My Puppet workshop was a good experience. Mr. Lee Randall controlled and manipulated the puppet slowly and so the audience can enjoy the performance and to see the details more carefully. I learned that Mr. Lee puts weight on the puppets so it looks more realistic and more alive. Especially the hand eye puppets. To make the puppet realistic, We had to move it more slower and we had to be more detailed and clear. The problem is that my partner was a really fast mover. In that result the actions were really unclear since the timing was not on point. I think these skills are relatable with the miming skills. You will have to be detailed and will have to be good at timing to make your performance clear and enjoyable.
For the eye dissection I think that there were a lot of difficult parts and successful parts. I think that it was very hard to cut the eye’s excess muscles. I also think that it was hard to cut out the retina and to find the lens, pupil, and the optic nerve.
I think that It went really good for taking turns to dissect the eye and to take pictures and to edit it. I also think that it went well for the cutting through the retina and not splashing the liquid parts on the table and making it messy.
Overall I think that the dissection went pretty good then I expected.
For the technology, I am focusing on phones.
Phones costs about 500 EUR – 900 EUR. I found out that phones are very common that there are 96 cell phone service subscriptions for every 100 people in the world. The top product company that are used is: Apple, Samsung, google and etc. We mostly use phones to contact people. Example: calling, face time, texting, and etc. Also, a lot of people are using it for entertainments such as: Games, social media, and etc. We also use it to: Take pictures/Film, Calendar, stop watch, clock, and other common uses.
There are Tin, Tantalum, Gold, and Tungsten in our phones. Gold comes from: China, United States, Australia, South Africa, and Russia. Tungsten, comes from: China, Russia Canada, Bolivia, and Austria. Tantalum, comes from: Mozambique, Brazil, DRC, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. Tin, comes from: China, Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil. Tungsten, Is used to make our phone or blackberry vibrate. Tungsten is a growing source of income for armed groups in the Congo. Armed groups are earning about $2 million annually. Tin, is used as a solder in the circuit boards in our phones. Congolese armed groups earns about $85 million per year from trading tin. Tantalum, Is used to store capacitors in digital camera’s and phones. About 65 to 80 percent of the world’s tantalum are used for electronic devices. Congolese Armed groups earned about 8 million a year by trading tantalum. Gold is a very rare mineral and easy to smuggle. gold is used as an jewelry in phones and a component in electronics. It is also used to cover up the wires on our phone. Gold wire is usually used in chips to interconnect between the silicon and the chip package. Congolese armed groups are earning between $44 million to $88 million total per year from trading gold.
Studies shows that, Historical ears death are less than the Congo Civil conflicts. Example:US revolution: 108,800, Civil war: 850,000, Vietnam war: 1.7 million, Korean war: 3 million, while the Congo civil conflict deaths are 5.4 million. Studies shows that people hire the workers by: Gun-Point, Life threats, Physically forced, Get a job to protect yourself or your Family. It is also proved that the workers are treated poorly and are in horrible work conditions. It proves that they are working in difficult locations. It is also proved that they: use poor tools, lift a lot, and to the result that they most lead to death.
What can we do to make it better?
We can all make a demand to the top technical device companies, that we want conflict free products. By emailing, calling and etc. We can also write or publish some facts on our local newspaper, blog, and etc. We can also bring more awareness to the community with internet by posting links and using pictures to show people how bad the situation is. We also can collect some money from the students and teachers. We can all make a fundraiser for the Congo. Finally, If we can not make our OWN fundraiser I think that we should donate to other fundraiser for the Congo civil conflict.
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I knew about my topic (Dutch conquering Indonesia) pretty well. Since I was doing Netherlands for my emperor’s assignment. Also I knew about the Indonesia conquered by the Dutch. Since I learned a little bit in 5th grade when we had to learn about other countries conquering each other.
I think that this assignment was a really good task. Since you will get to learn about two different countries and the history, cultural changes, consequences between the two different countries, relationship between the two countries, and etc. Also you will get too learn how cruel countries can be to one another. I particularly liked it when we can make our own slides and choose a lot of pictures for each slide. I disliked the task when we had to write a lot in the research and it was really stressful when we had to record but we could not do it in the afternoon, so we did it in the library but then technical device was not allowed so we had to do it during the last minute in class time. I mostly enjoyed when we could discuss what should we do for the script since it was pretty peaceful.
If I was the teacher I think that I will comment about the details on our research sheet and the script since we had worked really hard on the script and the details on our research sheet.
One thing that i will like to approve is on the slides and the script. Since I mixed up the numbers. In that result it was a little unorganized. Since we wrote some wrong slide numbers for the script.
I thought that in Expedition week we will not meet that much people like last year, but, this year I did make some new friends and met some people.
I enjoyed the biking since I felt like I had a lot of freedom. I Also enjoyed camp fire because iI got to ate some good smore’s even though we had to wait by birthdays.
I think that I did orienteering great! It was fun to be the health doctor. Even though some people complained how I could not do a heart transplant.
I faced some challenges about our roommates since some members was fighting and the room in front of us spayed a lot of deodorant that made our room and the hall way smell.
I learned that you will have to communicate a lot and that it will help more for the community. Since you will get to know each other and become more close.
I think I grew by learning how to communicate and by meeting new people and also by learning a lot of important life lessons.
I think expeditions is a very important activity for schools because you will get to meet new people and you could over come your fears. Also because you can learn a lot of life lessons.
My goal for my expeditions was to meet new people as possible. I think that I should still continue this goal at school.
I think the purpose of the “zoo game” is to look at the chart and think wisely to use your money and to earn your money. Also I learned that you will have to read the directions carefully no matter what. Since the games sometimes tricks you at the higher level. TIP:Also check or speed up the game to earn/achieve your level.
I think the audience are meant for little kids to early teens. Since it is more hard/easy between the age of those kids. Also because they will have to learn to controll or know how to spend her money wisely and to earn money wisely.
I think people should play it since you will learn how to use/earn your money wisely. Also I think that it will be a fun/stressful game to play while learning about spending/earning money wisely.
I think that the point of this game is to learn about earn/use money wisely (economics) in a fun way!
I thought that the game was fun! But I think that they should add some more animals to the zoo and options to make the game more fun! Animals/Stores: Horse, petting zoo, water slides, birds, coyotes, stages, and other more exciting animal/stores!!
At the end I think that the game was a thumbs up since i was a fun way to learn economics and the game tells you to read more carefull and teaches you how to use/earn your money wisely!
I choose my best friend, Mia (Nakagawa) for my portrait. I choose Mia because, She has been my best friend. We have been best friends since when I was a toddler (3 years old), and we are still best friends! She is important to me because we have a lot of childhood memories together that we share. Mia loves: dogs, disney, harry potter and hates cats. What I realized about her personality in about 9 years, is that she usually hides stuff (not in a bad way). Example: When she feels sad she smiles and just say that she is “okay” even if she is not. She is also usually honest when we fight (We fight rarely). She asks me if she did something wrong or if she was moody or something similar to that. (Even if I am the one who was a little moody). Mia loves sports and she is usually active. She loves: volleyball, basket ball, dancing and other activities. Mia is the one who is always not shy and are always confident no matter what. She could be fearless (Could be bad and a good thing) (Just to be honest). She is also really nice, So i think that i made the best decision to be best friends with her that basically changed our lives since i was the shy one when I was 3 years old until 7 years old. And with out Mia I would have been alone.
For my portrait ideas was: splash paint (elements: colors), face mask, hidden hearts, and disney characters (some are hidden). I choose to use splash paint art because when I was in kindergarten we made splashed paint art with straws and we had a well known memory about enjoying our art time. Also because it expresses her thoughts and feelings. (Yellow: happiness, Blue: sadness, Purple: fear, and Red: anger). I also choose to paint a face mask because she mostly does not express her feelings (Example: she does not cry in public, get a melt down in public, and also does not get moody often). But sometimes I think that she should express her feelings sometimes because it does not build stress in her bodies, that have a lot of side effects, and of course her health. I also choose that I wanted to paint some hidden hearts because we loved hide and seek and some searching games in our early child hood. And also to make the painting more exciting! I finally choose to paint some Disney characters because, she loved disney movies and quotes that made her whole day brighten even more! I remember in kindergarten we watched Disney movies together and had a wonderful time and we also played some disney games (pretending to be one of the characters) in preschool. My influence is: Frida Kahlo, and Expression. i choose Frida because she hides the meaning or detail that you will might not recognize but has a strong thought and meaning to it. I also used Expression because it gives a strong meaning and thoughts that might be about the person in the portrait and your relationship with them.
I think we did a great job at action sound effects because it was stayed on task and the Voice was pretty clear. I also thought that the Human drama was the best since it made since and some character was dumb but starcatstic at the same time. But I thought that the voice was sometimes was not clear enough to understand. I also thought that it was loud and sometimes the volume was low.
I thought that I did a great job at the details of what had happened in the past. But I thought I did not do a great job on my face impression. But I did a good job on the volume while the speech. I thought that I did a great job on the words or how I did not stop and struggle with my speech and practised my words before the speech (at home). But I still think I should work on my face impression and add some more interesting facts since the speech will be more boring if I did not come up with interesting facts(for my speech).
I like how you told how you got told and how was the situation when Thea went on her plane. I also like how Pia tld some funny and interesting facts about the “fire show”! Finally I loved how at the end she said that she will miss her and trust her and other short quotes a the end.
Today 6c started a film study in English. We learned different angles and other movie making skills. Me and my group shot from angels such as: Wide shot, medium, and high angle. the first shot we took a normal medium shot. The next shot we did an wide shot. Finally we did a high angle. Taking the photos was challenging But, I think our group did a good job.
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