Improvements – Capstone project 2018

After Learning – Capstone project

I learned that the situation of Chinese education. Although the quality of education is improving in urban areas, it is still an issue in rural areas. I decided to do this topic and do a documentary about Chinese education because I’ve been through its system, and I think that it’s necessary for me to do some research and compare the difference between the education in China and America and point out what I think needs to be improved. By researching, my opinion changed as well. During the researching, I realized that the Chinese education system isn’t as bad as I thought, and the situation now isn’t that serious, but improvements are still needed. In this project, I learned how to do some proper researching using the CRAP test and the annotated bibliography, so I could identify useful information and get the information I need from the article.

If I could, I would do this project in a different way, like air pollution, because it is also a serious issue in China, and I think students that are doing this project next year can use the same process that we did this year.

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Polymers #4

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Polymers #3

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True or Not?

True or Not?

What is the difference between a utopia and a dystopia? They could seem the same: both have rules and people behave as they should be, but the real thing is that in a utopian society, the truth is revealed everywhere, but in a dystopian society, the truth is hidden, though it can be discovered.

 

In the city of Ember, you might think that it is quite peaceful, because it has been there for 200 years, and people there still live a happy life. But the truth is: they were hidden from the truth. Ember is an underground city, and this wasn’t discovered until 200 years later. The builders could say that they tried to protect the citizens from the disaster, but the truth was they were blinded from the outside world. If you wait for 200 years and just tell them how to escape with no knowledge about the outside world, and words like “boat” and “candles” will be a mystery for them.

 

Just like the example shown above, the truth of benefits has been hidden, but there could also be some circumstances where the evil side of the society is hidden. The present mayor can prove my point with his behavior. After Lina and Doon found the room full of food and mayor in it, they decided to tell the guards to capture the mayor, but they were too naïve. “spreading vicious rumors was the answer. (Duprau, 200) In Ember, no one got to know the truth of the city, because all of them believed in the mayor, and they believed the nonsense said by the mayor, so no one believed what they said.

 

For a city like Ember that had its own lifestyle for a very long time, it needs citizens who have the curiosity and courage to discover things that are new, and that is what makes a change. How do you change a dystopian society? You reveal the truth because the truth is hidden, but it can be discovered.

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Polymers #2

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Polymers #1

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Old Wall, New Wall

Everything is changing. Gone. The place where people used to live, turned into brick walls or a new building. “There must be a construction site nearby,” I said to myself, “they do it one by one until nothing’s left.” The brickening, a plan that makes all old houses disappear, and either a wall or a new house replaces the old structure. This has taken the shelter for many people who lived in the Hutongs. Old people, poor labors, people who didn’t have another place to live were forced out of this area, which eventually caused them to move away from Beijing. Now is a point when the population of Beijing is growing rapidly, and this forced the people out, which caused a decrease of the population, though, in a cruel way, but that’s how the society works.

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Firefight in Plain English

The book that I am did was Firefight, which was written by Brandon Sanderson, and it is the second book in the Reckoners series. In this video, I included a few pieces of information of Steelheart (check more for Steelheart on my earlier post), and I used the video as a piece to explain the theme “revolution” in this book. I explain how the revolution went on and explained the basic logic in the book.

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How Britain Lost Against Their Own Colony

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The American Revolution in Plain English

In this video, Fennel, Emily, Celena, Jason and I explained a few of the important turning points during the American Revolution. The American Revolution was very important because this was the start of the United States of America, and this meant freedom to the colonists, and this is why now the Americans think freedom is so important to them. After the revolution, America turned into a country, not a colony, and they were not ruled by 1 king anymore, they were ruled by a group of people. Even though some things changed, some did not as well. Slavery and women rights were two major issues that weren’t solved until the 1850s. If you want to learn about the turning points in the revolution, relax and enjoy our video!

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