Gummy Bear Government

In social studies class today, we did ‘Gummy Bear Government.’ Before we started learning about types of governments, I only knew democracy. I did not know other types of governments. I think it is important to learn about different types of government, because it will help us when we are older, and almost every country has a government. I think democracy works best, because everyone can vote for their lawmaker, and the best lawmaker will get chosen, which means that most of the lawmakers will get eliminated.

This is a scene of a monarchy. The king and/or the queen had absolute power over the country/city-state. They could do anything that they wanted.
This is a scene of tyranny. Tyrants got most of their support and popularity from the military. Tyrants aren’t official kings, and were unlawful.
This is a scene of a representative democracy. Gummy bears are voting for a lawful lawmaker that will bring success to their country/city-state.
This is a scene of oligarchy. Only a few people get to choose the laws. The gummy bears that are working hard are the poor. Oligarchs made laws good for the rich.

Poster Annotation- Writing

In writing class, we learned about how we can recognize and analyze ‘AFOREST’ features in advertisements and use them to create our own posters. Team Atlanta’s products are bath bombs and shower steamers. Main design posts that I’ve noted from my research is color affects the advertisement a lot. For example, the first advertisement that we’ve found used the color black to stand out from other advertisements and to get your attention. Same for the second. How you write your slogan or caption really affects the advertisement and the message that you want your customers to feel. If you observe the second example, its short caption says ‘The original fizzy bathtime treats.’ The word treats makes the customer feel like the product is fun, and enjoyable.

Persuasive Techniques- Slogans

     Today in Exploratory Writing, we had a very small quiz about slogans. We learned that slogans have a pretty big impact on the ad and the product that the company is trying to sell. We divided into teams and had to discuss about the slogan and give detail. Our group had “Eat Fresh” by “Subway”. The first thing that I’ve noticed was that the slogan was below the logo. In advertisements, companies are trying to tell/sell something to the customers. When it says “Eat Fresh”, people will think that this company persuades us to eat healthier and because “Subway” is a food selling company, people will know that the food they sell is always fresh and healthy for the customer to eat. The next thing that I’ve noticed is that the slogan (“Eat Fresh”) is in the color green. It makes me think of vegetables, healthiness, and environmentally good. A few weeks ago, I’ve learned that color does a big work on the advertisement and what the ad is trying to tell us. For example, the color red makes me think of love, heart, passion, and more.