Human Rights showcase reflection

In this project on Human Rights, we focused on improving/learning more about what rights we have as human beings and what we can do for those who are less fortunate than we are. This is an important skill because we are very fortunate to have a safe, hygienic and enjoyable life. It is important that we do not take what we have for granted and start giving to those who are not as lucky as we are. One thing I improved while working on this project is my ability to speak publicly in front of people as well as ‘pitch my product’ in a short amount of time. 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 high school, I would hope to continue working for or helping them in some way. When I am old enough, I would hope to be able to help with building an actual house with Habitat For Humanity. I really enjoyed working with them through out this showcase so I would like to help with direct service in the future if possible. What did you learn from visiting other exhibits? Of course from visiting other displays I would learn what others have been working on during this experience. But I also learned about the different types of service they have done as a solution to the Human Rights issue they have been focusing on. All of the displays looked amazing and had great information on it. They all were very creative and unique as well. Everyone put a ton of effort into helping organisations and others in a positive way. How did my consideration of my “user” influence my work? Because the service I was meant to do was to design a house for a specific person, I had to be considerate of what the user would need compared to a regular person. My user was a disabled person so I had to think about what I would have to modify in order to meat the standards of the needs of a disabled person. As a group, we found out what we should and shouldn’t do in this kind of situation and applied the information that was given to us by our organisation to our work....

Service action – Human Rights

During the past few weeks, our group have chosen to work with Habitat For Humanity. As they have requested, the action that we took was to design a house that would be suitable for a disabled person. So using the original design that the organisation themselves used for building houses for regular people, we modified it to meet the standards of the needs of a disabled person. How can you continue your involvement with this group or social issue? Although we could not do direct service and travel to help with construction, I would hope to do so if possible in the future when I go to high school. I hope we would be able to keep in contact with them and hopefully help them in any way possible. What are the most difficult or satisfying parts of your work? Why? I think the most difficult part of our work was the fact that what we were doing for them was something where I felt as if I did not really do anything to help even though we were doing what the organisation needed help with. I wanted to be able to help them by doing larger amounts of service which was not possible within the time...

Stick unit reflection

Job Resumé

My best professional qualities are : I think my best professional qualities are that I can write with a formal tone on my resume and I am able to fill it out with content that paints me as a person quite well. I think that choosing the template that suits my job I am applying for also helped shape the structure of my resume well. Professionally, I think writing letters do not seem to be the biggest problem for me and the language and grammar as well as punctuation are part of one of my strong points. My least professional qualities are : I think that one of my least professional qualities include communication in person to strangers or people that I do not know very well. Also, being put under pressure can be seen as a problem as I do not work as well under pressure. Also, public speaking (communication  skills) are very nerve-wrecking for me as I do not excel in things such as presentations, acting in front of others or group presentations in front of others. I think these may not be seen as such huge problems or can be solved easily but for me, my ‘stage-fright’ goes up to the point where just a small presentation would get me very nervous....

Theme Poem – Explain Everything

This unit, our task was to create a poem based on a topic and a theme. We focused more on the theme part in order to write our poems. Then, we selected an image that we decided fit with our poem and highlighted specific keywords that relates to the picture. We also looked at specific color schemes that would match the emotion our poem is trying to convey. Using the app “Wordfoto”, we entered those keywords onto our image. We also used the app “Life cards” to put our image side by side with our poem.  

Imperialism essay

In this project on Imperialism, we focused on improving/learning and expanding our knowledge on the Imperialism period as well as . This is an important skill because .  One thing I improved while working on this project is my ability to create a strong rebuttal against my counter claim as well as use strong pieces of evidence to back up my claim. This blog post provides a reflection on my work, as well as a sample of what I accomplished. Reflection: Bright spot: A strength I showed was my ability to use strong pieces of evidence in my writing as well as a strong rebuttal to go against the counterclaim. I felt more proud about my writing because I usually do not do as well in these particular areas so I am happy that I did a better job this time. Also, I had a good introduction and I started off my essay well. I think this is also one of the first times that I wrote a better lead and background than the other times so I am glad that my writing has been improving throughout these units. To work on: Something to work on for next time is that I think I should focus more on language. I think that using more words from my word bank would help me improve my essay further as well as make it flow better rather than using more simplistic words that have less to do with what I am writing about. During the 19th century, parts of Europe began their expedition for new lands to conquer. Explorers like Mungo Park started exploring through parts of Africa and even putting their lives at risk to do so. Then started the rule of occupation, where powerful European leaders gathered together and cutting Africa up, then started invading and stealing from the natives. Imperialism, was the beginning of a race for power. The more land you had, the more superior you would be. This was the century where slavery and forced labor took place, and where many European colonies started exploring the depths of Africa for natural resources and slaves. The primary driving force behind the European Imperialism was nationalism because survival was all about being superior to others. Although a case could be made that economics was the main driving force behind European Imperialism, this statement fails to consider that in the beginning; more land meant more power and being inferior than other countries were not to be tolerated much rather than economics being the main reason for power. The main driving force behind European Imperialism was nationalism. Countries during the Imperialism period started wanting more and more land in order to be as or more powerful than other countries. The Partition of Africa (1884 – 85) can be used to explain that the driving force behind European Imperialism is nationalism because from the map, most European colonies have taken over basically all of Africa (Doc. A). This evidence states that countries started claiming land in Africa from ‘84-85 because everyone else were also doing it. Almost all of Europe were colonising parts of Africa at the time mainly because they wanted some of what others had as well. It became competition between countries because everyone wanted to be on top. John Ruskin, an intellectual and author stated that “This is what England either must do or perish: She must found colonies as fast and far as she is able”(Doc.B). Ruskin stated that in order for England to become more superior, they must conquer and claim lands faster than others, while also acquiring as much land as possible in order to be dominant to other opposing countries. The rule of occupation played a big role in order for this to happen, allowing nationalism to become the main path where European Imperialism drove down in order to get to where they are now, It has been argued that economics was the main driving force behind the European Imperialism rather than Nationalism. Document D shows the selected African Colonies and their exports. Each African colony was colonised by a European coloniser with each part showing what resources Europeans exported back to their homeland. This evidence shows that each European country colonised that specific part of Africa for resources. They exported resources that they would be able to either use for their own country or sell for even more money than they spent to export them out of Africa. Although this argument may be convincing, it still fails to consider the fact that nationalism had been the main reason that most of European colonies started exploring and claim lands in the continent of Africa. Economics may be a big reason in why countries have colonised Africa, but nationalism was more like the first reason why countries started doing so. Document B states that in order for Germany to be able to maintain a newly won position of power for a long time, they would have to acknowledge it’s new colonial task at hand which would be to claim more and more land. This proves that being on top and superior would mean to beat others in this game of “Claim the land”. More land meant more power, more land meant the best of all. To conclude, it is clear to see that economics was not the issue of the matter at the time, but having...

Healthy Hope

Our plate is called Healthy Hope. The entire dish consists of a serving of vegetables (carrots and cucumbers), fruit (berries), protein (chicken chips), grains (brown rice) and 100% homemade hummus.  ...

Line Breaks and White Space – Explain Everything

In class right now we are learning about line breaks and white spaces. We used one of our previous pieces of writing prompts and turned them into a poem. Using that poem, we tried to apply line breaks and white spaces to finish it off. Down below is my explain everything video where I used the app to record myself explaining the parts in my poem where I applied the two techniques and how it was used.