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-Oxygen is used to keep up alive, and plants use it for photosynthesis. We use in for oxygen tanks as well.
-I came up with my idea because when I went to the website example. I saw that the artist for my element drew a man with an oxygen tank in a jet. It gave me the idea to draw a scuba diver. I went on Google images and got inspired on how to draw him.
-The first thing I did was thought of my idea, and then I drew some sketches. After that I got approval from Ms. Hull and drew it on tracing paper. Then, I got a Linoleum square, and drew on my drawing backwards with pen. Next, I got tools to carve the positive space on the linoleum block. Lastly, I picked a few colors, and printed them.
-My thoughts on the project are that it was fun. I enjoyed printing them since I haven’t worked with paint in a while. I was lucky to get an element that I was familiar with, because I had already had several ideas in mind before we started.
-Next time, I would print a blue block because that’s the first color that I think of when I think of Oxygen. I would also draw the scuba diver differently, because it didn’t turn out as well as I thought it would.
Hola, bienvenido de regreso a la programa. Esta noche tenemos un segmento muy especial. El filántropo famoso, Abraham Musselman, morió ayer y nosotros queremos ser un emision en memoria de él. Un conmemorativo de radio como el le habría gustado, solamente aqui en 102.3 WABE.
Primero, tenemos fotos de cuando fue un niño pequeño. En esto foto era un niño que era alto por su edad. Tenía ojos azules y pelo rubio. Su madre solía decir que el era muy obediente pero su curiosidad se le metío en líos. En el foto siguiente, el sube un arból con su amigo. Sus amigos eran muy importante para el, y hasi lo sería hasta su muerte, tambien sus padres, hermanos y abuelos. En el foto final, estaba jugando fútbol. Le gustaba fútbol y quería ser un jugador profesional de fútbol cuando era un adulto.
Cuando estaba en escuela secundaria, llevaba un diario. Esto entrada tiene el título “El ventiuno De mayo, dos mil once”.
“Hoy es el día del concerto primero de mi banda. Pero, es el día del “Rapture”, y quiero escribir mis pensamientos y quien soy. Tocar la guitarra por mas o menos treces horas en el día. Me despierto a las seis y media y toco la guitarra. Irme a la escuela, y toco la guitarra. Venirme a la casa, como, y toco la guitarra. Tambíen, me toco la guitarra despues de duerme. Tambien me gusta jugar deportes y ver filmas. Mis amigos son muy importantes a mi, pero esto palabra incorpora muchas personas. Mi hermano es mi amigo, y tambíen mis primos que son del mismo edad de yo. Mis padres son importantes tambíen por supuesto. Estoy muy contento con mi vida.” Estaba contento de verdad.
Bienvenido de regreso al programa. Aqui tenemos periódicos de cuando era un hombre joven. El primero es del cuatro de marzo, dos mil dieciseis.
“Abraham Musselman es el hombre mas generoso en el mundo. Por lo menos, eso es que las familias en los barrios pobros de Filadelfía piensan. El músico famoso donó todos de los beneficios de su disco nuevo para reconstruir los barrios de Strawberry Mansion, Mantua, Feltonville, y Logan. Lugareño de Logan John Stamper dije “El sera un filantropo famoso un día.” El filantropo en cuestión dije “cuando era un niño, quería ser un piloto o un bombero. Ahora, estas personas maravillosas piensa que soy un héroe. Un superhéroe actual.”
El periódico siguiente es del cinco de septiembre, dos mil veintiuno.
“Finalmente an descubierto la vacuna para La SIDA. El director de filmas conocido, Abraham Musselman, descubrí por accidente cuando fue en Liberia. El dije “Cuando mi tripulación estaban filmando, yo vi que los pétalos de los flores fueron mezclando con el fluido de nuestro equipo de film y formó un sustancia rojo. Examiné con un científico y descubrimos que evitó el difusión del enfermedad. Distribuiré la vacuna a los paises pobros esta semana.” Musselman y su esposa vivirán en Washington en el invierno para hablar con el presidente.
Que un vida buena, y que un pérdida trágica. Pues, ya no hay mas tiempo. Hasta la próxima semana.
During this year of ups and downs i have learned a lot about people, places, and myself. Some projects showed my strengths and showed what happens if i put myself in a different environment and what happens when you research about a place which you needed to learn and understand then you needed to write about.
I learned how to put myself in the places of other people. I learned that from reading about different experiences you can go off of what you learned and create a complete understanding story and or make up your own person from that time or place. A good example of this is the Monologue Project. Our monologue project was on world problems. For mines i chose westernization. When i started this project i was pretty sure and convinced that westernization was a good thing, then when i started i noticed it was a half thing. Somewhat of westernization is really bad then other things are good. So when i started this project i wrote about both sides, some people believed it was a good thing and then other believe that it was a bad thing. During this project i went through ups and downs. I went through those times which i did not have a clue of what i was going to write, then i had those times when i knew exactly what to write and when i knew exactly what i had to express and what i had to do. Some times i had those moments when i had to go back and do a little more research. Every now and then i had to go back and ask myself the question, This is good but how can i make it better? But in the end the project turned out great. I also learned a lot about Ladakh.
During the poetry unit, i learned a lot about different types of poetry. I was already writing poetry but it wasn’t like the ones we wrote in class. In class we used certain genres of poetry. We started of with the Poetry Project. In this project we were allowed to start off by doing certain poetry. Then we researched a poet when I learned that every poet has a different type of writing style. Once in a while each poet had tried or attempted to do one of the traditional poetry writing styles. Personally I believe now that writing styles in poetry are guidelines for people to start off from.
The next thing and yet to be my favorite thing we worked on was the Scene/ Descriptive Writing. This was my favorite because I did not know how many things you could do with one little place or one little thing to turn it into a story or a paper. At first I had difficulties doing this, like I had difficulties learning what exactly I should do and also difficulties turning pieces into something more then they were. After three papers I learned how to make my descriptive writing as strong as I could. Now that I know how to do these things i can write about a item, and I can also make it into something different.
During this year I also learned more things about thesis statements. I learned more about giving more inside of the thesis information. I also learned that the more you use familiar sources people understand the paper more. In quarter one I believe it was we wrote Lord Of The Flies Thesis statements. Once I got use to the thesis exercises we did, I aced this paper.
Through this year I learned a lot in history and in English that will help me write papers and understand myself more.
Throughout Lord of the Flies the kids become more savage. The boys start out as somewhat civilized, but as they realize that they might not get saved, they get more savage. In several instances in our world, there have been people or groups who are against technology. The example about groups not having or wanting technology relates to the boys because they go back to their animal instincts.. The real life example hurt people for a not very good reason, and they either didn’t have or want technology. The diminishing amount of technology affects people in ways so that they revert back to their instinct of savagery.
During the book Piggy’s glasses go from good condition to being broken. While the glasses are diminishing, the savage instinct of the boys becomes more prevalent. A quote from the book from where the glasses are half broken is “You didn't ought to have let that fire out... one side's broken." page 71. During this section the kids are in the middle of being animals humans. This quote shows that they are starting to abandon one form of technology that they have, fire. They left the technology to go hunting; and because of this the ship that passes by didn’t see them. If they had kept their technology, then they would not be fighting about not getting rescued from the ship. The fire would have also kept them from killing the pig, so that they would be less savage. Only savages would leave something as important as the fire, to go kill a pig for food that they wouldn’t need if they were rescued.
Many of the older boys were hunters, or wanted to be with jack to kill a pig. Luddites were people in the early 1800’s who were against some new technology. The new technology would do their job faster, but they claimed that it wasn’t as authentic, or good. The luddites destroyed many of the machines, and killed some people in the riots. The luddites are similar to the boys in Lord of the Flies, because they ignore or demolish technology, and in the process they hurt things. This new technology made them destroy technology, which showed how they went back to their animal instincts, and didn’t think about anything else. The luddites were against new technology, while the hunters were against watching the fire. Both of them had their priorities wrong, the luddites could have found new jobs, or solved the problem without violence. The boys had their priorities wrong because they chose hunting, and fun over being saved.
There is a lot of symbolism in Lord of the Flies. One big part is Piggy’s glasses. They symbolize technology, which also shows civilization and how put together they boys are. In the beginning of the book, when the boys are civilized the glasses are fine. When the glasses are half broken the boys are splitting apart, and most of them are going back to their animal like instincts. Close to the end of the book the glasses become fully broken because of the Savagery. A quote close to when the glasses are broken is “”How can we make a fire?” Jack squatted back and frowned at the pig. “We’ll raid them and take fire.”” Page 136. This shows that Jack has turned savage; he wants to steal from other kids on the island without asking first. His animal instincts have taken over, where he thinks that violence is necessary and doesn’t even consider talking to them. Another type of technology that they have on the island is fire. At the beginning they use the fire because they realize that it is an important part of them getting saved. The first time that they let the fire go out was when they first started to become savage. They decided to kill a pig instead of get saved by a ship. The technology was not present, so the boys reverted back to their animal instincts. After the boys split into two groups the fire is almost not present, which shows that they are barley separated from animals. At the end of the book there are two significant fires. The first one is the cooking fire, which would not serve their purposes, this shows that they are using a different type of technology and have disregarded the signal fire. The other fire is when they light the forest on fire to try to kill Ralph, this fire shows how much of savages they are; that they would destroy the jungle in order to find and hurt one person that wouldn’t join them.
There is much symbolism around the technology in Lord of the Flies, along with much emphasis on how anyone can become savage.. Technology is one thing that separates us from animals, so when it goes away we go back to our animal instincts. The boys lost almost all of their technology throughout the book, which made their savage instincts easier to see. This happens in our world, where people loose their technology, or the technology changes and they revert back to being animal like.
The shootings at Columbine high school were blamed on many things. Among drugs, alcohol and mental disorders was the first person shooter video game called Doom. Many people blamed the video game because there was not a lot of drugs or alcohol that showed up on the tests. Bill Manville on NY daily news said “"Doesn’t that sound like they were trying to rack up a record score in some video arcade?" This isn’t a very realistic idea, there is no way that a violent video game can make you think that on your own.
Many studies say that when testing violent video games on kids, they test whether the games made kids more violent. Almost all of the studies concluded that the kids who played violent video games became more aggressive after playing them. Many people who play violent video games become more aggressive, but they don’t make you act on these emotions.
The reality is that millions of people play violent video games, and there are not millions of school shootings or violent crimes every year, so it cannot be affecting people so much that they want to act on their emotions. Recently, video games have become more popular. As an article on PBS says, “According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low." This combined with the fact that many of the other studies only said that the people playing violent video games only became more aggressive supports the idea that it makes people more aggressive, but they don’t act.
Violent video games do make people more aggressive, but they don’t act on these emotions. If the violent video games were having such an impact so that they made the kids to things like the columbine shootings, then there would be a lot more juvenile violent crimes. The study was only for the United States, but these statistics could be different for other parts of the world. A lot of these studies are not 100% accurate because they don’t account for everything in the game players life. This is almost impossible to do, so the data will never be completely correct for these kinds of studies.
The shootings at Columbine or any other school shootings are not majorly caused by the kids playing video games. Many people try to blame video games because they are something that many people can easily put the blame on, even though according to PBS 83% of video games that kids shouldn’t be playing are bought by their parents. Less of the blame should be put on video games, and more on other factors like illegal substances, or mental problems.
Overall many people find that violent video games are something easy to blame problems on. In fact the video games do make the players more aggressive, but not as violent. Although violent video games do hold some blame in violence today, there are many other factors such as drugs, alcohol, or mental problems that contribute to this violence more than violent video games.
For my sculpture I found approximately five different how to on wallets. I created three different types of wallets, varying from easy to hard. From the 200 photos I choice one found of clouds, one photo of lockers, and one photo of the disney castle that I took the week of spring break. I used photoshop to add and change several things on each of the photos. My choice for the copied piece of art work was White Flower on Red Earth by Georgia O'keeffe. I didn't not color the flower but I added some shading to make it look like it was in black and white. For m final pieces of art work this year I drew a bike three times. One with negative space, one with just lines, and one with just shading. Unfortunately I was unable to complete the outside drawing. See below for the completed pieces.