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Pauline, Manna, Lulu and Allen 

Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre el Schuylkill río contaminación y . Por crear el PSA, la cosa mas importante que aprendemos fui gallons en Schuykill y los botellas en la rio. Me gusta el PSA de mi grupo porque el es muy bonita y tienes muchas information!
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Reflexión

  • Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre recicle y como el efecto en la media ambiente. 
  • Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí fue es importante a a tener un limpio medio ambiente.
  • Me gusta el PSA de mi group porque facil a trabajar con.
  • Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría la minutos, tal vez la video es corto y resumido más.
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Relfexión

Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre la basura en el río (Schuylkill). Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre los personas tiremos muchos basura en el río. Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí fue recoger basura es mucho bien para el ambiente medio. Me gusta el PSA de mi grupo porque es interesante y información. Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo tengo mas cenarías.
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Natikwa - Sharpie

The product my ad is promoting is Sharpie writing utensils. The message that is given is "Make It Loud". This message means that you can turn a simple something into something loud, vibrant, and fun. My intended audience in this ad is students, and artists. In my ad I incorporate a student that is doing work, that isn't interested in it. I chose students as my target audience because I know a lot of them can relate. I also intended this ad to be for artists because I use simple utensils to make a art piece, which I know would attract artist. If I was to complete this project again I would have made a more detailed piece of artwork using the sharpies.
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Reflexión

  • Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre reciclaje en Filadelfia. Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí fue cómo trabajar con los miembros de mi grupo. Me gusta el PSA de mi group porque hay vídeos comicos y las fotos y música interesante. Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría la duración del vídeo y agregar más información.
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J Tartaglia benchmark G-Father

Joseph Tartaglia                                               1/4/12                                   Benchmark

 

“Ey yo jojo come ovea here.”

“Yeah pop?”

“I need to carry dis box indo tha ay whats it called ay, store.”

“O.k”

 

What is presented is conversation with my grandfather, the convection always starts out with me talking with right words until we get into a deeper conversation, and then I just start to pick up his accent. I start talking the same way he does, and sometimes I don’t realize I am but most of the time I do realize that I’m talking like him, and I don’t know why I do. Sometimes the accent stays with me for a couple of hours. I don’t realize that I still have the accent. When I still have the accent, people sometimes don’t take me seriously, and it gets annoying. At those points I know how my grandfather feels when we laugh at him, but it’s not his fault, because he never really went to school because he grew up poor, and that’s another reason that people don’t take him seriously.

There are also situations where he would say a whole sentence wrong. he would say something about a door like “Because of dah wood bottom.” when he really means “the bottom of the door is made out of wood that is the problem.” He would also curse a lot, which is a form of his personality not really a part of his accent. He would say “Joe can you stop fuckin aroun all the time, anded lisin to what I’m tryin to say?”

 

“Ay Joe, pass me them screws?”

“Yeah, sure gimmie a minute ight?”

“ight”

This is the point where I start to talk like him sometimes. I would switch on purpose, but there are times where I switch totally by accident, and I can be stuck in that accent for hours. I would do it to make fun of him but then I can’t control they way I talk after. It’s almost like karma because I to have the accent to make fun, and then I’m stuck with it for a couple hours and it usually gets annoying.

 

One time I was stuck in the accent in school, and the teacher called on me, and I got in trouble for using the accent, and I said it wasn’t my fault, the teacher said I was be obnoxious, but I wasn’t. It also is obnoxious  when someone calls my granddad annoying and dumb just because he doesn’t have proper grammar. I understand why people might think that but it doesn’t make it right to say it out loud, I only have the accent for a little while he’s stuck with it. All I can assume is that he makes fun of himself also, because all of his friends talk like that too.

 

“Ay yo Jo Jo.”

“Yeah?”

“Ahh when are goin to the uhh the, gym?”

“Tomorrow why?”

“I just wanted to know.”

 

The are also times where he would not know what to say or forget how to say something or not be able to spit it out, and sometimes I do that to, It’s not about the accent it’s that some words he doesn’t know too well and, he kind of get stressed over it, and sometimes it pisses me off knowing that he’s not able to talk a well as others but at least he tries and the fact that people don’t take him seriously is a big deal.

I guess it’s just a family curse.

             

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La Basuracabra

  • Hicimos un PSA sobre los botellas en Filadelfia. 
  • Es un asusnto importante a nosotros porque las personas de Filedelphia recogan las bottellas in una caja de recogar.
  • Esperamos que el público de Filadelfia nuestros recogamos. Si todo de Filadelphia recoga, nuestros cuidad puede ser bonita. 
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Internet Censorship

  • Why did you choose this topic?

I picked this topic because I felt like I was greatly affected by it. My school lives on the internet and if everything is blocked, most of my projects would never have gotten done.

  • What did you like about this project? What was most challenging?

Something I liked about this project was that it help me show how I felt about something that was having an impact on me and my classmates. The most challenging about it was putting the info into a video with making it seem like a documentary.

  • Describe the most interesting fact or event that you investigated.

The most interesting fact was that most of congress was with the plan of SOPA, but President Obama was against it.

  • How could this project be improved?

I would make it more of a PodCast so that I can do more talking.

  • Where did you run into trouble with the project?

Trying to find a way to put all our info into the video.

  • What went well with this project?

It was really easy to find info, because the problem was going on as we worked on our project.

  • If you had it to do over, what would you change about your decisions or your process?

Do more on putting the project together then searching for info that was right in front of my face.

  • What did you learn?

That using things such as music, videos that are not original can be you into trouble.


By: Sam Sirochman and Qyidir White
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¡La Basura Cabra!

Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre la basura en Filadelphia. Por crear el PSA la cos mas importante  que aprendi fue reciclar

Mi gusta el PSA de mi grupo porque mi grupo esta bien y el PSA esta creativo

Si pu pudiera hacer  el proyecto otra vez yo cambiar nada, pero yo qeurio mas   información de el medio ambiente de Filadelphia.

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Reflexión

    Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre...My group and I did a PSA basura.
    Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí no basura fue...By creating this PSA, the most important thing I learned was...
    Me gusta el PSA de mi group porque...me gusta es isabella
    Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría...If I could do the project again, I would change que el proyecto ya
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Mi Reflexion

  • Mi Grupo y yo hicimos la ONU PSA Sobre la contaminacion en Filadelfia.
  • Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendi fue la que el mundo está en muy malas condiciones.
  • Me gusta el PSA de mi grupo es diferente porque. Se utilizó una parte del videojuego del proyecto. Me pareció que era muy singular.
  • Si pudiera hacer EL proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaria el hecho de que el maestro perdido tantos días. Me sentí como si realmente no tienen la oportunidad de hacer muchas preguntas.
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Language Autobiography

Introduction/Reflection: For Mr. Blocks English class, we had a unit on language. For the benchmark, we had to write a paper about ourselves, a language autobiography. I chose to write about how code switching plays a roll in my life. I felt the need to pick that one because that topic had always seemed to come up a lot in my life. Whether it was discussed by several different teachers, or my family had mentioned it to me. Starting to write this paper, was difficult at first. Although the topic popped into my mind right away, I wasn’t sure what to right. I felt like I didn’t have a certain way I spoke, or anything unique about  my language. Once I got started, I understood how to wright it.


PAPER: 

Language is what makes a person who they are. There are many different ways to communicate, and show who you are. It can be deeper then just learning other languages and trying to talk to others. Some talk in slang, others talk formally. People talk different ways to different people, and that is called code switching. When it comes to code switching, everyone does it. Like myself, I talk to my teachers at school a different way than I talk to my friends, or brother. I think it is important to be able to code switch. You’re not going to talk the same way to a person who is interviewing you for a job.

“Karly! Come upstairs and clean your room!”

“Ugh, Mom.” I peel my clammy hand from the side of my face, and slide myself off the leather bench.

“Mom, my room is clean!”

“Just take your dirty clothes off from your bed and into the laundry.”

“Alright fine. Are we going to my class tonight?”

“I’m don’t think we should go…it’s raining and I don’t want to get stuck in traffic.”

“Okay, sounds fine. I have a bit of homework tonight anyway

“Well, get started! I’ll call you down in an hour for dinner.”

Code switching is important in my life, and also necessary. I can’t act the same way I do towards my teacher, as I would to my younger brother. My friends and I talk a lot more casual, and not caring. I can curse in front of them, and tell them personal things. It’s necessary to code switch because you wouldn’t want to act rude towards your teacher, even if you don’t mean it. When I do model auditions, I need to talk professionally, and use formal English, so that they see the kind of person they want for a job. In that field, you have to be more professional. The way I talk towards my friends, expressing my real personality.

“Hey Kar, gimme some of that.”

“Sara, no. I’m hungry.”

“But but…My tummy ”

“UGH FINE SARA GOSH!”

“YOU’RE SO RUDE TO ME!”

We both start bursting laughing, while trying to stay somewhat quiet. I begin trying to focus on my reading assignment, when I notice a hand out of the corner of my eye reaching into my bag again.

                      “Sara!” She looks over at me with a big smile on her face. “I’m almost done reading, how far are you?”

                      “Yeah buddy, I, I think I’ll do it later, hahaha.”

                      “Okay, well you have fun with that weirdo.”

                      “I will. Oh my gosh, so like my Mom is making me do my laundry, even though I have all this work! Ugh, she gets on my nerves. My cat is my only friend!”

                      “Sara, what about me!?”

                      “Ya, well my cat always lays down next to me on my bed. But, then she leaves me...hahahaha.”

“Oh, Sara...”                 

               My friends and I always have casual conversations, and I can show who I am, without having to act a certain way towards them. Towards different friends, I may not be as crazy as I would to some. Although they may be my age, I don’t think I would want to act my crazy self towards everyone.

One of the essays that related to my story was “Mother Tongue.” In the story, the Mom speaks broken English, so her daughter talks for her a lot. She answers the phone for her with business calls. No one takes the mother seriously in the story. Towards the end, the daughter soon realizes that her Mom is her Mom, and she’ll love her no matter what. At one point, her situation relates to mine. The daughter has to code switch when she talks towards her friends, and then towards her mother. On the first page, she’s talking about the languages she speaks in. “...all the forms of standard English that I had learned in school and through books, the forms of English I did not use at home with my mother.” She says that she uses a different form of English towards her mother, which is code switching.

Code switching is used in our everyday lives. It can be used for good, or bad. I see people use it all the time. It can be very useful when talking to people of different powers.

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14th amendment Q2 BenchMark

I would like to start out by saying me and my partner Brittany have learned alot more about ourselves and our struggles with our past and our present by completing this project. Using the 14th amendment with both of us having ethic backgrounds and experiencing discrimination in some sort of way whether it be school, jobs, or anything that we as people can come into contact where you can possibly be judged for, we deal with on a daily basis. I know that not only is the 14th amendment important to me and Brittany, but that law being written im the past has given us ample opportunities for today and will give us even more our futures. We hope that you enjoy our video.

bibliography

"HIV/AIDS Discrimination - Recent Court Cases, Issues and Articles." American Civil Liberties Union. Web. 20 Jan. 2012. <http://www.aclu.org/hiv-aids/hivaids-discrimination>.

"HIV & Your Civil Rights: Know Your Rights in the Workplace." American Civil Liberties Union. Web. 20 Jan. 2012. <http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights_hiv-aids/hiv-civil-rightsbrknow-your-rights-workplace>.

"History of U.S. Since 1877 Important People, Terms, and Events." Colorado Public Record Search. Web. 20 Jan. 2012. <http://coloradopublicrecordsearch.org/95/history-of-u-s-since-1877-important-people-terms-and-events/>.

Somerville voices article. web 23 Jan. 2012<http://www.somervillevoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/somerville_ma_schools_graduation_and_drop_out_by_race_ethnicity-1.jpg>.


Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to be Far Lower Than Expected. web 23 Jan. 2012 <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/education/09gap.html>.


How Important is Cultural Diversity at school your school. web 23 Jan. 21012 <http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/defining-your-ideal/284-cultural-diversity-at-school.gs 


Racial Disparity in School Suspensions. web 23 Jan.2012 < http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/education/14suspend.html>

Milestones in African American Education. web 23 Jan. 2012 <http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0872844.html>


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Reflection

HIV discrimination first came to my eye when I seen that on c-span it had a whole section on HIV/Aids and my teacher though it would be cool to talk about one of those topics so I chose to talk about discrimination because it kind of reminds me of HIV stigma. The best part of this project was learning my rights in a work place. The most challenging part was really facing that this really has happen to people in the real world and that it is really sad. One of the good facts that I found out was, the national law protects anyone with AIDS or HIV, but only applies to businesses with more than 14 workers. Many state or local laws cover smaller businesses, but some only cover people who are sick. I really didn’t run into a problem with this project. Over time being at SLA I became comfortable with talking about HIV and that is really because of the staff and students there at SLA. Also doing projects like this helps me not only be better with my self but also learn so much more so me running into a problem was not there at all. I think that the entire project went well. I really like how our classmates willing volunteered their services to help Brittany and I with this. If I had to redo this project I would not do anything different. I think that it is all good where it is. I learned that no matter of race or sickness if ur not putting anyone at harm by being there in that workplace or where ever they can not fire you or kick you out it is really agents the law its a crime to do so.



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La Relfexión de Imani Johnson

  • Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre la basura en la (ballroom) de SLA y que las visitantes piensan de la estudiantes de SLA. 

    Por crear PSA, la cosa más important que aprendí fue es mejor a limpia tu spacio porque la spacio es bueno,limpio, y mejor. 

    Me gusta el PSA de mi grupo porque nosotros trabajamos bueno en el PSA y me gusta la cancion.

    Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría pronouncia los palabras mejor y dicen más sobre otros sitio en SLA.
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Right TO Assemble

  • Why did you choose this topic?
    Well, I was originally working alone on a different project, but then i realized it would be a load. Then I spoke with my colleague  and began the process on  The Right to Assemble. 
  • What did you like about this project? What was most challenging?
    Well I feel like this project was very  informative. Working with people on topics in the nation, that are important to us. But more so to the fact that working with people who have done work dealing and being apart of Initiatives like " Future - Leaders - Advancing - Self Help. Via Mind Over Body" .
  • Describe the most interesting fact or event that you investigated.
    Well, this may sound crazy or courageous but I actually never knew what "Fracking" was. Until Doug  spoke on it  during the brainstorming process in this project. 
  • How could this project be improved?

    I feel like if it could have been longer, we would have invested in putting more information in it, and also being able to put more and more examples for the project aslo.
  • Where did you run into trouble with the project?
    Well I feel like finding the information for the project such as  you know like fracking, but over all there weren't really any problems that I've encountered through out this project process. 
  • What went well with this project?
    I feel like through out this project we had fun, and thats the thing with doing work I feel like being able to have  fun, and actually getting the work done. 
  • If you had it to do over, what would you change about your decisions or your process?
    I fee like I would do the who project over more so add information and if it could be longer ,I would have been able well more so we would have been able to add more examples. 
  • What did you learn?

    I learned a lot about you know people and the people i worked with and also, like I never really knew anything about the marcelous Shale. I learned a lot during this process. 
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Trosario-Q2BM-Reflexion

  • Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre...hicimos un video de reciclando en el mundo

  • Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí fue...cuando nosotros no reciclen nosotros son tirando energía en el basura

  • Me gusta el PSA de mi group porque... nosotros son hablando en el video, pero hay otras vídeos como el foto de la botella

  • Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría...que no hay música

    https://www.scienceleadership.org/blog/Espanol_PSA--:
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Carter Reflexión


    •    Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre basura.
    •    Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí fue cantidad por basura.
    •    Me gusta el PSA de mi group porque el hecho.
    •    Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría hago un mejor de grabación.

http://scienceleadership.org/blog/PSA--Yasmeen_Maddie-Bethany

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Rebecca Fenton- Reflexión

La comunidad no debe contaminar. ​
  • Mi grupo y yo hicimos un PSA sobre...
    No contaminar las agua porque es en tu fregadero.

  • Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí fue...
    Que si contaminamos el agua se contamine el agua potable.

  • Me gusta el PSA de mi group porque...
    Es muy realista y educativo y dramático.

  • Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría...
    ¡Nada! ¡Me gusta mi proyecto mucho!
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