Total Number of Births

We watched a video about how to end poverty in 15 years. It showed this guy talking about poverty and telling us about the people who suffer from it. Some interesting things in the video are the graphs that he showed to the audience. They were satisfied to look at.  This video made me more aware of poverty. I did not have any questions about the video.

Medieval Europe

 

QUESTION:

How did one become a Knight and what responsibilities did he have?
NOTES: (5Ws & H)

Who

  • Knights were the medieval soldiers that were suited in armor and had a mount

What

  • A knight’s responsibility was to be loyal to the king and the church, and to protect the helpless
  • Being a knight was said to be a way of life. Knights lived by the code called the chivalry which means horse in french.
  • They performed acts of gallantry towards women so they can get respect
  • Knights do jousting, which is when two knights on mounted horses toward each other with their jousts extended. The goal is to knock one of the knights off their mount. This was held as a sport event

When

Where

Why

How

  • You can become a knight starting as a little boy as a page or a servant. When you are at the age of 7, you will go the the castle and learn how to mount a horse and they also got religious instructions from priests.
  • The page will have to spend a lot of time with the ladies in the castle. He is expected to help and take care of them and the ladies to teach him how to sing, dance, and play the harp.
  • After 7 years as a page, you will become a squire. You will have to spend most of your time with the knight and you will have to polish their armour, sword, and shield. You will also have to take care of the knight’s horse and wait for them during mealtime, carry water for washing hands and refilling the knights cup when it is empty.
  • You will also learn how to use weapons like maces, swords, and lances. When the knight go to battle, you are expected to go to battle with the knight even if it concerns you life.  
  • If you make it to your 20’s you will become a knight if you deserve the honor. Becoming a knight requires a very religious ceremony. You are required to make prayers the night after the knighting ceremony. Then you have to bath and wear a white tunic to show your purity. Then the king will knight you by touching his sword lightly on your shoulders and you officially become a knight.
  • If a squire performed well in battle, he would be knighted on the spot.

  
START SUMMARY…
TOPIC SENTENCE:

Becoming a knight is a life’s work and knights have a big responsibility to do  
MAIN IDEA #1:

Becoming a knight is a life’s work. It requires a lot of patience and determination.  
SUPPORTING DETAILS:

  • you can become a knight starting as a little boy as a page or a servant. When you are at the age of 7, you will go the the castle and learn how to mount a horse and they also got religious instructions from priests.
  • The page will have to spend a lot of time with the ladies in the castle. He is expected to help and take care of them and the ladies to teach him how to sing, dance, and play the harp.
  • After 7 years as a page, you will become a squire. You will have to spend most of your time with the knight and you will have to polish their armour, sword, and shield. You will also have to take care of the knight’s horse and wait for them during mealtime, carry water for washing hands and refilling the knights cup when it is empty.
  • You will also learn how to use weapons like maces, swords, and lances. When the knight go to battle, you are expected to go to battle with the knight even if it concerns you life.  
  • If you make it to your 20’s you will become a knight if you deserve the honor. Becoming a knight requires a very religious ceremony. You are required to make prayers the night after the knighting ceremony. Then you have to bath and wear a white tunic to show your purity. Then the king will knight you by touching his sword lightly on your shoulders and you officially become a knight.

MAIN IDEA #2

A knight has many responsibilities to do
SUPPORTING DETAILS:

  • A knight’s responsibility was to be loyal to the king and the church, and to protect the helpless
  • Being a knight was said to be a way of life. Knights lived by the code called the chivalry which means horse in french.
  • They performed acts of gallantry towards women so they can get respect
  • Knights do jousting, which is when two knights on mounted horses toward each other with their jousts extended. The goal is to knock one of the knights off their mount. This was held as a sport event

MAIN IDEA #3:

Ceremony for becoming a Knight
SUPPORTING DETAILS:

  • If you make it to your 20’s you will become a knight if you deserve the honor. Becoming a knight requires a very religious ceremony. You are required to make prayers the night after the knighting ceremony. Then you have to bath and wear a white tunic to show your purity. Then the king will knight you by touching his sword lightly on your shoulders and you officially become a knight.
  • If a squire performed well in battle, he would be knighted on the spot.

WRAP UP:

A being a knight was a very important job to do and becoming one is very hard, but a knight was an honorable soldier to remember

 

IMAGE# 1 & CITATION BELOW IT

Chivalry in the Middle Ages. A knight paying homage to his lord. Cavalier War Military Europe Nineteenth century Trade Card Chromolithograph. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.

quest.eb.com/search/300_2291806/1/300_2291806/cite. Accessed 7 Feb 2017.

Water Design Cycle

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5JOGioji42ieUp2N2oydk1HQnM/view <——– click this link to watch video

 

This is a group project that my team and I did together. The requirements for this project is to fill up the document and create a water filter to filter dirty water. We all had the same idea when we were brainstorming for designs for our filter. We all wanted to get a big plastic bottle and cut it in half, then put the top in a cup and put in random materials in our filter. So we went with that. For our first prototype we did not plan much, we just randomly dumped materials into the bottle to filter the water. We got a pretty good result but the sand added to the turbidity and caused the water to become slightly dirty. So for our 2nd prototype we just did not use sand but we put in big rocks and more layers of materials. We filtered a lot of the salt out. Our results for our final design were not finished, the salt still has to dry. But our main results were the pH was 3 the copper was 160 and the turbidity was low. I think the project was fun but sometimes we did not get things finish and we were kind of slow in making all of the designs.c

My Digital Poetry Video

 

Making the video was not that easy, I had to find all the sound effects that gave me permission to use it, I had to make the images and find a way to put them in the movie. But I am kind of proud of the product. It did not come out as I expected it to, but I feel like it was dramatic and can make the viewer feel something. The challenges that I faced was, trying to find the right sound effects and music that I can use without getting sued. Sometimes the sound effects that I wanted were not available, so I had to find a different one. What I am proud of is the sound effects gave a huge impact to the viewer.    emphasize was to show the reader not to kill things. I made the pictures sad because killing is sad. I made the pictures in the beginning happy to show that when something is alive, it is happy. What I would change next time is my voice. I feel like my voice acting was not good enough and it sounded more unimpressed than sad. Some advice is to try to use sounds in your video, it will make it have more of an impact.

3 Poem Reflection

What I had learned about poetry is that some poems can give you a feeling. Like, a happy poem can make you cheerful, a poem with lots of white spaces can make you feel isolated. I don’t think I can consider myself as a poet, not after the bad grade I’ve been getting, I don’t think poetry is my thing. I think I will still write poetry because I think I might have to do it again in the future. My experience with poetry is that it can be frustrating to come up with an idea to make one, but when you come up with a really good poem, it can be fun! As a writer, I think I have grown to do a lot more figurative language like similes, hyperboles, onomatopeias, etc. I think I have also grown to use more sophisticated words as well like: when saying fast, I might say rapid instead.

Life Card

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Some of the challenges were that I had had to use the I-Pad. I would have found it easier to use the apps on my computer so I don’t have to wait for next class to do it on the I-Pad. I choose the image because my poem was about a spider and exploring nature. So I thought if I used a spider web in the forest, it would match the poem.