In grade 8 humanities class we learned about history and how historian look at a event. In this unit we looked mostly at what historian is and not a particular history. Also in the beginning of the unit we did a project where we brought things that represents yourself and have people in my class describe the things we brought. The other class writes about us by only looking at the sheet with the description of the things that represents us. We found out that there are a lot of wrong information as some people just assume and don’t make sure. This is the project and there were three wrong things written in it.
Also in the beginning of the year we discussed different types of history which was political history, diplomatic history, social history, cultural history, economic history and intellectual history. Here is a brief definition of each type of history. Political history is something to do with government, political leaders and big events that effects the politics. Diplomatic history is the relationship of two nations. Social history is about the education, family, children, demography and more. Cultural history is about the language, literacy, entertainment and more. Economic history is about the market, economy, industry and more. Intellectual history is about the theory at the time period. I think that all of these history types is linked to each other.
To learn about how historians analyze and presents information we became one. We interviewed our grandparent, parent and myself and analyzed the answers. We only looked at the time when they were 14 years old which is 8th grade so that it is easy to compare. I created a video that starts off with my grandfather, my father and then me to show the difference between these three generations. I presented the information by including pictures of places, people, video of the interview, some popular music in the time period and some texts. The challenges I faced was it was hard to present the information in a effective way with in the 5 minutes.My message was that there are a lot of things that changes over the time and that there will be a lot of things changing when we get older.
I think that historians used to record the information in a book and made copies to inform people. Since technology is advancing the way that historians record information is starting to change. I think that a lot of historians now do a presentation, create a video, audio recording which could be presented on radio, TV and on the web. I think that it is easier to get information as there are only limited amount of information on a book but there is a unlimited amount of information on the web.
I think that it is hard for the historians to know what kind of person or event it is when they have a limited amount of information and categorize it. Throughout this unit I learned that the history can be wrong sometimes due to the interpretation of the historian. Also, the way that historians present information and inform people is evolving so I think that people have to know what kind of information you can trust and you can’t trust. So overall I think that this unit was very useful not only for humanities class as I can use this skill for the other class. Also, it was interesting to learn what a historian is.
Thank you for reading and I hope you learned something from this blog post.
In grade 8 music class we composed a rock and roll song. When I started creating I didn’t know how to create a song on piano or what kind of notes match each other. That’s why I needed a lot of help from my teachers and friends. I started by just playing around with different notes on the piano and experimenting. I composed the song on the piano while experimenting and wrote it down on the music sheet. I knew how to write notes correctly on the music sheet so this process was easy for me. This was my first time ever composing a song on a piano. I learned about the chord progressions in rock and roll music. I think that this definitely helped me guide through creating the song. Also, I got to know different artists of rock and roll which was really interesting for me. Overall I really enjoyed creating a song as I got to learn how to play the piano. I also realized that I really enjoy rock and roll music.
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1. Are there certain ideas, or social messages, that influence the kinds of photos that girls typically post? How might these attitudes affect the kinds of photo comments girls post amongst themselves?
I think that these ideas or messages are from the media and society. I think that girls comment on other girls saying that they are pretty but sometimes they don’t really mean what they say and it is sarcastic.
2. Do we have different expectations for how girls and guys should look or act online? If so, where do we learn these attitudes? If not, why not?
I think that there are some stereotypes that affects how guys and girls should look like. The stereotype tells us that girls should be girly, femminine and less strong then guys. Guys should be manly, tough, and strong. I also think that girls are judged more than guys. I think this is because of different commercials and magazines that has a lot of picture of beautiful and skinny girls. Those skinny and beautiful girls are the ideal image of girls and that’s why when girls are not like that they get judged.
3. Are people aware of their online images? Do they try to make themeslves look certain ways? Why or why not?
I don’t think that everyone is aware of their online image because the image is talked about it mostly behind the persons back incase it offends him/her. I think that some people try to look certain ways online such as looking pretty, girly, manly, popular etc. I think that everyone has their ideal image and a lot of people work to be like that and even fake it sometimes.
4. Do we have different expectations for how girls and guys should look or act online? If so, where do we learn these attitudes? If not, why not?
I think that girls are suppose to post more pictures of themselves more online. Also, girls always have to look attractive. I think that guys are suppose to act cool. I think that we get these expectations from magazines and society’s expectations of beauty and attitudes.
5. How aware are you of how you comment on other people’s photos? Do you think this differs for guys and girls?
I am aware what kind of comment I post online and I try to comment only positive things. I think that guys sometimes insult each other more than girls do. I think that girls call each other pretty online but sometimes talk behind their backs but guys are just straight on to each other online and face to face.
I learned a lot from this lesson about how different people in my class think about online safety and difference of gender. Thank you for reading my post and hope you enjoyed it.
Sena’s Rock n Roll song 2
This is my rock and roll song that I composed. Hope you enjoyed. Thank you.
I am going to write a essay about two of these songs from the 50′s and the 60′s.
“lawdy miss clawdy” Elvis Presley (1952)
“Yesterday” The Beatles (1965)
The song I choose from early 50’s is “lawdy miss clawdy” by Elvis Presley. The instruments that is used are piano and drums. The tempo is fast and upbeat which makes the mood of the song happy or cheerful. The story behind the lyrics is that the women Claudia has treated the him wrong and in the end he has to leave her. I think the piano uses the quarter note to form the rhythm. I think the drums also use the same to create the rhythm. I do not know the notes as I cannot figure out the note just by listening to it. The song starts off with piano and after a second or two the drum comes in. The vocal starts off by saying “oh now lowdy lowdy lowdy, Miss Clowdy.” Then until the chorus it talks about the whole story and the chorus is “So bye, bye, bye, baby Girl, I won’t be comin’ no more. Goodbye little darlin’ down the road I’ll go.”
The second song I chose was from mid 60’s and it is called “Yesterday” by The Beatles. This song uses violin, viola and cello to create a beautiful harmony. The tempo is slow as it is kind of a sad song. his song is about how sometimes we just look back and realize how our lives used to be and we see that the way we’ve acted has made us different and we want to go back but we cannot. I think that all three instruments has the same rhythm and they use the quater note. Although, I do not know the notes that they use in the song so I don’t know which notes are used the most in the song. The song starts by the three instruments harmony. The vocal starts by “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday.” and that is also the chorus as it is repeated more than two times and it is the main idea of the song.
I think not a lot of things are similar for this two songs but the genre is both the same and it is rock and roll. Also, that there is a chorus in the song. Although, the second one is not that obvious. Also, both songs uses multiple instruments. Both songs start from the instrument intro. The rhythm is the same. They both use the quarter note throughout the song. There are a lot of differences in these two songs. Firstable, the structure is very different. The first song has its chorus towards the middle but the second one has it at the beginning of the song. Also, the topic on the song is very different. The first one talks about love and loss but the second one talks about how we should look at the future to make ourselves move on. Although the structure is different, the chorus is repeated a lot of times.
So overall two songs has some in common but mostly different. Personally, I like the second song by the beatles better than the first one by Elvis Presley as it is more slow and relaxing.
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In grade 8 drama class we made a persuasive speech on different topics. My topic was on how women should have the equal rights as men. This is my speech. I am going to be doing a reflection on this speech.
In my speech I talked about different examples to back up my argument. Although, my speech had a lot of examples and reasons it was only 2 minutes when we were suppose to give a 4 minutes speech. I think that I should work on the timing. I think that my volume and projection was good as it was the appropriate volume and I think that most of the audience was able to hear my whole speech. Also, my pace and pitch was good as my pace not too fast or too slow. My pitch was not too high or too low so I think it was easy for the audience to listen to my speech. The things I have to work on is pause, emphasis and inflection. I think that my speech went smooth and was easy to understand but wasn’t really interesting. To attract peoples attention I should use the technique such as emphasis and dramatic pause. I think that those techniques make the audience interested and let them know which points are important that I want them to keep in mind.
So overall I think that I didn’t pursued many people that was listening. Also, I could work on my skills on speech as it will be very useful in the future and I am not really good at it. I think what will help the most from the next time is use more time to practice and experiment with the right words to use in the speech.So I think that even though I had a lot of cons I still has some postive things which was good.
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In grade 8 technology class we have been learning about the copyright law. There is a assignment on creating a mash up or a remix following the fair use policy. This blog post is part of the investigating about copyright law. This is my teachers wiki.
I think that copyright cultivates creativity. The definition of creativity is the use of the imagination or original ideas. Even though everything is a remix, if the product you made was against the copyright law, it means that it is not very original. Also, you will be able to imagine different things and not have a very similar idea to other original works. If you were to use a work that doesn’t have copyright protection you will be able to use those works to create something amazing. Creativity is needed in this situation. When y0u have limited resources you would have to cultivate your creativity to make something work. If you were the creator of something, it would be unfair if someone else made a new version of it and got more famous. This would create less inventors, authors, and creators from wanting to use their creativity and make something useful or entertaining. Overall I think that copyright law is needed to cultivate creativity.
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In grade 8 humanities class we did a unit on globalization. I created a map of Motomachi street and annotation of places in Yokohama that was affected by globalization.
This is the picture of my map of Motomachi street.
This is the annotation of Yokohama.
1. Appearances and deception are a common theme in literature, how does Hinton demonstrate this?
She uses a lot of imagery to show the appearance and deception of different charterers. In this book, Outsiders appearance show if the character is a soc or a greaser. Also, she uses figurative languages to show the theme well. This helps us get a better understanding of different characters ad scenes.
2. Do narrators always tell the truth? Is Ponyboy a reliable narrator?
No, because even though he is close to a lot of the greasers he doesn’t actually know how they feel and what they go through everyday. Also, he doesn’t know the socs very well so he wont be able to tell their side of the story. Also, he cannot be at every places that the different characters are at so he will not exactly know what was happening. For example, Ponyboy talks about Darry and how he doesn’t like him but at the end it turned out to be that Darry loved him a lot. This show that he doesn’t actually know all the characters feelings.
3. Is The Outsiders relevant to you? Can you relate to it? Why or why not?
In some parts I think I can relate to this book because in our grade there are groups of people that I hangout with and we stand up for each other in the group. Although, our grade doesn’t have a lot of fights so it is not serious as the book.
4. Should The Outsiders be taught in school? If so, at what grade level?
I think it should be taught at school and especially in middle school because it shows how some people that is in the same age group as us and they live in a whole different environment than us and they went through a lot of tough things. So I think it is good for us to know about the different people and how they live. Also, this may help us think about the serious problems such as underage smoking and rumbles. I think we should learn about these things which will help us make better decisions.
5. Who is your favourite character and why? Who is your least favourite? Explain your choice.
My favorite character is Darry because even though he looks tough and sounds mean sometimes he actually cares a lot about his brothers. I think he also has a very warm heart. When he sees Ponyboy again at the hospital he starts to cry which shows that he has a sensitive and warm heart. My least favorite character is Bob because even though Cherry says that he actually has a warm heart there are not details about it. He was also the one who almost killed Johnny and he gets very drunk which leads him to fight with greasers. He is very violent and his manners are very bad so he is my least favorite character.
6. Which character impacts you the most? What emotions do you feel for that character? Does he/she remind you of someone else you know? Of yourself?
Cherry impacts me the most because even though she is not mentioned a lot throughout the book I think it is hard for her to be friends with greasers who killed he boyfriend. She loves her boyfriend but she knows that Bob was being violent and drunk which lead to the whole conflict of the murder. I think she likes Ponyboy but he was there when Bob was killed so I think it hurts her heart when she is with him. She doesn’t remind me of anyone.
For PE class we have been learning about how organizing our teams can help and we have been looking at handball in particular. This is the assessment task we were assigned.
Handball (also known as team Austrian team handball is a team sport in which two teams of six players each (five outfield players and a goalkeeper on each team) pass a ball to kick it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of 4 quarters of 16 minutes, and the first team to score 3 goals wins. Modern handball is usually played in a swimming pool, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball. The game is quite fast and includes no body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. Players can dribble the ball like in basketball and can take 4 steps. They can also pass using, chest pass, bounce pass and kick pass. Players are only allowed to be in possession of the ball for 3 seconds before either passing or shooting at goal. The game has different phases. Firstly a team needs to gain possession of the ball and this usually occurs with the goalkeeper. The objective is to turn defence into attack. The next phase is moving the ball back away from the opponents goal and to your own goal. The next phase is to get into a scoring position. No players are allowed inside the D zone. However, every player is allowed inside the F zone. Fouls occur when players use excessive force and play is re-started with a jump ball. Players are only allowed a maximum of 5 fouls before they must exit the game.
Handball (also known as team Austrian team handball is a team sport in which two teams of six players each (five outfield players and a goalkeeper on each team) pass a ball to jump shoot it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of 2 halves of 30 minutes, and the first team to score 3 goals wins. Modern handball is usually played in a swimming pool, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball. The game is quite fast and includes some body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. Players can dribble the ball like in basketball and can take 3 steps. They can also pass using, chest pass and bounce pass. Players are only allowed to be in possession of the ball for 3 seconds before either passing or shooting at goal. The game has different phases. Firstly a team needs to gain possession of the ball and this usually occurs with the goalkeeper. The objective is to turn defence into attack. The next phase is moving the ball back away from the opponents goal and to your own goal. The next phase is to get into a scoring position. No players are allowed inside the D zone. However, every player is allowed inside the F zone. Fouls occur when players use excessive force and play is re-started with a free pass. Players are only allowed a maximum of 5 fouls before they must exit the game.
Creating my own warm-up drills:
1. This drill helps us develop the skills in hand ball. You need to have about 5 people in each group and 1 person has to be the goal keeper, they can rotate. The other 3 people pass it to each other and try to shoot, the goal keeper has to defend it. The other one person is the defender. You can’t have the ball for more than 3 seconds, you can dribble and pass it around. This can develop our defending skills, golly skills, passing, dribbling, and getting used to the 3 seconds rules.
2. In handball sometimes you have to run very fast to get the ball. So you need one ball and two lines someone throw the ball up high from the distance and the people on the very front of the line runs and go get the ball. This helps you warm up and also, help you in a game situation.
This was my assessment and thank you for reading it.