Blog Post 2

Somethings that I have learned in this unit about China’s population in that a long time ago, China had a bad drought, which led to famine and a drop in the population. I also know that when Mao Ze Dong came to power, he thought that larger families in China would make China more powerful. But China’s population grew too much and in 1979 they established to “one-child policy.” In order to be able to feed everyone in China, they are trying to achieve zero population growth. I also know that most of the electricity from china comes from their power plants that burn coal and pollute the environment. Because China’s population is so large, they are trying to decrease the use of burning coal and increase the use of other, more environmentally friendly sources, like hydroelectric power.

This unit, I am going to try to reach the top level badge. I am going to achieve this by having good work habits, good grades, paying attention and participating in class, and using key terms. Good work habits will help me because it will show that I am a good student and it will also help me study better, which will lead to good grades. I will pay attention and participate in class to show that I have a good attitude. And I will use key terms in my writing to show that I have a good understanding of the topic and what we are learning.

The goal that I had written for this unit was that I wanted to study the packets more and know the vocab words better. We haven’t had a packet this unit, so I couldn’t exactly keep up with that. But I think that I have been okay with my vocab but that I could be doing better with this by studying the vocab more intentionally and more often.

I think that conferences went well because I have been getting pretty good grades and my work habits have been overall consistent. We also talked about getting EEs, and we said that it was about quality, not quantity. My goal for this unit is to try to work towards an EE by always looking at the rubric of the project so that I know what it takes and what I have to do differently than everyone else or differently than usual to get an EE. I will also do this by making sure I use the key terms more often to show my understanding.

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