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Chapitre 8- Mise en train

1.

I. Morning, the hour of breakfast

II. She wants Djeneba to go grocery shopping for her because she’s making foutou with arachid sauce

III. A fish, 250 grams of arachid sauce, and a pack of rice

IV, Somebody knocks on the door

V.  She invited somebody, without telling her mother

2.

I. Faux

II. Vrai

III. Faux

IV. Faux

V. Faux

3.

I. 1-B

II. 2-D

III. 3-E

IV. 4-A

V. 5-C

4.

I. Aminata

II. Mme. Diamande

III. Djeneba

IV. Djeneba

V. Mme. Diamande

5.

I. Encore du pain?

II. Non, merci. Je n’ai plus faim.

III. Tu me fais le marché?

IV. Il me faut…

V. Bon, d’accord.

6.

Ma mere et moi, nous faisons les courses. Ma mere fait souvent les courses. Je fais les courses de temps en temps.

Grade 8 Expeditions Reflection

A few events that “expanded my comfort zone” were the production presentation, the “after act,” and part of the canyoning. They were challenging in the way that they had me doubtful and got my adrenaline pumping; I had to remind myself that there wasn’t many apparent ways to mess them up, and, statistically, I probably wouldn’t get hurt. Also, a strategy I used for basically all of the expeditions was insulting myself until I’ve had enough, not sure if that’s healthy or if I may have a problem, but it works.

Something I could take from this is that your mind makes most things seem worse than they actually are, the buildup is often over exaggerated, making your expectations for something intimidating skyrocket.

 

Mars Radiation Issue

Now, we all know that the atmosphere protects us from a lot and does a ton to make Tellus (Earth) naturally habitable. Including but not limited to; Radiation, Skin Cancer, Sealing Pressure, Sustaining a Habitable Temperature, Keeping Oxygen In, Burning Asteroids and Other Objects That Enter The Atmosphere (Batteries not Included). Now, not all of you know that it’s not the atmosphere itself that blocks most of the UV (ultraviolet) rays; the stuff that causes skin cancer, it’s a molecule: O3, AKA. ozone. Now ironically enough, the stuff that blocks UV rays is formed partially by UV rays. Here’s my simplified version; Oxygen (or O2) comes in contact with UV radiation and breaks apart (forming 2-O) the two separated oxygen atoms don’t like being alone so then grab on to a pair and turn it into a triplet (going from 3-O2 —> 2-O3) [just so I’m using vocabulary words, 3-O2 is/are the reactant(s), and 2-O3 is/are the product(s)]. So, Mars has an atmosphere that’s about 100x thinner than the one we have on Tellus (Earth). This means that a lot of gasses can escape and it will not protect us against a lot of the things that our atmosphere protects us. Now I want to address the issue of radiation, or more specifically, UV rays.

So I’ve come up with two (although, not the most brilliant) solutions. One, we create a ton of small structures that can isolate heat, maintaining a habitable temperature, but lets gas freely in and out, the roof will also be translucent so light can come in. This way, oxygen will be released into the atmosphere (from photosynthesis) and when it comes in contact with UV rays, some of it will turn into oxide, blocking the harmful rays. This will also remove a lot of the CO2 from the air (also from photosynthesis), create a thicker atmosphere, and give Mars some breathable air. So we have some room to breathe *badum ching*. My other solution is quite boring, have radiation-proof roofs (hey, that rhymed), and carry radiation “umbrellas” when you go out. Simple, and not that convenient. So I think I’m definitely leaning towards my first solution, because it solves more than 1 problem, and is a lot less boring.

 

 

Infomayshun:

http://www.scienceterrific.com/atmosphere_function.php

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/Men-on-Mars-article.php

http://www.space.com/25767-nasa-mars-greenhouse-rover-plant-experiment.html

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/assessments/ozone/2010/twentyquestions/Q2.pdf

http://www.space.com/16903-mars-atmosphere-climate-weather.html

http://quest.nasa.gov/aero/planetary/mars.html

Storytelling

The Origin of Cosmos

– Before anything, there was just a gaping abyss, it had a name, it was Ginnungagap.

– It separated the physical representations Frost & Flame, who also had names mind you, Niflheim & Muspelheim

– The aurora of Frost & Flame met and created Ymir, who was the first of the giants, was gender neutral, and produced others from their sweat.

– Also created a cow, Audhumbla, who nourished Ymir with her milk.

– Buri, the first God of the Aesir Tribe was uncovered

– Buri had a son, who then married a giant, who then had a kid named Odin who became the chief of the Aesir Tribe, along with his two brothers; Vili, and Ve

– Odin, Vili, and Ve slew Ymir and made the world from his corpse. Oceans from blood, soil from skin & muscle, plants and vegetation from his hair, clouds from his brain, and the sky from his skull (don’t ask me, the last one doesn’t make sense.

– Gods formed first humans; Ask, and Embla and built a fence to protect them from the giants.

Characters; Muspelheim, Niflheim, Ymir, Audhumbla, Buri, Bor – Son of Buri, Bestla – Giant who married Buri, Odin, Vili, Ve, Ask, Embla

Drama Reflection – Informative Speech

Taking modulation into account, I think that my voice was fairly audible and I went at a steady pace. But I didn’t change my volume much throughout the whole speech, well, except for the “GUESS WHAT, FOLKS”, part. Also, thinking about the second aspect of delivery, physicality, which is essentially how you use your body,  I was swaying throughout the speech, probably due to nerves, and shuffling around. Also, I used many gestures, maybe too many, and I wasn’t using the palm card at the start or end much, but during the “main part” of the speech, I had to use it to see what order I was presenting my problem and solution. The expression on my face rarely changed though, maybe only three times. Using the third category, content, I think that my speech did stay on aliens the whole time, but I don’t know how me contradicting my whole speech at the end affected it. I think that I varied my tone a little bit, when asking questions and listing. My best skill was probably not needing a direct script (my palm card had things I had to talk about, not what exactly I had to say), and having my voice be clear and audible. I think that I should work on controlling my shuffling and swaying because it’s a lot more clear that I’m nervous when that happened.

I think that Andre’s speech was interesting and unique because he told us how the things in his speech and what we said could effect us and his last sentence was intriguing.

Censorship G7 English

I used to think that censoring something only applied in something like news, where you bleep out curse/cuss words or distort their voice. I now know that censorship is an extremely broad topic. It can be used to protect people, in the instance of something like a hate letter with false information being publish or used to control them, like the Nazis burning books to influence people’s learning. Many people also consider it an incrimination on freedom of speech. Censoring can also mean restricting access to something, aka. banning. Before something is banned, it has to be challenged, and the challenger has to have a reasonable cause. Many innocent books, video games, and forms of media have been banned, mostly in the case of misunderstandings, like people thinking that Harry Potter promoted witchery. But there is some good cases of censoring, albeit, exaggerated, Australia removed blood from video games because they thought that blood would desensitize people. But there are some REALLY exaggerated concerns, like America attempting to take toy weapons (ei. swords, nerf guns) away from children because they think that the children will pick up violent behaviors. In all, there are three main reasons for challenging explicit content or censoring media; Being desensitized, fear about being victimized, and learning or being influenced by violence.

Biography + News Article

Born in Edinburgh, Britain, sir James Pond was the son of a renown factory owner, sir Edward Pond. Pond spent his early years tending the family’s farm as well as helping to operate the successful factory, now known as Pond Enterprises. Some of James’ hobbies included reading, discussing, and exploring new information on his own. Thanks to his father’s profession, James was able to conduct multiple factory visits from time to time. Again, with the family’s wealth, James was able to attend school on a regular basis, which has indefinitely helped him with his intelligence and knowledge. However, at the age of 12, James was kidnapped and taken to Birmingham where he would be locked and forced to work in a textile factory for the next 10 years of his life. Although James’ father searched desperately with the help of his professionally certified men, they could not find James. This was one of the cases that sparked the Unaware Disappearances in the late 17th century. In Birmingham, James was forced to work in harsh conditions, but this has helped him gather analytical, detailed facts and the truth that is hidden in these factories. With the diligence and perseverance of work for 10 years, James was finally allowed to leave the factory. At the age of 22, James decided to take action against his “gruesome” experience in the factory. With the advantage of his previous education and experience, James decided to become a lawyer to speak up for the voice of others. Luckily, with the unexpected death of one of the previous lawyers protesting for child labour, James was offered the spot, and in no time, he was the leading lawyer of the community.

We now bring an exclusive solo interview from Sir James Pond.

“I think that Child Labour should not be used anymore, as it provides nothing but negative effects. Children ended up with many wounds and injuries. In some years, up to +1000 injuries were found in certain hospitals. According to a recent survey that the Society Against Child Labour (SACL) has conducted, 40% of the population consists of children. Are we seriously going to risk their lives with these horrible work conditions? In addition, children were forced to work even when their skin muscles and bones were dysfunctioning, and when children were too tired or unwilling to work, they had their heads dipped into a water cistern. Since children who worked in factories were usually kept in confined areas, lots of breathing occurred. This led to heated temperatures and the contamination of air, which would later trigger lung diseases, respiratory malfunctions, illnesses, and in severe cases, death. Moreover, children were forced to carry heavy weights and large quantities of items, causing neck and spine problems. Furthermore, children are forced to work in extremely harsh conditions– dirty, dark, unsafe areas; this is no way for humans to live! According to Joseph Hebergam, children were given severe beatings when they were not on time for work- even a few minutes off. “If we were five minutes too late, the overlooker would take a strap and beat until we were black and blue.” Although some may try to convince others that child labour is beneficial, it most certainly is not. Some claim that children are cheap and affordable, they will receive good education, are willing to work, and that some machines can only be operated by children. All of these points are nonsense. Children were cheap and affordable because the amount that the factory owners paid them was extremely low. Furthermore, some mechanics engineered specific machines for children, as they were considered too much of a risk for adults to use. Children were only willing to work, because they were often threatened, deceived, or were promised a better future. The education was also of low quality, as most of the material came from the corrupt minds of the factory owners who will not inform them about society or the world outside the factory.

Recruiting Now!

Citizens of all kind needed to join the Society Against Child Labour (SACL) to help stop child labour. Meals, shelter, and education are included provided you stay with us to stop child labour.