You don’t have to love them, but please don’t harm them. I decided to create a children’s book that showed awareness to my social issue, animal rights on dogs. Following up with my research question, the goal of my children’s book is to help children understand what are dogs to us. Therefore, the title of my children’s book is called “Dogs to Us”. In my children’s book, I wanted to make the word choice as simple as possible because the target market audience was around 4-6 years old. The children’s book I created was inspired by Mary Peng, the guest that came to ISB, because she talked about dogs as our pets and how we should be treating them.
Since the target audience are young children, in my children’s book, I started out with why would we want to have dogs as a pet. Moving on, I talked about the benefits of having a dog by connecting to the children’s needs and concerns (e.g children’s want somebody to play with them). Then for the most important part, I went in more in depth on the dog and its feelings because the whole point was to show awareness to people who aren’t caring or don’t understand. To conclude, I ended the book with the message, “A dog’s life could be saved” because millions of stray dogs are either dead because of starvation or captured by dog meat eating restaurants. Therefore, the more dog owners there are, the more attention there will be for this particular social issue.
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Posted on05/19/2015|Comments Off on A Look At The World (China Edition)
This is a travel article, called A Look at the World: China Edition, by Anthony, Kyle, Evan, Noah, and me. It is about a few minority groups in China and why where is important. It includes the 5 themes of geography and how it affected their lifestyles.
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Posted on03/19/2015|Comments Off on Cultural Revolution Journal: Life as a Student
The period of the Cultural Revolution lasted from 1966 to 1977, China’s leader, Mao ZeDong, began the Revolution so he could gain his power back. During the Cultural Revolution, Mao told people to destroy the four olds and stopped school running in order to form the new China. Wang Wu was a high school student but then decided to join the Red Guards at the age of 15.
The Cultural Revolution effected China tremendously. Firstly, Mao destroying the Four olds stopped a great chance of developing the country, Mao wanted to change everything so he set the order to destroy the four olds and anything that was western. Another decision Mao made a mistake on was stopping schools from running and making students become a red guard. Citizens could have been very smart if Mao didn’t stop school from running, after schools were opened again after the revolution, most citizens didn’t have the money to afford school so most of the population was uneduacted. Then of course Mao has done positive things, the most positive long term effect of Mao was that women had more rights and gained more power. In May 1950, Mao created the new marriage law which made men and women more equal. These 4 topics were the most important long term effect that Mao had on China.
There are things that changed and still remained the same in the Cultural Revolution. The economy grew rapidly because there were more productions made. More things were opened for China and which made people look forward to the new things outside of China. Life quality became better for people. However the western influences including webpages, videos right now are still banned from China. The Chinese government still doesn’t let China have the ability to access the western influences because they are afraid China will turn into a democratic country.
Even though the Cultural Revolution had already ended in 1976, there are still places today around the world that are very similar to the Cultural Revolution period. Socialist Republic of Vietnam is very similar to the Chinese Cultural Revolution. One year ago, there were violence activities happened in Vietnam. The violence activities were very similar to what the Red Guards had done. Both places decided to use violence to solve their problems.
Posted on03/18/2015|Comments Off on Cultural Revolution in Plain English
Want to learn the key information about China’s Cultural Revolution in only 5 minutes?
With Nicolas, Justin, Jenny, we created the video above of the “Cultural Revolution” in China. The Cultural Revolution is mainly about Mao ZeDong wanting to gain power and then successfully becoming the most powerful man in China. Hope you enjoy it!