Greek and Roman Day – Temple Building Reflection

For Greek and Roman Day, I worked with Andrea to build a temple for Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld. We named our temple “The House of Hades” after the novel by Rick Riordan. Our main colours for the temple were black and red since black and red were both death like colours. We found that we could use glue sticks as our columns, covering it with paper. Then we had a template for the temple frieze, so I started to draw the complete frieze and colouring it with black and red. It took me two days to complete the frieze template, which gave Andrea enough time to cover all 16 glue sticks. Our 16 columns were to be stuck on the base, then the roof, which was a rectangular based triangular prism made from cardboard. We didn’t glue the roof to the columns because people needed to use the glue sticks for the mosaic project. That was one of our biggest problems because our temple collapsed since the glue sticks were taken away.

That was what I wanted to say if we had a chance to change our temple. Instead of using glue sticks, we could have used better items like fat marker pens or just stuff the inside with fluff or make cardboard columns so it would be stable. Our temple fell in the end because people had to pull out the glue sticks in order to proceed on the mosaic project. The statue needed a bit more work, because the Hades statue was rather too tall for the roof, so we had to cut a bit of his feet off then slant him so that he looked rather deformed. Part from the major problem on the columns and the minor issue for the statue, I think our temple was cool. It may not be realistic since there might not be black marble or red marble.

“Inside the Walls of Troy” Review

“In the beginning of the book Helen deceives her husband and sails off with the stunning Prince Paris. At first Cassandra, Paris’s sister has a lot of hatred toward Helen. Later on she can’t help but start to like the beautiful and friendly young woman. This book is all about the growing friendship of two women inside the walls of Troy.”

This caption from the reviews of the book Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren really summarises what the book says. I agree with this caption because in the sentences, it also says much about the expressions and appearances of the characters.

“In the beginning of the book Helen deceives her husband and sails off with the stunning Prince Paris” From this sentence, you already know that Helen had been forced to marry her husband, or Menelaus, and later fell deeply in love with Prince Paris, which we know is stunning in a handsome way.

“At first, Cassandra, Paris’s sister, has a lot of hatred toward Helen.” From this sentence, you know that Cassandra loathed Helen because of some apparent reason that would be described in the book. You know that this book will also write from Cassandra’s perspective, describing her feelings as she predicts the future of her city, Troy.

“Later on, she can’t help but start to like the beautiful and friendly young woman.” From this sentence, you know that the hatred between Cassandra and Helen starts to cease and that Cassandra, just like the other Trojan women, are attracted to Helen. You can interoperate that something is happening, and that Cassandra would probably help Helen with her problems.

“This book is all about the growing friendship of two women inside the walls of Troy.” From this sentence, you know that this book would not be from the mens’ perspective, but from the womens’. You also know that there won’t be much description about the battle outside the walls of Troy, but the battles inside the walls of Troy. You also know that this friendship between Cassandra and Helen need time to develop, for it says “growing” friendship.

Create Your Own Adventure Reflection

I think my CYOA story is overall ME because I picked a dynasty, I chose a emperor to rule that period, I came up with a problem, I had a main character, and I gave choices for the character to chose. Even though the dynasty I chose wasn’t a dynasty that we learned about, but I knew the Qing Dynasty fairly well because I’ve watched two Chinese movies (還珠格格 and 鹿鼎記) that were based on the Qing Dynasty. Also, since I just started re-watching the Duke of Mount Deer (鹿鼎記), I chose Emperor KangXi because he was the emperor in the movie. I also chose the same problem that the main character in the Duke of Mount Deer had: Ming revolution groups. It’s easier for me to do this problem because I can see how complicated it is for the emperor to control these revolutions. Also, I think my CYOA story is overall ME because the page that I did all the research on (click here) and I had about five resources to makes sure that my information was accurate. I’ve run through each resource through the CRAAP test, and at the end of each source box, I put in why this information might be useful to me in the story. I did use the information in my CYOA story when the main character meets the emperor and describes how he looks. I also used one of my source’s information on how life was being the emperor’s most trusted man. I had the idea of having the character be the emperor’s most trusted man because my main character was based on the main character in the Duke of Mount Deer. The main character in the Duke of Mount Deer was once a lowly person, but then he fled with his friend and ended up in the palace. In the palace, he served one of the officials and the emperor saw that he could trust the character. After the official died, the emperor upgraded the character so that he was the emperor’s most trusted man, in return that the character was assigned missions from the emperor. In my story, if you chose the right path, then your character would have a similar experience. What I think I need to improve on is try twist the story a bit so that it’s not exactly a replica of the Duke of Mount Deer.

Shang Artefact Paragraph

Artefact: Head of an ax

In the blood-thirsty, war loving Shang Dynasty, people believed that when rich or high social status people died, they had to be served in the afterlife too. This ax head was used to sacrifice innocents so they could serve the royals. This ceremony of sacrificing animals and humans for royal afterlife was mainly because of the religion at that time. Shang people believed that there was an afterlife and a royal could not go on without servants to serve. That’s why this artefact was only found in a royal’s tomb because only royals or important people had sacrifices made for them. So in a way, only people in the top most section in the social structure would have people wield this ax to make sacrifices for afterlife.This artefact was also an incredible evidence of the arts and technology at the Shang Dynasty. With the fact that this ax head was made of bronze, which was scarce at that time, and the fact that the carvings on the ax were good luck charms for afterlife, archeologists found this artefact helping them stepping one more step forward on revealing the life in Shang Dynasty.

Research Post

My Question: 

 Who designed this shoe?

Keywords Used to Search:

Nike Shoe Designer.

Who designs shoes in Nike

What I Found Out:

– One main designer in Design Team

– Tinker Hatfield is one of the famous and main designers in the Nike company.

– A shoe designer earns about $25k to $150k

– Nike allows you to design your own shoes – So it depends who designed the shoe

Reflection about how I approached my research and what I found out:

Even though some websites, for example, didn’t help me find my answer, I could catch some information, such as there is one main designer in the Design Team for Nike. Most websites describe how to be a Nike shoe designer, and I think that means that the Internet doesn’t know who designed the Airmax shoes for Nike, though I’m guessing it’s probably the Design Team at that time.