Genius Hour

I AM DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHOOO!

On a slightly less yell-y topic the power point, lesson plan and now blog posts are done.

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Genuis Hour

Genius Hour

Citation thing is due tomorrow and I am just going to do the books as a source. I am kind of stressed out know cause of career fair, but all career fair is a keynote and resume. I can get those done easily. The citation thing is very detailed and thorough which is annoying. For the lesson plan thing I am just going to do a Prezi because that is the easiest thing to do at this point and I am tired of signing up for teacher websites. Like people teacher websites are also annoying.

Genuis Hour

Genius Hour

So I have most of the power point on the classics done I just have to do The Lord of the Flies. Citation thing is still unknown. I have bad news about the lesson plan. I have cchecked almost every single Teacher lesson plan site ever and to create anything on any of them you must have a credit card and I don’t want to ask my mom for one so I don’t know what I am going to do about that but I will think of something eventually. I am glad I did Genius Hour instead of Project Based Learning. Everyone seems so stressed out about it and I am not really stressed out yet. And plus I hate working with people Most people are annoying and lazy

Genius Hour

Genius Hour

So I still don’t know anything about the citation thing yet and I am still trying to find out what source I use or if I do anything at all. I think I am going to just use the books as a source, but since I haven’t heard anything about the citation thing since she mentioned in the first time I don’t know what to do. Right now that’s the only thing I have a real problem with is the citation page. Reading the books I know I can get done eventually I just have to read ALOT.

Genius Hour

Genius Hour

I still have the same concerns about Genius Hour as the last blog post the no rules things is still weird. And I do not know what I am going to do for the citation page thing that’s due. Because my project doesn’t require any actual research just me reading books and expressing my personal opinion about the books and finding modern books that relate to the Classic I chose. I know I will have to think of something as a “Source” but I don’t know what it is going to be. I am also having trouble finding a way to do the lesson plan thing because it is blocked at school but I will have to find some website eventually. I am pretty sure I will use Teachers Pay Teachers if it doesn’t require any money or credit card numbers,

Classic Parallels

The Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Flies is about these school kids who’s plane crashes on an island The kids are forced to create their own government, because their are no grown ups around. The thought of any government is quickly diminished when a mysterious “Beast turns up”. The book I thought was similar to this was The Maze Runner. The Maze Runner is about this teenage boy named Thomas who wakes up in this mysterious elevator and he only remembers his name. When the elevator opens up he is soon surrounded by kids who call themselves The Gladers. The Gladers welcome him to The Glade a community surrounded by a maze. Every day the maze opens and The Galders try to find a way out. And every night beasts called Grievers roam the maze. The Story follows Thomas as he and The Gladers try to find a way out of the maze and find out who sent them. I think they are similar in the way that they force these kids to set up their own government and rules to prevent chaos in their new environment and the affects that has. Both books show what an extreme environment like theirs can do to some people in both negative and positive ways. It’s really interesting how they set up their governments and rules so quickly, because they know without rules people will do whatever they want.

Classic Parallels or Similiar’s

Animal Farm

I finished reading Animal Farm by George Orwell recently, and found that it is really similar to the dystopian books that are so popular nowadays in the sense that most dystopian books have conformity and totalitarianism or someone having total authority over a group of people. Animal Farm is about animal’s on a farm that feel like their farmer is mistreating and abusing them very badly and so they take over the farm and set up their own form of “Government” which they think will be good for all the animals. The story is mainly about the aftermath of them setting up that government and how It affects them. A book that came to mind throughout reading this is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. This book is about Tally and how she lives in a world where when you are 16 you undergo surgery that turns you into a “Pretty”. But in this world everyone wants to become pretty, because everybody else is doing it and they strive for conformity and to be like everybody else. In Animal Farm you see this sense of giving into conformity as well and you see what the animal’s start to based on what the other animals start to do and how they acct. I would Animal Farm (or any of George Orwell’s books) to people who enjoy reading dystopian books or books about corrupt governments.