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Dylan Long's Capstone

Student Name:

Dylan Long


In-school mentor’s name:

Douglas Herman


Out-of-school mentor’s name and affiliation:

Dan Long; Father & mentor photographer


Topic Summary:

The goal of this project was to develop and explore a deeper understanding & skill in the art of photography and photo editing, while building up a professional portfolio and letting new photographic styles and techniques evolve.


Abstract:

The inspiration behind this project was ultimately rooted in my passion for photography and visual art. I wanted to develop and improve my skills as a photographer, capture and create art that I would be proud to call mine, and develop a professional portfolio of work to help launch me into professional opportunities. I had been shooting live music for years prior to this project, and I felt I was ready for this next step in my career. I conducted extensive research on the mechanics of cameras and how to manipulate them to achieve the results I wanted, with the help of my mentor Mr. Douglas Herman and my father Dan Long, both professional photographers/artists. As a result of this project, I have an extensive body of work that reflects my growth as a photographer, I have loads of more experience and work under my belt, and I have an intensely deeper understanding of the functionality and artistry behind photography. I aspire to continue making art and capturing beautiful images of live music when I go off to college, while saving up for more professional gear and hopefully landing paying gigs with reputable outlets. I found this project very successful & rewarding by applying SLA’s system of core values to my process from start to finish.


Bibliography:


Nikon. "Digitutor D5100 | Nikon." Digitutor D5100 | Nikon. Nikon Corporation. <http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/fMZVV67lYK5ioJrwanFGgpduihI/Video/Digitutor/index.html>.


I selected this source because it gives a professional insight into how to use my specific camera, the Nikon 5100. I found it extremely reliable because this extensive interactive walkthrough was provided by the very maker of my camera, Nikon. From this source I refreshed myself on the specific features of my camera and how to apply these features to my work to come up with the best images that I can be taking.


Nikon. "Shooting a Rock Concert." Concert Photogaphy Tips. Nikon Corporation. <http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/fyui3bsa/shooting-a-rock-concert.html>.


I selected this source because it gives a professional insight into how to use a professional camera in a live music setting. I found it extremely reliable because this extensive article on concert photography offered visual examples along with the settings information for each image, and also included was an extensive article talking about both a logistic and artistic standpoint on concert photography, along with a comments section that offered further collaboration among fellow photographers. From this source I was able to draw more knowledge and inspiration in my photography.


"Nightclub Photography Tips: Camera and Flash Settings." Nightclub Photography Tips: Camera and Flash Settings. The Nightclub Photographer, n.d. Web. <http://www.nightclubphotographytips.info/p/nightclub-photography-tips-camera.html>.


I selected this source because it gives a professional insight into how to use a camera and flash effectively in a nightclub/darkly lit setting, which is where I am often doing concert photography. I found it fairly reliable because the information on the website is consistent with photographic settings and techniques. From this source I was able to draw lots more knowledge concerning lighting in a darkly lit environment, which is essential to be adept in when it comes to low-light concert photography.


"Concert Review." Concert Review. Twp.duke.edu. Duke University. <https://twp.duke.edu/uploads/assets/concert.pdf>.


I selected this source because it gives a professional insight into how to write a concise, well-written concert review. Part of my job with the blog Phawker along with taking pictures of the show is writing a 150-200 word review of the show as well. It’s a very demanding job as a teenager because I have to write with the quality of an adult journalist. I found this source extremely reliable because it is a document offered by Duke University in North Carolina. From this source


Bray, Simon. "10 Steps for Building a Photography Portfolio to Be Proud Of - Tuts+ Photo & Video Article." Photo & Video Tuts+. Tuts. <http://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/10-steps-for-building-a-photography-portfolio-to-be-proud-of--photo-3991>.


I selected this source because it gives a professional insight into the process of building up a professional portfolio of photography. My project primarily consists of various different mediums of showcasing my work, and thus I decided to do some professional research on the best way to go about it. From this source, I learned a lot about what looks good to the eye when it comes to preparing pieces of art. I learned about storylines with images, color schemes, and other interesting ways to arrange and isolate images.


"HOW TO PLAN AN ART EXHIBITION: TO DO/ CHECKLIST." HOW TO PLAN AN ART EXHIBITION: TO DO/ CHECKLIST. Ketchikan Arts. Ketchikan Arts. Web. <http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/HOW-TO-PLAN-AN-ART-EXHIBITION.pdf>.


I selected this source because it gives a professional insight into the process of planning and executing a professional art gallery. I think it is a very trustworthy and legitimate source because the ideas explain in this article are extremely helpful and insightful, and relevant to the topic. From this source I gathered a potential game plan for the end of the year show for all of the photography students and I am now far more aware about how to orchestrate an art gallery and collaborate with others to make it even better.


Photo Book Girl. "How to Make Your Own Digital Photo Book - Digital Photography School." Digital Photography School RSS. Digital Photography School, n.d. Web. <http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-your-own-digital-photo-book/>.



King, Julie Adair. Digital Photography for Dummies. New York, NY: Wiley Pub., 2002. Print.


I selected this book because I own it and it is an extremely reliable source of information. Inside of this book is quite literally everything you need know on how to become extremely adept at handling DSLR’s (digital single-lens reflex camera), which is one of my goals in this capstone. From this source, I learned various new techniques and tricks that have helped me and will continue to help me explore and advance my skills in photography.


Interview: Dan Long

“I am a professional concert photographer who has been photographing concerts for over thirty years. I have used various different cameras and shot shows in various different ways, and I have been my son’s primary life mentor since he first picked up his Nikon D3100. I have taught Dylan almost everything he knows about photography and have guided him through many projects and new experiences with his camera. I am continuing to do the same thing to this day.”



Interview: Douglas Herman

“I am Dylan’s in-school mentor. For this year, Dylan and his other classmates are going to be helping prepare another annual SLA Photolab student gallery. I am going to be helping both the students as a whole with this art gallery, and Dylan individually. I am going to be giving Dylan guidance on executive decisions to make about his photography and how he portrays it, tips and advice on how to improve the quality of his work and his work ethic, and anything else he needs along the way.” 


Visual representation of my capstone is available via the PDF uploaded with the post!




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Emmanuel Kouadio Capstone

Abstract 


  Have you ever walked down the street and see someone homeless? Maybe you haven't, but if you did it's not a pretty sight. Homeless people in Philadelphia tend to roam the streets, sleep anywhere, pan handle at multiple septa locations, and much more. People who are homeless have to deal with a lot of issues like where their next meal is coming from, where will they sleep, how will they get money, and more. Food, protection, and shelter is a big factor of living and the fact that people are homeless that makes it harder on themselves to provide and also survive. Even some homeless people have too much pride to goto shelters. I thought to myself that its not the fact that the person is faking their homelessness or not, but either way that person is ill and attention is needed. My capstone was helping the homeless and that is exactly what I did. I thought about the different needs and things a homeless person would want like food, clothing, money, and other personal needs to take care of themselves so I did the best I could do. With the help of an SLA alumni parent my capstone mentor (Mr. Joe Willard) and I thought about the ways I could pitch in and leave and impact on the environment. He is the vice president of Philadelphia's People's Emergency Center and a well known individual. With my ideas and goals Mr. Willard helped and guided me into the right path. 




Presentation-
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/176CsnUfVTweYXf2UHLOihF0gCLVulwYqIj5zofAbHNg/edit#slide=id.gb07975e91_0_0

Image-
http://www.filedropper.com/img0296-1



Annotated Bibliography


Source 1-
M., Morris. "10 Shocking Realities Of Modern Poverty." Listverse Ltd., 26 Sept. 2013. Web. 25 Jan. 2015. <http://listverse.com/2013/09/26/10-shocking-realities-of-modern-poverty/>.


In this source it basically talks about how poverty doesn’t define people or situations. It is possible to have a good life even if you’re labeled as poor. There are many good views about poverty. Many people think negatively when they hear the word “poverty”. When hearing poverty even myself used to think, “dirty, trashy, poor, lower class”, and reasons for that is because growing up in a city rated #3 for poverty and homelessness in the U.S. they are things I see when roaming the street. Prior to my knowledge there were many more insights about the reality of poverty. In the article, “10 Shocking Realities Of Modern Poverty.” Morris talks about 10 shocking and revealing things about the poverty happening today. His list of things relating to poverty consisted of the following: chronic illness, relocation, early death, homelessness, low social mobility, lifelong debt, working poverty, loss of human rights, hungry kids, child mortality. It basically gives me an overall on poverty and homelessness.



Source 2-

Ambrose, Jeffrey. "The Reality of Global Poverty." ECONOMY & PERSONAL FINANCE. The Real Truth. Inc,, 30 Nov. 2014. Web. 25 Jan. 2015. <http://realtruth.org/articles/080325-001-economy.html>.


In this source the article provides a lot of feedback on the topic of reality and poverty. When first reading this article I saw a quote that amazed me. The quote said, “While pockets of genuinely severe deprivation do exist even in the Western world’s lands of plenty, most notably in inner cities and rural areas such as Appalachia, the overall picture of the poor in the United States is starkly different from the rest of the globe. On other continents—in slums, rural villages and jungles far from any kind of government-funded social programs—what is it like to be among the “have not’s”? After reading that quote I thought to myself, “What does this actually mean?”, so I redefined it. That quote meant that many populated cities in the United States today are basically portrayed as wealthy and a fine environment to live in, but most of those environments are struggling and need help. Many of the attention directed towards poverty aren’t really making clearer images for people to actually see.



Source 3-

Battistoni, Alyssa. "Poverty in America Is a Moral Issue." The Reality of Poverty. The Nation Inc,, 27 Oct. 2007. Web. 26 Jan. 2015. <http://www.thenation.com/article/reality-poverty>.


In this source I read about an article called,  “The Reality of Poverty” and it also included new obtainable data and information. By now in my chapter you should’ve basically learned much about poverty, the relationship between the economy and the people, and how people enter into the stage of poverty. Now I am going to surely bring my essential question into play and relate it to my deeper questionings and thoughts. What is the reality of poverty according to this article? Well, this article is focused on the aftermath of poverty that happens in the United States and what actions could be taken place.



Source 4-

Rank, Mark. "Poverty in America Is Mainstream." The New York Times Company, 2 Nov. 2013. Web. 26 Jan. 2015. <http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/02/poverty-in-america-is-mainstream/?src=me&_r=0>.


In this article it provides a lot of helpful information to use and obtain for knowledge prior to the reality of poverty happening in current day America. First lets start off by stating some statistics that I have found and hear some explanations that I have for each of them. it shows that the articles name actually has proof to back up its theory. America’s system of poverty actually is mainstream. Think of it this way, poverty in America is mainstream because people fail to realize that there are pros and cons of living in poverty. Most people assume that people who live in poverty are poor, have no home, or lives near an abandoned subway or church.



Source 5-

Ryssdal, Kai. "Tell Us What the Economy Feels like to You." Marketplace Productions, 9 Dec. 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/kai-ryssdal/tell-us-what-economy-feels-you>.


In this source it talks about how starting at the age of 25, you have a lot of things to take care of and responsibilities. Whether you have a child, going to school still, out of school and paying off debts, or just working… all citizens have something that they have to take care of and that’s just apart of growing up in life. Times in today’s economy are rough and surely even if you have money and “middle class” or not, you must have to learn the economy is rapidly changing and people have to fully adjust to it in order to be financially stable.


Source 6-

Elliott, Andrea, and Ruth Fremson. "Invisible Child." Girl in the Shadows: Dasani’s Homeless Life. The New York Times Company, 9 Dec. 2013. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=1>.



In this source I think the main idea was to show how when you take a stand and help someone who is going through homelessness overcome their situation you are both apart of something good and the person is too. In this source a girl is interviewed, followed to school, and is looked at from a different perspective since people knows that she is poor and doesn’t have the best house around as possible. She lives in a house of trash and dangerous living conditions, but as time passes overtime peoples then get involved such as organizations and big time names in helping her. This was the motivation for my capstone.



Source 7-

McArdle, Megan. "What Prevents the Poor from Reaching the Middle Class?" American Enterprise Institute, 10 July 2014. Web. 28 Jan 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AchISJUKfH4>.


What stood out to me in this source that made me use it is that it talked about numbers and facts a lot. I have learned that statistics say that at least over 54% of Americans in their lifespan will spend at least one year going through poverty or near the state of living in poverty. At least 40% of Americans ranging from ages 25 through age 60 will most likely experience a year below the poverty level. I found this source very useful because it helped me know about the things that people involved in homelessness ever go through and what the numbers look like on paper. Things like this would be good for my presentation.



Source 8-

Rosling, Hans. "Hans Rosling: New Insights on Poverty." Ted Talk Inc,, 26 June 2007. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpKbO6O3O3M>.


In this source  it talks about how their are multiple insights of poverty which leads to the topic of homelessness. Becoming homeless and just the state of being homeless has been misjudged by people and in this video Hans Rolling does just that by talking to the public in his Ted Talk on what he believes is the way to guiding people to the right path of seeing why homeless people feel uncomfortable going into shelters, asking for help, rather beg for many, and many many more issues. Hans Rolling discusses a lot of things that I never thought about and should ever be discussed with the public.



Source 9-

"Opening Doors: Preventing Homelessness." Preventing Homelessness. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Inc. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://usich.gov/usich_resources/fact_sheets/opening_doors_preventing_homelessness>.

In this source it talks about more information just like the others. Homelessness, how to prevent it, how it starts. The main argument of this source is that it eventually likes to bring into play that poverty in the U.S. is an occurring event because of less job opportunities for people that are low class citizens, which forces many of those lower class citizens to live off of welfare, social security, and over government provided programs for people in need of financial help. This will come to show that homelessness in America and poverty itself is being overlooked by people who don’t know enough about this topic or people who are not educated. Poverty shouldn’t exist in extreme ways, the government should step up more.  



Source 10-

How YOU Can Help End Homelessness. National Coalition for the Homeless Inc.,, 1 June 2006. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/facts/you.pdf>.

In this source I thought it was helpful because it talks about different ways to contribute to homelessness, how to end poverty, and the different ways of how to avoid the improper way of approaching it. This source was amazing to me also because this pdf in the source provides a great amount of info on where to go if homeless and how to still feel special and not down. How to bring yourself up if you are going into a homeless position. Shelters and other programs for people who need to get special help and attention for themselves and their family.
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Mingxue Zheng Capstone

In my life in America, I experienced discrimination, language issues, and other complications just like any other immigrants. As an immigrant, I always wanted to help my fellow immigrants. So, I decided to join the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition during the summer. Every Mondays and Fridays, I helped new citizens with their voter registration. My ability to speak Mandarin allowed me to register Chinese immigrants who were either reserved or ineloquent in English. While volunteering, I gained organization and logistics skills by keeping track of the number of newly registered voters after each naturalization ceremony. 

During the fall, I participated in phone banks every afternoon on Thursdays and Wednesdays for three months. In each session, I connect with advocators and immigrants. I had become increasingly knowledgeable about the current issues that current immigrations are facing. 

As I became more devoted to the program, I was inspired to create my capstone project on immigration reform. I worked with Maria Sotomayor, the program coordinator, and Maria’s coworkers, Sundrop Carter and Taja Towne, to create a website. The website includes information about the immigration histories in the U.S., three PICC staff interviews videos, and a Diversity Photography Gallery that will remind us the importance of immigrants in the U.S. 

As a result of this project, I was able to improve my photography and video editing skills and as well as my leadership skills. I hope this project will educate the public more about immigration and gather more volunteers to support the immigrant communities.

*Bibliography included in website 

Capstone Movie Trailer: https://vimeo.com/128563493
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Traevon Gray Capstone

The inspiration behind my capstone comes from the time when I used to work with special ed children in my former middle school. SLA is a school focused on changing each student for the better. I created a documentary about the interaction between special ed students and their teachers that explains why they are important to society and how we can learn from them. The way someone gets the opportunity to become a more well rounded person, something or someone has to help them. The way I was helped to become a more well rounded person is by the program I was involved with, I helped the special ed students with there everyday tasks. This program changed my life made me a better person and appreciate life more. The guide to my capstone is, I interviewed teachers who were the head of the program and also have dedicated their life to help students of the special ed live and learn. 

https://vimeo.com/128555899

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Reginald Simmons Capstone

My Abstract: I’ve loved writing since I was very young. It’s a passion I’ve explored further in my high school career in different writing classes. In my junior year, I held an internship at a newspaper named The Philadelphia Tribune. Writing is a theme that I stuck with for my Capstone project. At the Tribune, I was writing articles about education-related things, and I decided that for my Capstone, I’d like to give other students to have their own articles published for everyone to see. Science Leadership Academy has a focus on science, engineering and technology, so I thought it would be fitting for these Capstone articles to focus on the same subjects.


I worked with several different students to co-author small, supplemental articles that explained some interesting scientific stories that are relevant today. One might read about a new computer technology, and another some new information on the Hubble Space Telescope. I learned that people, even those who don’t normally like writing, are eager to share with others the things the passionate about. My hope is that by creating these short articles, they found that writing is one of the best methods to use if a story needs to be heard.


In addition to writing articles with other students, I also created a few of my own to be grouped with them. My writings span across a few different subjects that hopefully will create in the reader’s mind a fuller picture of the purposes of journalism.

Here, you can see an easy to read layout of all the student articles, labeled by author and subject: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ebuv2qiB6uuAFu-rguyu-T1PYe-Po2tHuTjVeNi2KTs/edit

And below is my annotated bibliography:

Annotated Bibliography



Source #1:


Gonchar, Michael, and Katherine Schulten. "Google." Google. The New York Times, 6 Feb. 2014. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


I used this New York Times contest website to get another possibility for where the work that’s created in my project can be hosted or shared. I talked with my advisor about some other possibilities, such as SLA’s writing group or class, whichever it is(I’m not too familiar with this, but it sounds like a pretty good possibility). I’d originally planned on creating my own website for the articles, but my advisor, and this is something I agree with, my advisor suggested trying to get it out there on a site a lot of people know to get some more publicity.  


Source #2:


Fong, Jing. "Spring 2015 National Student Writing Competition: Learning That Matters." YES! Magazine. Yes Magazine, 13 Jan. 2015. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


This is a source similar to the previously listed one in that it is also a kind of writing contest. This is another suggested possibility by my advisor. It’s just another alternative to having work published on my own personal site. The one issue that I see with this is that the writing for this contest has to focus on a story that originates from YES! magazine, which takes away a lot of the creative freedom that I want for this project. This source does have some information on how to organize things, which I find a bit useful, but I don’t see myself pursuing this any further in the future.


Source #3:


Hacker, Diana, Nancy I. Sommers, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn. A Pocket Style Manual. 6th ed. Vol. 1st. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2013. Print.


This is a manual that details all the intricacies of writing a professional paper. I’ll use this book to refresh some of the writing skills that I’ve gotten a bit rusty on. Skills that will become very important as I’ll be helping other students write their articles. I’ll have to know exactly what I’m doing or none of this will work at all. It has sections on clarity, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, research and other extremely vital writing skills. I’ll continue to reference this book as I delve more deeply into writing articles with other students and the written portions / explanations for my project overall.


Source #4:


Cialdini, Robert B. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. New York: Collins, 2007. Print.


This book on the psychology of persuasion is one I started reading a while ago based on my interest in psychology and how it relates to everyday human interaction. I’m now seeing that the topics discussed and explained in this book are definitely applicable to writing news articles, specifically opinion editorial pieces, because they are written to try and persuade someone reading it to a certain point of view or idea. I can take ideas and methods from this book and explain them to the students that I help to write their own articles.


Source #5:


Irv Randolph, Managing Editor at the Philadelphia Tribune


Mr. Randolph is the man I originally worked with when I first went to the Philadelphia Tribune in the beginning of my junior year. He was an invaluable source to me and helped me a lot when I was in the process of getting my footing at the Tribune. I collaborated with Mr. Randolph on most of the articles I wrote during my time there to make sure that they were ready to be published. He also worked with me on coming up with important topics for me to write about in my articles, which helped a lot, because when you’re young sometimes you don’t have the same wisdom that people who write award-winning works have.


Source #6:


Meenoo Rami, Science Leadership Academy Teacher


Ms. Rami, other than being my mentor in this project, helped me last year to succeed in my internship at the Philadelphia Tribune, which helped in turn to inspire me this year to come up with my current idea for my Capstone project. Ms. Rami gave me guidance a few times when I struggled with where to go with my writing both inside and outside of class, recommended me certain texts to read to help me through the process, and put me in contact with someone who works as a professional writer to help me out with some ideas.


Source #7:


Shonda McClain, Philadelphia Tribune Magazine Editor


Shonda McClain is another invaluable employee at the Philadelphia Tribune. Last year, while I was completing my internship there, I ran all of my writing through her as well and received important guidance as to room for improvement and places to expand on. Dealing with the intricacies of writing a news article, I’ve found, is a pretty tough skill to master. Ms. McClain was very important to me in making sure that my writing was perfect and ready to be published (in addition to the help I received from Irv Randolph, the Tribune’s managing editor).


Source #8:


"Writing Your Article | Scholastic.com." Scholastic Teachers. Scholastic, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


This Scholastic site that explains how to teach to children how to write news articles is also very helpful to me in that it will assist me in implementing methods to do the same thing in my Capstone project. I’ve taught lessons in class to my peers before, but I’ve never had to teach writing to students below my grade level, and thus I’ll have to master how to present things to them in a way that doesn’t belittle them and at the same time encourages them to learn more; this project’s participants will need to be mostly self motivated to write these articles. I’m still working through this to come up with a solid lesson plan.


Source #9:


"All Issues." All Issues. Environment America, n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.


This source gives a comprehensive list of some of the current issues in America that can be written about in the news articles for my project. I sometimes get ‘writers’ block,’ where I struggle to come up with good and interesting material that I know people will be inclined to read about in a newspaper. Having this list will help me to give guidance to other students who may run into the same problem. Who knows? Maybe they’ll be so excited and motivated that they won’t need guidance in this area, but I want to have a plan to deal with them promptly should they run into this problem.


Source #10:


"How to Design a Website Easily - No Experience Required." 2 Create a Website. 2 Create a Website, Jan.-Feb. 2014. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


This is a site that explains to the user with little experience (criteria that I meet) in web design how to create a website that is clean, clear and concise, just like the articles that are created in this project should. I have created websites before, but they’re only been for classes. I’ve not had to create something that will be showcased in a public setting. I’m certain that there are skills I need to know in order to create the best website possible, and this website that contains a tutorial helps me in doing that. I’ll most likely look to a different source for this as well, since this website’s design is a little sketchy to me.



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Ana Dushi Capstone


I created a magazine about traditional Albanian food and the cultural meaning behind the food displayed in the magazine. In the magazine I show different recipes and with a spice of Albanian traditions. I think it will be an interesting topic because not many people know things about Albania. In this way they can learn something for my country and the typical, traditional food that is cooking in my home country.

I think it's important to expose Albanian culture through food because food is universal and I believe that my culture should be understood through something as universal as food. I specifically chose to do my SLA capstone on recipe's of Albanian food because I think it will add another perspective to an SLA environment, which will add diversity to SLA's community. So, I hope that you will enjoy learning about the foods that my country enjoys to eat and maybe make some yourself one day!

My Capstone Project 



Bibliography:

http://www.kuzhinashqiptare.com/tradicionale/

"Gatime Shqiptare - Kuzhina Tradicionale Shqiptare." Kuzhina Shqiptare. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


This source for me is very helpful because in it, are very traditional Albanian recipes. The main idea is to show more about Albanian culinary works of art, and Albanian traditional cooking. For this reason, this is one of the most effective resources. There are dishes from different regions with different and delicious recipes together. This resource will have a very important function to my project. According to the article, it is noted that Albania has a rich cuisine.


http://www.albaniatourism.org/receta-gatimi-tradicionale-shqiptare/

"Receta Gatimi Tradicionale Shqiptare." Albania Tourism RSS. 18 July 2014. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <http://www.albaniatourism.org/receta-gatimi-tradicionale-shqiptare/>


In this source I found the most typical Albanian foods and sweets which are popular in Albania. Albania has an extensive coastline and for this, different cities located in southern Albania have their typical food and different ways to cook one food. This is why I think this source is interesting for my project.


http://www.artigatimit.com/2013/11/libri-receta-per-njerezit-qe-dua-arbana-osmani/

Osmani, Arbana. "Libri: Receta Për Njerëzit Që Dua – Arbana Osmani." ArtiGatimit. 9 Nov. 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.


I chose this book because it is really interesting and has traditional Albanian recipes that are very beautiful. In this book there are recipes for dinner or lunch with friends or family, there are many ideas in it that could boil like food to make great food. In this book there are also written dessert recipes which are highly sugary and fattening but nonetheless incredibly delicious. Each cooked dish is reflected in the picture. This makes it even more interesting and sparks curiosity and motivation for people to try to cook the foods in the pictures. This book is also useful for the project since I had to use photos for my project.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiqQ5PlOnTU

"GATIMET TRADICIONALE NE FIER ABCNews 3 Mars." YouTube. YouTube, 4 Mar. 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.


This source gives information for dishes that are cooked in the city of Fier, Albania in an area called Myzeqe. This article was very important because it shows foods that are cooked in my native town, Fier. I think that this is a good resource that should not be missing in this project because the cuisine's in this book are so essential to the culture in Fier that they cannot be left out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjkU12-kvIw

"GATIME TRADICIONALE." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjkU12-kvIw>.


Here is a video with different recipes and in different city's of Albania. Every recipe is visually shown in this video. To look at the video about the food, I think is a good way and engaging way to learn about the food. I think this video can help me to take some interesting recipes from different cities.


http://www.slideshare.net/Mirsadi/traditat-dhe-zakonet-shqiptare-te-paqyruara-ne-krijimtarine-popullore

"Traditat Dhe Zakonet Shqiptare Te Paqyruara Ne Krijimtarine Popullor..." Traditat Dhe Zakonet Shqiptare Te Paqyruara Ne Krijimtarine Popullor... Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

<http://www.slideshare.net/Mirsadi/traditat-dhe-zakonet-shqiptare-te-paqyruara-ne-krijimtarine-popullore>.


I chose this source because for me it is very important and very helpful for my project because in it there are not just recipes of the traditional foods that I will be using in my project but also more recipes that are relevant to Albanian culture. So, in this site there are clearly a lot of things about the traditions and culture of Albania that go beyond my project.


http://www.durreslajm.com/lifestyle/tradita-shqiptare-n%C3%AB-gatime-dhe-festime

"Tradita Shqiptare Në Gatime Dhe Festime." Lajme Durrës. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <http://www.durreslajm.com/lifestyle/tradita-shqiptare-në-gatime-dhe-festime>.


In this source I found how Albanians celebrate with traditional cuisines for the holidays. For instance, there are traditional foods, especially desserts which are cooked for holidays such as Christmas, Eastern and New Years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd5Iy2VQyW8

"Ballokumet "pushtojne«" Elbasanin, Embelsira Tradicionale Qe« Pergatitet Ne Diten E Veres." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd5Iy2VQyW8>.


In Albania there is a day that is called ‘’Day of Spring’’. This is a huge day of celebration. A lot of people get together and prepare special desserts for this day, desserts which are called ballokume. This is a special day for all Albanians and this is a special kind of dessert. Therefore, I decided to do this source as part of my project because for my project, I have to write about that day and about this traditional dessert cooked in my country.


http://www.5receta.com/p/embelsirat.html

"Receta Gatimi Te Thjeshta Dhe Te Shpejta." : EMBELSIRA. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <http://www.5receta.com/p/embelsirat.html>.


In this source I found some easy recipes and they are recipes that were made many years ago which continue to be cooked even today. There are some recipes that I don’t find in any other sources. That is why this source stands out. It is very informative.




http://www.artigatimit.com/2012/11/receta-per-bakllava-embelsire/

"Receta Për Bakllava Shqiptare." ArtiGatimit. 26 Nov. 2012. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <http://www.artigatimit.com/2012/11/receta-per-bakllava-embelsire/>.


Here in this site, probably the most important deserts and the most traditional desserts are presented regarding Christmas and New Years day. It includes a dessert that was cooked 100 years ago and continues to be cooked today. This is traditional for Albanians, and Albanians are characterized and known for this dessert.


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Max Amar-Olkus Capstone

My capstone was done in collaboration with RubyJane Anderson. We wrote, directed, edited, and starred in two short films about SLA. Before production began, we did lots of research. We researched different types of comedy, journalism, and media production. We wanted our show to be both informative and entertaining so we took inspiration from comedic news programs such as The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Our research included lots of time spent watching programs like these, to observe what made them such effective platforms for conveying information. After that, we started to think about what issues we wanted to tackle.

In our first episode, we really dug deep into the issue around students cutting the lunch line. We set up a hidden camera to record people cutting the line then identified them and interviewed them. We interviewed some staff members about their thoughts on the line cutting and their ideas for potential change. We filmed all of the interviews then recorded narration, then edited it all together into one cohesive piece. After that, we uploaded it to Youtube.

After finishing the first episode, we moved on to our next idea; the school building. We focused mainly on the holes in the walls and the oversized toilet paper rolls. We researched the owner of the building and tried to contact them for an interview but they chose not to comment. We filmed interviews with students and staff members alike, again, then edited and published it on Youtube.


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Ray Albarouki's Capstone

​ABSTRACT

Being an aspiring model, convoluted writer, food enthusiast, and a fashion aficionado, I figured I could create a blog to highlight these details of my life, and maybe inspire someone else to find outlets that suit them. I’ve always been interested in showcasing what I’m good at, and I never thought there was anything wrong with people who do as such. Even if some think it’s narcissistic, I think it’s clever to share your talents with others, and maybe create a platform for yourself. My blog, “Detailed Daze,” does not have a purchased domain name yet, so I’m using Tumblr as a base to start. After I have fiddle around with the exact style I want my blog to have, I’ll be buying a domain and making it a legit thing. I post at least 6 days a week, sharing 3 OOTDs (outfit of the day), 2 works of art or writing, whether that may be my own or someone else’s, and 1 event I attended that week or a new restaurant that I tried. I’d love for this blog to grow into something large, and reach a wide range of people. Hopefully, one day Detailed Daze will be a success and give me connections and experiences one can only dream of. I’ll be continuing to post even after the submission of this Capstone.


VISUAL REPRESENTATION

http://detaileddaze.tumblr.com/


BIBLIOGRAPHY (I have the annotated bibliography for my old Capstone idea, but I don’t have one for my new idea because I am my own source. However, I did pull ideas from these sources because my blog is about self-expression.)

"Center for Health and Healing." Center for Health and Healing. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. 

Art therapy is one of the oldest and most useful tools of healing. With a combination of a particular theoretical framework or eclectic combination of psychological theories, this form of therapy is used to bring out the creativity in a person. A goal of creatively expressing oneself is the ultimate end result that is desired. Art is one of the largest universal languages, just like music, so with the ability to have an interpretation of it, one is able to relate what they’re feeling to others. Art therapy is used clinically and in research, with a hope to advance the theory of what impact it has. 

"Encouraging Self-Expression Through Art." PBSparents. PBS, n.d. Web. 

Children don’t need all of that extra stuff, like coloring books and cutouts, to be creative, sometimes, they just need simple things like their imagination. In most cases, some of the most innovative things come out of your mind, instead of something concrete. Creativity should not have restrictions; following rules, thinking too hard, and limiting your thoughts are all wrong paths of innovation. I think that with an inclusion of free flowing days in school for kids, they would be able to hone their skills and come up with genius ideas - enough trying to build things around rules. St. Thomas, Bruce. 

"Empowering Children Throught Art and Expression." Amazon, n.d. Web. 

“Empowering Children through Art Expression” helps find the connection between youth empowerment and creativity. Focusing on things liked the forced relocation of kids and their families to a different culture or community, Bruce St. Thomas uses art therapy to bridge the gap of mental illness and connection to the world to find some sort of relation of feeling of children to other children that feel the same thing(s). I believe that if we follow the teachings of Bruce St. Thomas, we might be able to find the root of what innovativeness in children truly is, and what sort of power it has. "

Kids Feel the Power of Poetry in Performance." WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION. Edutopia, n.d. Web. 

Writing, poetry specifically, is one of the most common things people use to express themselves. Things like poetry slams can transform students from reluctant, shy, or diffident learners into passionate artists. Slamming can be taken really eagerly for some students because they feel so passionate about sharing how they feel. With an opportunity to share their writing with an audience, students are able to get applause and praise for the work they do, boosting their self-esteem and confidence. Writing is a highly effective and healthy outlet to expressing oneself, having a possible long term effect on one’s life. 

"American Art Therapy Association." American Art Therapy Association. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. 

Organizations like the American Art Therapy Association introduces people to the work of art therapists all around the world, giving you an account and experience on the significance of how a creative process can be the key and pathway to one’s emotional well-being. With a website that helps people find therapists near them, people are able to have easy access to what they need. A journal, education opportunities, and information on events can be beneficial to the opinion people have on the American Art Therapy Association. 

"Membership." Educational Leadership:Giving Students Ownership of Learning:The Power of Audience. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

Having a strong support group in life is important. Similar to that, a positive audience can make all the difference in the world when it comes to performing. If someone is at a slam competition, and they perform and the audience gives no positivity toward the poet, that can bring down the confidence of that person. Most people who recite what they write, are people who are in need of support, appreciation, and positive expression. An audience is just as much part of the performance as the actual performer. Jayson, Sharon. 

"Teens Feeling Stressed, and Many Not Managing It Well." USA Today. Gannett, 11 Feb. 2014. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. 

A while ago, I read an article saying that teenagers have more stress in their life than adults. With school, peer pressure, expectations, and goals we have set for ourselves, trying to find the balance between all of that can be a daunting and stressful task. This article gives statistics on the amount of stress a teen has. Bad habits stem from the stress and create a path for them that is not healthy. Most teens get irritable and angry when they’re stressed out, which can cause chain reactions, which lead to other negative impacts on the teen’s life. 

Scott, M.S. "Art Therapy: Relieve Stress by Being Creative." About Health. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. 

Stress can be released through art. A lot of people paint, a lot of people write, and a lot of people sing. It acts as a form of distraction, gives a nice flow to things, and gives some self-care to people. Things like keeping dream journals and sharing your work with people who will appreciate it can give you some positive feelings about yourself and your self-expression. Make sure to do it for yourself and not follow the guidelines people tell you to follow, because art is a free moving thing. 

"The Power of Poetry | The Queen Latifah Show." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. 

Queen Latifah had three young ladies in high school come onto her talk show and speak about their slam experience and recite one of their poems together. They’re part of a program called Get Lit, where they have been able to freely express themselves. Latifah gave them an experience of a lifetime having them recite their poem. Not only was their audience a positive one, but they were also able to touch a wide range of people in the country and beyond, telling everyone that poetry has a way of expressing a part of the mind that nothing else can help express. 

"Get Lit | Words Ignite – Increasing Teen Literacy through Classic and Spoken Word Poetry."Get Lit. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. 

Get Lit is a nonprofit that helps promote literary performance, education, and teen poetry. Based in Southern California, this program helps teens branch out of their comfort zone to bring forth what they feel and talk about things like social issues, teen issues, etc. Get Lit boosts literacy, self-confidence, and create expression. It challenges youth to think through certain fundamentals like personal expression, creating an outlet that lets youth have a voice in the world that they may not necessarily always have.

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Pierce Luck Capstone

This year, my capstone project was to have a frisbee clinic for the Youth. My partner Marcus Burrell and I, took new players and Junior Varsity players from the SLA school and team to teach everything we know from our experience of playing the game. The clinic was sort of like a mini camp. For 3 days, we gathered together at 31st and Chestnut to play Ultimate. Myself being an instructor, had pre-set lesson plans that I focused on during the process of the clinics. I researched drills, techniques and asked questions from a pro-Ultimate frisbee player so that I may be very precise in my teachings. Each day of the clinic was recorded and documented for myself to look back on to see what I could do better the next time. What I learned from this process, was that it's hard to be an actual teacher. It's a difference from being on one side of the prospective of playing to now having to teach. I know I am proud of what I've accomplished while teaching these kids a fun new sport that they will continue to play and enjoy while at SLA. 


(^ Is a small portion of the video footage and pictures taken of my capstone.)

Pierce Luck Capstone Bibliography

1. Zaslow, Eric. "About Spirit of the Game." Spirit of the Game. N.p., 29 Mar. 2005. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <http://www.usaultimate.org/about/ultimate/spirit_of_the_game.aspx>

This source provides information about the spirit of the game which is a major concept in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. It’s all about character of people and the true sportsmanship of the game. I selected this source because it has the 10 main points you need to know about the spirit of the game. It also tells about the spirit guidelines and rankings to gage a teams spirit (1 poor spirit, 5 high spirit). This website is really resourceful because I can use these guidelines when I teach the students about the game. This source is reliable from being on the official USA ultimate frisbee page.

2. "Why Ultimate Frisbee for Your Class?" GymClassUltimateFrisbee,. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <http://www.gymclassultimatefrisbee.com>.

At first when I found this source it didn’t seem to be too reliable but it had good information about the game and useful techniques I could use when teaching it to the youth. It gives background information about the sport and tells all the benefits of playing. The website is broken down into the main concepts of the game, of scoring, defending, about the disc, officiating, and teaching new players, which directly corresponds with my goal. The website didn’t seem reliable because it wasn’t an official USA ultimate page but it had a lot of information which can be used. This website will help me cover all the key points of teaching this sport and it also gave me references of videos.

3. Smith, Brodie. "How To Throw A Backhand | Brodie Smith." YouTube. YouTube, 28 Mar. 2011. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlf7nfKYK40>.

This is a resourceful youtube video of a very popular Frisbee player and youtube sensation Brodie Smith. He’s well known in the frisbee community with more 900,000 subscribers on YouTube. This is a teaching video showing one of the most basic throws you can perform in Frisbee. It shows technique and form. This video is a little dated but these techniques are timeless. He teaches grips and arm motions in performing the backhand throw. I can model my teachings and alterations off of his expertise of the game.

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4. Statue of Liberty Flick | Brodie Smith. Dir. Brodie Smith. Perf. Brodie Smith. YouTube. YouTube, 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ar7cWB2- M>.

This source didn’t seem to reliable at first because it showed techniques that weren’t popular in the Ultimate World. It is a reliable source because known player Brodie Smith invented a throw that would help in advancing the game. It was a tutorial video on how to do a new throw, called “The Statue of Liberty”. It’s a growing technique in Ultimate World that is becoming more popular. This is resourceful for my capstone because after I teach the basics, I could throw in this extra technique that could be useful in their learning. The video focused a lot on technique that I could really specify i my teachings.

5. How to Throw a Flatter, More Consistent Flick | Ultimate Rob. Dir. Rob McCleod. Perf. Rob McCleod. Ultimate Rob. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.ultimaterob.com/2012/10/23/ how-to-throw-a-flatter-more-consistent-flick/>. w

This is a reliable source because it is an informative video on how to do one of the most basic and well known throws in frisbee. The forehand, “flick” throw. The video is done by Rob Mcleod who is a well known frisbee player, who has a numerous amount of awards to verify that he is reliable in a frisbee background. He has an universal quote said by Michael Jordan in the article, “You can practice throwing (shooting) eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at throwing (shooting) the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” This is something I could preach to my students, of working hard and performing perfect practice.

6. McGroarty, Kent P. "Benefits of Teamwork in Sports." Healthy Living. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/benefits-teamwork- sports-1119.html>.

This is a source that relates to my topic in broad terms of relating to all sports. It’s a webpage about the benefits of teamwork and how it relates to everyday things. This relates to my teachings because teamwork is a major point in my teaching. In the website it teaches the main points of Corporation, Socialization, Teamwork, and Accountability. This could be a major point in my teachings. It’s kind of reliable because it’s kind of what the Author thinks about these concepts rather than what they mean to sports. I selected this source because I have to teach a team sport, I would want to know the best values to teach my students.

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7. How To Layout in Ultimate Frisbee | Brodie Smith. Dir. Brodie Smith. Perf. Brodie Smith. YouTube. YouTube, 9 May 2011. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=DSbU38d6wnE>.

When reviewing this source I noticed that the video was made in 2011, which would be a little dated in 2015 but the source was made by Brodie Smith a world renown Frisbee player. This source would is reliable in teaching the art of laying out in the game. Laying out is thrusting your body horizontally, on offensive ( for catches) and defensive (for blocks). Brodie Smith teaches the fundamentals and techniques of this art, so that a player may make amazing plays and be safe. This will help me in my teaching to my players as I will teach them this high risk technique in a safe way. This video source is highly useful, I can use the Brodie Smith tutorial into a lesson.

8. Tsui, Bonnie. "Ultimate Frisbee Takes Off." The New York Times. N.p., 29 Apr. 2009. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com %2F2009%2F04%2F30%2Ffashion%2F30fitness.html>.

This article by Bonnie Tsui, is about the rise of the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Although it doesn’t protein exactly to my topic of teaching the sport it tells about the constant rise of it’s popularity over the years. How it started as a game only played by white men to now a world renown, professional sport. The article has bio’s of people’s history of the game and how it could be more than a college activity. These stories can be useful in the promotion of the sport. Even though it has grown, the goal isn’t set yet to inform everybody about this great sport. This source is reliable and will help teach my kids about the history

9. Chansky, Tamar. "Kids and Sports: Eight Strategies to Teach Kids How to Handle Disappointment and Lose like a Winner" Parenting at More4kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.more4kids.info/734/kids-and-sports-handling-disappointment/>.

This webpage was about teaching Kids about playing sport in general. It focused on teaching kids how to lose, and how to face disappointment which can be really challenging in a kids life. This website is useful because it gives specific techniques I can use in teaching my sport. These techniques aren’t directly forin 1 sport in particular, there for the love of sport and the love of the game which makes this a very useful resource to use in my teachings. I can combine these techniques with the core aspects of Ultimate Frisbee. I selected this source

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because I want to make sure that when teaching the kids they gain more than skills for a new game but to gain character while doing so as they become good sportsman.

10 .How to Throw A Frisbee Far (Huk). Dir. Brodie Smith. Perf. Brodie Smith. Youtube. N.p., 20 June 2011. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Trm_XZR3dA0>.

This video is a tutorial of how to throw a very long pass (huk) in the Ultimate Frisbee play. It is introduced by professional player Brodie Smith. He teached the mechanics and techniques of performing this throw. This source is useful because it will help me translate the tutorial into teaching of my own, when teaching the young players how to huk. I selected this source because I needed to know all the guidelines and techniques, so I may correctly transfer the tutorial information into a lesson plan. One limitation of the tutorial videos is that i’m not actually there to perfect the craft but the video is very specific in the techniques.

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Maggie Hohenstein Capstone

I created a book full of stories collected from my family members. The stories are organized by date so that when read front to back the book tells the story of our family with as much detail as possible. There are pictures throughout that match with some of the stories, and add a visual representation of us and our lives. At the end of the book is a large selection of blank pages so that people can continue to record stories and memories as they happen. The most important part of this project was collecting the stories. I did this through an interview process. My family is very large, so I only managed to interview approximately half of them. Each person told a story that they thought of when they heard the word family. Then I transcribed what they said, and organized it all into a book. Not only did I learn about my family through this process, but I also learned about how to encourage people to open during an interview, and how to format other's stories into a cohesive piece. This project represents an important part of how I became the person I am, and is set up to continue so that future members of my family will be able to look back and see how we, as a group, have changed through the years. 

Hohenstein Family Book Excerpt
Anotated Bibliography
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Stephen White Capstone

For my Senior Capstone project, I chose to tutor Algebra 1. I chose this for a couple of reasons. Math is my favorite subject and it’s the easiest subject to improve in my opinion. But, my main reason was to help others enjoy math as much as I do. A lot of students don’t particularly care for math and a common reason is because they don’t feel confident in the subject. Being a student assistant teacher for Mrs. Giorgio, I saw firsthand which students were confident in their skills and which students were more quiet and just copied down what was on the board without asking clarifying questions. With access to their grades, I could also determine which students could do better.I then chose two students who I saw had a lot of potential, but needed some extra help outside of the classroom to tutor. Together, the students and I chose about 8 standards that we would focus on to help them refine their abilities. Student teaching their class during school, and tutoring the students after school, definitely helped me become more personable and a better teacher. Without any teaching background and just Mrs. Garvey as a reference, I chose to tutor the students the best way I knew how, with visual representations and practice problems. In the beginning of the year, I noticed that not a lot of the students in Mrs. Giorgio’s classroom approached me for help, but now, no one is afraid to ask for my help anymore.
Capstone Presentation

Stephen White

Annotated Bibliography

Senior Capstone


  1. Garvey, Erin. Personal interview. 31 Jan. 2015.

Ms. Garvey is my main source because she’s my capstone mentor. Ms. Garvey is the Algebra 1 teacher for all of my students and knows their grades, work ethic, strengths and weaknesses which is helpful for me. As a math teacher, she knows what works and what doesn’t work for students. Ms. Garvey can also give me advice on how to tutor and teach the kids algebra 1 effectively. One limitation of this source is that Ms. Garvey won’t help me create any of the quizzes or notes sheets. She’s more of a consultant. But, as my mentor, I believe that Ms. Garvey will help lead me in the right direction of success with my senior project.


  1. Khan, Salman. "Khan Academy." Khan Academy. N.p., 9 Sept. 2006. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.

I selected this source because it’s one of the main math resources that I will use during my capstone. This source provides me with everything I need when it comes to math. From pre-algebra to algebra 2, Khan Academy teaches a number of lessons that I could show the students or base my lessons off of. Another thing about Khan Academy’s website that makes it useful is that it’s easily accessible online so when they’re at home, the kids will be able to study and get instructional video help while they’re at home. It will help make my job easier.


  1. Stapel, Elizabeth. "Purplemath." Purplemath. N.p., 1998. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

I selected this source because it’s another one of the main math resources that I will use during my capstone. This source provides me with everything I need when it comes to math. From pre-algebra to algebra 2, Purple Math teaches a number of lessons that I could show the students or base my lessons off of. Another thing about Purple Math’s website that makes it useful is that it’s easily accessible online so when they’re at home, the kids will be able to study and get instructional video help while they’re at home. It will help make my job easier.


  1. Latimer, Brad. "Personal Interview." Personal interview. 31 Jan. 2015.

Mr. Latimer is another source because she’s my capstone mentor. Mr. Latimer is a math teacher for a lot of my students, including me. As a math teacher, he knows what works and what doesn’t work for students. Mr. Latimer can also give me advice on how to tutor and teach the kids algebra 1 effectively. One limitation of this source is that Mr. Latimer won’t help me create any of the quizzes or notes sheets. She’s more of a consultant. But, as my mentor, I believe that Mr. Latimer will help lead me in the right direction of success with my senior project.


  1. "Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution." Solving Systems of Equations. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

I selected this source because it gives detailed notes on solving systems of equations using substitution, a lesson that the students are currently learning and struggling with. This source provides important notes, practice problems, and examples of systems of equations that can help the kids before they take their standards or their retakes. This helps push the kids to achieve their goal. Unlike other students, my students will have a note sheet that they will study from for their standards.


  1. "Solving Systems of Equations in Two Variables." Math Planet -. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

I selected this source because it also gives detailed notes on solving systems of equations with variables, a lesson that the students are currently learning and struggling with. I know that this will probably be one of the worst standards.So when they need to take standard retakes, this source provides important notes, practice problems, and examples of systems of equations that can help the kids before they take their standards or their retakes. This helps push the kids to achieve their goal. Unlike other students, my students will have a note sheet that they will study from for their standards.


  1. Martin, Donald. "How to Study Effectively." How to Study Effectively. How to Study Effectively, 1988. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

This source provides information studying effectively. I chose this source because it’s important that the students learn how to study if they want to improve in math. Studying and repetition is the key to perfection. If the students study effectively, they’ll pass their quizzes easily. The source gives tips on building good study habits, taking control, making it enjoyable, and generating a positive attitude. These are all important factors in creating a helpful study session. I plan to print the key points out and present it to the students the first day of tutoring. This way they get an idea on how to make the tutoring sessions successful.


  1. Xiao, Emily. "Math Test Generator - How to Make Math Test." Wondershare. N.p., 10 May 2015. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

I selected this source for information on how to build a quiz. This is important for my capstone because I need to create quizzes to teach my students. This source is also helpful because it provides templates that I can use for my math tests. Another feature of this source is that I can even input some of my equations and put them directly on the quizzes. The quizzes will be utilized for each topic and/or lesson that we go over during the study sessions. This essential for the students to complete so they will be able to get practice outside of school. It’s also necessary to gauge how the students are learning and how much or how little they are improving since the lesson that I gave them after school.


  1. "Finding Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines." Mathshell. UC Berkley & University of Nottingham, 2012. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

In Ms. Garvey’s Algebra 1 class the students are learning about the properties/similarities/differences between the two. Their standards are approaching and it’s time for the students to start studying. Even if I can’t present the information on parallel and perpendicular lines in times for their standard quizzes, in a poll taking in class today, the majority of the students are going to sign up for retakes after the quiz. UC Berkley’s lessons on finding the equations of Parallel and Perpendicular lines are helpful for new students who aren’t proficient in finding the equations of the lines and need video/text help when I’m not there.


  1. "Reteach: Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines." Holt Algebra 1, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

My final course is the Holt Algebra 1 book. This book is full of lessons of algebra 1. This book covers all of algebra 1 from beginning to end. It’ll be helpful because I can use this book for the rest of the year unlike my other sources. This educational book provides, pictures, notes, and text examples that I can print out and hand out. I plan on getting examples periodically from the book to use to help teach the kids whatever algebra 1 topic I’m teaching. One limitation of this source is that I’m going to have to make a lot of photocopies since the whole book isn’t digital. If the teachers allow me to make copies everything should be fine.


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Jasmine Nieves' Capstone

Link to Capstone Website:

https://sites.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/slastudentfashionsof2015/


ABSTRACT:                      


My name is Jasmine Nieves. To explain what had to be done for my project, was that at first I wanted to do a newsletter. Then another opportunity came so I can help participate in somebody else’s Capstone. That somebody is Kenayah Cerdan. I just went back and forth with the idea. Also, another great opportunity came so I can volunteer for a company known as, “Dress for Success”. That business, all it is, is that it is sort of like a donations. They give those donations, but of business and professional clothing who can’t afford it. Throughout being in this process, nothing really happened. I called the people, I got nervous and we never moved forward. Also out of nowhere, I thought to volunteer at the Main Library in Philadelphia. But then my mentor said, “Would it be realistic enough?” That question stuck with me ever since even though I really didn’t think about it. When I was trying to set up more of the newsletter than I already had, the program didn’t allow me to both do the accessing and the editing. While in this process, I put words together in my own words describing the styles people SLA likes and who inspired them.


So then I went along with the idea of creating a website. The one who gave me this idea was my mentor and one of my old teachers, Elizabeth Menasion. She told me in the beginning how she wasn’t good about knowing about fashion but she did help me. She was the one who gave me most of the ideas. This is why I chose her as a mentor. To speak now about my website, I just started off with a Google survey. I created 10 questions but in the very beginning, I had more until I needed to edit and condense it. I created one survey and then I created another survey in which some people did answer and did leave their email address so I will know who did what question. The total amount of people that did the survey was 10. After I saw the results, I then put what I put in my own words, onto my website. My capstone ended up to take up the whole year. Mostly all the senior who had a Capstone did.


Now speaking about the website. According to the questions that were created and the way people answered, I ended up having the titles that I had when putting together everybody’s words on to a document, making them as my links with some pictures, videos, and of course the description of what I put in my own words. What I am doing right now is just writing up my abstract. Soon I will upload everything to SLAte and then everybody will get to see my Capstone.



EVIDENCE/ ARTIFACT:


https://sites.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/slastudentfashionsof2015/









FINAL BIBLIOGRAPHY








          



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Alex Marothy Capstone 2015: Our Beautiful Voices

Evidence (website)

http://ourbeautifulvoicesheyhowsyourdaygoing.weebly.com/

Abstract

For my 2015 Senior Capstone Project, I collaborated with a fellow student in creating and hosting a podcast here in the halls of SLA. It’s entitled Our Beautiful Voices, and focuses on examining and showcasing the talent and the passion here in our fine establishment. 

Passion is like a safety net for the mind. When we feel like we have nothing, passion is there to remind us why we continue on. Taking the next step is always easier with walking sticks of passion. Filling your life with what you love, waking up and opening your eyes to that magical force that moves your legs, can make an incredible difference not only in your own life, but in every life you interact with. 

Walking through these halls for four years, I’ve heard so many voices, an incredible symphony of vocal music. Today’s youth, vibrant and alive, sharing their passions with each other, keeping one another afloat. At the beginning of this year, I set out on a quest to give each individual voice its own megaphone.

Our Beautiful Voices focuses on the passion that is present in the halls of SLA. It seeks to highlight that passion, and present it, along with the individual who holds it, to the world, and send it back into the halls, more vibrant than ever. More than anything, it is an appreciation of students.

Of course, the actual creation of the final product was a much greater task than I initially assumed, and I’m very proud of the work I put into it. I learned a lot, and I hope that by listening, you can learn something too.

Bibliography
Alex Marothy

Abumrad, Jad, and Robert Krulwich. "In The Dust Of This Planet." Audio blog post. Radiolab.org. NPR, 08 Sept. 2014. Web. http://www.radiolab.org/story/dust­planet/
Radiolab is one of the most successful podcasts to­date. I used this episode in particular as a source to better understand the specific style of podcast it utilizes, and how the authors’ thoughts and goals manifest to create a final product.

Radiolab’s distinct, overedited style keeps listeners engaged, but does also remind them constantly of exactly what they’re listening to. Radiolab cannot be considered a conversational podcast, but rather a more script­driven, documentary­esque narrative. This style has proven to be slightly more commercial, or publicly successful, and is often selected by today’s professionals.

I used this source to inform my own style of podcasting and decide what kind of podcast I wanted to do.

Atlee, Tom. "Ways to Make a Community Stronger, Wiser, More Resilient and Engaged." Ways to Make a Community Stronger, Wiser, More Resilient and Engaged. CII, n.d. Web. http://www.co­intelligence.org/CIPol_CSWM.html
This source provides information about community building and strengthening communities. It brings up valuable points and interesting philosophies that will help me build and elaborate upon my driving questions and their manifestations. Can I actually make my community stronger through this project? Maybe.

This source simply maps out strategies for community building programs, and suggest possible in­roads to a stronger community. But it also analyzes what exactly defines a community as such, which helped me understand my own community and mission.

I found this source useful because it helped me to realize factors that go into community building I hadn’t realized before, which I utilized in building strategies to impact some kind of change with my project.

Becker, Deborah, and Lynn Jolicoeur. "‘Selma’ Is About ‘The Power Of Voice,’ Director Ava DuVernay Says." The Artery Arts Culture on WBUR RSS 20. 90.9wbur, 10 Dec. 2014. Web. http://artery.wbur.org/2014/12/10/selma­movie­ava­duvernay
The power of voice. This is a key element of my capstone project. I want to communicate to the community, by the community, a message of unity and passion and the realization of the self. And I feel the best way to do this is by way of the power of voice. The voice that the passion lives underneath.

This source helped me discover the truth behind that power. What are the voices of history that inspired political and social change? Of course, this is not the goal of my project, but if I can capture the power of voice in an interview from the community and give it back to that community, I will have learned it from histories leaders.

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine. Dir. Vikram Jayanti. Perf. Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. THINKFilm, 2003. DVD.
Passion. An intense desire and enthusiasm for something. This is what I’m truly fascinated by. “Game Over” is a documentary about the passions of many that explores the specifics of these passions.

Through my exploration of this source I learned more about and better understood what passion can mean to a human being, how it can, and so often does, decide and command their entire life. I am absolutely fascinated by the notion of passion.

I will use what I’ve gathered from this source as inspiration for the seeking of my interviews, simply fueling a desire to learn about passion.

Kang, Cecilia. "Podcasts Are Back ­ and Making Money." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 25 Sept. 2014. Web. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/podcasts­are­back­­and­making­money/20 14/09/25/54abc628­39c9­11e4­9c9f­ebb47272e40e_story.html

I am not making my podcast for money, but for love. I am a renaissance man, a romantic of sorts. This article helps me remember everything I do not want my podcast to turn into. Capitalism... Capitalism, the Marlin Fish in the “Old Man in the Sea”.

But it’s interesting that podcasts are making such a bold return to the spotlight. I selected this source because it pertains directly to the work I’m doing. I found this source useful because it instructed me as to the audience that I will be addressing in my project. However it was not very useful in actually determining any choices or developing any inquiries.

Marothy, Alexander. “Interview with Apple Employee and Podcaster David Webb.” Personal interview. 03 Jan. 2015.
This interview introduced me to the world of amateur podcasting. I spoke with a person who podcasts simply because they enjoy it, not because they have an end­goal of monetary success or fame. This guy set me up with some great equipment that I can use to really get the ball rolling, and introduced me to other amateurs like myself.

Understanding the paths and quests of others with similar visions has been helpful in bringing me back to reality and comprehending exactly what it is I’m hoping to accomplish with this project.

The biggest limitation of this source is that I wasn’t able to talk with him very long because he had to get back to working at the genius bar.

Marothy, Alexander. “Interview with SLA Student and Community Member Sieanna Williams.” Personal interview. 27 Dec. 2014.
This source provided me valuable insight into the life of an SLA student and their experiences in the community. In the interview, we spoke about a sense of safety and belonging in the halls of SLA and the ways in which students look out for one another. Even though she doesn’t know most of the students who go to SLA, she has faith that if she’s in trouble she can count on them. I selected this source because it would give me a window into life inside the very community I want to inquire about. It specifically addresses at least half of inquiry questions.

Marx, Karl, T. B. Bottomore, and Maximilien Rubel. Karl, Marx: Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy. London: Watts, 1956. Print.
Marx’s social philosophy has given me wonderful inspiration and allowed for the development of an incredible birth of inquiry. His ideas on society and how human beings function in communities have given me great things to think about in terms of my own understanding of my community.

Of course, my podcast is not so directly about communities and social philosophy in that it doesn’t specifically target or speak about these ideas, but it is in many ways indirectly about these things. This source has helped me to embed notions of social and communal unity in the fabric of my project, without directly addressing it.

Muhammad, Ali Shaheed, and Frannie, Kelley. "Souls Of Mischief: 'It's Like Catching Lightning In A Bottle'" Audio blog post. Npr.org/music. NPR, 03 Sept. 2014. Web. http://www.npr.org/blogs/microphonecheck/2014/09/03/345266025/souls­of­mischief­its­like­ca tching­lightning­in­a­bottle

Microphone Check is the hottest hip­hop podcast right now. I selected this episode specifically as a representation of the entire show, and used it to better understand the different styles and rhythms of podcasts. One of the beautiful things about a podcast, like so many other artforms, is its infinite forms and possibilities. Microphone Check is driven by conversation, and some would call it extremely under­edited. Pauses and breaths are not cut from the audio, conversations are allowed to spread their wings and soar. This moves away from the style of podcast that has proven more successful in the public eye, and provides the listening the unique opportunity to completely tune it out. This style of podcast is great to fall asleep to, or, if you’re in the mood, listen in as if you yourself are a member of the round­table.

Roose, Kevin. "What's Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance?" Nymag.com. NYMag, 30 Oct. 2014. Web. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/whats­behind­the­great­podcast­renaissance.html This source works to document the recent success of podcasts. Apparently, numbers are soaring, and there are several reasons why. I selected this source because I wanted to learn about where

podcasting is currently, what’s happening in the world of audio journalism, and how the public is responding to it. This way, I can better formulate my own strategies in terms of audience and broadcasting. I found this source useful because it had important interviews with valuable, successful members of a community I’m attempting to enter. However, one limitation of the source was its lack of a clear conclusion. It didn’t attempt to make predictions about the future of podcasting, although it did mention the future of radio, and it isn’t good. 

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Feliciano, Adam Capstone

Capstone Recap
The goal of my Capstone was to mentor the youth at my old middle school, Thurgood Marshall. Earlier in the year I mentored several students from different grades who attended Marshall. As the year progressed I realized the need to assist 7th graders in understanding the high school application process. Partly because my sister is in 7th grade and she needed guidance in what schools are “good” academically and that she should start exploring her options. This helped me to narrow down what my Capstone should be and my relationship with staff at Marshall helped ease me in the process.

My vision for this project was to give middle grade students (specifically seventh grade) exposure into what to expect transitioning into high school. My motivation came from personal experience as a seventh grade student. I had to learn everything on my own without any additional support. Having a big brother/sister who’s assigned to me when I enter into high school would have benefitted me in terms of an easier and more comfortable transition into high school. As a middle schooler you are always told what high school is like. Your teachers, parents and counselor can all lecture you about it but if you never experience it, you will never know. This project enabled 23 students the opportunity to experience it first hand. I can only wish that other schools provide this and I was glad to offer it to a few students.


I learned how to plan, organize and structure a mentoring program that I hope could be the seed of something big in the future. This was a learning experience for me on so many different levels. I was a teacher, mentor, guide and administrator which culminated in a successful day for all.


Capstone Annotated Bibliography


Marla Wormley

(Counselor)


I selected Marla to be one of my sources because since I’m creating a program where she works, I figured I would benefit a lot by having her as my mentor. As a counselor there, she has the responsibility to help all the students as much as possible. She’s an expert on understanding what the students want and how to make it successful. Not only this, she would also be very beneficial in terms of giving insight on how to control students of a younger age and ways to accommodate a large crowd’s attention.


Kevin

(Mentor — Disc Jockey)


A member of The Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative. PYMC strengthens, connects, and promotes organizations that engage youth in the creation, analysis, and distribution of media. This is a very important source for me because he supports youth in becoming creative media makers, critical thinkers, and engaged global citizens. Together, we can work to advance a healthy democracy that values youth perspectives and contributions.


Joshua Block

(Mentor — Teacher)


I selected Mr. Block as one of my resources because he has been very useful in terms of connecting with people who are involved in the field of communications. He is a very useful in terms of helping me expand on my ideas and also providing insight on how to make this project run more efficiently and successfully. One limitation from this source is that he’s inexperience in the musical component of this project. However, he has a strong relationship with many musicians and people in the communications field.


Douglas Herman

(Film Educator)


I never came across the thought of needing Mr. Herman for my capstone but in order to record all my DJ events and overall process of this capstone, I’m going to need a camera and computer software. I believe he’s reliable source in the technical part of my capstone because he has been helping me understand how to work a camera and computer softwares such as “Adobe Premier.” More so, he’s been teaching me the techniques in filmmaking and this would benefit me in producing a more engaging and cutting film for my audience I’ll be showing to in June.


Understanding Youth by Michael J Nakkula

(Book — Author)


I came across this book at my mother’s friends house. I immediately thought that this was a perfect source to include in the process of creating my capstone because my capstone consist of mentoring the youth and what better way to understand the youth by reading a book that offers techniques and advice on working with the youth. This book will benefit a lot because it prepares me ahead of time for what’s expected from the youth that I’ll be mentoring.


Doing For Dummies by John Steventon

(Book — Author)


I’ve been a fan of these “…for dummies” books and I figured there would be one for DJing. I chose to use this book as a resource because it provides methods and tips for being a DJ and how to DJ. Additionally, this book would provide ideas for me in terms of teaching others how to DJ. I know how to teach, but this book provides key components in helping someone DJ and it would benefit me because I could implement similar ideas into my capstone project overall.


Morgan, David. "5 Steps To Creating A Professional Website." Organic Themes Professional Minimal WordPress Themes. 25 Oct. 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://organicthemes.com/5-steps-creating-professional-website/>.


At first I thought this website wasn’t reliable but in fact it is very reliable in terms of giving me insight on how to create a professional website. This website provides detailed explanations and tips for making your website look very professional and also the steps in creating it. This website will give me exposure to creating a domain, finding a host, choosing a CMS, designing the website appearance, & adding content.


"Enoch Pratt Free Library." How to Find Grants for Your Nonprofit Organization -. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/ssh/?id=3130>.


Since I would be starting up a mini program at my old school, I would most likely have to use my personal equipment or find funds. I think this website would be a great resource because it offers many ways to fund for my program. Not only that, there’s a variety of methods on the website that give exposure on how to effectively get material provided without too much hassle. It also provides tips and samples on how to create proposals for grants.


GEHL, DEREK. "How to Attract Visitors to Your Site." Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Web. <http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/80220>


Since I also want to create a website to display all my work, I still needed to find a way to gain exposure for my website. On my website, I would have my film from gigs, school program, and overall, guide to DJing would be the main focus of this website. I found this website very reliable because it touches upon entrepreneurship on gaining revenue (which I don’t want) for my website. With this website, I would be able to learn the skills and techniques in gaining attraction for my site and actually building views.


SEAMAAC

(School Program at Palumbo)


SEAMAAC’s After School program entitled ‘Hip Hop Heritage’ offers a balance of creative arts workshops, homework assistance, college preparation, sports activities and group open discussion. They offer classes in all of the Hip Hop Arts ranging from emceeing to deejaying, breakdancing and graffiti writing, and students may earn a cash incentive for good attendance and the completion of arts projects. Their staff works with each of their students and families so that they may define success for themselves, and achieve that success in a spirit of creativity, cultural integrity, and independence. This resource is by far the PRIMARY resource for my capstone because it defines everything that I plan to do with my capstone and would benefit me tremendously.












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Liza Cohen's Capstone: Healthy Eating

FINAL Healthy Eating Capstone #2
For my capstone project, I wanted to teach my community and peers about healthy eating. For the first part of my capstone, I made a portfolio of meals - breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. All of which are healthy, easy to make, and inexpensive. I talk about the calorie count, the ingredients, and how to make it too. The second part of my capstone was to form a presentation about eating healthy and presenting it to all of Mrs. Martin's health classes. In the presentation, I mainly talk about all of the nutrients on the back of a food packaging. I give a breakdown of each nutrient and what it's effects are on the human body. I also mention the benefits of healthy eating, the downfalls if you don’t eat healthy, easy things to do at home to help you maintain weight, and many more. I wanted to do this because I wanted people to be informed about things they didn’t necessarily already know about the way they eat. I want people to be more aware of the daily nutrients they consume or how they can live healthy.

The final product of my project was interacting with the health students and having them listen to me as a teacher figure. I informed the audience about eating healthy and produced a portfolio of meals for people to guide. I was very happy with the finishing product. I have been so appreciative to have learned new information myself through building this capstone and I hope my community can benefit from it just as much as I did. Attached to this post is the presentation that I presented to the health classes. In the presentation is also the link to my food portfolio. 

Bibliography:

1. http://greatist.com/health/cheap-healthy-breakfast-recipes
"55 Cheap and Healthy Breakfast Recipes." Greatist. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://greatist.com/health/cheap-healthy-breakfast-recipes>.

I picked the source because I am using some of the meals I found on the website for my project itself. The website gives me access to easy breakfast dishes that people can make. I found it the most useful because it gives me a breakdown of each ingredient I need to use. Also, it inspires me on what language I could use to talk about the dishes I’m making. On the website, before the writer goes into detail about the dish, they give a nice and convincing intro about the significance to the meal (why its healthy, what it tastes like, etc). I need to gather that type of information to learn how to talk about my meals and to really convince people it is worth trying/making.

2. http://www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/healthy-budget-recipes/chicken- rice-mushrooms-budget-cooking-recipe
"Budget Cooking: Feed 4 for $10." Cooking Light. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http:// www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/healthy-budget-recipes/chicken-rice-mushrooms- budget-cooking-recipe>.

This source is helpful because it provides information for things that relate to my project. It specifically gives me information about preparing dishes when working on a budget. The website also gives me advice/tips on how to be more healthy. I need to learn about more tips on this to add to my presentation to let my audience be aware of how small things can make a difference in their health. Most meals also give a breakdown of the cost of each of the ingredients and how much you’d be saving.

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrNTJKWEBxQ
"Eating Healthy on a Budget -- The Doctors." YouTube. YouTube, Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrNTJKWEBxQ>.

This is the type of idea I am trying to get at for my project. I used this source to get a feel of how I should reach out to my own audience and convince them to eat healthier. I would like to even incorporate some type of game or way to engage my audience like they did in this video. Moreover, this source was helpful to me because it helped me figure out what I’m trying to target my audience at; I want them to know it isn’t expensive to eat healthy - and eating a bunch of unhealthy things can even be more expensive.

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKpBNp5Lj0g

"How I Eat Healthy on a Low Budget! (Cheap & Clean)." YouTube. YouTube, Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKpBNp5Lj0g>.

This is another video that gives me tips on what to include in my presentation. I really want to incorporate words of advice and rules to live by in my project. This way, if people really don’t want to cook the dishes I am telling them about, they can still walk away knowing easy ways to make a difference in their lives and to stay healthy. I want there to be a balance in my project so people feel comfortable that they have options. I don’t want people to feel like they have to cook these meals in order to be healthy. I want them to see there are other ways to be healthy as well if they follow easy rules.

5. http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/10/18/a-college-guide-to-eating-healthy/
"A College Guide to Eating Healthy." Nerd Fitness A College Guide to Eating Healthy Comments. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/10/18/a-college-guide- to-eating-healthy/>.

I am using this source because I feel like the main people that will be attracted to my project will be the Class of 2015 seniors. I want to encourage them that it is possible to eat healthy even though your living in a dorm with a meal plan in the dining hall. This website gave me information about ways that you can tackle those college-eating roadblocks. This is an addition to the tips I’ll put together for people to follow. Hopefully, I can combine them all into some type of pamphlet.

6. The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka

Homolka, Gina, and Heather K. Jones. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor. Print.

This cookbook gives me great ideas for what to cook for my project. It might not give much detail about how much ingredients cost or if your saving any money, but it does give recipes that fall under the food categories I am looking for. I realize I won’t be able to advocate for a “cheap” meal for every single dish I am talking about, but if that is the case, I want the good to out-weigh the bad and this cookbook does that for me. Basically, this cookbook along with my project is vouching for those dishes that might not be extremely cheap but are not expensive.

7. http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/college/dining_hall.html#
"Healthy Dining Hall Eating." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Mary L. Gavin. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2015. <http:// kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/college/dining_hall.html#>.

This website helps me because it gives me strategies on what to tell my audience. This is another source that isn’t necessarily helped me make dishes but it is telling me how you can eat healthy in college without the cooking aspect. Once again, this is something that I need to expand on and advertise in my project to get people’s attentions - it is okay to not want to cook but there are easy things you can do to eat healthy in a dining hall. This is important because cooking is a lot of effort and realistically, people in college don’t care for this. This is why my project is opened to anyone even college students.

8. Healthy Cooking for Two (or Just You): Low-fat recipes with half the fuss and double the taste by Francis Price
Price, Frances. Healthy Cooking for Two (or Just You): Low-fat Recipes with Half the Fuss and Double the Taste. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 1995. Print.

I found this to be one of the sources I am going to use the most during my project. The most important thing that I need to keep in mind during this process is that I can’t be advising people or teaching people how to make dishes that serve a whole family (especially for college students). I want most of these meals to be prepared as if your cooking for a party of one. This is because this will decrease the amount of money you spend, the cooking time, and makes the process of breaking down the nutrition per person way easier. This cookbook gives recipes broken down into categories that are similar categories for my project. This makes it helpful for me to navigate dishes to use in my project.

9. Microwave Cooking for One by Maria T. Smith
Smith, Marie T. Microwave Cooking for One. Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub., 1986. Print.

This cookbook is another source that will be extremely helpful when trying to involve college students to care about the foods they are eating. This cookbook includes an unlimited amount of recipes that are not unhealthy for you and that you can make in your microwave. This decreases the time it takes for you to cook it and the clean-up process is very minimimal. I like this source because it gives me an idea of dishes that with your first impression, you would think are an intensive process but really aren’t. This is another point I am trying to get at - a lot of people have incorrect assumptions about healthy foods and I want to state the facts.

10. Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating by Lisa Jervis Miya-Jervis, Lisa. Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating. Oakland, CA: PM,

2009. Print.

This is another cookbook that I am using as a source for my project. It is important that most of the deals I make are not an intestive, long process. Whether you are a college student or just living at home, cooking a meal that is healthy but takes an obsessive amount of effort is not going to be helpful for my project and the message that I am trying to get across. This cookbook includes basic dishes that are easy to make. It also includes the basic supplies that you would need in your kitchen to make any dish a lot less stressful to make. This is another thing I’d like to mention in my project (probably at the beginning of my presentation) - a general list of things you could store in your kitchen, mini-fridge, etc. to make these dishes possible.

11. "How Does Your Body Store Excess Calories?" Healthy Eating. Web. 13 May 2015. <http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/body-store-excess-calories-9627.html>.

I used this source to figure out where excess calories go when you overeat. I needed this information to see how the body reacts to all the food we put into it. For my presentation, I gave a lot of context about calories so I had to be sure to include what happens when you eat more calories than needed.

12. "U.S. Food and Drug Administration." How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label. Web. 13 May 2015. <http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm274593.htm>.

This was a source that I used a lot for my project. This website included a great summary of understanding nutrition facts and the nutrition label. I used this website as a guide to steer me in the right direction for my capstone. It mentioned great points on the website that I wanted to make as well in my presentation.

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Arshelle Johnson Capstone

During my four years of high school I have observed that not many teens are familiar with the meaning of sexual health, so I choose this topic as my Capstone. Having a Mother that has worked with sex education almost all of her working career I received  information regarding sexual health earlier than some of my peers. I wanted to look more into school based programs that inform young minds about safe sex. OIC of America offers a TPP ( Teen Pregnancy Prevention) program which is funded by the Office of Adolescent Health and the DHHS.TPP goes into different school across the Philadelphia area and teaches young people on pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) prevention. September 21-23, 2014 I attended a National Performance Measurement Conference. While attending the conference I was able to sit in on a couple of sessions, in these sessions they focused on key target populations and locating hard to find community level data. While at the conference one of the activities I participated in with the Philadelphia group were to evaluate pregnancy rates and performance measures to develop an action plan for re-application. On April 17,2015 I attended the TPP Leadership Academy. I participated in a  Pros and Cons of Sexting and Texting activity as while as team building activities. While working on my Capstone I was able to gain understanding of the TPP program while also learning what is focused on to build a program such as TPP.


Capstone

Bibliography


http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-policies-on-sex-education-in-schools.aspx


"State Policies on Sex Education in Schools." State Policies on Sex Education in Schools. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2015.


In this article it speaks about the breakdown of what states allow sex education in schools. In this article they also talk about why these states allow schools to implement these programs . They go state by state and talk about the programs that they have and what they are allowed to educate the teenagers and children with. Something that I found really interesting was that pennsylvania was not on this list.  



http://www.plannedparenthood.org/educators/implementing-sex-education


"Implementing Sex Education." Implementing Sex Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2015.

This source talks about how to implement sex education in a school setting. How it should be taught so that the audience understands the message and what they are trying to get through and to also help them fully learn about sex education. They talk about how each topic should be talked about and how it needs to be approached depending on the age of students. They also talk about how education does not just stop at school it is also a conversation that should be done in the household.



http://www.popednews.org/


"The Popular Education News Continues With A New Editor!!" N.p., 09 Apr. 09. Web.


This source talks about what it takes to be a good educator, how you should approach children when talking about any topic. What students are receptive to, how they learn the best and how they retain what they learn. In the article they talk about how certain things need to be taught certain ways depending on the community that you are in.


OIC of America

http://www.oicofamerica.org/


This is the program that I am working with they are located on 1415 N. Broad st. There mission is the continue to provide a quality education, training and employment and housing services. They reach out to the community to provide them with the tools that they need in order to succeed. Their motto is “Helping People Help Themselves.” This organization focuses on the African American community, the sexual health programs that they provide focus on the poorer communities.



http://www.avert.org/sex-education-works.htm

Sex Education That Works." Sex Education That Works. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2015.

This article talks about what works best for sex education. What teaching methods work best for students. It also talks about how sex education is a very touchy subject so it needs to be approached in an appropriate manner. It talks about what attitudes and beliefs should young people should be exposed to. It talks about how students need to be able to form their own opinions about sex education and what it means to them.



http://www.studentcouncil.ie/Running


This source talks about the most effective way to run a student council and how the flow of the meeting should run. It talks about how to become organized and how to keep people engaged. It also gives you other various links to other websites where they talk about what is best to do for running a student council. It also gives you examples of student run councils that have worked over the year and gives you guidelines as to how you should run yours.  



https://www.nasc.us/

"National Association of Student Councils." (NASC). N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.


This website is the main website for the National Association of Student Councils. It speaks about the many student run councils around America. It also talks about the history of this association and why it was put in place. They want to help students become advocates for themselves and making sure that they have a voice, they want to help establish strong student councils that will make a change in their communities.


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André Gallagher-Souza Capstone

For my capstone project I raised money doing " magic shows " for the SLA boys basketball team. I wanted to combine two things I like in something fun.

I created contact with my Equatorian friend's host family, and theywere the ones who helped me in stting up the events. In the first three weeks, I just performed in block parties; they would hire me to entertain the people, but the last one was something bigger. They took me for a booth where I had to attract people to their tend with my magic tricks. They made announcements and everything for me...

At the end of the project I raised 400$ which was the amount of money that I had combined with Mr. Kay ( the basketball coach ). With this money he could purchase new jerseys for the boys.

The project was a success! The project helped me in creating new firends, contacts, opportunities, etc. At the end, I could notice that I was a lot more confident in performing and handling the crowd, which helps you in express yourself better; and of course... the improvement of the language since English is my second one.






1st Source


"Bicycle Cards." Bicycle® Playing Cards. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

< http://www.bicyclecards.com/> .


I selected this source because the 3 most important things for you to become a magician , or if you want to become one, are : The performance, skill ( sleight of hand ) and EQUIPMENT.
Since I began studying magic , I always had difficulty making certain movements with the cards , and I was often annoyed because my movements were not equal, as the magicians that I admire. So after I discovered that professional magicians used this deck brand , I ran to the internet to see if they had a own site .
Having the right equipment makes a big difference, with the right deck we are able to make techniques and advanced moves that leave people impressed , thus making the performance at another level , because the only thing you want to do while does a magic trick, is to impress the audience .





2nd Source


"How to Do the Dynamo Shuffle / Sybil Cut Tutorial / Learn Card Flourishes / REVEALED." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIVP-jCMYow >


This source is extremely important, because I think it was because of it that I had this desire to learn all I know. At the beginning of my life as a "magician" if I can say that... I did not want to do anything that was connected with magic, I just wanted to do "cool" things with a deck, which are called "cardistry". It was in this video I started my passion for cards and so it was taking me to what I am today.On the page of this video, all the others videos that were related, were about magic tricks, then one day I was interested to a trick that was called: The ambitious card, (which is now a performance I do all the time) I clicked and so it all began.




3rd Source


"David Blaine Real Or Magic TV Show 2013 Full." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU4YQJYM6yo >

I selected this source because this magician called david blaine, is my mentor. All I know is because of him, I watched his performances so much that now I perform exactly like him. It was at this particular show, he did with celebrities like Kate Perry, Kenye West ... I started to like him, because everyone likes magic, but to see a magician doing absurd things with stars that we love, makes us, want to do the same.

 Whenever I see, and  think something is cool, I do not content myself with only watching, I want to learn, and that's my motto of life, if I can say that. Now I can take the same people’s  reaction, that he was taking from those people on that show.






4th Source


"David Blaine Street Magic (Made in 1997 - 2013)." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqJ0GaVU344  >


I found this source very useful because in my early days as a magician, because I wanted to be a pro with cards, I did not want to make big shows on stages and things like that, so I thought myself to be a card magician. In this video we see David Blaine( the magician) performing what we call, street magic, which for me is the best kind of magic, because we go on the streets, and we ask random people if they want to see something amazing with simple objects, like a cell phone, a balloon or a pack of cards.



5th Source


"Disturb Reality." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


< https://www.youtube.com/user/howtoDisturbReality >


This source is, and was useful for me, because while i was practicing it was in this Youtube channel that I learned my first magic moves, the guys who used to make the videos, used to make tutorials, for basic sleight of hands techniques. I started watching his videos to learn amateur card tricks. With time passing I realized that those videos was , becoming very " basic" for me, so then I started to read books, written by great magicians, because I wanted to upgrade level as a card magician. Because it is in old books that we study the true secrets of magic.



6th Source


"SECRETS OF DAVID BLAINE." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvz7a3kOB1A >


Most of my sources are videos, and in this video source is very useful because, the guy that presents the video, give us tips for people that wants to do street magic. He give us very good tips, about how to approach people that we never met, performance tips, how to handle the crowd etc. When I was back in Brazil I made a street magic video with two other friends, and It was one of the coolest thing I've ever done, and in this video that I mentioned, the guy says things that you really need to know, things that I had to do in my street magic video, so it worth it check it out.




7th Source


"Lincoln Now: The Art of Cardistry by Dan and Dave." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPCJY2Ctdzs >


This source provides us, cardistry.

Cardistry, is nothing more nothing less , than fancy moves, and techniques, that you need to learn to be a good card magician. Because once you are skilled with cards, the first thing that you need to do, is to show the audience that you are good, we need to show them that we are going to do something amazing with the cards, we are not going to do a amateur trick. This is very important because if you make cardistry moves (before you perform the magic trick for it self), for someone, this person will expect something awesome, and then you will have a better reaction.





8th Source


"On How I Approach Strangers in the Street | Humans of New York Creator Brandon Stanton | UCD, Dublin." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPxzlGPrM3A >


I found this source useful because, the guy that is talking in this video is a photographer, and he is telling us how he asked random people on the streets to take pictures of them. And he told us how he accomplished that, in one of the coldest city in the world, which is New York. And this is very useful because when we perform street magic we must know those same things, because it is the same concept. We need to be quick, precise and do something remarkable. Make the the day of those people.




9th Source


"A Beginner’s Guide to Fundraising." The Fundraising Authority RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.


<http://www.thefundraisingauthority.com/fundraising-basics/>.


This source provided me information about how to create an organized and successful fundraiser. I have been doing card magic for a long time, but I have never done it to make a profit and help others. Because of that I will need to persuade the viewers to give me money. This will mean that I have to be very charming and respectful. I think I will be able to get them to pay me because the money will go to the SLA basketball team and my tricks are impressive. One limitation to this site is that it is not made for small events like mine.   


10th Source

"David Blaine Street Magic." David Blaine Style Best Free Magic Tricks Revealed. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.


< http://www.goodtricks.net/david-blaine-street-magic-tricks.html >


This source is useful because it give us a few exemple tricks that we can do while performing on the streets. Because once you are on the streets we need to be quick, we can not take so much time of the audience, so in this source we can select a few tricks that are very good for this condition. One limitation that I found on this source, is that at the examples,  there is just a few card tricks, and I wished there was more so I could have more ideas, since I am a card magician.


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Marcus Burrell Capstone

http://https://docs.google.com/document/d/12_OjNVpn9s7voYpQi7-syrW6C1zIholO5K3u2aWhZlI/editMy capstone was completed as of may 18th. Another student and myself hosted the first ever SLA Ultimate frisbee clinic where we taught new players and JV players how to play the sport. Passing down our knowledge and what we have learned to them. You could say it's like we are going to continue playing through them after we graduate. The whole point was to prepare them for the future and make another championship run and continue the great name that the Rockets have created. As well as spreading awareness about the sport. People hear the name and immediately think it's something dumb or soft, until you actually play the sport. It is probably one of the hardest sports to play aside from athleticism. The amount if skill and brain power needed for this sport is incredible and does not receive enough credit. More people should be out playing Ultimate and that is exactly what we tried to encourage. The clinic was a huge success as kids left the fields with smiles on their faces. Honestly, there is no greater joy than playing Ultimate Frisbee for Science Leadership Academy.
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Marlyn Mooney Capstone

My partner Darya and I have been working with the Benjamin Franklin Science Center helping them create three distinctive science fairs for kids of the age 8-18. The goal of each festivals and our partnership is to present science in a fun and engaging manner to students who are not fortunate enough to learn the material in school. We have been the background scene of creating these fairs and helping the engineers. We both have been working together to aid the engineers by communicating through google hangout and emails since the beginning of October.

During this project I have become an expert in international education, and how the sciences can truly affect the non affluent. After zooming in on Paraguay and their shorthanded educational system, we have realized the fortune we have in America. Also, we had to learn new scientific information very well so we could explain it to people who spoke a different language and answer questions as necessary. We were lucky enough to actually google hangout and participate in one of the fairs first hand, and answer any questions the kids had while doing the experiments. It was a surreal experience.

We have created a website that displays all the information about each fair and the foundation of our capstone. We have included videos from presentations we were in all over the world, examples of experiments we’ve sent, and an example process of one of our biggest hits, the trebuchet. Even though our capstone is done we will still be continuing our connections and outreach with Paraguay, and are fundraising money to hopefully travel there and continue scientific research.








​http://phillytoparaguay.weebly.com/



bibliography


1. Matthew VanKouwenberg
The most important source I can name is our mentor, Mr. Vk, who brought this 
project to us and has helped us tremendously along the way. Mr. VK is our number one source when it comes to communication with the engineers in Paraguay. He is cc’ed on all emails that are sent back and forth. He checks all work that is being sent over to the engineers before it is sent and always gives us his input. VK has also been a source for other sources that have come our way such as books and articles. 

2. Engineers at The Benjamin Franklin Science Corner
Claudia, our main contact in Paraguay, works with a group of five other 
engineers at the Benjamin Franklin Science Corner. The BFSC has developed a partnership with the Franklin Institute, which is how my partner and I became involved. The BFSC is one of the organizations featured in the science fairs being held around the country of Paraguay. All of our science experiment proposals have been sent to Claudia and the group of engineers, who build the actual models and test all experiments before taking them to the fairs. We have had many google hangouts to help with experiment testing in any way we can and make any changes to the procedures or materials if necessary. 

3. "Benjamin Franklin Science Corner ­ About ­ Google+." Benjamin Franklin Science Corner ­ About ­ Google+.N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://plus.google.com/+BenjaminFranklinScienceCornerAsunci%C3%B3n/about?gl =us&hl=en>​ 
The Benjamin Franklin Science Corner is the organization we are in communication with in Paraguay. Their mission is to bring science and technology to students who are not fortunate enough to get the experience in school. Most students in Paraguay are only in school for four to five hours a day and have no hands on science curriculum whatsoever. The Science Corner supports Paraguayan education by promoting science and technology among the youth and by promoting scientific education. The Benjamin Franklin Science Corner website has a blog and many photos that have aided us in our capstone process. 

4. "Fun Cool Exciting Science Experiments for Children and Kids." Fun Cool Exciting Science Experiments for Children and Kids.N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://weirdsciencekids.com/FunExperiments.html> 
This source provides information about science experiments that will be used in our proposals to the engineers in Paraguay. The science fairs were organized with the intention of giving students around the area, who don’t have a strong science curriculum in their schools, the opportunity to get hands on science experience. This source provides many experiments that are simple and entertaining for the younger kids at the fair. The oobleck experiment was one of the most successful ones, despite the fact that it was one of the simplest ones. This source has brought many ideas to our attention, whether we use the specific experiment or not. 

5. "Experimental Procedure." Experimental Procedure.N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.angelfire.com/scifi2/physics600/procedure.html>​ 
This source was used to create the Trebuchet for the first science fair and will be used again to better the second version of the model. We used this source only as a template for our model. The units we use here are different than the ones used in Paraguay, therefore we had to convert all units to the metric system. After doing that we also had to scale the original trebuchet down because size was a factor for the engineers. Although there were other procedures for trebuchets that we looked at, this source was the most comprehensive and specific one we found. 

6. "Chemistry."ScienceFairProjects,Ideas,andExperiments.N.p.,n.d.Web.29Jan. 2015.<http://www.sciencefairadventure.com/Chemistry.aspx>​ 
This source was used for the ideas on Chemistry experiments. We had about four chemistry experiment proposals for the first fair. One was the shiny penny experiment which is always a classic for kids and very easy to show. The second, was also a simple one that involved the reaction between vinegar and baking soda. Another proposal was for an experiment that involved making slime, which is a great way to get students to do some very hands­on work in a fun way. The last one consisted of making saturated copper sulfate solution. The goal for many of these experiments was to create them using the most simple and attainable materials possible. 

7. "Physics Science Fair Project Ideas." Physics Science Fair Project Ideas.N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science­fair­projects/Intro­Physics.shtml>​ 
This source was used for the ideas on Physics experiments. We had about four physics experiment proposals for the first fair. The first one was building a parachute and using different shapes for the parachute to see the difference it would make. The second involved watching the motion of a trash bag filled with air. Another experiment was a water bottle toss, involving a water bottle with a poked hole in the cap. This experiment was a test of gravity. The last experiment, and my personal favorite was building a gyroscope using a bicycle wheel. The goal for many of these experiments was to create them using the most simple and attainable materials possible. 

8. "Thinking about How to Evaluate Your Program? These Strategies Will Get You S t a r t e d . G a j d a , R e b e c c a & J e n n i f e r J e w i s s . " Th i n k i n g a b o u t H o w t o E v a l u a t e Y o u r Program? These Strategies Will Get You Started. Gajda, Rebecca & Jennifer Jewiss.N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=8>​ 
Although our capstone is not necessary building a program, we decided that there should still be some type of evaluation to ensure our work was making progress. This source gives information on the most effective ways of evaluating a program and much more. The source includes a clear outline of the steps needed in order to evaluate the program, it’s progress, and it’s effectiveness. The source enforces the fact that having a specific audience is essential. Quantity and quality are both factors that are explained in depth. Assessing outcomes, achievements and indicators is very important in maintaining success in a program. 

9. "Designing a Survey." Designing a Survey.N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science­fair­projects/project_ideas/Soc_survey.shtml>​ 
This source will come in handy when making the surveys for the next fair. I wasn’t expecting to have to research this, I thought I could just create one but then it dawned on me that I’d never made one. I didn’t know where to start so I decided why not look it up? Sure enough I found many credible sites, but I chose this one because it is specifically based on creating surveys revolving around science courses and curriculums, which is exactly what I will be evaluating. This source gives me ideas on what questions to ask, as well as objectives to keep in mind and templates to use. 

10. "The Popular Education News: What Is Popular Education?" The Popular Education News: What Is Popular Education?N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <http://www.popednews.org/newsletters/definitions.html>​ 
This source is valuable in learning how we want to connect with the students at the fair. Although, we won’t be there with them we want projects they see to be as meaningful as possible. Our goal is that students learn some science in a much more interactive way then they are used to. Popular education is a collective effort, one that engages students and allows them to work together and participate in the material. Popular education begins with learning the students’ ability and knowledge, which is what we want to learn through the surveys we will be giving at the next fair. 
0. "The Popular Education News: What Is Popular Education?" T​he Popular Education News: What Is Popular Education?​N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <h​ttp://www.popednews.org/newsletters/definitions.html>​ 
This source is valuable in learning how we want to connect with the students at the fair. Although, we won’t be there with them we want projects they see to be as meaningful as possible. Our goal is that students learn some science in a much more interactive way then they are used to. Popular education is a collective effort, one that engages students and allows them to work together and participate in the material. Popular education begins with learning the students’ ability and knowledge, which is what we want to learn through the surveys we will be giving at the next fair. 

http://paraguay.usembassy.gov/science­corner.html
This source provides me information about ​The Benjamin Franklin Science Corner. This is the program through which I will be communicating with my mentors in Paraguay in. It is a library and program center with the objectives of promoting science education in Paraguay and increasing mutual understanding between Paraguay and the United States of America. The Science Corner acts as a hub for scientific exchanges, school visits, scientific lectures, and a research center for scientific information in a variety of formats. This source ie very relevant in our capstone because if we have any questions or requirements to meet, this is the legal stuff and contacts we must go through them first.

https://www.teachforamerica.org/our­organization/special­initiatives/math­and­sci ence­education­initiative­stem
I selected this source to have good information about how teach for america incorporates Education and Science. We are really interested in creating the learning environment to be a very accessible, friendly, and understandable zone. Even though these science experiments are not highly challenging, they are hard for students in Paraguay who never have hands on learning. This site is about Math and Science Education, the things that are not usually that appealing to students. We are trying to find a way to make it look like fun, but have kids (and adults) really learn something amazing in the process.

 http://edupln.ning.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-make-learning-fun-for-kids
I found this source useful because it explains how to make learning for fun kids that don’t really have the opportunity to get the fun learning ways we have. There are not a lot of resources in Paraguay that I don’t really know about, that honestly they don’t really know about. This site is good with learning ideas about branching education with experiments. They talk about Technology to Teach, Learning is Doing, and Singing Stimulates. These are great ideas because we’re going to try to incorporate these into our science fairs to get more kids and adults interested in things that seem foreign to them.


 http://physics-animations.com/Physics/English/top10.htm
I found this source useful because this is a site of physics experiments. This is very important because obviously we need material to share with the engineer. Mr. Vk has given us many books, but the research part is crucial. All of our projects range from easy to difficult, we needed to find some more simplistic examples that really show physics. This site is good because it can help us improve the experiments we already did. Since this was research based upon how this kind of learning is more successful than others, these physics projects were the ones that we decided to use out of all of them (you’ll see more about the education part of it too).

.http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=6&sid=81102b65-aab8-4901- a5cd-86ae18032141%40sessionmgr115&hid=110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2 ZQ%3d%3d#db=mfm AN=85748138
I selected this source because, experiential education is a philosophy of education that describes the process that occurs between a teacher and student that infuses direct experience with the learning environment and content. This was research based upon how this kind of learning is more successful than others. Also, it states how both the student and the teacher (the people at the fair, and me and Darya) will learn from each other. This is an example of a school taking its class outside and having them experience hands on type of learning. This is really the philosophy of SLA as well, and we wanted to share that to Paraguay.

. "Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & More." Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & More
. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2015.
This sounds dumb, but this source is probably the most important. After we research the experiments for the fairs, we had to find a way to make the product available. Claudia, our main contact in Paraguay told us that she uses amazon to get orders (but of course they are very limited with money). We have to find material that will work for the experiments but also are cheaper and scaled down to their availability. It’s so strange because even the most simplest things like glue, they don’t have so you have to find other resources.

 Educon
Darya and I presented what we have thus far at Educon and I’d like to use it as a source. A lot of science teachers brainstormed with us for the next part of our project. When we presented it was an incredible feeling to have shown what we already did. The feedback we got was from real life scientists or teachers and it really helped improve, not only our capstone but the way we are going to present it. We chose to do a website to show every incredible thing we’ve learned and blog about our journey along the way.

 http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4349338/communication-between-application s-written-in-different-languages
I found this source useful because it sort of teaches ways to communicate between two languages. Not only that, but cultures. We have had moments where we tried to express a situation or concern and both sides were just in states of confusion. This source shows us a blog that people brainstorm ideas about how to communicate between two different languages. It’s going to be helpful for the future for when we are making our surveys because we plan on continuing working through this program throughout college so when we can see how kids and adults liked and disliked we can make it even better.

. Google Hangout// Matthew Vk, Claudia & engineers in Paraguay
I’m using this source, because it is how we communicate. We have spent hours on this site. We’ve talked and laughed, and cried sometimes. Well we cried in person when we met. These two people have been the backbone of our capstone and give us all the information we need to make the fair successful. We are going to have coffee with Claudia soon to brainstorm in person before she leaves about what we can do to make the next fair even better. I think that the way this site has helped us has been tremendous because we can even use it on our phone. When I was in Boston, I was speaking to the engineer from Paraguay who goes to MIT getting ideas before the first fair.

. "Equipment the Science Laboratory." Equipment the Science Laboratory. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2015.
This source is useful because it shows us some example of the Paraguayan school system and the science experiments they have been exposed to. We were asked to focus on Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The kids in Paraguay only have a few hours of school a week and we didn’t really know the level of intensity they were at. This is a broad spectrum of the works they’ve done. I think that this could be a little more helpful because we don’t really know the atmosphere they are learning it. We know that they’ve never had hands on, even the engineers. It’s crazy, 30 year olds haven’t done a simple oobleck project but they know all the memorized textbook material.  

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Darya Nemati Capstone

Abstract:

My partner, Marlyn, and I began a partnership with Benjamin Franklin Science Corner in Paraguay this past October. The Science Corner hosted a series of science festivals throughout several cities this year and we were given the opportunity to be a part of the excitement. The goal of the festivals was to present science in a fun and engaging manner for students who are not fortunate enough to learn the material in school.

We cultivated a relationship via email and video chat with a group of five engineers. Marlyn and I quickly became familiarized with the education system in Paraguay. After some introductory conversations where we learned each other's strengths, we were given the task of displaying physics and chemistry concepts through simple experiments using materials that were easily accessible to the engineers in Paraguay. Each experiment that was displayed at the fairs required an intricate process to ensure the most successful outcome. My partner and I divided the work so that we each had very specific goals. My goal was to research and create science topics that would be exciting for students between the ages of eight and eighteen. Marlyn’s goal was to display the experiments chosen in the most engaging and creative way. After brainstorming ideas, we began the google hangouts to inquire about materials available and ideas for improvement. There was a good deal of back and forth communication before the final experiments were sent over to the engineers. The last step in the process was the troubleshooting, which took place after the experiments were created by the engineers. 

The first festival took place in the city of Caacupé on October 25th. The engineers were able to find and hotspot in order for Marlyn and I to witness the fair live. Hundreds of young students were in attendance, testing the experiments we had created for the festival. The look of fascination on the students’ faces was exhilarating. The second fair took place on March 27th in Villa Hayes and the last one will be held in Villarrica on May 29th. 


Final Product:

http://phillytoparaguay.weebly.com/


Bibliography:


  1. Mr. VK

    1. The most important source I can name is our mentor, Mr. Vk, who brought this project to us and has helped us tremendously along the way. Mr. VK is our number one source when it comes to communication with the engineers in Paraguay. He is cc’ed on all emails that are sent back and forth. He checks all work that is being sent over to the engineers before it is sent and always gives us his input. VK has also been a source for other sources that have come our way such as books and articles.


  1. Claudia & other engineers @ the ben franklin science corner

    1. Claudia, our main contact in Paraguay, works with a group of five other engineers at the Benjamin Franklin Science Corner. The BFSC has developed a partnership with the Franklin Institute, which is how my partner and I became involved. The BFSC is one of the organizations featured in the science fairs being held around the country of Paraguay. All of our science experiment proposals have been sent to Claudia and the group of engineers, who build the actual models and test all experiments before taking them to the fairs. We have had many google hangouts to help with experiment testing in any way we can and make any changes to the procedures or materials if necessary.


  1. "Benjamin Franklin Science Corner - About - Google+." Benjamin Franklin Science Corner - About - Google+. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://plus.google.com/+BenjaminFranklinScienceCornerAsunci%C3%B3n/about?gl=us&hl=en>

    1. The Benjamin Franklin Science Corner is the organization we are in communication with in Paraguay. Their mission is to bring science and technology to students who are not fortunate enough to get the experience in school. Most students in Paraguay are only in school for four to five hours a day and have no hands on science curriculum whatsoever. The Science Corner supports Paraguayan education by promoting science and technology among the youth and by promoting scientific education. The Benjamin Franklin Science Corner website has a blog and many photos that have aided us in our capstone process.


  1. "Fun Cool Exciting Science Experiments for Children and Kids." Fun Cool Exciting Science Experiments for Children and Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://weirdsciencekids.com/FunExperiments.html>

    1. This source provides information about science experiments that will be used in our proposals to the engineers in Paraguay. The science fairs were organized with the intention of giving students around the area, who don’t have a strong science curriculum in their schools, the opportunity to get hands on science experience. This source provides many experiments that are simple and entertaining for the younger kids at the fair. The oobleck experiment was one of the most successful ones, despite the fact that it was one of the simplest ones. This source has brought many ideas to our attention, whether we use the specific experiment or not.


  1. "Experimental Procedure." Experimental Procedure. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.angelfire.com/scifi2/physics600/procedure.html>

    1. This source was used to create the Trebuchet for the first science fair and will be used again to better the second version of the model. We used this source only as a template for our model. The units we use here are different than the ones used in Paraguay, therefore we had to convert all units to the metric system. After doing that we also had to scale the original trebuchet down because size was a factor for the engineers. Although there were other procedures for trebuchets that we looked at, this source was the most comprehensive and specific one we found.


  1. "Chemistry." Science Fair Projects, Ideas, and Experiments. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.<http://www.sciencefairadventure.com/Chemistry.aspx>

    1. This source was used for the ideas on Chemistry experiments. We had about four chemistry experiment proposals for the first fair. One was the shiny penny experiment which is always a classic for kids and very easy to show. The second, was also a simple one that involved the reaction between vinegar and baking soda. Another proposal was for an experiment that involved making slime, which is a great way to get students to do some very hands-on work in a fun way. The last one consisted of making saturated copper sulfate solution. The goal for many of these experiments was to create them using the most simple and attainable materials possible.   


  1. "Physics Science Fair Project Ideas." Physics Science Fair Project Ideas. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/Intro-Physics.shtml>

    1. This source was used for the ideas on Physics experiments. We had about four physics experiment proposals for the first fair. The first one was building a parachute and using different shapes for the parachute to see the difference it would make. The second involved watching the motion of a trash bag filled with air. Another experiment was a water bottle toss, involving a water bottle with a poked hole in the cap. This experiment was a test of gravity. The last experiment, and my personal favorite was building a gyroscope using a bicycle wheel. The goal for many of these experiments was to create them using the most simple and attainable materials possible.  


  1. "Thinking about How to Evaluate Your Program? These Strategies Will Get You Started. Gajda, Rebecca & Jennifer Jewiss." Thinking about How to Evaluate Your Program? These Strategies Will Get You Started. Gajda, Rebecca & Jennifer Jewiss. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=8>

    1. Although our capstone is not necessary building a program, we decided that there should still be some type of evaluation to ensure our work was making progress. This source gives information on the most effective ways of evaluating a program and much more. The source includes a clear outline of the steps needed in order to evaluate the program, it’s progress, and it’s effectiveness. The source enforces the fact that having a specific audience is essential. Quantity and quality are both factors that are explained in depth. Assessing outcomes, achievements and indicators is very important in maintaining success in a program.


  1. "Designing a Survey." Designing a Survey. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Soc_survey.shtml>

    1. This source will come in handy when making the surveys for the next fair. I wasn’t expecting to have to research this, I thought I could just create one but then it dawned on me that I’d never made one. I didn’t know where to start so I decided why not look it up? Sure enough I found many credible sites, but I chose this one because it is specifically based on creating surveys revolving around science courses and curriculums, which is exactly what I will be evaluating. This source gives me ideas on what questions to ask, as well as objectives to keep in mind and templates to use.


  1. "The Popular Education News: What Is Popular Education?" The Popular Education News: What Is Popular Education? N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <http://www.popednews.org/newsletters/definitions.html>

    1. This source is valuable in learning how we want to connect with the students at the fair. Although, we won’t be there with them we want projects they see to be as meaningful as possible. Our goal is that students learn some science in a much more interactive way then they are used to. Popular education is a collective effort, one that engages students and allows them to work together and participate in the material. Popular education begins with learning the students’ ability and knowledge, which is what we want to learn through the surveys we will be giving at the next fair.

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Ibn-Haneef Nelson Capstone

For my Capstone project I decided to create and run a one day basketball clinic for young children ages 8 through 16. The goal I had set for this project was to give children who may not be as fortunate an opportunity gain new skills and experience. At the clinic we taught the children simple yet effective techniques and skills to try to improve their game. I played for SLA's Varsity Boys Basketball team for my entire high school career and developed from a not very skilled guard to a potential Division Three college athlete. Playing basketball can open doors for people who work to become great. My passion for basketball started in the 8th grade when I attended UPenn's Basketball camp, and I feel that if that passion developed at a younger age I could be potentially be playing Division One Basketball. So with this clinic I looked to help one of the children see basketball as more than a hobby they enjoyed, but to try to possibly make a career with the sport.
  1. Kay, Matthew. "Interview of Mr. Kay." Personal interview. 30 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides further information about African Americans and their relationship with poverty.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it is an opinion.


  1. Rami, Meenoo. "Interview of Meenoo Rami." Personal interview. 30 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides further information about African Americans and their relationship with poverty.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it is an opinion.


  1. Jeffcoat, Thomas. "Interview of Thomas Jeffcoat." Personal interview. 30 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides further information about African Americans and their relationship with poverty.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it is an opinion.


  1. Spells, Ashley. "Interview of Ashley Spells." Personal interview. 30 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides further information about African Americans and their relationship with poverty.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it is an opinion.

  1. TIERNEY, JOHN. "Prison and the Poverty Trap." The New York Times. N.p., 18 Feb. 2013. Web.

  • This source provides information about the relationship between poverty and African Americans, and how youth that aren’t on the best path fall into the “trap” of being in and out of the system.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it doesn’t directly relate to philadelphia.


  1. MLaughlin, Lacey. "The Poverty-Crime Connection." The Poverty-Crime Connection. N.p., 19 Oct. 2011. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides information about the relationship between poverty and African Americans, and how youth that aren’t on the best path fall into the “trap” of being in and out of the system.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it doesn’t directly relate to philadelphia.


  1. Jensen, Eric. "Membership." How Poverty Affects Behavior and Academic Performance. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides information about the relationship between poverty and African Americans, and how youth that aren’t on the best path fall into the “trap” of being in and out of the system.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it doesn’t directly relate to philadelphia.

  1. "Poverty Rate by Race/Ethnicity." The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. N.p., 2013. Web.

  • This source provides information about the relationship between poverty and African Americans, and how youth that aren’t on the best path fall into the “trap” of being in and out of the system.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it doesn’t directly relate to philadelphia.


  1. Morello, Carol. "Poverty Rates Higher for Blacks and Hispanics than Whites and Asians." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides information about the relationship between poverty and African Americans, and how youth that aren’t on the best path fall into the “trap” of being in and out of the system.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it doesn’t directly relate to philadelphia.


  1. Plumer, Brad. "These Ten Charts Show the Black-white Economic Gap Hasn't Budged in 50 Years." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

  • This source provides information about the relationship between poverty and African Americans, and how youth that aren’t on the best path fall into the “trap” of being in and out of the system.


  • I selected this source because it helps add to my argument about how teaching and aiding youth that don’t live in the best neighborhood could influence their life in positive way.


  • I found this source useful because it helped aid my argument.


  • One limitation of this source was it doesn’t directly relate to philadelphia.







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http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/poverty-rate-by-raceethnicity/


http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/109074/chapters/How-Poverty-Affects-Behavior-and-Academic-Performance.aspx


http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2011/oct/19/the-poverty-crime-connection/


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/science/long-prison-terms-eyed-as-contributing-to-poverty.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Anna Davies Capstone

28DayFix

For my capstone I chose to focus on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle such as eating healthy and working out to keep your body and mind healthy as well. My project consists of a pamphlet that has a 28 day workout plan, and numerous recipes for low calorie healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. As I got older I became more conscious about the food that I eat and how good or bad it is for my body and mind which is why I chose this as the topic for my capstone. I want to make people aware that eating healthy can be fun and way more tasty than eating unhealthy processed foods. Not only is eating healthy and working out good for you in a physical aspect, it’s also good for you mentally. I know I personally feel really good after a quick 30 minute workout and delicious fresh plate of food. I had two people, a close friend of mine and my sister try my 28dayfix workout plan and meal plan and both of them felt 10 times better than they did before. Not only did they feel healthier and happier, my sister especially saw some physical results. She lost a total of 11 pounds by following the workout plan and adding a daily 1 mile run to her schedule. The reason that I chose to make my project in physical form is so I can hand it out to students and they can easily access the information if they don’t have access to the internet.


"Healthy Eating Tips." Healthy Eating Tips. N.p., n.d

http://choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips.html

This source will give you some tips on little things that you can do to improve your diet and get rid of some of the things that you eat that you would be better off not eating. Even little choices like there are on this link can make you feel better inside and out on a daily basis.


"Healthy Eating." : Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet and Sticking to It. N.p., n.d.

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/healthy-eating.htm

This link was very helpful to me because the hardest part of dieting is sticking to it and not cheating. In this article it gives you some tips on how to plan the right diet for you and how to go about sticking to it. Also it has some good information about how eating food that is good for you can actually make you feel better all around.


"Healthy Recipes, Healthy Eating, Healthy Cooking | Eating Well." Healthy Recipes, Healthy Eating, Healthy Cooking | Eating Well. N.p., n.d.

http://www.eatingwell.com/

Think source has many different recipes and ideas for healthy tasteful meal. One misconceptions that people often have about eating healthy is that the food is bland and not tasty. This websites will bring you to tons of different delicious healthy recipes.


"Benefits of Eating What's in Season." Seasonal Food:

http://life.gaiam.com/article/benefits-eating-what-s-season

Another thing about eating healthy that most people aren’t aware about is how important it is to try and eat fruits and veggies that are in season rather than ones that aren’t. Eating foods that are in season is way better for you than eating them when they aren’t because fruits and veggies being produced in winter are far from natural.


"Real Food Defined (The Rules) - 100 Days of Real Food." 100 Days of Real Food. http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/real-food-defined-a-k-a-the-rules/

Eating “whole” foods is another really important part of eating healthy. Eating whole foods means not eating processed foods. It means preparing your own food in it’ whole real form. This link gives lots of helpful information on the topic.

"Health & Fitness on Pinterest - Workouts, Healthy Diets and More."Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/categories/health_fitness/

For the workout portion of my capstone a lot of the information that help in my decision making was workout plans that I found on pinterest. There’s tons of helpful charts and weekly workout techniques on here.


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Aateeyah Sharrieff Capstone

Since i was 8, soccer has been a big part of my life and everything that I do. For my capstone, instead of going through the process of setting up a  soccer game, I decided to create a brochure and a website on soccer 101. At first, I had no idea what I wanted to do or how the final product was going to look but I knew whatever it was, it had to be soccer related.

I changed up what I wanted to do a lot because I wanted to do every possible thing I could, host a game, volunteer, and create my own soccer guide. But I realized trying to do all of them was not possible. Through this capstone, I learned more about soccer and where it originated from. I learned more about professional soccer players and their techniques. 

I also learned and realized that even if I stopped playing soccer, it would always be a big part of me because I can incorporate it in almost everything I do. I can relate back to it in a lot of different situations. 

Overall this process has definitely been a learning experience for me. It's been very difficult as well but I was able to get through it with the help of my peers and teachers at SLA. I think this project has taught me how to use my resources and it has also taught me that that the core values of SLA will be used during and after this project.

http://soccer101sla.weebly.com 

Capstone Bibliography

• "How To Play Soccer." How To Play Soccer. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

In this source, one will find a lot of interesting facts and just things to know about the game of soccer. It breaks down the basics of the game, the rules, and how the game is usually played. This source talks about how many people can play on the field at one time, the amount of goals usually scored in a game, the proper equipment that is to be worn during games, the calls that are made if something is wrong such as a foul or offsides. This source is helpful for someone who doesn’t know much about soccer. It’s a basic 101 on the game and it’s rules.

• "Top 50 Greatest Footballers Of All-Time – Pelé, Maradona, Messi And Ronaldo Included In The Best Soccer Players Ever List." International Business Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

The 50 greatest soccer players of all time not only gives information on who is and was the best, but it also gives readers insight on how different players played and still play the game. Everyone has a different style and technique they use while playing. From Pelé to Maradona, to Messi and Ronaldo, this article covers everything one would need to know about current and old players. This article also talks about the world cup. To someone who does not know what that is, it’s like a super bowl to football players. Every sport has their big final game between the two teams that have the best record against everyone they have played throughout the season.

• "How to Play Soccer: Soccer Positions." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

This video from youtube about how to play soccer gives viewers a visual aspect of the game of soccer. It shows viewers the positions on the field and what each position does during the game. It breaks down the defense, offense, and the midfield positions and where they are expected to stand. In the video, it shows different scenarios such as if two players switch positions, what they are expected to do. The

video also shows the stand point on the goalie and what he/she is supposed to be doing during a soccer game. This video is useful and will help someone who doesn’t know how to position their selves on the soccer field or even where to go when the ball is in play.

• "ESPN FC." ESPNFC.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

This website is one of the main resources people use to read and watch about soccer. It shows the current news on soccer and the old. This website is basically like a news channel, except for it is just about soccer and the ins and outs on it. It gives readers the latest news and updates on what is going on locally and internationally in the soccer world. One can watch live soccer games and talks from new reporters about soccer. There are also different articles one can read about different players and different teams. This website also shows highlights, different teams, different leagues, cups, and more.

• Foutch, Paul. "Paul Foutch: Why Football Is All Too American." N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

Soccer is a very controversial sport in the United States. A big reason for that is because it is foreign. Soccer was not created in America therefore people generally will have more negative than positive things to say about it. You won’t find as many soccer fans in America than there are football or basketball or even hockey fans. And the number of people that play these popular sports compared to soccer is a big difference. When you think of America, one do not think of soccer. One think of football and the super bowl. Not soccer and the world cup.

• A.mark Williams (Edt), Thomas Reilly. "Science & Soccer." (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

Science has a lot to do with soccer, let alone just exercise and how the body moves while playing a sport. This book on soccer, science, and the body breaks down how our different body parts move during the game of soccer and what our bones and muscles do when one twists and turns and when one even falls and gets fouled during a game. This book gives readers the in and outs of the body and the muscles one

would use to play soccer. It also shows if these muscles and bones were to get injured in a result of playing soccer.

• "A Spanish Player Tried to Bring His Soccer Skills to the NBA Last Night." The42. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

Soccer is not the most popular sport in America, but one spanish basketball player found a way to incorporate it into one NBA Basketball game. The first thing a lot of people thought when they first seen the video is that he’s playing the wrong sport, and criticized him for doing so. The NBA player was frustrated during the game, so he decided to take the ball and try to head it into the basket. In soccer, players head the ball into the goal to get a point, or to get the ball to move in another direction. This article shows how soccer can be used as a outlet for many things. Even in another sport.

• "Soccer News, Videos, Scores, Standings, Stats, Teams." FOX Sports. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.

Fox is one of the major networks on televisions for sports. The soccer portion of this website gives readers a lot of useful information on stats, videos, rankings, and even photos and videos. Fox sports is more famous for it’s television sports casts, but online they also have videos and news casts of different soccer games and how they evaluate and break down the game minute by minute. The rest of the website has different sports in the different tabs and one can learn more about them. By visiting this website, people who want to know more about soccer can get a feel for how a professional game is played.

• Dure, Beau. "Youth Sports: For Everyone or Elites?" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

America’s obsession with sports is one of many that we may have. But the fact that we pick and choose who can play these sports is kind of crazy. More and more kids play less and exercise less now a days because of their size and because adults do not have the patience to teach children how to exercise. And in sports, either one is a good

player, or a bad player. There is no in between. That determines a lot because if a child feels like they are not good enough they will not want to play and be physically active.

• "25 Greatest Football/Soccer Players of All Time." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

This video from youtube about how to play soccer gives viewers a visual aspect of the game of soccer. It shows viewers the positions on the field and what each position does during the game. It breaks down the defense, offense, and the midfield positions and where they are expected to stand. This video also shows different major league players and how they play. One could learn a lot from watching this and how professional players play.

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