Yesterday we went to the grade 6 exhibition. At first I was very excited because I could see what the presentations were like so I could prepare for next year. When I first went in I was very surprised because it was not like I expected it to be like. Each team would set up a booth, cover it with wallpaper and stick information on it. Each booth would have different styles and they each had something special. One of them even had tennis rackets, and they would have a ball tied to it with a rubber band. There were two rackets, one old one and one modern one. They let us try both and the difference is that before, the tennis rackets were made of wood and they were heavier. Sometimes I have second thoughts of them researching because I went to the same booth with the tennis rackets, and asked, “Is there a difference between the strings on the modern rackets and the old ones?” I actually learnt the answer before and I just wanted to test them. The person I asked said, “Same”. I knew for a fact that was wrong because the old ones are made of catgut.
Anyway, I went to the another booth that was about how conflicts change what happens now. The group did three conflicts, the Iraq War, the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. They told me I could choose what I wanted to learn first. I chose the Cold War because I never heard about it before. He told me that it was how the “Superpowers” would threaten other countries with nuclear weapons. Superpowers were the countries who were rich and had a lot of weapons. I then wanted to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. It was about how black people have much more rights then what they had before.
Overall I was really impressed with what everyone had and I am looking forward to doing the exhibition myself next year!