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Macbeth BM- Stay Slayin


 I kill for my crown dawg I kill for my crown... Stay slaying, people tryna get on to me, I kill for my crown


Uh, I'll kill for my crown

Dippin and slippn like Vick on 4th down

He’s down for whatever

His time is now

To kill king Duncan

It’s about to go down

Like keysha Cole,  mac was heavan sent

“Naught had all spent here our desire without consent”

They overcame obstacles climbed em just like a fence

They were invincible, superman clark kent

 He thought he was schooling these Boys, Macbeth Master Dean.

Now he lives like “A coward in thine with own esteem”

He was chilling with the jacksons “living the dream”

But quickly realized that reality wasn’t what it seemed

He tries to tell his wife but she Don’t understand

Saying that he should “go get some water and wash this witness from your hands”

Hours on end, macbeth was a little creeped

With Voices Vocalizing “Macbeth has murdered sleep”

Lady mac wanted the “Life” By Any MEANS.

But She accused him of hating the crown that he’s redeemed

Lady had the scoop like grave yard shovel.

Saying “Tis the eye of childhood that feared a painted devil”

But she was a Snake that kept Hissing when talking.

Until one night she was caught slipping, Sleepwalking.

I think the moral of the story is “For one to understand”

“All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this hand”

It was too late she did what she did

She was overwhelmed with the guilt that she hid

She couldn’t hide it anymore

No matter how hard she tried

Her innocence slowly drifted away

Like a 5’Oclock Ocean Tide.

Her ambtion was flawless

 And done with such pride

Maybe that’s reason why she commited suicide.








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​The Masquerade of Macbeth

For my creative piece, a mask was created to represent the life of Macbeth. It is half red and half Black. The red represents the assassin side of Macbeth while the black represents the mind set person that he is and his evil side. The quotes are displayed (curled) on the mask to show the steps, which he went through, and the most important events in the play.


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Chris Tran Creative English BM (Poem + Video)

This my creative project for the book Macbeth. We have been reading this book and learn how Shakespeare write his play. This creative piece has two parts to it. One is a poem follow by a video that you can watch while reading the poem. This project has help me to learn many things. One is that you can be creative in many ways and also how you should love your work more than everything.
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MacBeth’s Journey:


This is Macbeth’s journey…

A journey to his destiny…

A destiny where he could be King….

He believed that when he heard,

He heard the weird sisters predictions,

Surprise he said, “supernatural soliciting cannot be ill.

Cannot be good…”

As he said that his luck change

Yes change,

He became a noble guy to becoming a killer…

A killer who is greedy for power and

After that reflecting stating, “To know my deed

‘twere best not know myself”.

He was safely King,

Oh how coward of him to kill a guy

A guy who is a great king, to take his position from him.

Who is his next victim?

Who is it?

Well the next victim is Banquo

How could he kill his partner?

He had a suspicion that Banquo is a danger to him and states,

“To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus..”

Then this time he summon murder to do his dirty work

What a coward Macbeth has become from brave man.

Then after that murder of Banquo,

Macbeth has planned to kill Macduff because of his betrayal

He stated, The castle of MacDuff I will surprise…

Has Macbeth gone too far…

Even his own people yes his citizens have turned against him.

Even his own enemy said, “ Some say he’s mad : Others lesser hate him.

This proves that Macbeth has

Gone through a journey of his prophecy.

So he could just die at the end, his future was a total blowout.

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Russia vs. Vietnam Collapsibility Benchmark

I chose Russia and Vietnam. Vietnam is a country that is up coming but just can't take the next step into some amount of international amount of power. Russia on the other hand, is a country that had massive power in the 1990s and is trying to reestablish itself as a superpower. 

I had general thoughts, but as I began to make my presentation, I found the sources that perfectly proved my point. It was straightforward, it wasn't impossibly hard but it was more difficult than I expected. I wish I could have put videos into my presentation, however Google Docs doesn't have that feature. I want videos because it would make it more dynamic and interesting.

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Kashif Ahmad- Vietnam & Guinea Bissau 5 point framework

Link to Prezi

For the 3rd quarter benchmark, the two countries that I did five point frame work was Vietnam and Guinea Bissau. Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia while Guinea Bissau is located in West Africa. Finding information on Vietnam was a piece of cake because of the major role it plays in the world. Major role such as importing goods to well developed countries such as United States, China and Japan. On the other hand I had to struggle a little to find information on Guinea Bissau. Since Guinea Bissau is a "low class" country, where the citizens have to struggle everyday to find living for them and their families, it's hard to find information because not a lot of people knows about it so therefore there isn't enough resources on countries like Guinea Bissau. In my opinion, the five point framework is straightforward and easy. It makes it easy to research on whatever country you're doing your research on. If I could change one thing I would provide more visuals such as picture to make it more interesting for the audience. 
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Macbeth's Castles And His Tragedy

  I had read one of the masterpieces from Shakespeare. Macbeth is about a once royal thane named Macbeth but later he killed King Duncan and become the king. Macbeth change a lot during the play and it is worthy to track his changes throughout the play in order to conclude the significance behind this character. There are a written piece and a creative piece to this investigation of the changes in Macbeth's behavior. At the bottom are several pictures of my creative piece on Macbeth. One is the video that have the original quotes from the book and the quote analysis. 

Tthe craft have the modern translation of the quotes that shows Macbeth's transformation in each Act.

    The craft shows Macbeth's transformations in the play to obtain kingship. Therefore, the "White Castle" that represent Macbeth's good side. In the front of the "White Castle', there is a silver bridge with the Macbeth dolls. Each doll have a quote that describe him in Act 1 and Act 2. The "Tyrant's Bloody Castle" shows the downfall of Macbeth and, the blood that stains he's heart. In the front of the "Tyrant's Bloody Castle" there is a red bridge that have Macbeth dolls on it. Each doll have a quote that describe him in Act 3, 4 and 5. The silver bridge is the starting point of Macbeth's journey toward kingship and the red bridge is the end point or the path to his own death. 

    The bridge never crosses into the castles because Macbeth didn't have the qualities to be the king and he died fighting something that he could only obtain by name. The glitters represent Macbeth's dark desires. 

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Davis: Palestine/Congo

The countries evaluated in this resource is comparison between the self-proclaimed arab state of Palestine and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Palestine was my assigned election country, which is combination of Jeruselum, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip. This area of the middle east is a self proclaimed state that for decades, since the establishment of the modern day Israel, has been fighting politically for land and independence. The Congo, politically recognized as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a sub-saharan African nation who for over the past 15 + years have delt with civil war and political un-organization. Though the government in the DRC has formed, the country still deals with a war on illegal mining of natural resources and mass poverty throughout the nation. In this presentation, I was able to directly connect Diamond's 5 Point Framework (Environmental Damage; Climate Change; Hostile Neighbors; Friendly Trade Neighbors; Society's Response to Environmental Issues) to the problems that these nations face. In the process, I took a more in depth analysis of how the influence of terrorism and  propaganda taint the mission of Palestine, and can lead to their collapse before they're even established. I also drew connections between the deforestation of sub saharan Africa to outside nation's ability to trade freely through the region. I believe that this catalog can pose as a valuable resource for those wanting to know the severity of these issues within these nations. Although there aren't many connections between Palestine and The Congo, there are significant similarities  between the current economic and environmental situations in these  nations.
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Ian McClendon - 5 Point Frame Work Ecuador + Brazil

Between the two countries of Ecuador and Brazil I happen to see more similarities than differences in my analysis of the 5-Point Frame Work. Both countries or bordered to each other and contain some of the same agriculture, societies, and environmental issues. Upon analysis for example; say that Ecuador has major problems with pollution and dangerous predicted climate change Brazil has issues with their natural wildlife and deforestation leading to more pollution and climate problems. Since they both boarder each other they seem to have similar problems but in certain sections Brazil is worse than Ecuador for Environmental Damage while Ecuador is at a increased risk for dangerous climate elements such as, volcanos and earthquakes. The one thing I would want to change in my project would be how I interpret the 5-Point Frame Work between the two countries. I felt that I was only limited to analyzing what a semi-higher up 3rd world country would be like. I'd especially remove Society's Response to Environmental Damage because its all being wrecked and only 1st world countries are willing to save it. Honestly this project got me thinking about other countries and how similar they are to Easter Island but bigger.
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S.Kabangai- Italy & Russia

Hello, My name is Samuel Kabangai, I attended Science Leadership Academy (SLA). For our quarter Globalization project, had to compare the 5 point frame work to the countries that we were assigned and the one that we selected. The two countries that I had were Russia and Italy. During the course of this project, I saw that both Russia and Italy are more alike than different. I based this thesis on the 5 point frame work ( environmental damage, climate change, hostile neighbors, friendly trade partners and Society's Response to its Environmental Problems). One brief compression of both of the countries is that they both have the same environmental damage hazards (volcanoes, erosions, floods etc.) It was also interesting to know that both countries handled the problems differently. Italy took long to solve their problems but eventually handled it while Russia just left the problems to solve themselves. 

The 5 point frame work was fairly easy for me. It was easy for me to research the information that I needed. I had setbacks and hard time finding some of the information that needed, but it wasn't at an extreme point where in I couldn't find none of the information that I needed.  

If I could change anything, I will give more time for the project to be done. Even though the information is easy to find, it also takes a long time to do all the research and put it into a finished product. I am just happy that I learned some new information that i found interesting. And I am happy that Im finished!

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DJackson Southern Europe v. Bahamas

For this project I had to compare and contrast the Bahamas with Southern Europe. The Bahamas was the country I was assigned to look at the election system and Southern Europe was assigned to me for the project where we talked about the environment and economy. During the project I noticed that they had some of the same problems when it came to the environment and damages. My process for this project was just to go through all the different point systems and make sure I had enough information to summarize it, put it together and present it. I tried to present it in a way that it seemed like a comparison of each other.
The 5 point frame work was the bases for the project and it sort of helped me with putting this together. It gave me a background of what I needed to have and a check list. It was a little difficult finding all of the information for each one but once I had it everything came together. But if I could change it I think i would have a little more information and maybe a better ending to it. I tried to pull everything together at the end but I think it could have been better.
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Semaj Smith Five Point Framework Benchmark

The countries that I selected for this project were Kazakhstan and Algeria because those are the two countries that I have been working closely with all semester. My process for this benchmark was a little all over the place. I took a little bit of design from every example given to us and from those examples I made my own presentation. I used links and photos to try to relay my points and messages in the best way and I just pieced together information as I found it. 

I think that the five point framework was very easy and straight forward for the most part. The only perplexing point that I came across was "Society's response to it's environment" because there aren't many people in these countries that get the opportunity to speak up so finding their actual opinions and reactions is very difficult. I felt like I needed to research the environment and the people and piece together the reactions of the people. 

If I were to change something about my project it would be the design and some of the depth in my points. Some of my points I think could have been a little stronger and I feel like my design aspect of this benchmark didn't meet my usual designs. I think that had I thought harder and tried to be more creative my design would have been way better. Although this benchmark was tedious I enjoyed putting it all together. 
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5 Point Framework Q3 Benchmark

  • For this project, I researched the Democratic Republic of Congo and Palestine. Palestine is located in the Middle-East and the DRC is located in South Africa. I was surprised to see how these countries had so much in common when applying them to the 5 point framework. These countries had a lot of problems with climate change which affected the amount of fresh water they had access to. Not only that, but these countries have participated in multiple wars that ruin their lands and resources. 

    At first it was hard finding the right information for these countries. When applying the 5 pint framework, you have to look for specific events and statistics. The 5 point framework is pretty straightforward itself but finding the correct information for each country was the hardest part for me. 

    After putting all my information and links in a google doc that I found, I was able to start creating my presentation on Pages. Before I scored each country, I wrote how each one fit into each category then went back and decided how stable they were on each topic. 

    If I were to change anything about the project, I would make it more interactive and probably add hyperlinks. The reason I didn't do that was because I struggled with finding information so the websites I used weren't that reliable and I didn't want to send other people there and it not give the correct info. 

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Gambia & Ethiopia Collapsibility Benchmark

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  • The countries I reflected were GAmbia and Ethiopia. Gambia was my election country and Ethiopia was a country in sub- surharan Africa. Both countries are extremely poor. While Ethiopia is larger than Gambia both have the same economical problems and a hard time keeping there countries out of extreme debt. 
    The process in which I used to collect the information for this project was quite simple. I researched information about each country according to the 5 point frame work. I then broke down each countries frame work into simialrties and difference so that it would be easy for me to analyze and find out which country was more likely to collapse. 
    Although the process i used to find information may sound easy and straight forward. It was actually very challenging. It wasn't easy finding creditable sourcres for factual inormation on trade  or  environmental issues. I came across a lot of biased articles and had to weed out the good ones from the crappy one. Also relating the frame work to each country was a task of its on that took up quite a bit of time. 
    If I could change anything about my project it would deffinalty be he design of the layout as well as the concluding statement. I feel as though my design was pretty weak and my concluding statement could have been more insightful.  
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Collapse five part frame work Q3 bench

​For my benchmark I choose the Bulgaria and El Salvador. To complete this project I review information that I gathered in past work in class taking some information and implementing it in my project. As well as looking up additional information wot work with. After all my information was gathered i had to figure out how I wanted to present my information. I attmepted to use wordpress but  I had difficulty manuevering the website so i use something I knew i could work with.
Working with the five point frame work made making this much easier for me. Reasearching information also became easier because I alreayd knew what i was lookingfor and the information would be easier to digest. If I had to change anything about my project it would most likely be the layout of my project. As of right now it looks satisfatory but I feel like I could havemade it more entertaining and pleasing to the eye. Other than that I dont think i would change much about my project.
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Russia Vs. Vietnam Collapsibility Benchmark

I chose Russia and Vietnam. Vietnam is a country that is up coming but just can't take the next step into some amount of international amount of power. Russia on the other hand, is a country that had massive power in the 1990s and is trying to reestablish itself as a superpower. 

I had general thoughts, but as I began to make my presentation, I found the sources that perfectly proved my point. It was straightforward, it wasn't impossibly hard but it was more difficult than I expected. I wish I could have put videos into my presentation, however Google Docs doesn't have that feature. I want videos because it would make it more dynamic and interesting.
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Gina Dukes- Egypt vs. Thailand 'Collapse'ibility Q3 BM

  • My countries- Egypt and Thailand

    The two countries that I selected were very interesting because they both posses a rich cultural history and are currently growing economically due to similar features such as tourism. Strikingly, just as they share the same characteristics of countries that are expanding their financial and political power, they both suffer from the same environmental challenges such as water shortages, pollution, and drought. Luckily, the two countries have the advantage of having many friendly trade partners. Overall, through research I've concluded that both countries are relatively stable and aren't in danger of collapsing.

  • My process was extremely scattered, and if I could do it over again I would definitely not procrastinate. I would say that researching Thailand for the Wordpress project, prepared me a great deal for this benchmark and made the process a bit easier.  

  • I felt that the 5 point framework was actually easily applied to my two countries. Because I have a good understanding of the framework, and I chose countries in which there was a wealth of information to research, I was able to find many connections that could be used to explore Jared Diamond's 5-point framework.

  • I loved exploring these different countries and found this project to be an exciting opportunity to learn more about my election country, and a beautiful country (Thailand) that I may have otherwise not have done. 

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Madagascar and Mongolia

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Madagascar is the 4th largest country in the world and is an island off the coast of South East Africa and Mongolia is land locked country located between China, Russia and Kazakhstan. The five point framework was actually pretty straightforward in my opinion. It just encompasses what it said it would the hard part was probably finding the sources. By finding the sources I mean if I had a score in my head I would need convincing evidence that would prove that score or change the score. I would change the effects on the website to show the scale better, for example I had thought of my original scale from something light to volcano and since I had certain highs and lows I was thinking it would be cool to show the eruption when certain things attained the score.

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Globalization Benchmark : Collapse'ibility

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Here is a link to my benchmark

The countries that I selected were Russia and Democratic Republic of Congo. I was given Russia as my country for an election project where I had to get someone in another country to perform an interview on someone who was currently voting that year. My country for my region project that I chose was the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC is located in Central Africa and was formerly known as Zaire. For my benchmark I chose to a Google site because it was something that could easily be accessed by everyone in the viral world. The 5 point framework for my countries was relatively  simple to explain because both of my nations are very popular nations throughout the world for various different things. If I could change one thing about my product, I would add more visuals and add more interactivity so that my audience would be more compelled to stay on my site and would have more to do than just read information.
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Madagascar And Liberia Collapse 'iblity'

This is my project on the collapse probability of these countries collapsing.

I have selected Madagascar and Liberia. Madagascar is a island of the coast of Africa. LIberia is a costal city around Sierra Leone in Africa. 

The process I went through the process of creating a prezi.I picked a format to capture the audience attention and made it colorful.

The 5 point framework was easy, I could easily figure out the countries' standing in them. The only exception was that I had trouble find hostile neighbors for my countries.
I found this benchmark to be easy and fun to do. I like the fact I chose a prezi instead of anything else
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"Collapse"ibility - Q3 Benchmark

The project is also viewable online here.

The countries of my project are Egypt and Greece. The research on information about these two countries was not as hard. However, it became really difficult to find information about "Society Response to Environmental Problems", due to the overshadowing presence of other current issues like financial crisis, Egypt's revolution, etc. It was fairly easy to find an approach of presenting the information. I chose to compare Egypt and Greece side as I go through each of the 5 points framework. Jared Diamond's 5 points framework was an interesting theory to assess a country's collapse'ibility. On the other hand, the framework was reflected based mostly on past civilization that does not seem to adequately apply to today world. The main reason was due to the hyper connected world as a result of today technology. Therefore, it is hard to single out a country to examine whether it is going to collapse. The process for this benchmark could have been much better if I began a bit sooner! I guess I never learn the lesson of procrastination. I should make my product more interactive and some graphs.

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