Don't Panic is a video about a Swedish guy named Hans Rosling. He talked about how the world poverty is going to end in 15 years and differents family in poverty income and life situations. A crazy goal, yes, but as he explains, I am kind of persuaded. However, I think that I am more surprised about the data and graph more. The information that he showed are unreal. I wonder where he got the information from. Anyway, here is my video.

  The project that my group - me, Melody and Tin did were making the video to advise the 6th Graders on their Dragon’s Apprentice project. To be honest, when I heard the mention of the name, it gave me bad memories. However, it feels really really good when the project was finished and it gives me this very satisfied feeling. There are numerous of problems that went wrong during the Dragon Apprentice that takes place last year, but my old team and I manage to get over it somehow. Anyway, the Dragon Apprentice competition is about the 6th graders making team and try to create a product that they will then sell. Although I am not a big fan of the competition, I must admit that I really think that after the competition, I really grew when it came to money. Because I actually have to make my own money, I learn how to appreciate more and to keep track of my money. Also, I learn how to work in group smoothly and a lot of other things. I hope that the 6th graders will learn a lot through the competition too. If I can travel back in time and fix my mistake, it would be to focus more on teamwork, since it is the main thing that will keep the project going the right way. And it is also the hardest thing. I really hope that the 6th graders will do a better job this year since they are gonna have the advice from us, the “original”.

Many parents may be concerned about their children’s use of social media due to the risk that it may cause when teens make friends online. Many teenagers are friends with strangers online. In fact, some of them even cross the boundary to meet them in real life. 42% of teens claim that they had friends who they don’t know.  As a result, the teen's life may be in danger because he/she did not act cautiously and trusting people that they are unfamiliar with. In conclusion, parents should control their children's online friends in order to protect them from potential risk.

Summary to answer my question...    

There was two types music in the Europe Medieval Time: Religious & Secular music. Religious music is used partially only for worship. An important part of the religious music was the Gregorian chant, also known as plainsong. The Gregorian chant requires vocal chords and no musical instruments - which were added later, when organs, choirs, and harmony were created. And secular music is used for entertainment. There isn’t much to say about this type of music, since much more religious music or written down than secular music; therefore, more of them (religious music) survived.

I also learned about…

   There were many kinds of musicians in the medieval time. For example, there were the Jongleurs. They were the traveling entertainer - they sang and played musical instruments; they also juggled, performed acrobatic tricks and told stories. Jongleurs brought news from other towns through music and song. The Minstrels were other entertainers who played instruments and sang poetic songs that were called Ballad. Some minstrels wander all around the place, but some worked for noble families and settle in one place. Finally, there were the Troubadours - poet-singers who entertained the rich families with love songs. Medieval musicians, especially trumpeters, are extremely important and busy. They were often hired for many jobs, which included sound alarms when the city was in danger or to play ceremonial fanfares from the clock tower.

   For dance, Medieval Europe people usually danced at social and religious events - such as weddings, tournaments, festival,... Dances were sometimes accompanied by singers, but it has usually come with musical instruments. Some dances were performed in a circle, while others involved jumping and leaping into the air.

Water Requirements:

    • Remove completely all of the contaminants, including salt, copper and sediment
    • Product water with an acidity range between 6-8 pH
    • Generate at least 15 ml of water for testing. (Ideally, more the better)
    • Your NGO can provide solar panel systems with limited electricity to families.
    • Use materials that are available to people in rural Vietnamese villages, or within the limited budget, or your NGO organization.

So, firstly, our project is about turning dirty water into clean water. Not only the water has to be clear, we have to remove all of the contaminants too, which including salt, copper and sediment. For the first attempt, we decided to boil the water, but use the cling wrap to cover. If we do so, when the water evaporate, it will stick into the cling wrap. The cling wrap was there because when the water evaporated into the cling wrap, it is already clean and ready to go, and all we need to do is to scrape the water off the cling wrap. However, even though the water looked very clean, there wasn't enough water to meet the requirement. In fact, there wasn't even enough water to do any of the tests except for the pH level test. Because attempt 1 didn't meet the requirements, we change to attempt 2, which we filter the water several times. Although there was more than enough water, the water wasn't clear and the contaminants are still there. In short, the water quality was really bad. So, we move to attempt 3, which we use the purifying system and filter method and the results improve dramatically. To attempt 4, because the only requirements that we didn't reach was the pH level wasn't neutralize yet; therefore, we added baking soda into it. Finally, we have reached all of the requirements. In my opinion, this is a very interesting project since we learned so much from it.

During the process of making the video, I experienced and learned a lot of things. For example, I experienced how hard it is to change the voice the way you want it to.  Also, I found it extremely difficult when it came to record your voice in the video. However, I manage to overcome my challenge, but to be honest, I am not satisfied with it. In my opinion, the part that I did best is probably choosing my image and music. I put so much time and effort on the picture and music, and I think that it is totally worth it. In the video, I use black and white filter for most of the images; therefore, it gives a sad feeling to the audience. I use an emotional voice to express the sadness of the video, but the quality of the voice sounds very bad. If I get to do this again, I would probably try to record all of my voice in one audio, so that there won't be as much change in the voice, cut the extra music, and put all of my attribution in a list. I am pretty much happy with my video, except for the voice. If I have more time, like I said before, I would probably put all of my scripts in an audio. For students who will maybe do this in the future, I would suggest them to do it early and not procrastinating like me since you will only waste your time and add more work.

  • What challenges did you have with the process of this assignment?                                           - I have trouble finding the perfect image for my poem as well as doing the lifecard. Luckily, with a little of help, I was able to finish all of it.
  • Why did you choose your image?                                                                                                        - Because my message is freedom, this bird flies in the sky.
  • How does your image reinforce, support, or enhance the theme of your poem?                     - My image supports my poem because of its message as well as its meaning. The poem represents freedom, like a bird flies in the sky.

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