This year in humanities we have progressed so much and now we know much more than at the beginning of the year, I am going to tell you through a few projects this year what I have done and where I was before we started certain projects. First, I will start with membean membean is a vocabulary website which in my opinion helps a lot with when we write papers and other written projects I started the year on level 2 having to go 299 words once I completed that I was on level three I have now completed 16 words of level 3.
We learned about the aspects of a civilisation and we learned about Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Rome etc. We worked to the one aspect that we chose to do the voices of an ancient civilisations I chose the aspect of Egypt which was about mummification. This second semester I learned so much when we did the informational argumentative podcast. I related back to mummification as it was apart of their religious belief and for the podcast I chose religion as what I picked to do Gifts and Curses Of Religion. Where I learned the positive and negative effect of religion.
These past two semesters I have loved coming to humanities and I will miss ms. Guggisberg’s class.
Today I will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of ancient government. The first form of government was Monarchy followed by oligarchy and then came tyranny and democracy. During This time period there were advantages and disadvantages for both the power in authority and the citizens .
The first form of government was the Monarchy.the disadvantages in a monarch polis was that the citizens did not have a voice and couldn’t voice their opinion. It’s a advantage and disadvantage to be the oldest son it’s an advantage because you are the air to the throne and also your siblings might want you dead. There was an advantage for the king that he had all his citizens frightened of him and the authority.
The next form of government was oligarchy. The advantage of a oligarchy polis was that the men could overthrow the king . The men in power could exile the citizens so that their polis was “free of bad people.”the disadvantages were that when the men in power to make a decision they would have a argument and would fight a lot .the citizens enjoyed certain protections but although they lacked political power.sometimes the oligarchy would harshly and eventually the citizens over there it.
Oligarchy and monarchy were two of the four different types of government systems that took place in Ancient Greece .the reign of this time period was 3000 years until the idea of a democratic country came into power .
The reflection for service learning
Service learning day was yesterday where we first played the ice cream simulation where our goal was to build a community work together and use our time and money efficiently.
We also learned about how sympathy and empathy and how both those ways were affecting the person with a problem. We learned that when you are going to a hard time and someone makes you feel better you only feel worse .and it’s not nice to say it’s okay because to them it might not be okay.
We then split up and go to our advisory where we got problems that affect us and our
planet.I chose child labour and used someone as my main reference using Kailash Satyarthi quotes and wrote about how one child having a childhood can affect us .
We then gathered in the HOP and watched a TED Talk that talked about the small moments which have the biggest impacts they are called lollipop moments.we also wrote by gate to something we believe can lift someone’s spirit when they are walking by and read it .
I wrote that
It starts with you
Meaning that one can make a difference because a movement starts with you .
The purpose of service learning day was to know that we are very fortunate and for us to pay it forward each and every day and it’s the small moments that really make a difference.
I chose to go in depth about the mummification ,because I was really interested in how the ancient Egyptians preserved the body of a pharaoh was preserved for hundreds of years . I used noodletools to take notes related to the four river valley civilisations we researched about . We learned how to cite sources and give credit. We learned the cultural universals which are the aspects which define a civilisation. I was interested in how man and woman lived hundred of years ago.we used green screen to record ourselves and added a background which related to our topic .