I had 3 different activities that I feel like helped me the best way to comprehend the complexities of the Cold War.
• The Cold War through multiple intelligences: What I did in this activity is explain what led to the cold war, different ideologies back then. This helped me because it helped me understand the cold war better, I worked with a partner, and because most of the activities were fun.
• History Mock Questions: In this activity I worked with a partner and we did two exam questions and an essay. This helped me because it was the first time I had done an essay in quite a long time, and because it was a closer look of what we will be doing when we sit for the IGCSE’s.
• Flipgrids About the Cold war: This activity consisted in recording yourself explaining a topic or a cause of the Cold war, my topic was “The Nazi-Soviet Pact”. I really liked this activity and it really helped me because I was unconsiously studying when I was talking. Because of this, I know most of what happened and what led to the Nazi-Soviet pact off the top of my head.
— One activity that I could’ve done better is definitely the Cold War Note-Taking , because the day the class did the activity with the questions there was a blackout in my building, and I could not do any activities that day because the blackout happened at night and my phone was dead.
The mark that I would give myself for my attendance, participation, and quality of material is an 8, because I have been working hard in my opinion, but maybe I have not participated as much as I should have.
The resolution I’m ready to make for the remaining of this term is to participate more, and not just in History, in other classes too.
You don’t have to panic, you should stay at home, don’t be scared, cause you’re not in this alone. Don’t feel like you are locked up in a dome, to cheer up you could watch funny videos on google chrome. You should be careful, but this ain’t a nuclear bomb, wash your hands until they start to make some foam. If you feel inspired you may want to write a poem. If you don’t feel like your own, feel free to call somebody with your phone. Go to the grocery store and grab things that are delicious, if someone coughs, do be suspicious, because this virus is malicious, grab fruit, that’s very nutritious, be very ambitious
In my opinion normal school is much better because right now everyone is giving us way more work to do than per usual, and my eyes hurt at the end of the day because of staring at a screen for 8 hours. What I like about virtual learning is that I can wake up later than I used to, I can be in class with my pajamas on, or I can work from my bed. another cool thing is that on breaks I can play with my playstation. All in all, not that bad of an experience but at times it can be very hard.
In the last biology class we went to the lab to work with test tubes. I worked with. We were given four test tubes, two with a substance which simulates urine, and two with the same substance but less proportion. We put Benedict to two of them with different substances, and biuret to the other two, then we heated the ones with biuret. After this, their colour changed. We did this to see which of them had a healthier ‘urine’.
Materials: 4 test tubes, a benedict dropper, wooden test tube holder, large beaker with water, a normal dropper a bunsen burner and a biuret dropper.