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A Disastrous Week in the Life of a High School Student April 30, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 11 English 2007.
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As you know, you’re expected to complete 5-7 entries in a diary talking about a disastrous week in the life of a high school teacher. To give you an idea of what is expected of you, I’ve written my version of a day in the life of a High School Student:

A DISASTROUS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Day 1:
I woke up at 7.50am, after staying up late chatting to my mates on MySpace. I watched TV for half an hour while eating three bowls of “Sugar Pops” and txting more of my mates. Then I went down to Croydon Station and hung out with all the other station rats. While I was there, I got in a punch on, which made me late to school. My English teacher, who is AWESOME, was very understanding and gave me a redemption for being late. He asked me to use my imagination, which I found very very hard. It turns out I don’t have one. Weird. In the next class, I got in trouble with my maths teacher for chatting to my mates (not homies.) He sucks, like, totally.
After school, I went back to the station and got rolled by this massive dude from Ringwood. He took my English teacher’s keys, which I had stolen. Serves me right, because I am evil.
Then I went down to Eastie (the land of East) and hung out at Macca’s. I ate four big macs and then went home for dinner.
As soon as I got home, I checked my MySpace. I found I had become friends with a 45 year old man from Mexico. AWESOME! Then I chatted on MSN for, like, hours. Then I had a Nanna Nap. When I woke up I played Mario Kart on the N64. I listened to Emo music very loud and made my family angry. But I didn’t care.
It was the best day ever.

Vietnam War April 23, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 09 SOSE 2007.
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Here is the presentation Chris and Nicole gave:

The Vietnam War by Chris and Nicole

Here are the questions:

1) Why did the USA want to stop the North Vietnamese from taking over the whole country?
2) Why were the USA worried about what might happen if they invaded Vietnam?
3) Why did the Americans want to make the South Vietnamese “the Good Guys”?
4) What was difficult and different about warfare in Vietnam, compared to earlier conflicts?

Here are some extra details:

AUSTRALIA IN VIETNAM

1962 – Australia are expected to take part in the conflict because of the ANZUS treaty, which says that if Australian New Zealand or the US are involved in any conflict, the others will also take part.
– the first Australian troops are sent

1964 – Kevin Conway becomes the first Australian casualty
– conscription is reintroduced in Australia. This is quite controversial and fiercely opposed by the ALP

ANTI-WAR Sentiment increases throughout the 1960s. By 1970, hundreds of thousands of Australians are protesting against Australia’s involvement in the war.

1971- Australia begins to withdraw troops

TREATMENT OF VETERANS is very poor, compared to earlier wars. Many Australians didn’t want to be seen supporting soldiers who had fought in Vietnam because they didn’t want to be seen supporting the conflict. The Returned Servicemen’s League (RSL), which supported soldiers from conflicts wouldn’t allow Vietnam Veterans to join. They were said not to have been fighting a ‘real war’ and therefore betrayed ‘the ANZAC spirit.’

Middle-Ages Timeline April 19, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in 8A.
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This term in SOSE, we’re going to be looking at the Middle-Ages. While we do this, we’re going to be making interactive timelines that allow us to keep track of what we learn as we go through. To start off, we’ll put in the dates and details we know already. You should also add any pictures you find and even music or video clips.

GO HERE:
http://www.learningtools.arts.ubc.ca/timeline/

Reflections on English April 18, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 08 English 2007.
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Welcome Back!

Before we get started on this term’s work, let’s take a few moments to reflect on the work we did last term. We’re also going to spend today getting our digital portfolios up to date. Hooray!

For those of you with short memories, your assignments were:
Fox Assignment
Movie Review & Questions
Superhero Story

We also worked on writing from different points of view, commas, apostrophes and full stops, and writing dialogue.
TASK ONE:
Write a blog post in which you use the following prompts to talk about how you think you worked last term.

The best work I did in English last term was… (Explain Why)

The most interesting thing I learned in English last term was… (Explain Why)

The assignment I most enjoyed was… (Explain Why)

The assignment I least enjoyed was… (Explain Why)

The book I most enjoyed reading was… (Explain Why)

Other things I have learned in English…

I found I learned most when I…

I could have learned more if I…

The environment I learn most in is…

What I think I need to work on this term is…

How I think I can make sure I’m working to the best of my ability…

TASK TWO: Digital Portfolio

Add your work from last term to your digital portfolio. For each piece, you should write a small paragraph containing the following:

WHAT THE WORK IS
WHAT YOU ARE HAPPY ABOUT
WHAT YOU FEEL YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER/WHAT YOU WOULD DO BETTER NOW.

You should also put in a link to your blog. Write a piece about your blog and put that in your portfolio too.

Viking Reflections April 17, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 08 SOSE 2007.
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The most important thing I have learned about Vikings is…

The most interesting thing I have learned about Vikings is…

The most surprising thing I have learned about Vikings is…

Other things I have learned…

I found I learned most when I…

I could have learned more if I…

The environment I learn most in is…

Write up the questions above in full sentence answers in a Word Document. This is to be put on your Digital Portfolio, along with the assignments you have completed.

Once you’ve done this, copy and paste your writing on to a new post on your blog.