, and if they are treated this way they are going to closely evolve into human like being in theory. They won't look like humans, but they will act like humans. They just won't be able to talk.