Last week on Friday (Nov 25, 2016), we had learning buddies. One person have one partner and you do things together. Last week, the first grade started a unit about Exploration. So the activity we did was exploring through the school. Students in first grade had one destination that they wanted to go to. My partner wanted to go to the 14th floor ( the top floor ). Other students chose to go to the Green Roof or other places. My partner also had to take pictures when going to the 14th floor like the real explores. They took pictures of the staircase and the sign on the staircase that says”14th floor”. My partner and I went to our class and also took some pictures there. They were really impressed with the computers because they didn’t have their own computers. They only had their own I-Pad. I think my partner was very excited for this activity because it is their choice to go anywhere around the school.
On the Friday November 11th , We have our Remembrance Day Ceremony at the LLAC(Leo Lee Arts Centre). Grade 3 and Grade 5 was also at the LLAC. We thought about the soldiers that have died or wounded at WWI, WWII and other wars that have happened in the past.
It was not as same as the assembly when you clap and be joyful. We were silent and when a performance was finished we didn’t clap. We also had a 1 minute silence for thinking about the soldiers. The “Treble Timber Tones” was also singing the Canadian National Anthem and also a song named “Peaceful”. Some students were reciting Poems about the Soldiers.
I felt very sorry for the people who have died in the war because people shouldn’t be fighting for land and stuff. I also thought about the peace that we need for our country and the world. People should be nice to other country and culture.
At the HK History Museum, We learned about the history of HK. Our class 4B focused on the WWII (Japanese occupation) and the Opium War that has shaped HK differently.
At the HK History Museum, I have learned that the name “Opium” came from the Mycotic, a type of drug in the past. The war started because a place named Xin’an county (China) was taken taken over by the Britain. During the war, the Chinese got strict about the trade so, Britain got angrier. The war started at 1840 and finished at 1842. The British won against the Chinese. After the war, some land was given to the British.
About the WWII (Japanese occupation ), WWII started because Hitler attacked Poland. HK was involved because Japan attacked the British Colony of HK. During the Japanese occupation, Japan took over HK for 3 years and 8 months. It started in 1938 and finished at 1945. The WWII finished with the atomic bomb that landed on Japan Nagasaki and Hiroshima. At HK, when the war finished, the post war and the HK was rebuilt.
Long time ago at Africa, people from other countries was competing to take over the land. They had a meeting of what country will take how much land at Africa, but they the other country was still fighting. So each country, they sent a explorer to take over the land. Other counties did the same thing too. Countries tried to take over Africa with explores. Over 500 tribes from many other countries tried to take over the land of Africa. Some countries accomplished to take some part of Africa and some didn’t. The country who accomplished to take part of the land used it as mines to find diamonds and emerald. They also found a type of ore called Coltan. This ore helps make phones like I phone, I pad and Mac.
People around the world tried to get the land of Africa because at Africa, there is many resources than other lands and country. People around the world want to get more resources than other countries. So it means that the countries are competing each other.
This happened for many times and finally all the country now decided the space were equal. If you go to google maps and look at Africa, the most borders are straight.
Long time ago, some of the first robots were made. The robot helped people. Some of the robots are a water collector. When the electricity was invented, a robot that looked like a doll helped people writing words, sentences, and even a story.
Now, High-Tech robots do everything. Some robots help car company make cars faster. Unlike the old robots, they are automatically controlled. They are also reprogrammable so they can do many different things. Some robots are at Hospitals. They help the nurse and the doctor for when surgery is needed. Some robots work at your house. A automatic floor cleaner cleans the floor instead of your parents using the mop every week.
These robots were made because it is faster than the humans doing work. It is also easier because it can help other people. It can be also used at school for educating other students around the world.
This invention helped everyone and everything to get faster and easier for the humans around the world from babies to elderly.