During this class, I learned more about my host country. I learned the different cultures and the different kind of arts that are being made here. The projects and field we did in classical really helped me to gain more knowledge about India and Delhi. The processes to the understanding India were the different projects that we made.
One was about Delhi and its culture such as, food, arts, and architecture. Then, we also made different power points about the history of Delhi including the seven cities of India. Which was a good opportunity to learn about the history of our host country and the different monuments from history that still exists. Other projects that involved research was the kahoot project and the Gandhi video project. Making these projects were really fun because we got to do it with partners and we could use lots of creativity.
The field trips were so fun because with our friends, we got to experience and learn about the different monuments and what was happening around it. One good highlight for me was the trip to Gandhi Smriti because there were lots of information about Gandhi’s life that was written on the wall and pictures that showed it. It was just a good place to when you want to remember Gandhi’s actions and if you want to learn about it.
How is this exploratory helping you in understanding your host country historical background architecture, culture, and traditions?
In exploratory, we get a chance to find a topic and research it, which helps me learn more about the architecture, culture, and traditions. The seven cities project really was a big part of researching as well as the Kahoot projects which I researched about India’s national holidays. And on the field trips, there were monuments which helps us get to know the architecture.
Express you views about the field trips that you have part of so far.
I really liked the field trips because there were and there will be many opportunities to learn about architecture from the past and now. Also I liked it because we got to go with are friends.
Describe your one exciting memory from class.
I liked making our Kahoot, posters, and presentations. And I could work with different people for each project.
I learned that writing in cuneiform is really difficult when you have to write a sentence. In ancient Mesopotamia, each symbol would represent a different sound, and they would combine sounds to make a meaning of a sentence. But for us, we had each symbol represent a letter in the alphabet, which was easier. And this experience was important because I learned how the writing looked like in Mesopotamia and how they would write each sound.
1. One thing that I learned is that you should never share any personal information including passwords and identity to other people. This is so that no one will come into your account and do something that you don’t like.
2. I also think that you should balance your time online and offline because if you’re offline, you can enjoy the things offline such as, playing with friends and having time with your family. Having offline time can also help with your homework because you can have more time with homework. To do this, you can have a schedule and set up a time of the day when you can go online.
3. We should not download our own apps because the Ipad is a learning tool. And even if we can’t download apps iPads can be fun in other ways. We should always respect others and ourselves online so that we can protect each other.
Today in exploratory we did the third lesson of digital age literacy. It was a lesson on how to balance using the Internet. We took a quiz on how much we use the Internet. The higher points mean the more you use the Internet. I got a point between 20-49. I thought that it was very accurate. And I thought I needed to try to reduce the amount of time I spend on the Internet.
This is a map of the United States of America. And it shows how many people from Sudan migrated to these states as refugees. There were a lot of states that were colored brown which means that only a little group of people migrated there. Most of the brown was shaded light which meant that no one went there. I noticed that Texas had the most number and maybe it is because it is one of the biggest states. Also, Texas is surrounded by states that has less refugees. Alaska is the biggest state but no one really went there. The states that were off the side such as Alaska and Hawaii. There is only one state coloured in orange and I wonder if there is an actual reason or if it just happened. Did all the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan go to the U.S?