Before this unit, I pretty much knew nothing about this unit. I only knew that monarchy was made up of kings and queens. I think that forms of governments are important to learn because these choices had affected me and my family, and I need to know how. I think democracy is the best form as it’s fair, and everyone’s equal and gets a say.
Think Different= Trying to get you to think that they are one of the most creative. They are trying to persuade you that they use best techniques to make their products. The company is always releasing more advanced versions of their product so that their buyers can feel happy. Some of their products that are extremely unique get sold out faster. I think Apple is one of the best companies to buy electronics from as it’s reliable and extremely popular. Apple also takes their time with creating their product. If they don’t think it’s ready to be released to the public, they won’t release it. Think outside the box.
In Social Studies we are doing a project where we put apples and tomatoes in baking soda and salt. We took the insides of the tomatoes out, and wrapped them in tissue. We did the same with the apples. Then, we left it for over a week, and it looked like the picture. It smells horrible, and the apple looks very shriveled and moldy. My three favourite activities are Kahoot, review games, and the chapters. I like Kahoot because it’s fun and helps me learn in a fun way. I like the review games because we become very competetive with other groups, and that makes it fun to learn. The chapters are quite easy, and help me learn about the topics, which is good for me.
I think I’m most successful in variable questions because, I think it’s really easy to do, and I understand it very well. I’m happy about my progress in ALEKS, and I’m proud of myself for going so far. One of goals next quarter will be to finish Unit 5 before my birthday, which is in November.
I learned a lot about geography and early settlement from this project. I learned about all the natural faces of the earth such as the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea. I also learned about different types of topography, such as deserts and grasslands. I also learned that people settled close to these rivers because the soil is fertile close to its banks, and some of the rivers are drinkable, and people bathe themselves and wash their belongings in them. I am most proud of my building because even though I knew it was hard, I still completed it, and I think it looks pretty good, in my opinion. If I did this project again, I would’ve changed the topic of my project to Ancient Egypt, because I did Ancient Canaan this time. Overall, I thought this project was great and fun. I think working with Minecraft was a really good idea because even thought we play it for an educational purpose, it’s still fun because it’s Minecraft!
I will try to work on how the theme developed through the story, because I didn’t do that. I just said what I thought the theme was, and that was all. I also think I need to make my video a bit longer, because it was only 1 minute and 40 seconds, and the time limit is 2-3 minutes. I need to work on my editing skills as well, because I got cut off a lot. So this is what I need to work on to improve my vlog. Overall, I think I spoke very well with formal language, and made eye contact the whole time.
Here is my vlog about a book, The Raft, by S.A. Bodeen. Hope you enjoy it, and I suggest you go check it out!