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For this project I researched the most ideal exercises for training for long and triple jumping.
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For this project we worked to tell the untold story of unconventional teacher fund rasing in Philadelphia. From microgrant dinners to parent initiated car washes, people invested in education in Philly and doing a lot to continue financing the school district. One of the most challenging things about the project was choosing which stories to tell because there are so many people doing great things to fund their schools. This kind of story doesn't receive a lot of attention because most people only want to hear about how much the school district is losing and simply the hard numbers. I hope this story and those involved get more attention soon because it is important for the citizens of Philadelphia to know that individuals are doing whatever they can to continue education here. I learned about how much people care about students in the city and has given me some hope for the future.
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For my project I worked with the building owners of Science Leadership Academy to get permission to submit an application to the Philadelphia Department of Recreation to get trees planted on the 2100 block of Arch St. Before I appealed to the building owners I first took a tree tenders class from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to further my knowledge of trees and to provide more credibility for why I wanted these trees planted. After I met with the building manager and convinced him that what I was doing was something good and would not affect him negatively, the trees were planted and now are growing well. For the future I am working with other SLA seniors to incorporate tree caring into an ILP for next year. As of now the city it taking care of the trees but next year it is up to the owners. This process is one that I have really enjoyed and means a lot to me. I wanted to leave SLA a better and greener place and now I have fulfilled my goal!
In this graphic, we are seeing how many people would have good or bad drinking water. What stands out is that in reality only 13 people would have improvised water instead of the 50 or so that myself and the class thought.
This graphic is about how many people would get secondary education. It seems that I did not give enough credit to the general people because my estimates were way off of those of the researchers. The class is seems was also off but not to the extent I was. Despite all the news about uneducated children in other counties The amount of people in the world with education is much larger with those without. In fact it is a kind of comforting notion.
This last graphic is about literacy by gender. In this one again both myself and the class were off in our estimates but the fact is that many people in the world do know how to read and we underestimated them. I think that truly we do not give enough credit to people in other countries, these numbers show that a significant percentage of the world can read.
Overall, between my answers and the correct ones I was not very close with my estimations. The ones I was closet on were religion, gender, and technology. One catagory that surprised me was that the gender division would be 50/50. I didn't think the world was that even. I think the reason I was so off with my prediction is I don't think I have a complete understanding of the world and I need to understand other countries more. I think I have a very media skewed view, where most of my information comes from how other countries are perceived and not from actual fact.
The intended audience is well, everyone. There is no set age, race, or class that this is aim towards, it is for everyone. The advertisement aims to include most demographics, including age, race, and gender.The inspiration of this ad came from usual medicine ads. Most ads for medicine include lots of people liked their new medication but the side effects of the ads usually are worse then the illness they are trying to cure. For example some allergy ads have the side effect of a stroke...thats just not right. That is why the ads has a humorous warning label, to make fun of usual medicine ads, and perhaps make people laugh.
This ad is also effective because of the quote used at the top of the ad. "I love to laugh, loud and long, and clear" That quote is from Mary Poppins, almost every person knows that line and reminds them of a simpler time and a movie that most kids love.
If this ad could be redone I think the pictures would focus more of the people's faces and but more laughter centric, or perhaps have humorous pictures of animals or toys, to simply funny things.
The project is about the Romanov Family and the Russian Revolution.
I don't know
It's a way to save my ideas,
my make-believe stories of worlds that live in my head have a home on paper
It organizes my thoughts,
Those family trees of my characters, their ages, interests, secrets, dreams.
I write to remember,
So my ideas won't be jumbled up in the every day thoughts that occupy my mind like a nebulous shroud.
I write to give information
I write so a form of my ideas can be shared with others
That is why I write.
The beauty of writing, thats another reason.
The scratching of a pencil
The swoosh of a pen
the click clack of keys
For some it sounds right, similar to the sound of a cleat hitting a soccer ball or the swish of a ball going through a basket.
That beauty is something that cannot be replaced
That is why I write.
I write because I love it
It feels right,
My gut tells me this is what I was meant to do
It is one of the oldest forms of communication
yet through the years it has never been replaced by any other technology.
No one can upgrade writing
for it's strength and stubbornness
I revere it.
Thats why I write.
The defense played a especially stupendous game only letting seven shots on goal which Doug Wallace (Goalie) saved five of. Usually Wallace's save count is about 30. A difference in this game from others played was that the midfield players completely controlled the middle of the field which gave the forwards more scoring opportunities. This change probably came from Coach VK's position changes and adding more defensive and offensive midfielders. Overall congratulations to the SLA Soccer team and good luck in next weeks games!
Nuestra tema era las relaciones, y como la guerra las cambia. Nuestra proyecta muestra la relación que la guerra rompió y que, después, revuelve.
Para este proyecto, primero hablamos como una tema para las poemas. Necesita ser en relación con la guerra, entonces nuestro tema esta relaciones entre la guerra y los efectos en las personas. Hicimos investigaciones en relaciones en la guerra y selecto nuestras personas. Disidimos en notas de amor entre el chico en La Lengua de las Mariposas y la chica en El Laberinto de Fauno. Después y individualmente escribimos poemas, cuando estuvieron termina, editamos y recordemos nuestras poemas.
En este proyecto nos gustó la libertad que nos dieron para elegir un tema. También nos gustó los personajes sobre los cuales escribimos. Nos cambiaríamos el producto final.
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Describe the most interesting fact or event that you investigated.
-One of the most interesting facts was that many classic disney characters would have gone into public domain and would have been able to be ued by anyone. Also lots of other works would have gone in too, such has Gone With The Wind and Early Ernest Hemingway works
How do the actions of individuals impact the historical record?
-In the real world the law would have never been passed if not for the work of Mary Bono, wife of Sonny Bono who originally wanted the bill. If not for their actions, and those of Disney my hypothetical situation might have come true.
How do systemic changes impact the historical record?
-In my hypothetical situation, one of the main reason the law did not pass was because the public was against it for seeming to unconstitutional. Even though in real times this happened it was not to such a great extent that it stopped the law from passing.
How influential can one decision be in the historical landscape?
Hugely influential, with out some key acts in history, events could be drastically changed. One good vvisual example of this was in the movie "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" Where he goes through the last five minutes before someone got hit by a car and all the way it could have been avoided.
How could this project be improved?
I believe if we had been allowed to use the 60's era there would have been more events to choice from. However I enjoyed the project and think it's really great.
If you had it to do over, what would you change about your process for the project?
I would have chosen an event that had a greater impact of society then mine. I also would have something older.
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a. What went well?
-What went well was the amount and quality of the research we discovered. Each of us was given a certain part of the project to research and each of us found high quality reliable resources.
b. What did not?
-Because most of us were doing individual research and it was all put together by one person, while presenting we were a little unorganized. However by the second time we had everything together and could tell our story.
c. What would you do differently next time?
Maybe during the making of the infograph everyone would be a little more part of the creation process.
d. Specifically comment on the 10 tips for effective infographics -
Which of these areas did you excel in? Which were not so well represented? Why do you think some elements of design were easier or harder to include in the end product?
I believe we excelled in being concise, visual, smarter, different, accurate, attractive, varied, and creative. Maybe not so much in the transparent and gracious. Mostly because I am not sure how to be gracious in an infographic.
By Marina Stuart
Group Mates: Elona M, Shi F, and Mustapha I.
Un tema muy importante en mi libro es familia. Harry no tiene una familia a excepción de los Dursley, quien no les gustan. Los Dursley no tocan cuidado con Harry, pero Veron y Petunia amo su hijo Dudley. Harry pede un deseo que un otro familia fuera a el y toca afuera. Un otro tema es el cumpleaños. Dudley obtiene muchas regalos y un viaje con el zoo. Familia es un importante tema para mi porque su familia le amo en todos situaciones y cuando Harry no obtener este es muy triste. me amo mi familia y no se que yo fuera sin ellos.
Si estoy de acuerdo Almodovar hace divertir en los estereotipos. El toca mucha a el extreme. Los mujeres es mas loca, los hombres amo mucha chicas. Mucha es a la próxima nivel.
En tu opinión y en tus experiencias, ¿cuál es el género de tomar acción y hacer cambios? ¿y según Almodóvar? ¿y según tus telenovelas?
En el película los mujeres toca acción y hace cambios. Pepa entienda hablo con Ivan y calcular quien el fue a fuera a Stockholm con. Ivan y Carlos no toca mucho, simplemente hacen que Pepa dice. En el telenovela el mujer también toca acción y hace cambios. Los hombres escuchan y hace que ella dice.
¿Cómo son diferentes las representaciones de género en Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios y la telenovela popular que miras en clase?
En el telenovela una mujer son de boda, fuerte, emocional, en cargar, y sexy. Los hombres también están fuerte y a veces en cargar. Pero en el película los mujeres están mas locas, emocional, de boda, y en cargar. Los hombres no están fuerte simplemente asustado o obediente.
For this project to be submitted to the National History Day Competition in Philadelphia, I chose to present on women's masculine role in society because the time period I focused on was one of back and forth between women's rights and also how women stepped into a more masculine role in society that is present to this day. The format that was chosen was a documentary. I chose this because it was easy way to make a visual time line of events, which was how the original paper I wrote had been formatted. It was also an easier way to present sources such as pictures and videos. One problem I had was simply the time management, and making sure everything was put together and finished properly. Another issue was making sure it continued relating back to the overall theme of debate and diplomacy, however just the topic of women's rights during the 1900 in general is one filled with back and forth between men and women and their acceptation in society.
What went well was the amount of primary sources I had in the beginning and the myriad that I had in the end. The putting together of the movie also went smoothly besides small technical difficulties. I mostly had a script for the audio before because of the paper I had written on the same topic. If I were to do the project over again I would make sure to focus a bit more on the debate side of the argument and also make the movie longer. I would also tried to get it done in a more reasonable time. During this project I learned a great deal about what it was like for a women growing up during the 1900's and also more about using the movie program on my computer. Also my knowledge of bibliographies and research was expanded by this project. But mostly I am glad I learned and got to experience the experience of submitting something like this to a competition like National History Day.
Yo escojé este anuncio porque es un poco chiflado porque es fácil a buscar y pienso un contrapublicidad. La empresa es Orbit y ellos hacen chicle. Es producido es un Nuevo paquete de chicle. El paquete estuvo nuevo y necesitaba un anuncio porque este tiene un diseño nuevo . Las valores de la empresa son dinero y como costas mira. Las gustan costas bonitas y de los colores vivos. Ellos piensan que todos los clientes tienen los mismo valores.
Personas en SLA están muy sensible a este anuncio porque nosotros nos gustamos chicle. Un ejemplo es cuando uno personas abren una paquete de chicle todos preguntar por un pedazo. Una costa extraña sobre el anuncio es cuando ellos muestran el nuevo paquete una mujer desnudo es manteniendo. No comprende porque pero es muy extraño y hace me piensa eso la empresa piensan que todos personas quieren mujeres desnudo! Información que es no en el anuncio es el dinero gasto y por que un mujer desnudo es en este!
En mi contrapublucidad ella dice “compra obrit porque...una mujer desnudo esta! (y porque gastamos mucho dinero). Los ingenies estuve mismo por el original, solamente los palabras cambia. El original anuncio dice “Una mujer necesita mostré tu cuerpo por una impacto en todas personas. En SLA todas poden un impacto por ser inteligente, pensar rápidamente, o otras. Nada porque que personas perecen. En mi opinión personas debería juzgar a alguien por algo por nos acciones. Mi contrapublucidad es por otras espesas y mostré como estúpido este anuncio es. Si eficaz seria bueno pero necesitó obtenía mi opinión en el mundo.
En mi contrapublucidad yo mostré que mucho es una mentira y como los actores fueron pagado demasiado y no estoy de acuerdo con los mensajes de Disney Channel. También yo puse el signo de “no” en las caras de los hermanos Jonas y Demi Lavado. En el orginal, los valores eran sobre actors quienes están pagado demasiado. Pero los valores de SLA son sobre lo que tú haces por su comunidad. A mi no me gusta los actores de Disney o personas similares. No se si mi contrapublicidad será efectivo pero yo quiero que otros vean mis opiniones.
For this project a classmate of mine, Sofia Luna Frank-Fischer, and myself researched and visited The Curtis Institute of Music. The Curtis Institute was founded by Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist and named after her father Cyrus Curtis. The Curtis Institute today is a prestigious music school which has taught many great musicians. To find out more about the institute visit our website Here.
Question: What motivated you to come out and vote?
Answer: It is the duty of every citizen to to come out and vote, we live in a democracy and being able to vote is a cornerstone of that type of government.
Question; Do you vote in every election?
Answer:I try to always vote and if I know I'm not around I try to get an absentee ballot
Question: Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning?Answer: Radio
Question: Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
Answer: Oh…um, thats a good question, generally yes I usually know.
Question: How about today?
Answer: yes, when only 4 people are running its generally easy.
Question: Do you know why we vote on tuesdays?
Answer: no I actually do not.