- How did you group go about making a decision for what to focus on for the project?
We got together and set idea and points. We made a list of things that we thought would work and eliminated as we went over the list.
- 11th grade Essential ? - What is the role of the individual in creating and sustaining change?
We could change the Country, with that change comes the world. Having the young people change the way we vote can put more positive look on young people with all of the things that go on with young people.
- How has your understanding of the electoral process and whether or not the US is a democracy evolved during this unit?
It made me realize how important and unfair the electoral process is and makes me want to pay attention more in voting process.
- How did you decide to best relay a message to a national audience with your marketing campaign?
We just wanted to have people realize that voting is important and that way you vote affects the outcome.
Recipe for Tarragon Chicken Ingredients/quantities
4 ounces of skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 cup of low fat sour cream
2 tablespoons of honey mustard
1 teaspoon of dried tarragon
Step 1 Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
Step 2 Place skillet over a medium to high flame until hot.
Step 3 Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper
Step 4 Place chicken in skillet
Step 5 Cook chicken for up to 5 minutes on each side or until it is done to your liking. Step 6 Once done move chicken to a platter ,and keep it warm.
Step 7 Place the sour cream,honey mustard,and tarragon into the pan.
Step 8 Cook until heated thoroughly.
Step 9 Stir as it cooks.
Step 10 Spoon over the chicken,and done.
Analysis About 15 to 20 percent of this meal is processed,and that could become lower depending on where you shop for the ingredients.The ingredients can all be local,but the herb "tarragon" is special in this dish.It comes from eastern Europe,eastern Asia,and western North America.However the portion found in North America may have to be naturalized.Tarragon has the nick name the "dragon herb" and is one of the four fines hermes within French cooking,and also it is used as a companion plant since its scent,and taste is disliked by many garden pests as well as enhancing the flavor of other crops.The meal is affordable but not something that could done everyday.But the prep time of the meal is very fast taking less then 15mins in some cases.This could also be a chance to go to a place such as whole foods where most of the items listed can be found.I'd have to say that is meal is pretty healthy not to much processed stuff in stand your body will process the meal fine. Although I wouldn't say adding more of the tarragon would help,it could be a danger to your health.In some studies tarragon contains estragole making up 60% of the oil,and its said to be a genotoxic which can affect a cell with certain types of radiation.No real need to worry I'm sure that enjoying this meal won't do any damage to you really.
In this unit for class I have become very informed on things within the food industry.For example I knew nothing about "seeders" in the farms.It never really crossed my mind that someone could be taken to court for just saving seeds.I feel like the biggest problem in our food system is that many people are not informed on the better choice out there,yes many people will say that the food Co. are the problem which is true,but I think the food Cos. would have much less power if more people knew about the other choices they have.Some changes I could make is eating out less.I eat healthy somewhat but I still think that I could do better.The overall impact of these changes would be a healthier me and yeah I would be willing to change nothing is really stopping me from doing so.I'll also begin to go to whole food and trader joe's more the price is kinda a factor,but it worth it really.Also I liked to talk about tracking which I didn't know what a thing.Two things about it I have mixed feeling on it because water shouldn't catch on fire but it also giving jobs,also the fact that people sign over there land kinda bugs me if you giving the fracking co permission to mine on your land then you really can't complain,if you didn't want that the don't sign the contract,in less something different happen that you are force to move and you signed nothing then you really have no ground to complain.
American Government: SCOTUS Case
Rehberg v. Paulk
Issue: Whether or not a Government Official or someone of authority can be sued for giving false testimony to a grand jury.
In 2003, In Albany, Georgia at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (nonprofit), a group of six general surgery practice doctors, including one named Charles Rehberg, wanted to open an outpatient surgery center. The hospital, however, was completely against this plan. When Rehberg (business manager for the practice) found out about the hospitals opposition towards an outward patient center. Upset about the hospital's opposition, Rehberg decided to investigate the hospital's spendings. With Rehberg's prior experiences as a public and certified forensic accountant, Rehberg was able to discover shocking information about the hospital's spendings.
He found the hospital's public IRS form and found out that in 2002 the CEO was making nearly three fourths of a million dollars (nearly $750,000) yearly. Rehberg also found that a bank accountant of the hospital was located in the Cayman Islands and the officers of the hospital spent around $33,000 in that year visiting the Cayman Islands. Most disturbingly, he found that the hospital was charging uninsured patients more than those who are insured while also taking the poor/uninsured people to court when they were unable to afford the full amount of the charges. With this dirt on the hospital, Rehberg and one of his fellow doctors, Dr. John Bagnato, began to anonymously send out faxes to various businesses and community leaders to inform the public and officials about the hospital titling the faxes, "Phoebe Factoids."
After the faxes started showing up everywhere, the hospital grew furious and complained to the District Attorney, Ken Hodges and asked him to find where the faxes were coming from. The DA in turn labeled Rehberg and Bagnato culprits soon after the hospital hired private investigators that soon confronted the "culprits." The hospital then filed a 66 million dollar lawsuit against Rehberg and Bagnato. In the Supreme Court case, it was ruled that prosecutors are completely immune to any suits made against them even if their previous testimony to a jury is false. The hospital dropped it's lawsuit after indictments were made (all were dropped). What the Supreme Court ruled was that officials are in fact immune to a suit, but investigators and their actions are not. The defense' main argument is that there was a post-Civil War statute enacted by Congress is supposed to provide citizens with a solution for abuses from officials that falsely testify. This case will continue to be debated.
The arguments before the court were simply over the immunity of officials that gave false testimony. The Justices repeatedly asked Mr. Pincus (the representative of Rehberg) about what a complaining witness is and why officials shouldn't have immunity. The case goes on for about an hour of repetition of arguments. Personally, I predict that the case will turn in nobody's favor, but if anyone's favor, Rehberg. The reason I believe this is because the Supreme Court ruled that investigators such as the one the hospital had investigate Rehberg, can be sued for false testimony even though actual officials cannot. Based off of this, I think that Rehberg will have the hospital sued. In my opinion, I think the hospital should get what's coming to them with a full replacement of staff involved in the money flow of the "nonprofit" hospital. What Rehberg and others found was a corrupt institution and their finding seems to be backfiring on them with injustice.Sources:
Listen to the case here
My group had a pretty unanimous decision to do the age of voters, we all believed it was a good topic, if not the best, and that we all believed that it's something that should be changed.
Change is is brought in from everybody, no matter how you look at it, any individual can make a big change, but only the individuals whom isn't afraid to speak up, and let it be known that they're ready make a change make the biggest changes.
I didn't know much about the electoral vote, and honestly i still don't know much about it, but for the most part i believe it's when ever state Rep. votes for their choice of president?
We decided, why not an ad? Now a days, everyones always on the computer using facebook or youtube or twitter, or watching TV, why not do an ad, it's something that everyone will see, and everyone will pay attention to it, we all just pretty much just had the same idea of using an ad/commercial to get our point across.
Curtis Jones hosted and sponsored a fracking resolution in order to forbid fracking from the Marcellus Shale.
Curtis Jones and I both have similar opinions about fracking. It has a negative impact on the environment. He is attempting to make changes with the power he has as a Councilman.
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
8 sheets fresh seaweed
4 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted
4 slices pickled yellow radishes
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
4 cups hot cooked rice
1.Put the Rice into a pod or a rice cooker, add some water and let it cook.
2.Let the rice cool a bit.
3. Mix the rice with the vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
3. Fry eggs as if it were a pancake.
4. Cut egg into strips.
5. To assemble, put rice on a bamboo roller
6. Spread rice over 2/3 of the sheet, lay the cucumbers radish, and egg on top.
7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and roll like a jelly roll.
8. Cut into 1/2 inch rounds.
How to make Oyakodon
1 1/2 tbsp onion flakes
1 2/3 cups dashi soup stock
7 Tbsp soy sauce
4 Tbsp mirin
3 Tbsp all natural sugar
4 Organic eggs (beat)
5 cups Botan Calrose Rice
1. In a large skillet, heat the dashi stock over medium heat.
2. Add in soy sauce, sugar and mirin. Stir.
3. Add in chicken and let heat for about 5 minutes.
4. Add in onion flakes and let sit for another 5 minutes.
5. Add eggs into the skillet.
6. Bring to a boil.
7. Lower heat and cover with a lid for 1-3 minutes.
8. Remove from heat and serve over steamed rice.
From the two part meal, out of 15 ingredients, 10 weren't processed. (Rice, rice vinegar, chicken, sugar, eggs, sesame seeds, seaweed, cucumbers, sesame oil, and onion flakes) So about 67% of our total meal was whole foods.
For the Kimpab the meal consisted of mostly oils, complex sugars, protein.
For the Oyakodon the meal consisted of protein, complex sugars, simple sugars, protein and oils.Complex sugar-Complex sugars are tecnically carbs. Carbs regulate the sugar in your blood so all cells get the appropriate amount of energy, help foster growth of good bacteria in your intestines, help the body to absorb calcium, regulate blood pressure and give your body energy that it burns off slowly rather than right away.
Simple sugar-Simple sugars are quickly broken down by your body to give you quick energy. They don't last very long but they give you energy to do what you need to. It goes straight into your bloodstream.
Protein-Proteins build and repair body tissue, produce enzymes and hormones, regulated natural bodily functions, helps the immune system and helps to produce stored energy to increase stamina. Different types of proteins go different places and perform different functions.
Oil-Oils insulate under skin from the cold and heat, support organs and nerve fibers and oils take part of every cell membrane in your body.
So our body will be able to maintain normal bodily processes while retaining some of the energy for later use. While this isn't a meal to eat right before an important athletic event, for a day out walking this should be the thing. This meal wouldn't hurt you right away. It has most of the food groups as well as essential bodily nutrients. For a sedentary lifestyle this meal is probably acceptable. More proteins are needed to truly make this a good meal. This meal does tend to have a lot of simple sugars in it so you could develop diabetes or have your insulin have issues.
Most of our ingredients came from America in areas that specialize in asian cuisine. The specific state could be anymore but in our case probably in small asian shops here in PA. (H-Mart usually has pretty local ingredients.) So I'm thinking our furthest ingredient was probably the seaweed, chicken, or botan calrose rice with an estimated 30-50 miles traveled. The grown ingredients were not grown with pesticides but most likely used fertilizer. The processed foods, rice vinegar for example, are probably damaging to the environment from constantly having to grow and be stripped of its product. It's being reused often without break.
Kimpab = $30.29
Oyakodon = $37.48
While initially this is more expensive than fast food factor in that it was made for 10+ people which brings the prices down to $3.03 and $3.74 per person. This is the price of a dollar menu meal at mcdonalds and cheaper than a value meal. AND it's much healthier. H-mart and it's farming partners made the money off our meal. H-mart is the largest corporation involved in our food.
There were only two processes followed for all of our foods.
4. Cleaned (at H-mart)
5. Onto H-Mart shelves
2. chemically pimped out
4. Truck (to factory)
5. Additives are added/final products are made
6. truck to H-mart
7. onto shelvesHonestly had we grown these items ourselves the only missing steps would be steps 3 and 5 for whole foods and steps 2,4,6,7 for processed foods, H-mart is pretty awesome like that.
If it weren't for this unit I would have known that I have very little say in the way my food is produced but I wouldn't know why. Because of this unit I learned just how screwed the organic vs. processed food debate is. As a consumer, I should have the right to know what I'm paying for but through Food Inc. I learned how important it is to keep the consumer in the dark so the producer can sell the cheapest things for the biggest profit.
A good starting change would be for me to try and put more of my money into small farms. These are the cleanest producers with minimal use of middle men. Because small farms don’t use the middle man I know my money is going straight into my product. What I buy is actually what I paid for. Also, I help myself by buying from small farms because the food is sure to be more organic than what the FDA lets pass for organic in Wal-Mart.
But I also learned its not just about what you eat. Moderation in what you eat can affect you just as much. A person who eats junk in moderation might not get diabetes while someone who gorges on healthy food does. And even then your genetics might simply be working against you. Healthy diets are affected by more than just food!
Although hard at first, these changes would be in the best interest of all people. If we start creating healthy habits earlier, generations of kids can grow up with healthy appetites. If we worked hard enough, there could one day be a generation of kids for which diabetes is a rare occurence. For me as an individual im not entirely willing to make the change, but for the community as a whole I would love to. After learning all the secrets the food industry has hidden from its customers im less likely to willingly stick to eating its food.
Uyen Nguyen's reflection/Food rule
One of the biggest thing that I learned from this unit was that about all of the food Incorporation and how the food industry really affect the economy. However, that is not one of the main thing I notice about the chapter, I also notice a lot of important facts that the general public should acknowledge. As simple as it sound, its actually more than just any food that you can easily purchase at the market or where else. These foods are going through a system that is almost like a cover up for the truth and as consumers we are not taking our time to investigate in these issues. I would like the general public to realizes all of the issues that are running in the food industry and tries to change it before it is too late. Some of the steps that I personally can do to address this issues is by talking about it at home and starting it out with my parents and friends. It might be a small change that we can do one by one, but the small changes might be able to help us spread the words and get people to listen and start getting involve with consuming in organic foods as as well as growing their own instead of spending a small amount of money to ruin the human health.
I also enjoyed reading the facts about the new way to grow potatoes as well as how they are being describes more of a computer than just a plant.
This chapter has changed my view on the food industry more than ever before. Also it has struck to me that there are so many ways that I can go with my diet without having to conflict with all of the unhealthy eating habits. I might return to being a vegetarian once again.
Donna Survillo 's reflection/Food rule
This unit definitely helped me to have a better understanding of how the food industry works and what goes on behind the scenes of the supermarkets and their providers. In the food system, I’m a consumer and being a part of a secretive food society isn’t fair to not only myself, but to many others as well. The largest problem that we have with the food industry is that so much stuff, aside from the million and one things that are listed in the ingredients, is put into our food without us knowing; so many things are hidden from us. The food industry is using products that are cheaper and more convenient to obtain. They’re processing food to make it appear more edible than waiting for it to grow naturally that way. For example, in the movie Food Inc. we learned how farmers would basically drug their chickens with steroids to fatten and grow larger a lot quicker than they normally would. Compared to a “normal” chicken, the modified chickens are about 2-3 times larger.
A few food changes that I could make are to buy organic food and free-range meats. The only problem with organic food, as we learned, is that it can be extremely pricey and it’s not really affordable, which isn’t fair. People shouldn’t have to spend a fortune on healthy food for their selves and their families. But since they do, the majority of America is overweight due to the cheaper, unhealthier food options that are provided for us. So, until I’m working or until the food industry decides they wanna let us buy healthy food for a cheaper price, I’m not AS willing to make the change as I should be.
As we sat down as a group, our conversation focused on changes we would like to see concerning voting. We all agreed that we would like to see the voting age be lowered to at least age 16, making it possible for teens to vote. We believe that if 16 and 17 year olds vote a wider majority of issues involving young people will be addressed.
this is where you can view the project in its entirety: https://sites.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/cast-your-vote/home
I believe that Waters would be an appropriate legislator because he has shown efforts in the past to fight for opportunities for children, and has been very involved in his community. His resumé includes the "Ought To Be A Law" contest, in which 3rd graders around the state submit papers to their district representatives on topics that they believe affect them the most and ought to be a law. Recently he has backed up the 'Dream Act', a piece of legislation that fights to insure the opportunities for children of ilegal immigrants to receive higher education.
Other influential officials include Janie Blackwell, who is the councilwoman of my district on the city level. Although my lobby is one that appeals to the views of American's nationwide and target the federal level, legislators like Blackwell have recently taken part in campaigning for the reform of education in the Philadelphia area. Anthony Williams, another resident of the West Philadelphia area, as state senator may also pose as a direct connection to the federal level.
Homemade Toaster Pastries
2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into pats
1 large egg
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) milk
Fresh strawberries, chopped
½ a vanilla bean, split and scraped
Vanilla icing/frosting for the top of the pastries.
Pie dough mixed with sugar, flour and salt can be used for the outside of the pastry. The first step is to separate two sheets, one for the top and the other for the bottom of the pastry. Put the dough in the oven for a little while to allow them to harden some, so about 5-10 minutes is good. After it has its form, it is ready for the filling. Smear it evenly, but also make sure it's thick enough to be tasted. Once the filling is put onto the bottom, put the top on it. Push it down so that the filling is on both sides and begin smearing icing on the top of the top piece. Sprinkles are optional, but if they are added, make sure they are pushed into the icing. Place in oven for 15 minutes. Remove, let cool and enjoy. (I'm guessing this is how it'd be made)
My main role in the larger food system is a consumer, since I spend my money on food all of the time. This unit we learned about a lot of food related problems, some of which I already knew and many I didn't even know existed. I think the problems that stood out to me the most were the ones we saw in the Food, Inc. movie. When it comes to me personally, some food choice changes I can make would be eating less fast food. I eat fast food at least twice a week because its cheap, easy to get and made quickly. If I could do this, I'd probably be healthier because this would mean that I'd have to eat more home-cooked meals. Even though it'd have a good impact on me, I think I'd only give up fast food for a week before I'd be back at the counter ordering. It's hard to let it go.
Food Rules Slide
My group went about choosing our topic by, saying what we each wanted to do and why and how the idea that we pick might or might not work. Basically the pro and cons towards our ideas. Afterwards we pack the best two out of four then did the pros and cons on it and pick one, which was weekend voting.
-11th grade Essential Question: What is the role of the individual in creating and sustaining change?
The individual in creating and sustaining is , it has to be a good leader step up to the plate and make a change towards the ideas and have proof/events about that idea.
-How did you decide to best relay a message to a national audience with your marketing campaign? We deciding to create an Ad and an Logo that stands out the most, the logo is the main one that has the messages to our audience.
-How has your understanding of the electoral process and whether or not the US is a democracy evolved during this unit? My understanding of the electoral process has changed, because before we learned about the voting systems and how the process of voting is organize, Now that I know after this unit is over. I feel as though it is sad the most democracy voters in the US is democracy.
People in jail who are serving prison sentences should not be give the right to vote in elections. Prisoners should lose their rights to vote when they have committed crimes and are serving prison sentences. We believe that voting is a given right. When elections are coming up it is optional to go to the election polls and choose whether or not you want to vote. Even though it is highly recommended it is optional. Since it is an option and a right to choose what we want to do, prisoners have that option and right revoked from them for disrupted and assaulting the rights and laws in the Amendments and Constitution. When they break the law they are proving to themselves, the law, and the people that they are not productive members in their society. And when they aren’t productive members in their society, what contribution will they do when they are determining mayors in our cities to picking the new leader of our country.
In the beginning of the process there was only two people who were present, so we just decided to bounce off an idea that involved family members of friends. So it was personal but also something that we had a strong opinion about.
The role of the individual in creating and sustaining change is learning the background before making the change to determine whether the change is drastic or minor.
My understanding of the electoral process and whether or not the US is a democracy evolved during this unit is that not everything is far when it comes to government. What might be right for one person could be totally wrong or doesn't work for another person.
How I best relay a message to a national audience in my marketing campaign is by making it aware to people across the nation. So my group decided to make a twitter page talking about these issues and giving an insight to a more major issue.
Serving size: 1
Material: Bamboo rolling mat, a butter knife, a sharp knife, and a bowl of warm water.
- 1 cup of warm cooked White rice
- 1 Seaweed
- 2 Crab classic leg style (Can be bought in package at ShopRite)
- 1 Cucumber green
- 1 Avocado green
- 2 tbsps (30 g) of regular cream cheese
Step 1: Preparing:
Start by cutting the filling ingredients. For the cucumber, slide it into long pieces by its length. For the avocado, cut it into two halves then use a spoon to scoop the meat out of its skin. Next, slide the half avocado by its length.
Step 2: Filling:
Put the seaweed on the bamboo rolling mat (make sure the smooth side faces down). Then spread the warm cooked white rice evenly on the seaweed. Next, place the fillings length-wide next to each other. For the cream cheese, use a butter knife to make a slide of cream cheese, and place it next to other fillings.
Step 3: Rolling:
Begin with the side nearest from you and roll it further away. Avoid rolling the mat into the sushi. Use the mat to tighten the roll.
Step 4: Cutting:
Dip the sharp knife into warm water. Using sawing (back-and-forth) motion and very light pressure, slice each sushi roll crosswise into eight or more pieces. For easier cutting, frequently dip knife blade into hot water.
* Approximately, 70% is processed food. All, but cucumber and avocado, are packaged and precooked.
* Approximately, the serving is 300 calories, total fat 10g, 10g of sugar. The body will deal with this food by breaking down the nutritions, then use them. The extra will be stored in muscle tissues and liver. As always, the unnecessary parts will be[come] waste. This type of food is not the healthiest, but also not the worst. One might not get fat from it, since there is little calories, sugar, and fat.
* The crab is packaged in Wisconsin, seaweeds are from Korea, rice is from Thailand, Cream cheese is made in Philadelphia, cucumber grows locally, and avocado is shipped Guatemala. So the farthest traveler would be rice. So my meal traveled around thousand of miles before reaching my mouth. Most sadly, none of them was organically grown. On top of that, the process of growing rice is particularly harmful to the environment, due to the modern model of farming as to increase number of harvests per year quantitatively and qualitatively by using pesticide and GMO seeds. Similarly with avocado and cucumber, where the new market set up by large corporation created a new farming culture of capitalist oriented.
* The meal costs around $10. It is as cheap as fast food. There is n regulation on the import of milled rice. For avocado, it needs to meet a certain requirement by a grading system issue from USDA. Other products have no regulation. The major corporation that hold the ground of fruit and vegetable import is Dole Food, which is also the largest producer of fruit and vegetable.
* These food items can be bought at any super market, and restaurants. The ingredients are well traveled, and that they are grown from GMO seed and went through a highly biochemical process of farming. Since the soil and climate of the US limit the kind of plant and animals to be farmed, there are certain type of agricultural products that need to be imported such as wet rice. Beside these types, there are possibilities of growing avocado, cucumber in the backyard.Personal Reflection:
There is definitively a tremendous growth of my knowledge about food, particularly the food industry. I remember walking into the class with a very vague idea of how the two phenomenons science and society are intersected and related. However, with the discussions around different topics, from Fracking to Food Inc, I have consolidated the understanding as I been through the class.The biggest problem in my view is the ubiquity of GMOs in daily dietary and its negative effect on human health and the environment. It is even scarier when one re-examined their life and realized that they have been raised on bio-chemical food. The unit also pushes me to be more active in my diet, as I always need to be conscious of what I am eating. At the same time, I have been having conversations with different people about the issues with our food system. The movie Food, Inc has changed my view of what I eat, as well as where are my foods coming from. I have been more critical in shopping for groceries lately because of that.
There are certainly changes that I could take. The first one is to know my food, and minimize what is unnecessary. On top of that, adding more vegetable into my diet is another step to take.
◦ Macaroni – Whole box
◦ Vegetable oil – 2 caps
◦ Salt – 1tbs.
◦ Butter – 1 TBSP.
◦ Parsley Pereil – N/A
◦ Turkey Ham – A Whole Slice Of Turkey Ham Cut Up
◦ Bacon Pieces: Bacon Flavored Bites – N/A
◦ Peas - Half Of A Can
◦ Dry White Cooking Wine – 4 Drops
Steps On How It Was Made:
- Stir macaroni into 6 cups boiling water
- 1 tsp. of salt into the pot
- Boil rapidly 7 to 10 minuets or until macaroni is tender
- Drain the macaroni
- Put it into a bowl (or wherever you want to put it at)
- Grabbed 1 slice of turkey ham
- Sliced the ham into little boxes
- Put it into the salad
- Pour 2 caps of vegetable oil
- 1 TBSP. of butter
- Mix it up
- Pour some parsley into the bowl, doesn’t matter how much you pour but what I did was I shacked it once or twice so that it can have some type of taste to it
- Same with the bacon pieces, you can pour how much you want into your salad but I shacked it a little once or twice so that it can have flavor
- Pour half of a can of peas
- 4 Drops of white wine
I’ve learned a lot since I’ve had science and society. In this class we talked and read about the big food vs. big Insurance op-ed basically the op-ed talked about how three-quarters of health care spending now goes to treat “preventable chronic diseases.” Not all of these diseases are linked to diet, there’s smoking, for instance. We also learned about cancer and one of the articles we had to read was a cure for cancer? Eating a plant based diet, and that article talked about how one out of every two of us will get cancer or heart disease and die from it. And starting in the year 2000, one out of every three children who are born after that year will develop diabetes. We also talked about sugar prices. My mom also said that cooking at home can be a healthier and cheaper solution, the effects of diabetes can be reversed with a good diet and that eating healthy is much easier when you have a simple food rule to live by because buying stuff from the store or from the cart isn’t healthy. I think its better if you cook at home then buy junk at the store or from anywhere else it’s way healthier if you cook at home because usually my mom would buy mostly healthy stuff for the house even though me, my brother and my sisters love junk food on regular basics.
This is a statement my mom always said to me when i used to always buy random things in the store and eat anything i had in my house. I thought this was a good rule because i thought it was true, you cant trust everything you eat, what if its old or have something in it that you don't know about.
Who represents me?
What do you and your representative have in common?
We like Larry’s cheesesteaks, and believe in public service to your community.
· Learn their biographies
· Micheal Nutter born in 1957 lived in west Philadelphia and attended Saint Joseph University. He moved on to The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. In June 2002, as councilman, Nutter introduce a measure requiring college students under 23 years old in Philadelphia’s Fourth Council District (students at SJU). He has influenced much of the policies throughout Wynnfield.
· His main policy is direct to community affairs, to serve and help the community.
· His interests are directed toward community service, and ethics.
· We have worked together before and both believe in community service to better our environment.
In my experience I had a very hard time comprehending how to draw the person, when we were doing our figure drawing. There were many times when I did want to stop, give up and be done, but since Ms. Hull doesn't let us give up, that wasn't an option. I think in the end i did have a good out come, I do think I could have made it better though. That applies to everything though. This was one of the harder things I've ever had to do in any art class. That was because I was completely out of my comfort zone, I hate drawing people. I am proud of what I accomplished though. None of our drawings looked exactly, but after a while I understood that everyone has a different perspective, so there really is no "Correct" way for your project to end. So though I don't think it's perfect, I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish, because it was much more than I ever saw myself doing.
With the Clear Object Drawing I was scared before we started, because I've never drawn anything I could see through before. So that was something new, and clearly I did finish it, but I feel like there was a point in the middle of the process where I would have liked to stop and be done. Not because i was tired of the drawing, it just felt finished to me. I do like what I ended up with though, I think I did eventually get the essence of the glass. The video we watched in our art class really did help though, before that I had no idea how to even start drawing the cup. It really gave you the essence of how to get all the curves, and the lighting and how that traveled through the glass. So in the end, I like my outcome, and am glad I learned from the experience.
For the glass drawing, I used charcoal and an eraser. The charcoal was used to shade the background and draw the actual glass. Then I used an eraser to create the reflection of the light off of the glass. The hardest part of this drawing was making sure the reflection of the light looked right and in the correct perspective of the glass. I didn't want to make the light look too unreal, but I also didn't want to not have enough of the light because it would have taken away from the 3-D aspect of the picture.
Full Body Drawing:
The full body drawing was the hardest out of the two drawings I did. Going into the drawing I thought it would be easy. I started off by outlining the model's body from my perspective of her. Then I tried to get into detail by adding little things to the picture. It was hard to try to copy her exactly and to keep certain parts of her body in proportion to the rest of it. If I had more time, I would have probably gone more into the details of her face and clothing; adding shade would have given the picture a more realistic aspect.
This project required me to take photos of five different people. These photos were taken in the same position and around the same place. By doing this, I ensured that there was no difference between the pictures that would drastically affect the difference in body structure. All of the pictures were in taken in a natural and relaxed position. After taking all those pictures, I went into Photoshop and cut the photos in fourths. The fourths consisted of head, shoulders to waist, waist to ankle, and ankle to end of shoe. My intentions were to put a persons head on top of another persons shoulders on top of another persons legs with someone else’s feet. However, I kept the heads next to each other at the top of the page, and spread the rest of the parts of the people throughout the rest of this page.
Within this project, I focused on what I wanted to express through my art. I wanted to convey the different parts of people and how they can be looked at separately and more in depth. I wanted to show why certain parts of the body are a certain way on certain people. The final project conveys how people are meant to have certain features about themselves. If they are not on their own bodies than they should just be in space.
How did you group go about making a decision for what to focus on for the project?
We just told each other to work on each others part. And, who ever had problems we would help out. Also, when coming down to a decision on what to focus on we just agreed
11th grade Essential ? - What is the role of the individual
in creating and sustaining change?
We have to always change. Because, no one's perfect. Everyone has there own prefrefence so they are responsible for there own learning
My understanding of the electoral process improved, since I talked with someone close with the process so, he told me a lot of the things that he knew and he told me some things that I already knew, but he was a lot of help.
I thought it being written down would be the best way because people can read the interview and really understand what the person is saying other then a video because sometimes a video can go too fast and not explain anything.