This quarter all the things I learned was about propaganda. I did a brief presentation, an essay and a test on types of Propaganda and its uses. In the presentation I explained what techniques were being used in the Pepsi v.s. Coca-Cola advertisement. My essay was about Libya's manipulation of perspective towards America, through different propaganda techniques. In the end of the quarter I did a test about propaganda techniques used in ads and it fully depended on how fast and correctly you could answer each question. The things I did well is the essay since I revised and peer-edited it numerous times to make it perfect. The thing I need to improve on is the presentation is that I should follow the instruction and while doing the project I should have my rubric on my side so I can always take a look at it and fix any unwanted errors. I got a low score for the presentation since I accidentally forgot to put the sites in the footer of the presentation. To make sure this won't happen again, I would follow instructions and refer to the rubric/instructions for everything I do. This relates to the Global Context Scientific and technical innovation since the innovation of communication (propaganda) led to better persuasion.
In this subject I learned and studied about a book titled Banner in The Sky. It was a novel about a boy who climbs a very tall and dangerous mountain, called the Citadel to avenge his father. I did literature circles, where we get to discuss and represent the book in many ways in a group. After the literature circles, I worked on a packet consisting questions for comprehension and understanding of the book. In the packet there were a series of questions in each page and charts which were challenging. Finally, after I completed the packet I got a pleasing 8 out of 8 which was exquisite, and I hope to maintain this score. I got this score because I placed hard effort and communication in this packet, which led me to this score. The Global Context that is applied is Globalization and Sustainability. This Global Context is applied because I basically explored the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities (which was the book's setting and attributes of life). Secondly, there was opportunities and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness (which was the conflicts and plots of the book). Finally, there was the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment (which was precisely mentioned in the book I read). The teacher's comment I got was, "excellent, keep it up".