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CRT in Public Schools - By RBL

 CRT in Public schools hello this is RBL here with another blog post. This blog will be based around a video that I've created. It's based around the topic of CRT (critical race theory) that we've been talking about in my class the war on X. I will also post my script under the video if needed. Without further to do, here's my video and I hope you enjoy it. Video Script: Critical Race in Theory (CRT) in public schooling  Over the past 2 weeks in my class War on X, we’ve been studying different aspects of CRT. In this video I’m going to be doing some more research on the topic of CRT. Slide: What is CRT? CRT is the study of different racist acts in the United states and seeing how racism was built into different institutions and has evolved from it. Today it’s seen as the study of race and the different topics connected to the impact of race. With this in mind some schools now want to teach students about CRT and the impacts of racism in the United States. Transition to

Fable Making - By RBL

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Fable Making- By RBL Hello this is RBL and in this blog I will be sharing a fable to you all. Before I do so I made this fable based off a class I'm taking called stories. Fables are shorter stories that usually have animals as the main characters in them that all have a shared lesson. Fables are also important to a lot of cultures and organizations like the national association of black storytellers (N.A.B.S). There important to them because they might show a lesson or moral that the culture might see as important to them fables give the culture something to live off of. If you don't know what a moral is, a moral is a lesson of a story or something a fable is trying to convey. We also had to learn about   anthropomorphism, which means to give different animals human like characteristics. We also had my mother Emily Lansana come into our classroom and share some of her stories to us. My Mom is a professional storyteller an has been telling stories to people for many years.  Thi

The Biggest arthropod By RBL

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The biggest arthropod - The spider crab                                  For this action project I decided to research the the very creepy Spider crab.  In Binomial Nomenclature, the spider crab is seen as the  Macrocheira kaempferi. I wanted to chose this organism because of it's long legs and because I thought it looked like something that didn't even exist. When I found out that I did still exist I wanted to go straight into researching it. I also wanted to  research it because I felt like it looked really unique and I thought it would be good for looking at its taxonomy, morphology, and other unique traits.   From my first research I learned that m ajority of spider crabs live on different Japanese coasts. Under the water most often inhabit the sandy and rocky bottom of the continental shelf and slope and live in the shallow waters as babies and go down to 150 - 600 meters deep as adults. Their diet consists of dead animals and sea plants. Most spider crabs spend their da

The Asylum's seeker's process

In The United States there’s always been a huge population of people that live inside of the country and that number is still rising to this day. There has also been a huge increase in the amount of people who are trying to immigrate to the United States from other countries. Because of this the government has decided to give these people different titles in order to see how and why they need to come to the U.S. There are three titles these people are usually given: refugee, asylum seeker, and migrant. In this paper, I will be looking at the population of immigrants that involves the most amount of people, the asylum seekers. An asylum seeker is someone who is looking for refuge from an outside country because they might be in fear of being killed, or because their country is uninhabitable. The difference between being an asylum seeker and a refugee is that when you're a refugee, you can no longer return to your country and are seeking protection from the government for safety and

The Story of E.S and Sain - by RBL

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My Civilization Creation Hello my name is RBL and welcome to my first action project for my Stories. In the class we’ve gotten to look at different origin stories from past civilizations like the Hopi, Norse, the Cherokee, and the Hebrew. We also had Lily b the Stoop come into our class to play a game based around different stories in our lives. All those things were done in order to help us prepare to create our own original origin stories for our own civilizations. I wanted to create my story the way it is because in most of those stories that we read I see that the sun isn’t really given any source of life or extreme importance. This is why in my own origin story I wanted the sun to be the starting point of my civilization. Nature I believe isn’t looked at enough seeing that all over the world a lot of different parks and forests are being torn down in order to create more cities and buildings. Which is why I wanted to create my story the way I did. Thank you for reading and let’s b

How to create a classroom

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What is GCE? Well in more traditional terms it stands for global citizen experience but during this week I got to learn more about what Gce is and what my goals are and should be while being at the school. In this relatively smaller blog post I will attempt to answer this question in my own way. First off, what does it mean to be at GCE lab school? This week me and the rest of the school go to learn about what we need to know about what we know about the school and how we can be successful at the school as well. The goal for today was to answer the question, what does a Gce classroom look like? We started today by writing down our ideas together of what we should expect out of students as well as teachers, you can see on the picture here: After that we went into our smaller groups and talked about what other classrooms look like and what we want ours to look like. Then we went out to make changes and designs to how older classrooms looked, and changed them to our personal liking. We

A Day in a instrumental park - By RBL

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What are sounds? How are they different from one another? How can they be changed? As I went to the sonic pavilion festival on August 31st I got to think about some of these things myself along with A lot of other students at GCE. While we were there we got to hear two different sound displays from speakers we overheard at millennium park. Those two being Kioto Aoki’s “Sonorous Admittings” that was made using Taiko drums. It was truly interesting to hear such a drum display because of how from the speakers they made it sound as if the drums were being played from many different distances so this made it really nice to hear. I learned that depending on if you played the odaiko (big drum) or the smaller taiko drum, the gaps in between makes them sound a lot more powerful and vibrate to be surrounded by the different drums. other being Natalie Chami “Along Dusk” or TALsounds. This was the last piece she created before she left Chicago and it felt meaningful for how relaxing and chill min