While the birth rate in most Western countries is declining, the rate for those in less developed countries is increasing. In the article, "Six Billion in Africa," Africa was reported to have a birth rate of 4.7 births per woman, which makes their population rise at a much higher rate than the rest of civilizations. Once it was important to have large families so that more would be about to survive and help their family around the household. But now as more children are making it through infancy, the estimated population for Africa is about 2.6 billion people by 2100.
I did find something interesting about our culture collage project. In the whole procedure from composition to presentation to others to the review I saw the difference between different cultures from each country and even the diversity in the culture from the same country and I found that interesting. I didn’t actually saw the different branches in the same american culture most people are talking about, but after I viewed some of them I realized that point. Everyone has a different and special viewpoint about their own culture and the large culture that we’re all in.
In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime culture plays a large role. The main character/narrator of the novel, Christopher, has Asperger’s and it affects his actions and his individual culture greatly. Also, Christopher’s family culture is affected by his condition as well.
Hello lovely people! My senior project is about lack of academic and mental health counselors in low income neighborhood (Oakland). The type of field research I will be reflecting on is field observation. In this I created a proposal where I am asking the State of California and Oakland Unified School to provide more funding for high school counselors. After this I posted in Chang.org, where within two days, I receive 50 signatures, and now I have 115 signatures.
Dune, by Frank Herbert, is easily my favorite science fiction novel now. It is a masterpiece of literature and far ahead of its time, requiring the author to imagine and create an entire universe that is very complex, with unique and colorful characters and technology. It is set in the Imperium, a universe ruled by an emperor with many great houses to which he assigns fiefs to defend and rule over in his name. House Atreides is about to trade its fief on Caladan, a planet like Earth, for one on Arrakis, a harsh desert planet that is the only source of the valuable spice, or melange.
If you love thrilling sci-fi stories based on future dystopian societies, then the Maze Runner would be a great choice for you. This book was a wonderful read. Taking place in the Glade, with no one but hopelessly lost teenage boys desperately trying to escape, my attention was caught immediately. The writer, James Dashner, did an amazing job at captivating readers and creating the imagery. He always left me on the edge of my seat, I couldn't put my book down once.
I have recently finished reading Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, and one of the qualities I liked most about it was that it transported me into its world so well that I didn't remember where I was in reality. I have read few books that can do that, so this book is one of my favorites.
I feel confident about finishing my first draft in time. I need to work harder in class and really put together what I want to talk about. I need to find topics for each of my paragraphs and start writing. I need to work at home if I do not work as hard in class this week.
The reason i am not to confident about finishing my fist draft by friday is because i still feel like its so much work that has to be done. I am upset that i feel like this when it comes to writing because this is something i want to do. Then again it might not be a lot of work i have to do because i do overthink my assignments. In the end i always accomplish what is assigned but i hate being worried. As the days go on i'm pretty sure i will feel better about this research project.
After reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, I am extremely happy that I chose this book. This book is not a boring classic, far from it. The characters are real world people with real world problems, a realistic conflict plagues the story, and there is plenty of action and romance for those that enjoy those kinds of things. This story does not have one central character, but instead chooses to focus on three individual characters whose lives are all intertwined. First is Dom Claude Frollo, archdeacon at Notre Dame Cathedral.
The Holocaust was a large event that took place in 1938 to 1945. Adolf Hitler wanted to eliminate Jews, homosexuals, gypsies and cripples/mentally ill people. At first it was only in Germany, but as Hitler expanded his territory, he spread his beliefs. He wanted a nation of people that are one race, religion, physical features, and political views.
My groups research question is “Are there certain groups of young women who are more likely to go through physical abuse?”. Our hypothesis varies because did different sections, but one of our hypothesis was that girls of the age of 12-18 go through physical abuse by men. We also hypothesized the race, effects, and sexual orientation. Our predictions of each other were the same. We all believed the same thing for each section.
My research topic is employment. My group's research question is ¨How is the government helping unemployed teenagers, single parents, and immigrants? Is this a civil rights issue that needs to be addressed?¨ I predicted the research would show me what Oakland is doing for these unemployed people.
So far I've got a lot of information as far as unemployment rates in California. The best source I found is from a California State website. As of right now I can't answer my group's research question.
My groups research question is, “What are Oakland politicians doing to help uneducated people, teenagers, immigrants, and single parents that do not have jobs? Is it a civil right issue, why or why not?” My hypothesis is that Oakland politicians will help uneducated people the most.
Now that I am done with my story, I have to say that I feel more accomplished as a better rounded student. When I began, I was not a writer of fiction, much less a good writer at all. However, with much toil and effort in gathering resources, examples and how tos on how to write, I feel that I have become a writer with my own style, and a good one at that.
After watching my Pre-Preformance for oral presentation in Max speech I noticed that I stopped most of the time which I feel like its not a great idea to start off on my presentation. However I did a good job making eye contact on audience and having memorize my lines. I would rank myself as developing because I feel like I need to improve my presentation skills when it comes to body posture, projecting my voice and lastly speaking clearly because I stumble my words a lot and I have a strong accents.
My most updated research thesis is: Poor Opportunities for the students that the Oakland Unified School is not really giving to the schools to support them. Its almost like Lack of Resources in Oakland Unified Schools.
In Paul Fitzgerald S. J’s article, “ The Horizon of Faith,” http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v9n1/horizon.html , the author writes About how ethics and religion are behind all the choices we make. In other words, the religion we follow and the ethics that we hold, influence who we are and what decisions we make. The author makes sense when he writes of what helps us make decisions, and how can we improve our decision making that always will have influence on us as individuals.
This school year I think I could have done better and push myself to do better. As a student this year I have learn a lot of things about myself and came a long way. I have improve, but I wished that I just had motivate my self more. There was a lot of thing that I thought was valuable in my classes. I won’t say that I have met my goals this year. I have a lot of goals for next year but I am still working on some now so I can fulfill the other goal that I have.
I feel proud of myself as a student this school year. I feel like the most valuable thing in my classes were augmenting my lexicon with more words. I have met my goals by passing all my classes and implicating the new words into new assignments given by teachers. My goal for the next school year would have to be to start off strong, stay strong, and finish off strong.
School hasn’t been very fun or facile, but overall it has been a great experience. Although the end of the school year was hard and the most stressful time out of the whole year, I really think I did good. Besides being lazy and slacking of last quarter my teachers have taught me a lot and I have learned plenty. I feel as a better student this year then I did last year. My academic efforts increased and showed lots of progress. The most valuable thing in my classes was being able to understand the material and learning. Without a doubt I have reached my goals.
The role I played in this Film trailer was the Cinematographer. My group name was the Supah Novas and my job was a little easy but pretty hard at the same time it was to film my fellow group mates on their acting scenes they were in on. I was successful in my role that I record all I needed for this trailer to get it to my film editor to let him edited all the thing to make the film look legit.The things to make it easy was to used my phone and send it to the Film editor to let him edit.
The role that I play in my group is the cinematographer. A cinematographer is basically a person who records a scene from any angles to get a good film trailer or film. I was successful in my role because no one was arguing about how I camera the angle, but some people were camera shy. We also did scenes over and over again to make it better than the first time we record it.
The topic that I have chosen for my research is self publishing versus traditional publishing. I chose this topic because I have always loved reading books who people who are not really famous, more than those published authors who have made a name for themselves. Some facts that I already knew about this type of publishing is that self publishing is more expensive, since the money is coming out of the author’s own pocket. Also there is no guarantee that the work will be perfect according to the author’s skills in editing. In traditional publishing all the work is done for the author.