I am a nurse, a third estate citizen of Paris, a friend to many, a loyal follower of the king, a hater of the taxes we have to pay. I am what I am. My name is Absolon, I lived through what is called the French Revolution, and I welcome you to read my journal that I wrote about myself as I lived through it.
Many things have changed during the revolution. For example, it ended the Ancien Régime, meaning there were no more three estates, also meaning there were no more unequal tax charge, and just like the Russian revolution, it took power from the churches. But while some things have changed, some have still stayed the same. Even though the revolution changed France from monarchy to dictatorship, it was still absolute, supreme power.
Here is my video for French Revolution
The book by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken”, is a book that proves the fact that humans are capable of surviving through and adapting to almost everything, no matter if it’s physical or mental. The book tells us about the life of an olympic runner, Louie Zamperini. A theme of the book is that us humans can survive pretty much everything, Louie goes through privations, got through more than 2 years in 3 different POW (Prisoners of War) camps, and much more.
Some reasons why the person that is reading this post, whoever you are, should read this book is because this book can be very inspirational, as it encourages you to keep pushing on, no matter what you are facing. If Louie can go through what he did, how is whatever you are facing that is stopping you from doing whatever you need or want to do, how is what are facing compared to what Louie faced anything at all. This book really inspired me to push through whatever challenges that I am facing now. Another reason why you should read this book is that Unbroken stimulates our thinking in many ways. While it is very adventurous, Louis doesn’t give up even after encountering all the problems that occur throughout his lifetime, and he doesn’t hesitate to help others after recovering from his emotional downfall. The events also guide the storyline of the book and encourages the reader to think in each chapter. Something I like the about this book is that the author — Hillenbrand, got information through many different people, including interviews with Louie’s friends, neighbors, family, and historical research from other sources.
A thing I learned from this unit is that you can look outside of the non-fiction book, for example, the internet, to learn more about the people, ideas, and events that you did not understand or the book didn’t include.
Many people do things that they wouldn’t normally do themselves, why? That would be because of the people around us, our actions may be because of what others around us is doing. What others around us does may inspire us to do it as well, even when we wouldn’t normally do it ourselves. The short story “The Little Girl Who Would Not Work” is about a little girl who loves to play all day and is unwilling to work. At the start of the story, the little girl’s mother told her to do some work, but again, she was unwilling to do work. But the she meets different animals that work, which made the little girl want to work as well. The theme of this short story is what others around you do can inspire you to do it as well, even when you would not normally do it.
In the story “The Little Girl Who Would Not Work” by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, the author believes that what others around you do, often inspires you to do it too, even when you wouldn’t do it normally. When the little girl’s mother told her daughter to do some work, she didn’t like the idea of doing work, and would rather go into the woods and play: “But the little girl said, ‘Oh, mother, I do not like to work. Please let me go to the woods and play just a little while before I do my tasks’” (Bailey 1). Work was something the little girl was not willing to do, at least not by herself, without knowing the fact work was almost everything that is around her and in the woods is doing. As the quote shows, she is does not like and is unwilling to do work, even when her mother told her to.
Further along in the story, after the little girl met many different species of animals, and realized that the all do work, she slowly realizes that work is something she has to do, and also something almost everything is doing. When the little girl finally decided to go back home, she said to her mother, “‘Mother, the Squirrels and the Bees… all work. I am the only Idle one. I want some work to do’” (Bailey 2). After the little girl met many different species of animals and realized they all do work, she got inspired to do work, and was not reluctant and unwilling at all anymore. This short story shows the power of the people around you and how they can inspire you to do the things they are doing, and this power becomes more powerful the more people are doing the same thing, whether the thing all these people around you is doing is “good” or “bad”, the things and people around you can inspire you to do many things that you would not normally choose to do.
My Found Poem is from the short story “Thank you M’am” by the author Langston Hughes. The external conflict of this story is man vs. man of the protagonist; Roger vs. the antagonist; Mrs. Jones. The first conflict of the story was when Roger tried to steal Mrs. Jones purse. My found poem showed how the external conflict happened and the woman’s response to Roger trying to steal her purse.
The blackouts are getting longer, the time between each one are getting shorter, if people don’t do anything, they will get enveloped in darkness forever. Young Bruce decides to join a group to fight for power, they have one chance, if they succeed, the blackouts will stop, but if they don’t…
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The second book of the third series, Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River by Erin Hunter, brings readers more adventure and action as the clans fight each other for territory, food and shelter. Lionpaw Jaypaw and Hollypaw, grandchildren of the Thunderclan leader; Firestar has more mysteries waiting for them than they even know about. As they thrive as apprentices, they also find things that they wouldn’t expect waiting for them. Where would that lead them? To the underground tunnels, where Lionpaw meets Heatherpaw? Or way back to the mountains and the tribe cats? But as they find travel to the mountains, they may find answers and secrets they never expected.
Today in humanities, we did a simulation on Ancient Mesopotamia. We were split into 5 different groups, each team has different materials and we had to do a lot of different task (making laws, creating buildings and creating written language) we had to trade until we had the right materials to build the “top secret formula” (we weren’t told that whichever group makes it first, wins). During the activity, I didn’t just do one thing, I did a lots of different parts of different things, like how I did a part of the making laws but I also helped with the language. As a group, we divided the work load up by everybody not just doing one thing, but different things (only one person did the trading). I think that our biggest accomplishment as a civilization was how we finally got the spoon, because that was one of two things (the other one was tape) that we were missing to make the “top secret formula”.
Our weakest point as a civilization was that we weren’t really communicating much, and that most of the times, we were just working on our own. Also, our materials weren’t the best (although it was ok). If I could do this activity again, I would change our “natural” material basket and that I’ll try to communicate more with my teammates.
In humanities class, we were studying about ancient civilization, this is the video we made.ENJOY!!!
Whenever I’m at school, I’m hungry, so get out of my way when I’m sprinting to lunch.
Correction, I’m always HUNGRY!