SS Unit One Reflection

Bartolome De Las Casas Badge

“Bartolomé De Las Casas.” Bartolomé De Las Casas. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 

Bartolome de las casas was a spanish explorer who fought to free Native American slaves.


In this unit, unit one of the TCI textbook, we learned about mapping and geography. We learned about basic features in a map, like a compass rose, key, and title. We also learned about types of map projections,

On the survey, it asked what we enjoyed most about the unit, and I answered the current events game becuase it is really fun and competitive. I feel like I learn better in a competitive environment, even though that sound weird  It is aslo really fun and is almost a break from “boring” classwork.

I was awarded the Bartolome De Casas badge in the bronze tear, and I completely agree with his choice. I think I need to work on my work habits and maybe study a tiny bit harder for tests, but overall i think im doing okay. Bartolome was the badge after the first, and I think that the description is exactly what I thought about my work in class.

One learning strategy that didn’t work last unit was sitting with my friends. We were able to choose our own seats at first, and I made poor choices by sitting with people I like to talk with. This significantly lowered my work habits because I was talking and not paying attention. I think I am doing much better because of the new seating arrangement and think I will be able to improve my work habits.

My goal is to not talk to people by sitting far away from my friends and consulting Mr. Pierce if I am placed with someone I can’t work with. Seeing my work habits kind of opened my eyes and made me realize I need to work harder at keeping focused. I