Above is a hyper link to my photos and citations. Below is my reflection
.Although I feel as though the 4th quarter benchmark was the weakest of all my benchmarks I’ve done this year it was my favorite. I say this because I got to take photos of the world outside of SLA and interrupt them to my understanding. Even though I enjoyed this project the most it was also the most challenging because I didn’t really know how to relate the photos to globalization. I had gotten to a point where I had photos but they didn’t mean anything to me so I had to go back and find photos that had a story behind thee. The process in which I went about gathering photos was also not so great. I started the project late and as a result I was in a rush to get good photos which also made it hard for me as well.
My favorite photo by far out of the collection is the one I took in a park in Over Brooke, Philadelphia. The photo is of a woman wearing a turban and her son on a swing. Not only was this the best photo visually but it had the best story behind it as well. And I actually interacted with the woman in the photo. I do feel as though evidence of globalization us evident in Philadelphia everywhere from the phones we use every day to the shoe son our feet. But it’s defiantly more common in larger cities because they do more trading with other countries and import more things. After completing this project I learned two things. That procrastination is not the way to go and that globalization is everywhere
AmeriHealth Mercy Foundation
The purpose of this program is to provide the student with an opportunity to shadow an implementation team as they create, develop and implement health promotions programs for the low income community.
These programs have been created to address prevelent health issues in communities surrounding the 5 county areas (Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties). Two programs where we would like student involvement are the Healthy Hoops Program and the Living Well Program.
Living Well Program
The AmeriHealth Mercy Foundation’s Living Well program provides overall health and wellness services to low-income, minority and underserved families across the WDAS (Philadelphia-Metro) listening area. The Living Well Program includes two Wellness Conferences, consisting of nationally known motivational speakers, disease prevention workshops (obesity, diabetes, cardio-vascular, cancer), health screenings, stress management tips, nutritious cooking classes and spa activities.
The Living Well Program offers individual health assessments and screenings (blood pressure, glucose, BMI, height, weight, mammograms and dental screenings), provided by a team of physicians and nurses. Health assessments examine each participant's level of physical activity, diet, and other lifestyle choices. Each participant also receives a healthy living guide, a publication featuring articles written specifically for the Living Well Program by medical experts and health professionals. The guide focuses on prevention, awareness, and education to help participants and their families make informed health decisions.
Healthy Hoops Program
The Healthy Hoops Program is an innovative asthma management program that uses basketball as a platform to teach children with asthma and their families how to manage asthma through proper nutrition, exercise, and appropriate medication use. It also focuses on decreasing childhood obesity and increasing cardiovascular activity. Healthy Hoops was created in 2003 by KMHP, in collaboration with local health organizations (the American Lung Association, the Health Federation, Allies Against Asthma, Asthma Educators, Devmar Home Health Agency) and basketball coaches to reduce the gaps in health care for children with asthma, due to racial disparities. Asthma is the most common chronic disease among American children. It is especially prevalent in low-income, African American and minority populations. Since 2003, more than 10,000 children and their family members have participated in Healthy Hoops programs nationally.
The program features basketball clinics for children taught by local and regional basketball legends, stressing appropriate exercise for children with asthma. The program also includes motivational speeches by well-known basketball, sports, television, and music celebrities. Families are provided education about asthma, stress management and nutrition classes.
Brooke Thompson will work directly with Meg Grant, Director of Community Relations, to engage in planning, preparation and implementation. Two upcoming activities include:
November 5, 2012 Bible Way Baptist Church- Living Well Program, Health Ministry Program
November 10, 2012 Healthy Hoops Mini Program in collaboration with Salvation Army
For any further detyails or information please contact Meg Grant, 215-863-5688.
- 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.
We were given a work sheet entitled " World of 100: If the world were only 100 people, how would the numbers stack up ?" We were asked to to divide the world as if there were only 100 people in it. Once we did this we compared our answers as a class then we compared them with the correct answers. We each only compared 3 catagoires individually. The once i chose to compare were poverty, geography & rural/urban. When estimating the world of 100 I said that North America 25,Latin America 20, Europe1 0, Asia 15, and Africa 30 as far as geography does and my classes numbers were pretty much the same but I was sadly mistaken. When I compared the correct answers 60% of the 100 people were Asian and only 5 % were from North America. I was most accurate with the rural and urban living. I said 50/50 and I was correct the real answer showed just about the same amount.The answers that shocked me the most was the geography. I expected more people to be from north America but then again America is so urbanized compared to other countries that you would probably need 100 people to run north america. Below are my individual pie charts, as well as my comparing bar graph.
When choosing a topic for our project we wanted
to choose something that meant something to all of us. We felt as though it we
were going to make a video about something why not make it about something that
has an impact on us. So we collectively decided to make a video based around
LBGT rights and the 14th amendment of the constitution because we each have
friends that are either LBGT. And we see how there treated everyday because of
their sexuality. When creating the project I liked the actual filming the most
and coming up with the concept of the project. The most challenging part of the
project by far was agreeing on ides with my group members because we had ideas
that conflicted with each other. The most interesting fact I found when
creating this project is that same sex marriage is only granted in 6 states
across the US. I found this interesting because in the 14th amendment it states,
"No state shall make or enforce any law which
shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States".
But the states do just that. They take away the rights to marriage.
I feel as though we put together a quality project but I do think there is room for improvement. For starters I would only work with one person and I would or myself because I feel as though our ideas conflicted. We ran into trouble with the project when getting everything finished on time. After completing this project I learned that everyone isn’t granted the rights, as they should be.
The product in which I created an advertisement for is charity water. It isn’t necessarily a product but a foundation that brings 3rd world developing countries clean water. The message portrayed in my advisement is that everything counts. The slightest amount of money can even make a difference. For example the picture located in the center says, " $20 dollars can give on person clean water". Which isn’t much. When creating this advertisement I didn’t have a specific intended audience I fell as though this add could catch anyone’s attention and would make people stop and look. So I would say my audience would be all different types of people in any age range. I think creating a print add is effective because people can walk by and see it and they really don’t even have to stop. Also my advertisement has bright color that stand out, its visually appealing. If I were to complete this Benchmark again I would do a hand drawn print add because I feel as though I created a great advertisement but it could have been more creative.
I plan on writing a letter to Blondell Reynolds as well as meeting with her in person to discuss the curfew issue and a better way of going abou the curfew. I would express my views on the situation as well as the view of my peers. Also though the ultimate decision maker is the Mayer, Blondell Reynolds also has a large influence on the decision as well and it was mainly her idea to enforce the curfew.
Plan of Action
1. Write a letter addressing my issues and discuss and different way to discipline youth that do cause trouble and not you the approach were everyone if affected because of someones actions.
2. Call Blondell Reynolds to set up a meeting with her to discuss her reasoning and the way she feels about the subject. Also to see if my letter had any impact on her.
3. Attend one or two meetings to see things from their viewpoint. Get their opinions they already have on curfew law. The point of the meeting would be to be to simply observe and see how they come to a concisus.
4. Set up a meeting with the Mayor if possible as well as Blondell Reynolds so that we could all talk together,
5. Hopefully get feedback from the larger audience and see if my issue can be brought before the mayor and see what he says about it.
My role in the larger food system as of now is the consumer I would like to become an active consumer. And what I mean by active consumer I that to get more involved in knows in about what I’m eating as well as was it came from. I see the biggest problem in the food system to be the food testing companies. Because after watching Food Inc I noticed that if the food testing companies start testing food correctly less people would get sick and harmful food products wont even make it to the shelves of stores.
After watching Food Inc. and reading several items would like to change my diet but it would be extremely hard because I’m’ already used to process unhealthy foods. But if I were to change my diet I’d try eating thing that didn’t have a lot of corn or products in them as well as try to buy the mostly organic food.
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Tbsp Flour
1 Green Pepper (chopped)
1 Medium Onion (chopped)
1 Garlic Clove (miced)
1 ½ Cup of Vegetable Juice
1Pkg 14 oz Smoked Turkey Sausage (Thinly sliced)
1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (one inch chunks)
¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
¼ Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Ground Red Pepper
Hot Cooked Rice
Cook and stir oil and flour in large skillet on medium-high heat for 2 minutes until golden brown. Add green pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir for 2 minutes until vegetables start to soften. Stir in juice, turkey sausage, chicken and spices. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes until chicken is cooker through, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. (Makes 4 servings)
The ingredients I used in my dish were green peppers, onion, garlic, vegetable juice, turkey sausage, and chicken breast. The percentage of my ingredients was processed was 40% which was the chicken breast and the turkey sausage. The other 60% was whole foods. There was 12 grams total fain the chicken breast and 4 grams of fat in the turkey sausage. As fro the vegetable juice there was 0 grams of fat. There were also o grams of fat for the green pepper, onion as well as the garlic. The vegetables and vegetable juice would probably sit best with the stomach and are the healthiest of the six ingredients.
The meal itself is a great nutrious meal its something that everyone can eat. And doest has a lot of processed ingriendtss. But the cost of the ingriends to prepare the meal would scare some families away because it cost about 25 dollars for the indriens and it only makes 4 servings. As far was the food actually cam from I’m not sure. I pretty sure the vegetables came from a farm close by because I bought them from a produce junction. But as far as the meats are concerned I think they were raised in one of the farms we see in the Food Inc. movie.
- Explain your decision making for choosing the bill.
- Why did you choose the particular presentation format?
- What challenges did you overcome in completing the project?
- How would you do the project differently if you had to do it over again
- What did the research and investigation tell you about the creation process... from idea to bill to law?
- Was the process easier or harder than you imagined based on your particular bill/law research?
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison
Philadelphia City Council
Who represents me ?
Blondell Reynolds has voted for the the 9'0CLock curfew in philadelphia, and she played a major role in getting the curfew enacted. After looking at my represenatives bio we have a lot in common. She mainly focus's on education and children.
Links to article related:
Issue: Does petitioner have standing to challenge the Attorney General's interim rule making the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act retroactively applicable to those who committed their underlying offenses prior to its enactment date?
The case I was given was Reynolds vs. Us, and the case went before the Supreme Court on October 3, 2011. The constitutional question surrounding the case is does Mr. Reynolds have standing under the reading of the S.O.R.N.A. statute to raise claims concerning the attorney general's Interim rule. As well as does S.O.R.N.A. Violate the Constitution and should this Court hear Billy Joe Reynolds' case to resolve conflicting court opinions concerning the commerce clause, the ex post facto clause and due process?
If you’re wondering what S.O.R.N.A its sex offender registration and notification act which is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248). SORNA requires sex offenders to register and notify the United States. To summarize the case, “Billy Joe Reynolds became a convicted sex offender Missouri in 2001 and sentenced to imprisonment. Upon his release in 2005, he registered under Missouri law and subsequently updated and verified his registration as required by Missouri law. In November 2007, Reynolds was charged and indicted with violating SORNA’s registration requirements after he moved to Pennsylvania without updating his registration. Reynolds tried to dismiss the indictment saying that the Attorney General’s rule violated the APA. The district court denied the motion, and Reynolds entered a conditional plea, reserving the right to appeal the denial of his motion to dismiss. The Third Circuit affirmed, ruling that SORNA’s registration requirements applied to pre-enactment offenders by their own force, even without the additional rule by the Attorney General.” Above was quoted from the scouts blog.” To put this into plain language Reynolds committed a sex crime before the SORNA ruling was enacted but section 1613(d) of the act says the attorney general has the authority to say whether and how the requirements apply to sex offenders that committed crimes before the act was created. The only problem with this is that Reynolds argues that this means that the Attorney General gets to say whether they apply at all. He also claims that the second clause contradicts the language of the first clause. It give the attorney general the authorization to prescribe rules meaning the attorney general get to say how they are applied.
The government/ court argues that the plain language of SORNA’s registration requirements means that all sex offenders, including pre-enactment offenders, must register. The court also argues that it says that SORNA’s delegation to the Attorney General to is just to establish how it applies. The registration requirements further suggests that the SORNA’s requirements apply by their own force. The court also argues that the case is temporary and unimportant because this only applies to a small amount of sex offender that committed crimes before the act. And even after the ruling, either way, won’t affect the ability of pre-enforcement offenders to challenge registration requirements under SORNA.
The decision has not yet been made on the case although I feel like its more than likely that the court will not rule in the favor of Reynolds
My reasoning form lobbying against the curfew for minors because I am a minor. I like to go out with my friends on the weekends in center city and go to restaurants. Or just get ice cream at scoop devils. But with the new curfew that make it impossible. I work on the weekends as well and I normally don’t get off until 6. SO when I get to center city its about 9. And I just don think its fair for everyone to suffer because of one group of people. And the main supporters lobbying this change in curfew such as Mayor Nutter, and parents of children in Philadelphia don’t understand the need to for kids to go out and enjoy their selves. They don’t look at the new curfew from a child’s point of view. We feel as though all of our freedom is being taken away.
Although it is said that the curfew is not permanent I feel as though soon it will because nothing is being done to change the curfew. I do suggest that instead of taking the curfew completely away we raise the time limit for older teens.
The physical characteristics that are important are the length of the the metal bars. As well as small tube below each bar, which helps to project the sound and sustain it when the bar is struck. I can change the pitch of the xylophone by manipulating the size and thickness of the bars.
I will be sing pvc pipe, wood, nails, a metal spool for a mallet but I haveing yet decided what i'm going to use for the tubes yet. My plan for constructing my instrument is to complete most of it in school It doesn't seem hard to make the only part that stil confuses me is how to attach the tubes.
How do I attach the tubes to my xylophone ?
For our last project of the marking period we were asked to do something involving art history.Whether it be inspired by a artist or a style of art we had to create something that could represent it. We were given a varity of choices as to how we are going to present and I chose to pick 3-6 pieces from art history and create a 6 hour drawing that reflects the inspiration and the theme of spring. And the artist I was inspired by was Vincent Van Gogh. When looking through his paintings I noticed a lot of flowers and art work that reminded me of spring. So I decided to do my own painting of flowers inspired by 3 different pieces of Vabn Gogh's work. Below are his paintings that inspired me and mine as well.
When first starting on this project I drew a smaller version on white paper of what i wanted my bigger version to resemble. When I finished my rough draft, I also consulted my teacher Marcie Hall on how my drawing could be better. She gave me a few tips adn then I was off to make the final draft. When first making my final picture I was intimdated. But then as I started drawing things started to come together.
The medium I chose to use when bringing color to my artwork was pastels, as well as color pencils. I didn't wasn't to use paint because I put in allot of small details. And I wanted them all to be captures. I felt as though paint would overshadow them.
At first I wasn't to comfortable with being in a art class but when I was introduced to Aurora Robson, an artist who used all recyclable materials to create beautiful art work, I became more interested. I wasn't good at drawling or painting so I didn't like using those mediums but then I realized recyclables thing could be my medium.
For our project we were asked to make something out of recyclable materials that meant something to us. So i had to think of something that meant the most to me, and the first thing that came to my mind was clothes. The things I wear on my body man a lot because their how I express myself. So I decided to make a dress out of recyclable materials.
I worked with a partner on this project and we used materials such as trash bags, plastic cups, wire, bottle caps as well as news paper. She created the skirt and I created the bra. We used the trash bags to create the skirt. And we used plastic cups wire and cloth to create the bra.
We didn't get to finish the project but its a work in progress and we do plan on finishing below is a preview f our work so far.
Below is apart of the skirt as well as the start of the bra.