Friday, March 17, 2017

National History Day Reflection

       Delaney, Hailey, and I did a website on Lewis W. Hine. Here is the link to our website. Lewis Hine took pictures of under aged children working in dangerous places and with bad clothing. My favorite part about our project is the pictures on our website because they show how the children kept going with their work even though they worked in very bad conditions.
      Lewis Hine would disguise himself to get into the factories and mines to take the pictures and interview the children. This is the most interesting thing I learned because it shows Hine's grit to help the suffering kids. The second most interesting thing I learned was that children under the age of 18 actually worked for hours at a time in factories just to make money for their families. This interests me because they didn't have a choice to work because they needed what little money they were given.
      The hardest part of our project was definitely the annotated bibliographies because one source that we had to do four or five times until it finally saved. We worked on our annotated bibliographies after school a lot. I improved as a learner by understanding that you sometime have to take things into your own hands. I worked on our annotations at home to be able to finish.
       I want to improve the things on our website, specifically, our process paper and annotations need to be on the website instead of just a link. I am most proud of our website as a whole because it has a ton of pictures and interesting facts. I am also proud that we created a website! That's not something you do everyday.
       Our topic relates to the theme because Lewis Hine stood up by fighting against employers and owners of the factory. He believed that he could do something to help the suffering children. If there is anyway I would improve the history day process it would be to give more time for annotations because they are a lot of work to do in just one week. Especially if you are working by yourself or with one other person.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare Unit


Shakespeare Unit

        When I heard first heard that we were doing a Shakespeare unit I was excited because I knew that Shakespeare was a great writer and I didn't know much about him and his writing. Then when we got into his early life and how he was disliked I was surprised. When we went on our field trip and I heard that he became famous when nobody was writing plays and they had heard that he was a writer I was so astonished. I am just glad I got to know him better.   
        In the Taming of the Shrew I personally think that one, Kate was tamed and that she found a liking of Petruchio. I think this because she says, "Even such a woman oweth to her husband.And when she is froward, peevish, sullen, sour".  And two when that she and Petruchio made an agreement of some kind. 
       Shakespeare's first folio is important because it is a 400 year old artifact that is still here so many years later and the fact that it can be preserved. I also think that it is important to still learn and teach Shakespeare now because he teaches us some lessons that are important, deep, and great life lessons.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

       This I am making 5 goals. I'm making these goals in 3 different areas, academic, personal behavior and something I want to improve on.

Academic, I want to..
  • make the A+ honor roll all year.
  • read 63 books in the 2016 year.
Personal Behavior, I want to...
  • have no behavior referrals.
  • make a good impression on all my teachers.
Improve On, I want to...
  • my reading speed.
         I feel like my academic goals are important because I want to keep all my good grades and I want my ITBS scores to improve in all subjects.  I feel that making a good impression on teachers is important you don't want them thinking that you don't listen and talk in class. So that's important to me.
    I want to improve my reading speed because I feel that it's necessary if I want to improve on my ITBS scores in reading 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Westward Expansion

This is my westward expansion project with Anna Dunlap about the occupation of women.
I hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Independent Project Reflection

Independent Project

           In goal we do independent projects, which is picking your own project to research and I choose to do my independent project on different kinds of dance. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. I choose this topic because I enjoy dancing and wanted to learn more about where dance came from. The best of my project I is the videos because when my classmates saw the videos I could tell by the looks on their faces that it really gave them an image of what the dances looked like.
         The most interesting thing I learned was how the cakewalk was formed. It came from couples dancing against each other and the winner got a highly decorated cake. I though that was very interesting. If I could change my project I think would have either 1. changed my topic because I could go into so much more depth with just one type of dance or 2. Narrow down my dance selections and go with 2 or 3 types but other than that I had a lot of fun doing my project.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Invent Iowa

Invent Iowa

            Here is the link to my Invent Iowa project, Motivate Yourself Blog. The problem I was solving was personal motivation. People not believing in themselves and thinking they can do anything. My invention was a solution to this problem because the quotes help motivate people to do things in the world and believe in themselves. The one thing that really well with my project was making the blog that was pretty easy. One of the struggles was posting everyday because I'm so busy with sports and homework I just don't have enough time to post something
          If I could change my invention I would have everything be a little bit more organized. Other than that I'm pretty happy with my project. My advice for future inventors is to have everything planned out and ready to go Also know what you are doing. Time management is a big thing in this project, we had three days to finish our boards. I can say I wasted a little bit of my time doing things that weren't that important to the project.