Ending Poverty Reflection

We watched a video about poverty where a man was showing videos of people getting out of poverty. The mans name was Hans Rosling  he was a physician, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He was showing a chart of how much poverty has gone down. What was interesting that I saw was it is possible to end poverty in 15 years, the video had helped me to see what is fair and not, exactly how we have too much while people in poverty have so little, my question is that where exactly is the poverty occurring.

I also did my own time chart of child’s birth overtime.

Tutorial Video for Dragons Apprentice

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For the video, people in class partner up in three’s and we pick a category to teach the six graders what they should do this year to avoid entrepreneur mistakes with your teammates in the Dragon’s Apprentice. I was paired with Melody and Le Ann and we went with disagree politely, not holding up work until the last minute and listen to your teammates.

We begin off with listening with your teammates, you might not be the type to listen to people and you like going on your own, but you should listen to them you might not know what they could come up with. In the disagreeing politely if you don’t like your teammates idea even after listening to see if they actually might come up with a good idea. You say it nicely to them so they know that you don’t mean harm so then you can explain the alternative. Lastly holding up work to the last minute can be really bad if you hold up your work it can hold the entire team down because of not having your part complete.

In real life this is what the same thing we do not just for the dragons apprentice, listening to people so it will help you, disagreeing politely to people if you don’t like the idea and finish your homework early so you don’t have to panic not finishing it.

Medieval Europe Witches

In the medieval times women were be accused for being witches and they would be burned or drowned, here’s why. One, the herbs they used for healing were against Christianity, when someone gets sick it’s like being punished by god they pray to say like sorry for the saints to heal them. So when the woman were able to heal people, it was like magic and the people were afraid of magic, this was most common in Hungary and various place until 1095-1650 people were killing women who they thought were witches.

 

Second, when you are really good at healing, you get famous among people, but there will be jealous men who will accuse the women who they think are witches. The church was a respected place back then so it support the doctors who accuse the woman for being witches. The women were put into a test by soldiers where they would die both ways, they were tied to a stool and put in a river if they survive they will be burned to death because the people think witches can’t drown, but if she dies it means she was not a witch.

 

Third, their huge knowlege of herbs, this doesn’t seem harmful that much, but it was to some people some of the herbs were unknown to people and they got scared that the herbs don’t belong within the boundaries of Christianity’s rules, so the person using the herbs to heal were known as a threat.

 

In conclusion, this was why a lot of people thought women were witches.

 

Witch Burning. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
quest.eb.com/search/107_3358069/1/107_3358069/cite. Accessed 15 Feb 2017.

Swimming Checklist

My checklist:

Freestyle:

LONG LEGS FROM HIPS motor boat feet) True

SHOULDERS ROTATE True

BENT HIGH ELBOW True

REACH FINGERS FORWARD/ PULL TO WAIST True

BREATH HEAD TO SIDE / EAR DOWN True

 

Breaststroke:

FROG KICK ( ALTERNATES WITH PULL / OPPOSITE PART GLIDES) True

NAMASTE / EXTEND ARMS / PULL TO CHEST True

PULL TO BREATHE True

HEAD STRAIGHT UP TO BREATHE True

ALTERNATE KICK AND PULL True

 

Backstroke:

LONG KICKS FROM HIPS (FEET MAKE BOILS / NOT MOTOR BOAT) Fal

HEAD BACK CHIN UP True

OPPOSITE SHOULDER FROM REACHING ARM ROTATES UP False

THUMB UP COMING OUT True

PINKIE DOWN GOING IN True

 

Now for the record, this is only how I look at this so I’m not sure I did all of this, but comment down and tell me.

Water Filter project reflection


The project we had to make a water filter, this was fun because you got to make stuff. In the project, we had you turn dirty water into clean water. Our team chose to do the basic water filter, our first design had a ok start, but it didn’t work that well, so we tried a more compacted water filter which helped a lot more. Then our third prototype didn’t  work out well because we rushed it. Our results got half of the way to our goals.

Digital poetry video

This is our most recent project for writing, we had to make a video of our poem being read with pictures to emphasize the poem being read. To start we had to choose one of our poems to record us reading it. Then we use iMovie to put photos in and the recording to make a video. I liked the project and hope to something like it again. One of the hard things to make this video was to line up the pictures to appear at the exact moment and I think I did that well. I learned that you can express poetry in a lot of ways. If I could change one thing is the pictures. For some advice try to find music that stays at a certain volume.

School Goals

For my academic goal I would try to get good grades and pass the grade, I will study a lot and do all of my homework. In social goal I would try to make more friends. Finally, a personal goal I would try to get healthy and increase my speed, strength and stamina. I’ll train my best and push myself.

DBQ Reflection Quarter 1

1   Why did christianity take hold in the ancient world?

Excerpt #1 Basically Marcus J. Borg is saying back in time, Roman and Christianity had different Ideologies. The author argues which ideology was better and why would people want to join Christianity. Looking at facts of the Ideologies, Romans think they need to do war to have victory, while Christians solve things with non-violence justice.
Excerpt #2 Basically John McManners is saying back when Christianity was not dangerous, there was this guy Paul, who hated Christians. Then one day he was walking to a city and saw a flashing light and it was Jesus, after the vision he converted to Christianity and traveled the empire building churches and making converts.

DBQ OUTLINE: Why Did Christianity Take Hold in the Ancient World?

DBQ FINAL DRAFT

 

2  Biggest takeaway

I would choose Paul’s journeys because they are inspiring and one of the main reasons that made Christianity spread. Probably to the Christians, Paul was a great hero that saved them and so Christianity was able to live.

 

3  Visualizing text -sketchnoting

 

How did sketch-noting help you understand how Christianity originated and spread?

It helped show the topic more than just writing it and I guess it was more entertaining than just writing down notes and essays and all that boring stuff.

↪What did you learn about yourself as a visual notetaker?

I learned that as a visual notetaker I would pretty much have to write down the main topics and draw anything later than doing it now and missing out important details

 

4  Explain Everything & VLOGGING as a METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES
↪What discoveries did you encounter as you were vlogging and exploring your thinking?



5  Goal Setting

 

What is ONE of your GOALS for social studies?

My first goal is obvious and that is passing this class and the second one is do my best at everything, explore new things, trying everything really, and have fun doing it and don’t let a dull moment make it stop.

 

Poetry Reflection

The things I learned in poetry are how to use, line breaks, white space, repetition, how to focus on details and figurative language. I had no idea what any of these were when I started. I guess I can call myself a poet, but then still a learning poet. If I continue to write poetry, I wouldn’t mind if I had to. Overall I liked the poetry unit and it was fun. I grown as a writer into liking poetry and I would be glad to continue poetry.