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  1. G9 Expedition : Niigata

    November 13, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    From October 17 to October 21, we had a expeditions week. During this week, I went to Niigata as one of the Grade 9 expeditions. This year, I did a lot of new things and some were really challenging. Likewise, we had some keywords we focused on which was leadership, resilience, responsibility, and self-reliant. By focusing on these keywords, we made some goals that we wanted to achieve over this trip. I made some goal that was based on becoming responsible and self-reliant. One of my goal I wanted to achieve while this trip was to be responsible for my own stuff. This was because, during this trip, we had to carry our own stuff that will last for three days. Since we had to hike for three days with two days staying in the tents, I was a little bit worried. Furthermore, this was my first time for me to do a hike for long distance and at the same time staying in the tent without getting a shower for two days was really new for me. However, I think this experience was really good because I learned many new things.

     

    After we arrived in English adventure (which we stayed on Monday and Thursday) we had to pack our stuff that will be with us for three days that includes our clothes, warm stuff, etc. However, I had to really think what I will need to bring since we had to carry our own stuff while doing the long hike. At first, I thought to carry heavy things will be tiring so I want to keep it light as possible, but at the same time I didn’t want to leave things behind that will be needed while doing the hike. Although It took time for me to pack, I was able to manage myself to pack my stuff that has good weight I can carry throughout the hike.

     

    niigata-expedition-2016-gopro-1-1060040-xlAs we started the hike, the trail was very slippery and had many steep hills that made us really tired. However, at some points on the trail, we had a water break that made all of us have the energy to walk. On the way, we ate lunch that we carried and after we walked about 6 hours, we were able to make it to the first campsite. Although I was very tired and wanted rest a lot, we had to set up our tent. I hadn’t set up the tent for a long time so it was a bit challenging but once I was able to set it up, I felt accomplishment.

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    Experiencing this first-day hike, I think I was able to be more responsible and self-reliant. This was because even the trail had many steep hills and was very slippery, I was able to carry a very heavy bag by myself. Also even I was really tired after the hike, I was able to set up a tent without resting a lot. I think what I learned from this will be helpful at other times. For example, setting up the tent was challenging but I was able to put it up by taking time. I think later in life, I will have a time that I need to challenge myself but I think I can get over by taking time.

     

    niigata-expedition-2016-6374-xlThe second day hike was also really challenging. There wasn’t a lot of steep hill as the first hike but there was a lot of downhill. Since before the hike, English adventure staff said that downhill will be harder than uphill, I was a bit nervous. As we walked the downhill I slipped a lot. Also, I got my legs into a mud that made my legs really muddy and I had to deal with it until I got to the campsite. Even I was complaining sometimes, I was able to walk all the way and after we hiked for about 5 hours, we arrived at the second campsite. This day we also set up the tent, but since we already did it before it didn’t take a lot of time as before.

     

     

    From this second day hike, I think I was able to be more self-reliant. This was because even I put my legs in the mud and got really muddy, I was able to deal with it and walked about more than an hour. If I had this experience before the hike, maybe I wasn’t able to walk for that long with muddy feet. Because having this experience, I think I was able to be more responsible with my own stuff without bothering or having other people help me.

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    Overall, this expedition was the really good experience that taught me many things. I was able to be more responsible and self-reliant. I used to think hiking and staying in the tent will be really challenging. But as I did this camp, I was able to learn a lot and new things I had never thought of. I think think this was a really good chance for me because I wouldn’t think of doing this with my own thoughts. However, I actually feel like I want to do this again. This is because it made me be more confident and be more risk-taker. This means that even there is the really hard moment in my life, I need to challenge myself before deciding I can’t get do it. Lastly, I think the things that I learned by being on this expedition, will be useful in some other context. This is because by going to this trip, I learned a little bit of surviving skill meaning whenever I am in an emergency situation I can use that skill. This trip was really fun and exciting but at the same time, there were a lot of moment that were really challenging.


  2. How does memory work?

    November 13, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    5 words vocabulary

    • Neurotransmitter 

    A neurotransmitter is a substance in your body that carries a signal from one nerve cell to another. A neurotransmitter is important since it helps our body feel, think, and move.

    • Long-term potentiation

    Long-term potentiation is between the neurons which strength between brain cell connections.

    • Synapses

    A really small gap between neurons where neurotransmitter passes by.

    • Neurons 

    A nerve cell that sends a message to other parts of the body. It is the functional unit of the nervous system.

    • Cognitive impairment

    When a person has trouble remembering, learning new things.  

     

    Description – “How Does Memory Work”

    The experience of an event in life seems to just go into our brain that will be stored, and make them into a memory. However, this isn’t the only way how memory works. The mechanism of how memory works is even more dynamic than we think.

    Neuron communicates through synapses to other neurons, that send signals when it receives a certain stimulation from the neurotransmitters. A neurotransmitter is like an e-mail that sends many things that are basically the same and at the same time. According to William Griffith, Ph.D., a cellular neuroscientist, it said that long-term potentiation (LTP) can alter the strength between the brain cell connections. When LTP is provided, memory can be formed which happens when cell talks to one another without stimulation from neurotransmitter. Therefore, the ability to remember certain memory depends on the strength of the LTP. As the synapses and the pathway between them are used a lot, the stronger they get. On the other hand, when synapses are not being used as often, it can lose a strong LTP which can lead to having a cognitive loss and impairment. Since muscle and brain are both used to remember things, when they are not used enough, it can lose the strength. However, memory can be back by using senses such as looking at or smell something that relates to some event you had.


  3. Nature VS Nurture

    September 23, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    Recently in I&S we have been learning about Nature VS Nurture. We discussed the difference between nature and nurture and watched some video about them.

    Nature

    Nature is your physical features (characteristic) that can be identical to your parents (DNA/Genes). The things you already had from the beginning (from when you were born) is nature. For example, when both of your parents has a hair color that you have, it is nature.

    Nurture

    Nurture is when you get affected by the things around you and didn’t have it from the beginning since you were born. ‘Culture’ can be one of the example of nurture. In Japan we have to take off our shoes inside the house. If Japan did not do this from long time ago, it might have changed. (Nurture can also be affected by people around you, like friends)

    One of the video we watched in class (BBC clip on gender stereotypes) talked about how adults reacted to gender stereotypes. Usually, when adults give a toy to a child they would offer a toy that fits the gender. For example, when the gender is a boy they would give a toy car, but on the other hand, if it’s a girl they give a doll. This means gender stereotypes are mostly affected by nurture. However, they also tested if nature affects gender behaviour as well. They put some toys for males and females to see if the monkeys will really go and get the toys for their right gender. As a result, most of the monkeys got a right gender toys which mean that nature has also has been affecting gender stereotypes.

    People might have physical characteristic, physical abilities, behaviors that might think it is either nature or nurture. However, sometimes it can be both and one of the reasons you can not completely decide which one might be because you still haven’t noticed which one you got affected by.


  4. DRAMA REFLECTION

    June 4, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    Recently in in Drama class, we have been learning about comedy and history of comedy. Then in groups we made our own comedy routine. In class, we learned a lot of tricks (slapstick, hats, walks) and there was two visitors that we leaned and influenced the development of our character. In each groups we had our own character and with that character we made our own comedy routine.

    My development of my character was influenced by the visiting artist Philipe. He helped me to create and develop my character more interesting. I think the most influential part that he teached me was to present more to the audience using more facial expression and gesture. The suggestion was very helpful and it was easier for me to make my character simple and easier to understand to the audience. Since I wasn’t confident of making the facial expression and gesture, by Philipe’s suggestion I got more confident of using these in character including the scenes of the comedy routine. Another visiting artist Rene was also influential to our (my group) comedy routine. Since we were wondering a lot about our comedy on how to make the scenes more funny, the suggestion he gave to us was very helpful.

    I received feedback from Ms.Erickson, saying that I should have a character that can make the audience easier to understand the personality of the character that I am trying to show. The character I was trying show in the scene was a assistance of a rich person that I hate working for him. Before I got the feedback, I did not act like I didn’t like working for the person (rich) that made the audience hard to understand the character I am trying to show. With this, it also made the scenes bored. Although, by Ms.Erickson’s feedback I was able to show in the scene more interesting by changing facial expression and gesture of my character’s personality.

    Overall, I think this comedy unit was interesting. I enjoyed the two visiting artist Philipe and Rene who really influenced us. Through this, I learned that comedy is very hard to make the audience laugh and to show the character’s personality really using gesture and facial expression. Further more I learned that putting different character in one comedy routine can be very challenging.


  5. English Unit 3 Reflection: Perspective and Prejudice

    May 26, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    At the beginning of the unit I used to think perspective is about understanding other people’s feeling and most of the people have the same perspective. But as I learned many things about perspective, now I think that people have different perspective for their selves which can show the characteristic.

    When we did the project on reading the outsider and writing a essay about it, after I read the book ‘Outsiders’ I learned that there are many characteristic in a group of people and at the same time they have a different perspective. As I went through this I learned many things about perspective and that can help me to understand the topic better and from a different view.


  6. Drama Comedy Timeline

    May 21, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    Ancient (Greek) Comics

    Ancient comedy was a form of theater performed across ancient greece from the archaic period of 8th to 6th century BCE. The ancient comedy was popular and influential and became known to theater historians as old comedy in ancient greece. It was a series of loosely connected scenes which a particular situation was thoroughly accomplished through fantasy, stair, and parody, the series ending in a expressive celebration of unity. Aristophanes (Born 450 BCE-Died 388 BCE) was the most famous and greatest representative of ancient greek comedy. Athenian comedy is divided into three periods which is old comedy, middle comedy, and new comedy which he was a greek dramatist of the old comedy period. Still today, the old comedy survives in the form of the eleven plays of Aristophanes. The comedy included chorus, mime, and burlesque, which was characterized by bold fantasy and unabashedly licentious humor.3290

     

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    William_Merritt_Chase_Keying_upMedieval Comics

    jesterDuring the Medieval and Renaissance eras (middle ages), a jester, court jester, and fool was historically an entertainer who was household of nobleman engaged to entertain him and his guest. Medieval Gestures plays a minor role court life but certainly brightened up the entertainment. Clothes they wear was different from normal and they had the heads of medieval jester was shaved, their coats were molty and the breeches tight had one leg different from the other. They do this because it had often help them to  excite the masters and and make them laugh.

     

    Renaissance Comics

    During the 16 century in England was when the new and vetal drama emerged. The tradition of interlude, was developed by John Heywood and others, someday producing the great Elizabethan comedy, which reached its highest expression in the plays of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. During this period, there was great playwright by the name of William Shakespeare. He wrote the most of the famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet. During the Renaissance time the Renaissance comedy was a bit different from the comedy currently mean today. People thinks when they hear about modern comedy it means to be funny, but comedies in renaissance it meant ‘A play having a happy ending’. In most comedies happy ending involved marriage or resolves a conflict. Through these comedy the play didn’t have to be funny and all have the potential to be. Characters in Shakespear’s comedies sometimes embarrass them self during the play.

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    PerilsofpaulineMelodramatic Comics

    Melodramatic Comedy is a style of drama that has been applied on stage, film, television program, radio, and movies. Melodrama is dramatic work that often uses stereotypical character and exaggerates plots in order to appeal, and also has interpersonal conflicts. Historical musical contexts melodramas are dramas of 18th and 19th centuries. The victorian melodrama featured six stock  characters. The hero, the villain, the heroine, a sidestick, and a servant of the aged parent engaged in a sensational plot featuring themes of love and murder.

     

     

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    A circus is a groups of performer that may include, clown, acrobats,trapeze act trained animals, jugglers, musicians, etc. Circus skills can be performed as entertainment in circus, busking or variety show, vaudeville, music hall shows. The first circus was opened in 1768 in England and performances developed significantly through the next fifty years. In the circus there are different types of performances and clowns. The modern format are the Ashley and early British circus, Ricketts and the first american circus, Expansion and American format, Contemporary types, Touring, Russia, and China. These circus has a different types of performances. The clowns has four types: Whiteface Clown, Auguste Clown, Tramp or Hobo & Bag Lady, and Character clown. These clowns has different characteristic and stereotypes.

    Cinematic Comedy (silent films, movies, television, web)

    Cinematic Comedy is one of the famous, popular and one of oldest film genre (1900s-1920s). The Cinematic comedy can be include in silent films, movies, television, web, etc. The Cinematic comedy was ideal for silent film as it was dependent on visual action and uses physical humor rather than sound. One of the earliest form of the comedy was the slapstick. This is now used not only in silent film but in movies and stage with using sounds. Charlie Chaplin is one of a example who was an english comic actor and has been in cinematic comedy. He has become known in worldwide by his work ‘The Tramp’ and is considered one of the important figures in the history. His career spanned more than 75 years from childhood in the victorian era.

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  7. Hiyaku Reflection

    March 20, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    Recently, in music class we have been working on a piece called ‘Hiyaku’ .
    Last Friday we had a Hougaku concert (koto concert) and our grade performed this piece.

    1. What was effective about my preparation? What worked best? Why?
    The thing that was effective about my preparation was that I have practiced twice a week. This was effective because when I was performing, even I was a bit nervous I was still able to play it with out mistaking a lot. The thing that worked best was that when I was practicing, I focused on different kinds of area and not just playing one of the section all the time. This was good because when I was performing, I was able to play it smoothly.
    2. How might I have worked differently to better prepare? What will I do differently next time? (There will be a next time!)
    Maybe if I have memorised the piece perfectly and practiced the section that I was struggling would have been a better prepare. This is because for the performance, I was scared of mistaking and looked at the music. Next time I would do differently by making sure I have memorised the piece perfectly and make sure to practice the part I am struggling, and not just play the part I already can play.
    3. Your overall impressions of your class’ performance. How did you do as a group (positive aspects, areas to improve)? For you individually – how did you do? Did you meet your expectations? What went well? and what will you work on for next time?
    Overall, I think that the class performance was okay but there was a lot of part that could have improved. I think that we did well on having confidence and not starting the piece too fast. But I feel that we didn’t really do well on keeping the tempo throughout the piece. Especially in the middle of the piece, koto 1 and koto 2 was not playing the part at the same time. This was the area that could have improved. However, at the end we were able to bring it back together.
    Individually I think that I did well on playing the piece smoothly but it didn’t really meet my exceptions. This was because I was a bit nervous that I couldn’t play the piece strongly and confidently. Next time I will work more to play the piece confidently and make sure to practice more the part I am struggling.

  8. Hiyaku Focus Areas

    February 29, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    Recently in music class, we are working on a piece called ‘Hiyaku’. We are going to perform this piece on March/11/2016.

    These are my Focus Areas.

    There are 3 focus area I am focusing on.

    Focus Area 1: Page 1, Line 3, Measure 1 to 4

    Firstly, I find this part difficult because there is a lot of notes to play. Because there are many notes, the note where I need to press the 12 (為), I think I am not pressing it strongly and I think I am realising the sting too fast. To improve this part I will practice the press many times and to make sure I am playing it with out getting the rhythm fast or slow. I think this will help me improve to play the press more strongly.

    Focus Area 2: Page 2, Line 2 -Until-Page 2, Line 3 measure 2

    Secondly, I find this part difficult because it is difficult to remember the number of finger to use when I am playing the notes. Because I found this difficult, I have practiced many times to make sure I am using the correct finger. I also feel I need to play it more dynamically and to play each note clearly. To do this, firstly, I have memorised the piece to make sure I am playing the correct not. This will help me to improve this section.

    Focus Area 3: Page 3, Line 2, 3 <– Until Measure 2

    Lastly, I find this part difficult because I need to use both hand. It is easy when it is the same pattern but, I find it difficult when the note suddenly changes to different pattern. To improve this, I will practice this section by using my left hand more than my right hand because we often use right hand. This will help me to play this section without struggling and accurately.

     


  9. Persuasive speech / Drama

    January 10, 2016 by 20ogoshis

    Recently, in drama class we have been working on doing a persuasive speech. My speech was about ‘Why running is good for you’. I chose this topic because my passion is about running and I wanted people to think running is fun thing to do.

    This is the video.

    Before I did my speech I felt really nervous because I don’t really have confidence doing a speech. When I went on to do a speech in front of audience I thought I will be more nervous. And I actually got more nervous. I was more nervous while I was speaking in front of an audience. But still, I was able to go on, and I think this was because I was prepared.

    There are things I did well on this speech. One of the thing I think I did well on was organising the points (examples). I was able to tell the important points about how running is good for your body, and I think this helped the audience to understand better. Another thing I think I did well was the introduction. This is because I started by asking question like ‘Have you ever thought running is meaning less?’. I think this was good because it had a hook. Although there was things I did well on this speech, I’m sure that I could have done better. One of the thing I think I could have improved, was to make more eye-contact. Because I was really nervous and forgot most of the things I needed to say, I was looking at the palm card a lot of times. I think if I had practiced with my friend, I could have done better because I practiced most of the times by my self and I think this made me confused if I made enough eye-contact. Another thing I could have improve was to make more hand jester. Because I was just standing and speaking, I think this made it a bit boring to to the audience. Maybe if I had hand jester it would have been a better speech. Although I need to improve a lot, I think I did better then before because most of the time I forget the things I need to say and stop while doing the speech.

    I think there are many examples where we can use persuasive speech in life now and in future. One of the example is when you want to make other people to think differently. For example, make people to think why recycling is good, or why we should help animals from animal shelter, or etc. And in these examples, I would tell the things that would make people to think differently about them. Another example is when I want to get a job. For example when you want a job you could persuade instructor why I should get the job by doing a persuasive speech.

    I have learned many things about persuasive speech in this unit. I have learned how to prepare a speech and how structuring my speech is most useful and important thing in a speech. Preparing a speech is a important thing to make a good speech. This is because if you don’t have a speech that was not prepared, you might stop while speaking or can’t say the important things you wanted to say by forgetting. Also by preparing it will help to be a successful speech because there would be a time you could make eye-contact, and this will make the audience think it is interesting. To prepare a speech you should first plan the thing you will need to say. Then you should be able to speak confidently with out stopping or forgetting the things you need to say. This is how to prepare a speech. Structuring a speech is also important to give a speech that is successful. This is because structure of a speech can make the speech more easy to understand and it would be more persuasive. If the structure was not well organized, it would confuse the audience. It is important to be able to present a speech well, because it would be more persuasive.


  10. I&S Gapminder Assessment

    November 30, 2015 by 20ogoshis

    Recently, I&S class we have been working on learning about different ways we measure a country’s development. This will be a blog post about using those statistics to compare and contrast two country’s level of development and the changes that happen over time. The countries I will be comparing and contrasting will be Japan and Ghana. The reason why I chose these two country was because it has a big differences of wealthy and poor country. Ghana is a country that is LEDC. LEDC is the less economically developed countries which include the poorer, less industrialised countries of the so-called developing ‘South’. On the other hand, Japan is a country that is MEDC. MEDC The more economically developed countries which include the rich, more industrialised countries of the so-called developed ‘North’. The differences between MEDC and LEDC is that there are in different place. The MEDC are more wealthy and LEDC are more poor. These can be difference on how they live and also how they work in that environment (place). The generalisations be misleading these because nowadays most of the people in south are more poor and unhealthy compared to the people who lives in North.

    DEVELOPMENT

    The development shows how the countries changed through the years. On 1800, about 215 years ago from now all the countries were wealthy and poor. Japan’s Income per person was $1050 and Ghana was $696. From this we can see that Ghana is a county that is poor and has a low life expectancy. Ghana was LEDC from this time.Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 9.36.15 AM Japan seems to be LEDC but still, other countries were more poor so Japan was MEDC. Between 1820 and 1840,  all the countries have started to develop. This was the time when it had industrial revolution. Japan had developed and also Ghana had been following other wealthy country. On 1900 the income per person and life expectancy had grow. Japan had $1840 and Ghana had $725. Japan had changed a lot then 100 years ago but, Ghana hasn’t shown a lot of differences than before. This shows how these countries live in different environment and how they work. Also LEDC and MEDC can also be effected of life expectancy.

    BIRTH RATE

    The birth rate can be measure by 1000 people in the population. Japan has less baby that are born in average Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 9.28.04 AMcompared to Ghana. Ghana has more baby’s that are born even though the country are not wealthy.This birth rate can affect the country’s population and development. This can be such as availability of family planning services, social and religious beliefs (especially in relation to contraception and abortion), Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 10.53.30 PMPoverty levels, Infant Mortality Rate – (a family may have more children if a country’s Infant mortality rate is high as it is likely some of those children will die). These examples show how country’s birth rate is affected.

    CHILD MORTALITY RATE

    The indicator that shows how country changed is child mortality. Child mortality shows the number of how many zero to five year olds dying per 1000 babies born. In 1900 Japan had 363, 0-5 years olds dying per 1000 born and Ghana had 471. Ghana has more children dying. As the graph shows from 1900 to 2015 more children in the countries got healthy and healthy. Both of the countries has decreased their numbers and in 2015 Japan had only 2.7 dying per 1000 and Ghana had 62. This tells that countries had started to develop and got more healthy. This child mortality can be also affected by the number of birth rate and also country’s GDP per capita. Also Japan has better and safe environment less of the people has diseases than Ghana.

    GDP PER CAPITA

    GDP per capita stands for gross domestic product and it is a measure of the total output of a country that takes a gross domestic product and divides it by the number of people in the country. In 1900, all the countries were not wealthy, but still, Japan was one of the wealth country. Japan’s GDP per capita 1900 was 1050 US dollars. Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 10.57.24 PMOn the other hand Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 10.56.40 PMGhana is a poor country and Ghana’s GDP per capita 1900 was 696 US dollars. As the graph shows all the countries so does Japan and Ghana grew more and more wealthy. In 2015, Japan’s GDP per capita was 36160 US dollars and Ghana’s GDP per capita was 4099 US dollars. This shows both of the countries has grown economically by producing many product and selling them with high prices. 

    DEVELOPMENT INDEX (HDI)

    Human development index is a tool by the united nations to measure and rank countries level of social and economic . HDI a can measure differences within a country as well as between country. Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 2.49.08 PMOther than this HDI can measure different things. In 1990 Japan’s HDI was 0.827 and Ghana’s HDI was 0.418.As the year past two country’s HDI started to grow. In 2011 Japan’s HDI had increased to 0.901 and Ghana’s HDI increased to 0.541. Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 2.52.56 PM

     

     

     

     

    POPULATION GROWTH

    Population growth rate is the amount of increasing population of a country which shows in percentages. In 1900 Japan had percentage of 0.89% and Ghana had 3.1%. How ever, as the year past in 2011 Japan decreased to 0.29% and so does Ghana decreased to 2.4%.Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 2.59.54 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-01 at 2.59.43 PM

    This tells that the countries had less number of birth then the number of death. This can be connected to birth rate too. Because Ghana has more number of the birth rate, the number of the percentage of the population is greater than Japan. Also 100 years ago because not many children could survive, parents had to have many children. This also had been connected to population growth. But now, because the number of children mortality rate decreased, not many children will die. And more and more people got healthy.

    LIFE EXPECTANCY

    The most indicator that can show the countries differences is life expectancy. life expectancy shows the Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 3.03.44 PMaverage of a person’s lifespan in a country. In 1900 Japan’s life expectancy was 68 years old and Ghana was 51 years old. As the years past, both of the countries have increased the life expectancy. And now Japan’s life expectancy is 84 years and Ghana is 66. Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 3.03.53 PMLife expectancy is connected to child mortality and more the GDP capita is high, it has a good medical care and also in a good environment diseases that happens will be less. By having good medical care, it tends to heal the diseases.

     

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