During the in-class presentations I learnt that prejudice, racism, stereotypes, and identity are all connected. And identity is what determines the prejudice that is done to you. Because your race or physical appearance is what is used against you.
Comparing the word and presentation, in the word web I saw almost no connection between the words but after the presentation I know have an understanding of how all 4 words connect to each other. And during the word web I did not know what prejudice meant but now I am able to understand what the word prejudice means.
1. Race shapes the way we see others and ourselves by the acts of one person of that certain race. And that person shapes the way we or others see of that race, such as if a white person is seen eating a lot we might assume that all white people are fat (not true).
2. Our ideas of a certain race may affect how we act against whether it be from fear or stereotypes. In the Dyer worksheet we see that Dyer’s ideas to the colored community affect the way he treated them. Such as making racist jokes, or yelling insults to the colored community in his car.
During the Government Unit I think I did a good job of understanding the topics in each chapter such as the Bill of Rights and the three branches of government. The only problem I had was on Chapter 8 with the Compromises and the treaties of the north western lands. Next time, I would really like to take more notes and more often because the only chapter I didn’t take notes on was Chapter 8 which was the worst one for me. The best strategy I think was the taking of notes strategy because this helped me review the whole chapter for a test and with highlighting the important notes this made the job easier. What didn’t work was not taking down notes and just reading the chapter over and over because I would leave out minor details when reading that, in turn could have given me a better score. For the next test I would take down notes and revise it by highlighting the important parts and my questions so I could answer them myself.
Image from TCI Video from Youtube “School House Rock: The Preamble”
From the 3 news articles I have read they mostly all have the same facts such as Hong Kong Protesters want to have their own choice in choosing who they want to elect. They want Beijing to give them democracy or the freedom for them to choose who they want to elect. I have also read that the fourth night, Wednesday, was when the protesters started to break. It was when the protesters started to shrink or give up, knowing that these protests would do nothing. Also the use of teargas of the police on the students was not expected by the students, they say that it was uncalled for and Craig Choy a spokesperson of Hong Kong Civil Liberties Union says it should not have been used.
My opinion is that I agree with some of the protesters that protesting against Beijing will most likely result to nothing, especially with Beijing and the police force not softening their advances. I do think it is good that the youth of Hong Kong are trying to fight what they believe and want such as Joshua Wong, a student who lead the Scholarism. I am still unsure what side I am on because the protests are disrupting some of the peace in Hong Kong especially those who want no part of this, I want the peace to stay throughout the Hong Kong. Even though I am not yet old enough to understand fully what is happening or to participate I want my own choice when I grow up to pick who I want to lead me.
Why do people want to be on Beijing’s side? Do they want to be controlled or do they want to have only one perspective to which country or government is the best? I want to learn about what is in the mind of the people who are in the pro-Beijing side because I don’t understand why they want to be on the Communist side rather that the Democracy side. And even with the protesters knowing that most likely nothing will happen how are they still able to stand their ground and protests?
Image from: Kirdy, Euan. “The End of Trust? Hong Kong Sees Police Force in a New Light.” CNN. Cable News Network, 07 Oct. 2014. Web. 07 Oct. 2014.
During this unit I learned about the Geography of Native America and their culture. And how the geography affected the culture and how the Native Americans lived where they were. In the survey/form for Unit 1 I used the dance and both the most fun part and most frustrating part of this unit. I put this here because I think that the dance was a chance for us to make what we read into something physical and that was fun. But having only a limited time frame to do make it is frustrating. I got a Gold Iroquois League Badge, I think this is appropriate because I did have some AE’s in the tests especially in the multiple choice ones. And for the Work Habits I think it is also appropriate because I only had one missing assignment this unit and I got a green slip for having after-school help. A strategy that didn’t work in this unit was doing the dolls activity because I didn’t really learn anything from it and I wasn’t able to fully understand why we did it. A strategy that did work was using the large note sheet that we took notes on to help us study. For a goal I want to go to after school help at least twice to help with the assessment studying and even homework.