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Hillary Campaign Ad


Parte 1: El Comienzo

( willow ) Donald Trump es un hombre que si elegido, tomará los derechos de las personas. LGBT Quiere firmar FADA, un proyecto de ley que oponerse a la igualdad de matrimonio. Trumps socio de carrera Mike Pence no quiere igualdad para los LGBT personas también.

(willow) en dos mil seis, el dice que las parejas gay está un señal de ¨fracaso de sociedad¨, en mil novecientos noventa y nueve, firme un proyecto de ley que dice que persona gay es, “patológico,” y en dos mil quince, firme un proyecto de ley LGBT personas empresas discriminar contra permertiando. Eligiendo Trump es una peligro para todos en la comunidad de LGBT.

(Kayah) “¡Yo estoy con ella!” (voice over) also have it written in spanish with english

Parte 2: Dos madres que están casadas con dos niños

Mom (kayah): Apoyamos Señora Hillary porque ella apoya el cuidado de la salud y el matrimonio gay”

Girl in the wheelchair (Doniesha): Apoyo Señora Hillary porque ella cree en más oportunidades para los hombres y las mujeres de la comunidad de LGBT, como yo con los discapacitados.“

Child (Doniesha): “ Yo apoyo Señora Hillary porque ella cree en mí y en mejorando la educación para mí.”

(willow)“derechos humanos son los mujeres derechos y los mujeres son humanos derechos”-Hillary Clinton

(Doniesha)“ Apoyamos a Hillary porque ella apoya a nosotros!

Finalizando: (kayah )”Mi nombre es Hillary Clinton y apruebo este mensaje”

Group Members: kayah, willow, & Doniesha

E1 U1 (Sara, Sam, Elijah, Isayas)

Video 1 Tú VS Ud.:
Watch what happens when Isayas shows bad etiquette towards Sam. Isayas says "tú" to Elijah, a friend, and "Ud." to Sara, an adult. When Sam, another adult, comes in though, he says "estas", implying "tú". That is so disrespectful, Sam explodes.

Video 2 Cumpleaños:
Watch us learn each other's birthdays! A cake will come out for the closest birthday, so pay close attention. 
Video 3 Alfabeto:
Do you like Cosmo? Let's see if you like our recreation! This is us hanging out with Cosmo and learning the alphabet.
Video 4 Numeros:
Elijah can't count in Spanish, so Comso comes to help him! A spell is placed on him to clone him, and he counts the clomes. After he is cloned fifteen times, Elijah realizes he can count!

Your Eye Color

  • Science: What is the science behind this topic? How do you explain the science to the general public? How reliable are your sources? Can you verify this science with other sources?

  • Eye color is determined by the variations in the human’s eyes.The genes associated with eye color are determined by the production, transport, and storage of a pigment called melanin. My source is extremely reliable because it is a site with a .gov, meaning it was created by the government. Yes, it can be verified with other sources.  

  • Society: How does this impact society? Are certain people more impacted than others? Does it affect society in a negative or positive manner? What are some of the different viewpoints on this topic? How might this develop in the future?

  • This directly impacts society in how you view the person and how the person looks when brought into the world. You also see a pattern in who normally has a certain color eye, and when there’s someone who doesn’t have that same color, people notice that.

  • Self: What are your thoughts on this issue? Do you identify with a certain viewpoint? How does your culture or upbringing influence your thoughts on this topic? What suggestions do you have on this issue?

  • I think it’s very interesting that most black people have brown eyes because of their genes that were passed down. I don’t really identify with any viewpoint, since eye color is eye color. I suggest that we look at things more important than eye color, because eye color doesn’t affect anyone’s lifestyle in a meaningful way.


Is eye color determined by genetics? - Genetics Home Reference. (n.d.). Retrieved October 27, 2016, from

SiOWfa15: Science in Our World: Certainty and Controversy. (n.d.). Retrieved October 27, 2016, from

Laser procedure can turn brown eyes blue. (n.d.). Retrieved October 27, 2016, from

E1 U1 (Jeremiah B, Mamadou S, Robert A, Alexis S

Intro 1- Tú vs. Ud.
After school, a boy (Jeremiah) brings his friend (Mamadou) over to do homework. When the boy’s friend (Mamadou) goes to greet his mother (Alexis) he accidentally says tú instead of Ud. She gives him a look which makes him instantly correct himself and say Ud., accidental or disrespect?

Intro 2- Alfabeto / Prononción Students (Alexis and Mamadou) are sitting in class patiently, the teacher (Jeremiah) then challenges the student (Alexis) to spell out words like H-O-L-A or C-A-R-P-E-T-A, she spells them out with no problem, until the teacher (Jeremiah) tells her to recite the alphabet table. Will she be able to overcome her challenger.

Intro 3- ¿Qué hora es? Two friends (Alexis and Mamadou) are at a corner, standing around, when suddenly a man (Robert) rushes up to them, late for a party, and asks for the time. Will he get there time? How will they react? Watch the video to find out!

Intro 4- ¿Qué tiempo hace? There are three teens (Alexis, Jeremiah, and Robert) waiting for the bus in the hot sun. The first ask each other the temperature and are devastated by what they see. Will it ever cool down? Watch the video to find out! ¿Qué tiempo hace, donde tú/Ud. vivir?

E1 U1 Benchmark (Zeke M., Jade G., Thea R., Alan Lee C.)

What do these time differences have to do with us? Lets find out with these young fellows.

A birthday, lets get this done and hopefully avoid that awkwardness.

What’s the deal with days and when these tests are, let’s get that done together so we don’t have to forget and get a surprise later.

Join us on this horrific waiting experience with Aspen and how he had gotten through accidentally spilling the customers drink.

E1 U1 Diamond, William, Octavieon, Ivan

    Our second video is about the weather and how to say it in spanish. Diamond plays a meteorologist and me and Octavieon are normal people outside. Diamond says on the news it's going to be hot but Octavieon didn't see the news and ends up bundling up. Then I walk pass him and he ask if its so post to be cold and I end it by saying no.

My Home Network

There are 13 devices that are hooked up to my home network. These are our tv, x-box 1, wii, ipad, our cell phones, printer and laptops. I learned a lot about home networks through this project, like how information gets to and from your phone and computers. It surprised me to find out how your’e able to block content you can see on your computer. If I was to tell someone what they needed to know about having an ISP, it would be to do your research first to make sure you know what your’e doing. Also don’t be afraid to ask for help.

E1 U1 Diamond, William, Octavieon, Ivan

          Our first video is all about the alphabet and learning it. Diamond is the teacher while William, me and Octavieon are the students learning the alphabet in spanish. As Diamond tells us its time to learn the alphabet we each say a different letter. At the end we all come together to end it and Diamond says the final letter.                                

My Home Network

a. There's a long black wire
b. It comes into my dining room

2. I have a combination of a modem and a router. The router was drilled into the wall. All the devices that use WiFi in my home is my school laptop, home laptop, desktop, iPad, 2 iPhones, 2 Samsung Galaxy's, 2 tablets and I think the smart TV is somewhat connected to the internet because of YouTube and all the other apps the smart TV has.

3. My internet service provider is Verizon FIOS

4. The service came with something like a variety pack so the whole thing together is like $140 each month. Each year it costs $1,630 

Siegel Home Network

  • explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. I have an xfinity modem, and it has a built in router. The router has two different networks. All of my family's streaming/gaming devices go onto one network, and all of our computers/phones go onto another network.

  • reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? I've had a lot of previous knowledge on setting up a L.A.N. before so I knew how my network was set up. Something I found interesting was that wifi connection falls, and I had never known this before this assignment.

  • what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network? I would tell other people to set their network up so that the connections work for everyone. What I mean by this is if you have multiple networks on your modem you should use them. This will increase efficiency if set up right.


The WWW or World Wide Web is connected to my Modem/Router. My internet service provider is Verizon. All the devices in my house are, an Xbox one, two iphones, and five Android phones.Both my parents own a Galaxy S4 and Note 4. While my older brother and my younger brother own different android phones. I would tell other people many things they need to know about their home Network/ISP. One thing is if there are more than 5 electronics using one network it will go slower than a turtle.

My Home Network

  • explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection.

  • reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if now write about what you learned.

  • what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?

  1. On my internet I have a lot of devices connected. I have a tv, Xbox 1, tablet and 5 cellphones connected. In addition, there are 3 laptops connected.

  2. After the lessons, I did not learn anything super crazy. I am a very tech-lovey person so these things are natural to me.

  3. I would tell people that they should watch who connects to their network, because it will be slow with too many people on your network. Also, to always make sure you pay your bills or it will cut off on you.

E1 U1 (Samera, Justin, Mia, Simone)

1: Watch how we show knowledge about the Alfabeto and the use of tú vs. Ud. when our soldier Mia gets an annual eye exam from Doctor Simone and Nurse Samera!

2: Mother and daughter, Mia and Samera, decide to order food at a counter. They use courtesy phrases and numeros when ordering their delicious spanish food.

3: Simone is late for the bus after school! Watch how she hurriedly asks the time from her two peers, Justin and Samera. Good Luck Simone…

4: Simone asks when Justin’s and Mia’s birthdays are, but watch to find out when Simone’s birthday is...a special birthday song might be sung!