STOP PLAYING GAMES Hello this is RBL and welcome to another blog post. This is my first blog for my Forbidden Books class. For this first unit our main topic was Politics. To start off we looked at Socrates, and how his thoughts and reasoning changed others. One of the biggest things that I learned from him is the Socratic method. The Socratic method is a process of asking a series of difficult questions in order to understand someone's reasoning. Now this process was so powerful that he even passed his methods onto children, who ended up questioning other people in their society. Socrates was sentenced to death for passing on his advanced thoughts to the youth. Parts of this method still affect our thoughts today. This led to my class action project this term, which was to create an original Socratic method video. For this video I worked with my partner KT. We both like playing different games which inspired us to create a video based on video game addiction. For this we had KT b

The Better Bag - By RBL

The Better Bag Hello my name is RBL and welcome to my blog for my school class biomimicry. If you don't know already biomimicry is looking at nature and seeing how we can learn, or adapt based off of it. In the start of this class we got to learn about plants and animals. Along with that we also got to look at some of the simple lessons that nature can teach us. Some of the lessons that I got from nature are being aware of water temperature, recycle carefully, and be careful of what you eat. For the class itself we also had field experiences where my class had the chance to get outside and see nature first hand. To learn about plants we went to the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Along with that the next day we got to go to the Lincoln Park Zoo to learn about how animals can adapt to nature as well. We even went to Plant Chicago where we got to learn how some people used different concepts of closed loop systems. This led up to our action project where we get to research organisms of ou

Black rhino's population change - By RBL

Black rhino's population change - By RBL Hello this is RBL and welcome to my last action project blog for my population class. In this blog I made a video talking about the black rhino's population, how's changed overtime, and how humans have changed their population growth. Here's the video and I hope you enjoy it. "Head On I - Black Rhino"   by  Lawrence OP  is licensed under  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Please note: If the video doesn't load in my blog, please click the made with clipchamp button to view my video in a separate tab. Sources:  “Black Rhino Population.” Our World in Data, Global Change Data Lab, Kurnit, Jennifer. “Diceros Bicornis (Black Rhinoceros).” Animal Diversity Web , University of Michigan, 2009,  “Black Rhino.” WWF, World Wildlife Fund, https://www.wor

What makes a hero? - by RBL

What Makes a Hero? Hello, this is RBL and welcome to my third and final action project for my class called Stories. In this unit, we learned about the theories of the hero’s journey and how different characters change throughout different stories. If you don't already know, the hero's journey is a theory made by Joseph Campbell. It is a theory based on the idea that most known heroes in common literature go through. Connected to that, we also talked about the different ways the hero's journey can be different from one another. We also got to talk about different plots for a hero's journey as well. For example, one of our field experiences was watching the movie, "The Matrix" to get a better look at the hero's journey in a really popular movie. We also got to go to Armani's Howard's art studio to see how he encapsulates the hero's journey in his art. This all led up to our action. In this action project, I'm going to take a fictional hero an

Volunteer hours at the logan center

Volunteer hours at the Logan center Hello this is RBL and in this blog I'll be sharing my experience volunteering at the reva and david logan center for the arts. I personally really enjoyed my experience working there for the time I did. During the day I helped to lay out story books so the families who came to the event had something fun to do. I also got the chance to work at the front desk to explain to families how the event work and provided them a good experience.

A trip to Guatemala - By RBL

  A trip to Guatemala hello this is RBL and welcome to this blog post. This action project was for my spanish class where we were supposed to create a travel pamphlet. For the pamphlet we all got to choose a different country to learn about their foods, activites, and things you can do in the country. We also had to show different places you could stay or see in the country as well. I chose Guatemala as my country to research for the project. Here's my pamphlet below and in english as well as spanish: English pamphlet: Spanish pamphlet: Sources: “10 Top Tourist Attractions in Guatemala.” Touropia , LUNAS , DOS. “The Guatemalan Breakfast.” Dos Lunas Airport Bed & Breakfast/Hostel , 24  Jan. 2019,  Marshall, Cassie. “Guatemalan Food: Our 25 Most Popular Guatemalan Dishes.” The Kitchen  Community , International Foods, 31 July 2021,

A crested toad timeline - By RBL

  The Puerto Rican crested toad  Hello and this is RBL, in this blog I will be looking at the interesting timeline and outline of the Puerto Rican crested toad.  I chose this species because I’ve always liked how they look. I also think that they look very unique in lumps on their skin as well. Puerto rican crested toad (male) - "Puerto Rican Crested Toad, male / Sapo Concho Puertorriqueño,macho" by USFWS/Southeast is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Taken on May 14, 2009 What is the Puerto Rican crested toad? In Binomial Nomenclature, the spider crab is seen as the  Peltophryne lemur. It’s the only toad to be native to different parts of Puerto Rico, but hasn't found anywhere else since. How have they changed overtime? They were first found in the northern parts of the karst belt. The Karst belt is a wetland that lives almost entirely off different karst for its water supply. Karst itself is an underground cave-like center The karst region harbors the richest biodiversity in