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This semester we’ve been learning about collapsibility, and what leads up to collapsibility. We’ve been reading a book called Collapse by Jared Diamond, we’ve been using his 5 point framework to measure the how good of a chance we think that a country will or won’t collapse.
My two countries were Sudan and Armenia. I chose Sudan because I had already looked up some information on Armenia and realized that they shared some similar problems. I wanted to make my project interesting and interactive, so I decided to create a website that looked at collapsibility as a whole and specifically for those two countries. I researched all of my information for Armenia first so that I would have a better idea of what to look for when I researched Sudan. However, it took me much longer to find information about Sudan than it did about Armenia. As I started to look for the same subjects that I had found for Armenia, each subject had at least two layers of information.
Again I wanted to make my scale interesting to look at so I used a Prezi to set up the scale for both countries with a brief explanation of why I gave this portion of the five point framework that rating. I used the 5 point framework multiple times because I though that it would be the least confusing for the format I chose. I was originally going to separate each portion of the framework into different pages but that might have been overwhelming for a lot of people, including myself so I decided against it.
I think that the five point framework is pretty easy for me to grasp after reading the book because its repeated very often so I knew what I was looking for when I had to apply it to other countries, like the two I chose. The harder part was justifying my rating, I had to weigh out consequences more than I had been so it felt like a little bit of a stretch at first because I wasn’t sure if I had chosen the right number or not.
If there was one thing that I could change it would be to work harder on this, time wise. I usually manage my time very well, because I like planning and I have steps for almost everything when it comes to schoolwork. But this time, because I had my capstone in 3 days with constant problems occurring I had to run back and fourth between the two and that left me less time to actually work on the project especially with multiple technical difficulties, I didn’t leave myself enough time. Therefore, I think I basically through myself off schedule, which resulted in a late benchmark.
The 5-point framework was somewhat straightforward, however the stuff that was harder to find was the friendly trade partners or friendly neighbors. For example when I was trying to find friendly neighbors for France that was not straightforward. I had to keep searching for different for websites. What helped me answer this was Wikipedia and I found out that there were unfriendly trade partners in the 1900’s however after this time period France did work out their issues with them. As of now there are France is friendly with a lot of trade partners. The process that I took to do this benchmark was that I sometimes I used Wikipedia to gain the understanding to history and used other sites that branched off that site. Also what I did was that I had to read the heading of each website to see what was going to be useful. In order to complete this benchmark the countries that I used was comparing France and Columbia. France is my election country and Columbia was used for a previous project to I just decided to use that information that was gathered. I should have spent more time on this and made things more creative then I did.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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!