This is one of my characteristics from my persona but don’t worry the story isn’t 100% true

One piece builds on the previous in an ostensibly random pattern that just so happens to create an alluring creation or a horrifying monstrosity, and thus, the art of formation was a skill that I was given. From the earliest years, I built many things out of what seemed like useless materials. Some good, some bad, but all of them were created to enrich the ability that i owned.

 

As I grew, my ability took root and followed along, slowly becoming more acute. Time passed by and it continued to prosper, new things were discovered and created, and some characteristics were torn down. I began to create marvelous things from time to time and others thought of that single skill as my entire identity, while others saw through it. I was lost, a young boy without direction depending on an singular attribute.

 

I always lost interest on anything over an unspecified amount of time, and thus my creativity began to falter. Like a large carnivorous creature who had starved for days, it began to strike in bursts rather than the fluent ongoing ability that it had been before. I would have thoughts that were more extravagant more brilliant than ever before, but these thoughts would occur less and less, withering over time.

 

I began to question whether or not I would still be able to rely on this as a gift or advantage that I could use, but my ability was not gone yet. It began to give wonderful ideas for many things that would often be forgotten if not acted upon immediately, forcing me to immediately lose interest on anything that I was working on and attempt to put this idea into reality, later denying the idea due to second thoughts.

 

Projects would come and go, as would the ideas, making sudden revisions and adaptations that would lead to it’s downfall. Time and time again this occurred, I was a blank void with nothing to give until the last minute, in which it was already too late. People who seemed to be friends left and I felt worse about myself with every day that passed. I would occasionally lock myself in my room to try to recuperate, yet I did not prevail.

 

The void inside expands over the years, swallowing up my other traits like a dark green mist. I stand away from most the crowds, due to an internal exile, I’m losing my own arguments, I’m losing myself. I still have my moments, but I rely on it too greatly, and soon it may very well just fade away. As a breath exits the mouth, and evaporates into the air, all lives are short. Make the most of what you have, I tell myself, and try to be remembered for who you are, even if it was all just a decaying corpse waiting for something great.

Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of America or World Class Jerk

(Document of learning #1)

In class we went over the first chapter in Howard Zinn’s book ‘A Peoples history of the united states’. The story begins by describing the ‘Arawak’ people and how they were treated when Columbus arrived in America. The story continues on and describes what horrible things they faced and how quickly their numbers diminished. So if you ask me, Columbus is a huge jerk. Here is some questions and answers that surrounded social 9 and the first chapter.

Main Focus

A)1. Where are you?(with respect to social studies)-history,political science,economics,sociology,anthropology,philosophy

  1. Where are you going?

 

2nd Focus

B)1. What interests you about this topic? Why?

  1. What challenges you about this topic? Why?

 

3rd Focus

C)1. What have we done/read/discussed so far that provides an example of the MAIN or second focus questions?

 

Include Quotations, Images (attribute), personal commentary (with specific examples)

 

A)

  1. I am just skimming the surface of history,political science, economics, sociology and philosophy, but I have a decent understanding of anthropology. I have learned of our previous ancestors in regard to Charles Darwin’s’ theory of evolution, covering their approximate appearance, brain size, diet and the time they were alive.

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  1. I hope to go as deep as i can into each category in social studies, finding what i liked and didn’t like about them. I also want to go outside of the curriculum to learn things that branched off of the material that interested me, but weren’t part of the required information. I hope to build on my weaknesses and improve my current knowledge.

 

B)

  1. I’m interested in this topic because it covers many different and interesting categories. I don’t know much about political science and government, besides information gathered from the 2016 election for Canada, but I hope to learn a lot more. I always wanted to get in on political debates and other conversation based on candidates, but I don’t know exactly what to say. Other categories I am intrigued to learn in would be sociology and economics, both which I could also apply to everyday life.
  2. The part that challenges me about this subject is remembering what I have been taught. I have always had trouble focusing on one thing for more than 10 minutes, not because of any condition, just due to a short attention span. When I find something I really like or think is cool I can go a lot more in-depth with it.Social studies has never been too much of a problem with keeping my attention on the task at hand, but it is still my greatest challenge. I also hope to be able to plan ahead and make time for homework and other work delivered to me and get it done well and on time.

 

C)

  1. In the beginning of the year we all took a minor exam to gather information about how each individual had specific learning styles or interests toward certain topics. We also had a class discussion on the matter where you clarified once more. Those both felt normal, but I loved the book that we started to read in class. Unlike other textbooks and worksheets this chapter of a history book had all new facts that I had never heard before One the most unexpected parts for me was “Columbus later wrote: Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on selling all the slaves that can be sold.” Now from the beginning of the book I knew that he wasn’t the best guy out there, but this blew my mind. This got worse when I realized that these slaves that would be sold were only a few compared to the many ‘Indians’ that he murdered. All in all Columbus is a huge jerk, not that anybody else who was in his position wouldn’t be, but honestly, he just plain stinks
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