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Friday, April 17, 2015

Meu Video!

Eu pensa meu video e bom porque o video representa a minha bairro moram. O valorias eu demsoram sur meu video é, "comunicator." O valor é, "comunicator" porque eu explicar o meu bairro moram para otros pesoas. Meu bairro e um 8 porque voce pode fazer muitas coisas me porque meu bairro e nao 10 é porque o escola e nao bom.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One for all, and all for one!

     Throughout my time in humanities, my class and I have have made a special picture slide every time a quarter ends. These slides are called, "cumulative slides." They represent our learning in mostly pictures and a small sentence. In my case, democracy. Representing your claim in one small sentence and images is not easy. Pushing you to pick thoughtful and high-quality pictures relating to your topic requires thinking and commitment. This slide is based on a question and I am trying to explain that question through images. My question was, "what are the challenges to creating and maintaining a democracy?" Creating a democracy isn't an easy thing to apply to government. This is because if a democracy is an oligarchy, dictatorship, tyranny or monarchy, most of the time these types of authorities are selfish and don't want to share money or power with the people. It is hard to create a democratic government because the authority doesn't want to change since it will affect their finance and power. If their mind is changed though, to accept democracy in their country, it will have to go through many changes. 
      These changes consist of giving the people in their society the right to have a voice, the right to a fair trial, and the right to vote. Giving the people the right to have voice does take power away if you were dictator or part of an oligarchy before, but the result is astronomical. The people of the society respect their authorities because they give them a voice that will be heard even if it's a negative comment. Their claim will taken into consideration if the government is democratic, and that is why I put the picture of a man screaming in a microphone. The man is sharing his opinion to the public without being harmed or arrested. There are governments that didn't apply this rule to every citizen and therefore only respecting certain citizens. This is demonstrated in the United States where negros were disrespected. To add on, Martin Luther King Jr protested against his government since he was negro too. His "I have a dream speech" proved that, and he make his voice be heard. Also, they citizens have the right to a fair trial if the live in a democratic society, as the sixth amendment states, "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense." The picture of the judge's hammer represents this because that symbolizes a judge, which is big part of democratic society. To conclude, the people of a society have the right to vote. Voting is part of the citizens having a voice, yet it's expressed differently. Voting gives the citizens the right to express their thoughts about their current leaders, and the right to change if they aren't happy with them. This vote is totally is personal and private and it can't be changed by anyone once it's confirmed. That is why I put a photo of people voting privity and peacefully. 
     If you have observed my slide correctly you can also see three arrows (from the mention pictures judges hammer, vote scene and man screaming in a microphone) pointing to two different pictures showcasing democracy. This is because I believe democracy is made from three things, people having a voice, the ability to vote and the right to fair trial.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Big Reflection

My Growth

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     In humanities, I have shown growth. The project that displays this is my argumentative essay about general welfare. During the project, I demonstrated the core value communicator because I worked on proving my point to audiences that didn't know anything about the topic and the audiences that were on the opposite side, individual rights. It wasn't easy to make such a convincing paper, but in the end it worked. Before I wrote the paper I thought that it was almost impossible to change someone's mind, but now I can see how convincing and cunning an argumentative essay can be.
      I believe I grew as a learner during my time in 7th grade and many of my classes have proven that. For instance, in my second year in science I have been presenting better grades and learning habits. One artifact that shows this is my essay for science where I demonstrated perseverance. This is because at some points while writing my essay I felt like giving up and not presenting my best work, but I kept going and tried to think positively. Which enhanced my performance and in the end I was satisfied with my end product. Before this project I thought writing a good essay was just to spend lots and lots of time on it, now I believe that you have to spend only small bits of your free time on it. This is because if you spend a small amount of time on it and make use that time to be totally focused on my project. In the end, it will get done quick and you'll be satisfied too.

The Struggle

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     A project that illustrating my struggle throughout this semester was my math, "Solving X," problem. I this particular project was about me trying to solve new equations that I haven't covered in my math class yet. In this project I think I demonstrated the core value risk-taker. This is because I chose an unknown problem to solve. This was challenging, but after some research and teaching tutorials I understood how to solve the problem. Before this project I thought the only people who could teach you the right math to solve an equation were your parents or your teacher. Now I think anything can be achieved through research and helping hand from friends in math. As shown in the video below.

    Another struggle throughout my second semester was being inclusive. Being inclusive has never really been a threat to me since I always believe a mastered the core value, but after reading my report card for the third semester I could see my grades dropping in that category. Before reading the comments, I predicted the reasons why this happening in more than one class. First, I thought I had to collaborate more with the opposite gender so I would be, "inclusive." After reading my humanities comment, where the inclusive grade seemed to have been dropped most, I again thought it was because I worked to much with the same people. I thought about it all night and couldn't find a solution to the problem so the next I went to mister Hancocks room, my maths teacher and asked him how could improve my inclusive grade and what it really is. Mr Hancock explained it to me and said, " It's about being a leader and telling your peers what to do when their fooling around or off task," This did help me get back on track because the goal did seem easier to comprehend now that it was explained to me. 
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Success as a Learner

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     After studying, "Solving X" in math the unit test finally came. My dad and I studied for about two hours before the test was released. The day came, I had math third period. I felt apprehensive and nervous about my end results before taking the test. When I first looked at it I thought it was going to be easy, but as I continued viewing the rest of the test I realised that my knowledge wasn't broad enough for what the test was asking for me. Time passed and I had no idea what to do. I ended up slumped on my desk. I believe it's called a mental breakdown.  I just didn't know what to do. After talking my parents and a few teachers, including Mr.Tuttle, I took some rest and came back on track. Because the reassessment was in a week my dad and I decided to study every day for one hour. When the reassessment finally came I was fully prepared with 7+ hours of studying. The test was easy with amount of studying I did so I ended up getting a seven. Before this incident, I thought that you couldn't fully recover from your mistakes, but I now know that it is possible it just requires commitment and willpower.

     In my science class, we were practicing, "How to carry out an experiment." Throughout my classes, I paid attention to what he said and what he did while showing use how to do the experiment. After class, I even watched some youtube videos to improve my understanding on the topic. The next class we had a summative we did not know was coming. It was about how to undertake an unknown experiment. It was like my studying and listening in class had payed off. I ended up getting a really good grade. Before this, I thought that listening in class didn't have as much point, but now it's just as important as doing your homework to me.

My Goal

In my last quarter and the rest of my school life, my goal is to never give up no matter what brought me down. I will try, try and try to succeed until I am satisfied.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Europe's Natural Resources Running out

     What have you learned? Throughout my geography classes, I have studied Europe's depletion of natural resources. After a few classes of continues research, posting and reflection I feel like an expert on my topic. Lets start by explaining the topic, in Europe, there are about 25 years left until its natural resources run out. Natural resource depletion in Europe is split into three categories, net forest depletion, energy depletion and mineral depletion. Net forest depletion is the rent times the excess of round wood harvest over natural growth. Energy resource depletion is the reduction of coal, crude oil and natural gas. Mineral Depletion covers tin, gold, lead, zinc, iron, copper, nickel, silver, bauxite and phosphate all important for Europe further development. Additionally, the main natural resources depleting in Europe are water, steel, fish stocks, oil and important fertiliser. Water scarcity in Europe and the rest of the world has grown to be so bad that it affects one in three people. Speaking about water, over the next 20 years humans will use 40% more water that they do now. Demands for steel is also set rise by 80% between the years 2010 and 2030 in the continent. Why this is happening isn't confirmed. To add on, commercial over-exploitation of the world's fish stocks has been so severe that it has been estimated that up to 13% of global fisheries have 'collapsed.' The BP Statistical Review of World Energy in June measured total global oil at 188.8 million tonnes, at the end of 2010. This is only enough oil for the next 46.2 years, should this global/European production remain at the same rate. This will affect Europe's economy largely because oil is a big part of their development. To conclude, Europe is lacking an important fertiliser called phosphorus. The fertiliser is made from phosphate rock which is only small in quantity throughout the world and can only be found in certain countries. Scientist from the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative claimed that in 50 to 100 years Europe will run out of this chemical used for farming. If no replacement is found. These few statistics prove my learning about the topic. 
     What do still want to learn? What I still want to learn about Europes natural resource depletion is how governments are going to solve this problem. I want to learn this because I am curious about how authorities and scientists are going to handle this problem. I believe that authorities will pay scientists to research and create a new type of renewable energy which is more efficient than others. After this future invention will be applied to countries it will hopefully highly reduce the amount of a carbon dioxide in the air. Which will also help remove global warming, a threatening event. In the end, it might be good that our natural resources run out.

Works Cited

http://www.yeenet.eu/index.php/what-you-can-do/1089

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/europe-and-central-asia-all-income-levels/adjusted-savings-natural-resources-depletion-percent-of-gni-wb-data.html

Monday, April 6, 2015

Meu Parque a meu Cidade.

O maior parque de minha cidade é o parque "Hilversum," esse parque é muito freqeuntado porque nesse parque contem parquinho de diversoes. No fim de semana eu vou com bicicleta para o parque "Hilversum," com meu Pai. Depois que nos chegamos no parque meu pai compra sorvete de Nestlé. Depois, nos vamos caminhar no parque por aproximadente uma hora. Durante essa caminhada, eu assisti passaro com cores azul com branco, o passaro justo branco é o passaro que voa em formaçao V. Essa formaçcao é muito boa proque os passaros nessa formaçao é perfeito no céu. Essa parque, "Hilversum," fica na Hollanda, Amsterdam no sul. Nesse parque, da pra comprar materias, e caminhar muito longe porque esse parque é longo (1,500,004 e voces podem fazer picnic no lago. O que é especial de esse parque é a natureza. Essa natureza purefica a atmosfera.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Me Reflecting...

In my water issue essay including my outline, writing, feedback and grades. If I had to improve my essay even further the next time I write one, I would try to fix some of my in text citations, re-check for spelling mistakes and to further improve my content to try and push my grade to 7. This includes:

Introduction
Explains the problem and the science of the problem _______________ .

clearly and in an interesting way with strong evidence of synthesis.

clearly and in an interesting way
______ the causes of the problem including the science involved in the causes of the problem.
Explains with strong evidence of analysis, synthesis and/or evaluation

Explains

_______ what people are doing to solve the problem.

Explains with strong evidence of analysis, synthesis and/or evaluation

Explains
_______ how nature acts to solve the problem.
Explains with strong evidence of analysis, synthesis and/or evaluation

Explains
Conclusion
________ the main ideas.


X

Outlines well

Conclusion
_________ other ways to solve the problem in the future.
Explains and discusses with strong evidence of analysis, synthesis and/or evaluation
Explains & Discusses

My peers believed that I did a great job and I only had to improve some word choice throughout the essay, but that was only the case in one or two words. I demonstrated perseverance through my essay because even though I had some downfalls I kept improving and editing my essay.