A journal of a French revolutionary

My character is Charles, he is a peasant of the Third Estate. He lived through the French Revolution and he experienced major events and why was it so important.

I think the French Revolution was successful and worth it because the social structure and economy were unbalanced, people in the First Estate and Second Estate can do whatever they want, but the Third Estate has to pay taxes. After the revolution, people gained freedom. It also changed the perspective of people and modern Europe, because it was the first country to abolish the monarchy. Therefore, I think the revolution was worth it.

 

 

The end of the French Monarchy

This is a picture of the Reign of Terror. After King Louis XVI was guillotined, Maximilien Robespierre becomes the leader of the Jacobins in 1793. However, the revolutionaries were not happy, because Robespierre was cruel and he killed almost 17,000 people including politicians and commoners who disagree with him. Finally, revolutionaries had enough of killing, they arrested Robespierre and executed him.

This video introduces one of the most important revolutions in history, the French Revolution. I explained 4 key events and changed and continuities happened during the French Revolution. I hope you enjoy this video.

Picture citation: https://www.britannica.com/event/Reign-of-Terror

“Is Napoleon Bonaparte Hero or Villain” French Revolution infographic by Jack Kikuchi

 

In my opinion, Napoleon was a great hero, his courage and ability to judge brought him to power. First, he was talented in the military, he won most of the battles by using his strategies which is very crucial. Second, the most significant contribution he made was the Napoleonic Code. The French legal system and some of them are still existing today. To sum up, his actions and accomplishments made him a great hero of France and the citizen of France.

Russian Revolution Video journal by Jack Kikuchi

This is my video journal:

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  1. My character’s name is Dimitri, he is a middle-class factory worker, he used to be a soldier, but when Lenin came into power, Lenin improved his social status. Dimitri and the other factory workers contributed a lot to the November Revolution. He is thankful to Lenin for all the things he got, but he also dislikes Lenin because of the civil war and the famine he created.
  2. My personal opinion about the November Revolution is that although Lenin created some tragedies the revolution is worth it. After the revolution, Russia had improved a lot, such as industrial and military.

Alex Rider Stormbreaker resolution blog post by Jack Kikuchi

I made a book cover about the resolution of the book Alex Rider Stormbreaker. I chose a picture of a spy on the front cover because this book is all about how Alex becomes a spy and he manages to stop Sayle from activating the biological virus at the London Science Museum. The quote “When the doorbell ring at three in the morning, it’s never good news.” This quote shows that something bad will happen during the night, you will never know. Another quote “In the old days, spies had done they’d done because they loved their country because they believed in what they were doing. But he’d never been given a choice. Nowadays, the spies weren’t employed. They have used” This quote demonstrates that career changes over time, and it might not be popular. I assume that the theme of this book is you should never look down upon a teenager because he is young. Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, who send Alex to Sayle Enterprises, they don’t believe he can accomplish any mission, even come back alive.

About the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Horowitz

About the book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stormbreaker

Do boxers deserve a bad reputation?–By Jack Kikuchi

A hundred years ago, the British begin to trade with China and Asian countries. British had traded opium and caused a war in China, The Opium War, after the opium war, China was forced to sign a treaty to give away Hongkong to British, also many European countries occupied part of China. There was a group of people wanted to protect China from foreigners, British call them boxers, later then, the Yellow River is flooded, after the flood it’s drought, farmers’ crops and animals had died. The boxers believe that the missionaries did that by using magic, the boxers killed two German missionaries, When German know this, German leader Wilhelm II sends a fleet to Shandong, the Qing government offers to lease Qingdao to Germany for 99 years. The boxers block the railway from Tianjin to Beijing, therefore, even if the foreign soldiers arrived at Tianjin, they cannot reach Beijing. Finally, the Eight-Nation Alliance Armies sneaks into inner Beijing by going through the water gate and defeats the boxers. I believe that boxers deserve a bad reputation for all the bad things they did.

Book “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen protagonist interview

“Hatchet” protagonist interview by Jack Kikuchi

  1. Q: What is the first thought when the pilot had a heart attack?

A: I was very nervous and trying to do C.P.R. on the victim.

 

  1. Q: What did you do when you notice the pilot is dead.

A: First I didn’t know what to do, but then I remember he had told me how to use the rudder to control a plane.

 

  1. Q: How and where did you land the plane?

A: When the plane is run out of fuel, I tried to find a lake for landing and as slow as possible.

 

  1. Q: What did you eat during the time in the wood?

A: I ate some berries for the first few days, but I started to make weapons and hunt some fish to eat.

 

  1. Q: What did you make during the time in the wood?

A: I made a fish spear using a hatchet, which took me a few tries, and bow and arrow using shoelaces.

 

  1. Q: How did the rescue team found you in the forest?

A: I swim to the bottom of the lake and go into the plane wreck and saw a survival pack, it surprises me. I opened it carefully, there were some emergency foods, fork and knife, an emergency transmitter, and a rifle in the pack. I turn on the transmitter because that’s the only hope, the next day, I was waked by the roaring over my head, I knew it was the rescue team, and I cannot believe my eyes.

 

A paragraph explaining how the interview shows the character development in the rising action and climax of the book: This interview shows the protagonist’s mood throughout the story and climax.

 

About the author: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/23384/gary-paulsen

Jack’s exposition blog Task A4 “Refugee” by Alan Grantz

 

Josef Isabel Mahmoud
Josef is a Jewish boy living in the 1930s in Nazi Germany, his family has the risk of sending to the concentration camp.

 

Brave

Loves family

 

 

Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. She is facing riot, plaguing, and starving in her country. She hopes to find safety in America.

 

 

 

Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015, his homeland was torn apart by the destruction by violence and war.

REFUGEE

In the exposition, we can tell Josef is a brave boy and he loves his family. Three characters all have things in common, they have to leave their house and country, but Josef has a different story, his dad is in the concentration camp. Six months later, Josef’s dad was released from the concentration camp, however, the condition is they have to leave Germany in fourteen weeks, and the only place they can go is Cuba because Germany took over Cuba six years ago.

In Cuba 1994, Isabel is facing riot, plaguing, and starving, the war just ended, many people had lost their job because many people grow sugarcane in farmland and after the Soviet Union had fallen, Cubans are starving and they even eat animal from the zoo.

Mahmoud is living in a modern city in Syria. The protests on the street are very dangerous. Syria was ruled by Bashar al-Assad, a president who has elected for twice, nobody can run against him.

In conclusion, the three characters in the story have many similarities. “Josef learned that his family wasn’t the only one the Nazis had attacked that night”, this sentence means many Jew family were attacked during that night.

 

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