Human Rights Showcase

In this project on Human Rights , we focused on improving/learning about human rights issues and how to get involved. This is an important skill because it gives you insight on basic problems that millions of people in the world everyday .  One thing I improved while working on this project is my ability to think critically and research logical solutions to these human rights issues. This blog post provides a reflection on my work, as well as a sample of what I accomplished. How can you continue your involvement with this group or social issue? I think that an important aspect of stopping human trafficking is preventing it. The easiest and most effective to do regarding this issues is just to spread awareness. By spreading awareness among young girls  in rural areas an educating, we lower the risk of them being tricked by traffickers What did you learn from visiting other exhibits? There were many groups doing different topics such as standard housing, quality education and sanitation. I learned that human rights is quite a broad topic and that many people in the world do not meet these standards of what we consider to by normal and apart of our everyday lives. How did my consideration of my “user” influence my work? Since we were working with an organisation based in Vietnam, language barrier really influence our work that we did for them. Because the majority of people who are going to be viewing the work that we do are Vietnamese we try to limit the English or focus on visual representation...

Service Learning Reflection

For the last couple of weeks in Social Studies 8, we did a project called Service Learning. As an entire 8th grade, we got to learn about countless of organisations relating to human rights issues. Our task was to work with an organisation to assist them with promoting their brand so that more people are aware of the issue to making videos and designing model houses that are wheelchair friendly.We had an opportunity to work with Home Of Hope Unending, which helps Vietnamese girls who are being trafficked skills so that they can reenter society.   Did anything happen that made you feel uncomfortable? If so what, and why do you think it made you feel this way? There were some communication problems between us and our organisation. Information were not very clear and since there are 2 groups working with Home of Hope some issues arise on what was happening and what we were suppose to do. What did you do that seemed to be effective or ineffective in service to others? To raise awareness for Human Trafficking of girls in Vietnam, I found some articles and videos to inform people with this. However, many people don’t have the time to read these article. I think a more important to provide people with reliable and time efficent How can you continue your involvement with this group or social issue? I think that it would be a great idea to continue to work with Home of Hope and continue to do some volunteer work. It’s is extremely important to keep up to date with issues like Human Trafficking and Human...

Human Rights Facts

The last people who grew up in slavery died in the 1960s. Many did not want to talk about their childhoods and, by the same token, many of their descendants did not want to hear about it. Ten years after Europeans landed in the Americans in 1492, a full-scale trade in human beings sent between 12 and 20 million African people across the Atlantic Ocean. Poor living conditions and grueling work were the daily reality of the children growing up in slavery. Growing up in slavery, Sylviane A. Diouf, 2001

Explain Everything

In Exploratory Writing, we’re currently developing our skills in writing poems. For our most recent one we choose an image that represent the theme of our poem. We also made a video explaining reading as well as explaining our poem.

Language Arts Resume Reflection

Some of my best professional qualities at school are the ability to work effectively individually as well as in a group with other people. I also complete things rather quickly work quite well under pressure. I get my work done in a timely fashion and is very focused when working on a specific project. However I also have some counter – productive skills such as time management skills. Sometimes I like to put things off and wait till the last minute to do them. This creates major problems when I have 20 assignments due the next morning. I also forget to do things quite easily and that’s also a major problem. Resumé

Imperialism DBQ Relfection

Reflection:  A strength I showed was my ability to… Inform the reader with background information, wrapping up  the claim and essay, as well as provide evidence to support my reasons. Something I should work on in my next essay is… Clarification and connecting the analysis with the evidence as well as the rebuttal with the claim. I also need to work on my punctuation skills. Imperialism DBQ:  Imperialism in Africa during the late 19th century, happens to be after the Industrial Revolution reached its peak. Also known as New Imperialism or Neo-Imperialism, was one of the predominant reason for World War I. Before the 1880s, most of Europe involvement in Africa was mainly to buy or sell slaves to local authority. As late as 1870, only 10% of Africa was under Europe’s control. In 1880, King Leopold of Belgium colonized a 900,000 square miles section of Central Africa which he declared the Congo Free State. During these years, other Europeans countries became aware of Africa in a different light. This caused  the race between European countries to conquer Africa for wealth and power helping the development of ethnocentrism and nationalism. Therefore, the primary driving force behind European Imperialism was nationalism because it was the original reason why Europe wanted to colonized Africa. Some might argue that economics was actually the primary driving force, While economics had a huge role in European Imperialism it fails to consider that imperialism all ties back to national pride. During the late 19th century, when European countries discover that Africa was filled with natural resources, the primary driving forced to colonized it was national pride. According to John Ruskin a well regarded English intellectual, in order to make England great again, they must colonized as many countries as they can to expand their power by both land and sea(Doc. B). This lecture at Oxford University was on February 8, 1870, 30 years before Europe started making millions of british pounds. The main reason why England, France as well as other European countries wanted to colonized Africa was for national pride. Without national pride, Europe may have never started to colonised that much of Africa. It is often thought that Economics was the primary driving force of European Imperialism because it helps to continue fuel the Industrial Revolution, which had already reached its peak. By the 1900s, Great Britain made 21 million british pounds on exports from South of Sahara alone, 7 times more than they did in 1854(Doc. E). Due to the Industrial Revolution, natural resources such as cotton, metal and rubber were in high demands. These materials helped fuelled the continuous growth of the Industrial Revolution. Because Africa are filled with these valuable resources, it became more desirable to European countries. By exporting these resources Europe were able to make millions.  Even though economic  was a substantial driving force European Imperialism, it is not the primary reason. This argument fails to acknowledge the fact that like ethnocentrism, national pride came from thinking that one culture is superior to another. To illustrate, Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden,” suggested that it was the white man’s (Europeans) duty to colonized Africa because they were less superior(Doc. F). Not only was national pride the original driving force, but similar to ethnocentrism it was also a way to justify why it was morally acceptable to colonised another country. Europe would most likely stop colonising Africa or at least with less cruelty if they believed that it was morally wrong. They also truly believed that it was their duty to help these natives who were deemed less capable than they were.The main reason why Europe started and continue to colonised Africa was because they believed that it was truly for the natives benefit. Nationalism was the primary driving force for European Imperialism because it was the original reason as well as why they continued to colonises Africa. Having a strong economy and developed technology all ties back to national pride. If a country’s technology advancement is ahead of others because of their strong economy and resources, they are able colonized even more places thus fueling their national pride. It seems that countries have egos...

Exploratory Writing Persuasive Essay

Teen Ink Article For writing, we wrote persuasive essays on topics that we were interested in. I choose to write about LGBT and Sex Ed and why this needs to by a reality. Fortunately my article was also published on teen ink and got voted #1 for the day.

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