CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BLOG REFLECTION
1. What was one thing you learned from the simulations we played in class? How did this help you understand the essential questions better?
It helped me understand the essential questions better because I was able to be in a situation when we had to move. Like when we were in such dept on food we were so sad.
2. Reading was a part of Cultural Encounters. When you read the books you were asked to think about your reading. What did you learn about your reading while doing this?
I learned that I needed to focus on the reading of the book because I had to give a presentation about how I lived and what I do. I also had to memorize it so it took me a lot of knowledge to focus.
3. Did the journal entries help you to better understand your character? Why or why not? Explain in detail.
Well it didn't really help me because I am not sure if the things I did to my character could actually happen and I was able to control the story so it always goes my way.
4. What was the best part of your presentation? How could it have been improved?
The best part for me was when I was stumbling out of my hiding place and help the farmers because pretending that I was getting whipped from my master was very fun. I think we could improve by having the farmers to make a louder whipping sound so the crowd knows that I am getting whipped.
5. What was the biggest learning you gained from this unit? Explain with details.
The biggest learning for me was why people moved in the old days. First I thought you just move because of your parents work, but it turns out you sometimes move for freedom. Like when you are a slave you move and when your ruler of your country is attacking you, you flee to another country. You also move because you either live too far away from the river so you don't have enough water supply. Or you move to have a better life.