Assignment Six

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I think that the Lyre bird was very different. It was cool that it could mimic other birds, and it even mimiced a car alarm, which was pretty cool. I believed it up until the bird started sounding like a chain saw…I’m not sure I completely buy that one. If it is true that the Lyre bird can mimic a car alarm and even a chain saw, I think that logging and other human made noises might be effecting the nature, maybe in a negative way. If it can mimic a chain saw now, in the future what will it mimic?

Self Image

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 The media puts pressure on young girls and guys to be ideal and perfect as they see fit. They have distorted the way (mainly) young girls think about beauty. I think it is wrong for the media to feed this kind of  thought process; that you have to be thin as a stick, clear skin, no jiggle spots, and practically a perfect body to girls. The media is reaching out to girls at such a young age, that that’s what they grow up thinking they have to be like. It leads to insecurity and low self-esteem.

This fake commercial shows how the media changes the way young girls view themselves. Make sure to turn ythe volume up so you can hear!

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Witches today are not what witches were back in Salem. When someone in todays time thinks about witches, they might think about dressin up for Halloween, their evil math teacher, or even the movie The Wizard the Oz. The population of witchcraft believers are not as great, as the people in Salem. People today don’t take witchcraft seriously, we have explanation and knowledge of thinks, that back then they didn’t. The “witches” today are good witches you could say in comparison to Salem witches. Salem witches were people the devil took over, or people who were said to “made a deal with the devil”. He would tell them to do things for him and make them do anything he wanted. He was in control. Todays witches are kids dressed up in a black hat with a wand for Halloween.

Salem Witch Trials

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I thought the Salem Witch Trial interactive game was a little creepy, but it was interesting at the same time. When the question was asked of me, guilty or innocent, I replied innocent. And I was sure enough hanged. If I could change my mind I would lie and say I’m guilty. Because at the time, the people of  Salem were all stirred up about witchcraft, that it might have been excitin to them. The thoughts of lying about people who you didn’t like just to get them out of the way might have been thought of as the easy road. Or maybe they actually honest to God believed in witches and the supernatural. Maybe fear was the reason people believed in witchcraft. They had no other explanation, and would have rather been safe then sorry. I was probably a good mixture of both.I would have said that I was guilty because, when a group people put their minds to something it can be hard to change their minds, and no matter what I could have done or said, they would have  hangin me. They already had their minds made up about it.

Sortin People

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When I sorted people by their race, I only got nine out of twenty correct the first time. I thought it was really difficult tryin to place people in categories by their ethnicity, just by lookin at their picture. I felt kinda bad because I couldn’t tell the difference between most of them really. You can’t tell what a persons’ background is just by lookin at them. I guess it shows that you shouldn’t judge people by just what they look like, because someones race can’t necessarily tell you anything about that person, what they like to do, or where they are from, or how they act.

Using Blogs

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This is the first time Iv’e used a blog before. I think using a blog for a class assignment will be interesting. I look forward to using this blog for our class assignments because it is a different way to communicate and learn with the class.