The project was an embodiment of my service to the community that served me years before and made me into the person I am today. Service is something that everyone should feel
The rise of mass transit in the beginning seemed like a great idea everything did seem to go well and it really benefited the majority of Americans. Many people used mass transit as a faster efficient way to get around that they had never seen before. Electric trolleys as started in the article “The Rise and Fall of mass transit” were the start of the urban expansion that came about. At the time real estate owners and transit owners developed a good system to ensure economic development in the cities. In the early 1900s there was a decline in mass transit development although there was a development in automobile technology. As said in the passage entrepreneurs and private corporations came together and invested more in street cars these were the reason as to why there was such a corruption in mass transit. During this time Americans demands a better control of the mass transit system which was necessary and these large corporations had no interest in the welfare of the citizens rather only in making a large profit.
Roanoke Valley Governor’s School is known for its Project Forum. Students can work independently on creating a research study project that has a great potential for changing the world. Two subjects I am passionate about are improving the environment and finding the most efficient way to learn. My two ideas for Project Forum involve making a more friendly car for the environment and finding what type of note taking students learn the best from.
Researching this project was fun. I learned that when you are researching you can make your questions shorter. When asking questions online use important words only. Researching helped me by being more comfortable in searching harder questions. The harder questions are now easier for me. Cause now I know
My project involved helping the children in the park to better their skills in Baseball. Many of the children that went to the park had no basic knowledge of playing baseball, so it was my job to help the professional trainers in teaching them the skills required to play the sport well. The original proposal included that I had to maintain the field in playable conditions, but I went ahead and added dirt as well as passed a rake to remove holes in the infield of the baseball diamond. I also had to help the smaller children in batting practice by simply pitching them ten balls each, but I took it a step further by telling them in which way to position their arms and how to better their hitting techniques.
The most interesting topic I earned while doing this exercise was about the role of the government in a market economy. It is interesting how the government is like the clockmaker. They watch the economy they have set up for the society, and fix it when it gets broken. Yes, it did change my perspective about the government because I thought the government was a big part of the market economy and that they would take the
Fred DeVito once stated, if it does not challenge you it does not change you. In my opinion the most important project I have completed thus far had both challenged and changed me for the better. At the beginning of this school year I enrolled in Mr. Madden’s block theater class. All of his students were than instructed that we would be involved at Mariposa Elementary a local school to teach children the art of drama. We were than divided up in groups of five and sent off to teach elementary students about drama through theater games, readers theaters, wax museums, and dance shows.
After the project, I am now able to present and make eye contact. I got all points possible in the rubric for presenting. Presenting is important because in the future we will have to do presentations in our jobs and in college. In this semester of my sophomore year I have grown as a global citizen in taking action.
My project was about minimum wage and my side of the argument. I enjoyed making my powerpoint.Since, the PowerPoint was the easiest part. The statistics surprised me the most when I was researching. Since, the statistics where higher than I thought. Also the history of minimum wage was surprising because minimum wage was very low from the beginning and now it is higher than
My project was about me coaching a U8 girls soccer team. My goal was to have every player on the team learn how to play soccer and be able to play every position on the field by the end of the season. I coached my players by teaching and mentoring them so that they could advance in necessary skills needed to play soccer which were dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. I chose this as my project because my greatest passion in life is playing soccer. I spend around 15 hours a week practicing and playing soccer. So when I decided to choose a project based on my personal interests, soccer was my first choice. I also love to help out others and the community so I spent a lot of time researching ways to influence my community as
In this essay I will be explaining to you three things that I have learnt from presentations during this inquiry. Here are the three presentations that I will be talking about. Mountain biking in the Redwood forest by Moss Stanford. Prisons by Tahuriwakanui, Thomas Poysden and Hoani Lawrence. And economic cars by Matt Crockett. I will be Talking about these topics because I found them interesting and I have some interesting information about them. The way I found out this information was by taking notes while I was listening to them present to the whole class. The first one I will be talking about is Moss’s MTB Project.
One of the most engaging things I have ever done as a student was science fair my junior year. It incorporated two of my greatest interests -- band and social justice -- and allowed me to mix them together into a glorious soup of interdisciplinary learning. It focused on the utilization of environmentally detrimental construction waste to create orchestral quality instruments in order to make music programs (and their benefits) accessible for urban impoverished areas. I spent a lot of time sorting through source after source because I was actually enjoying my research. It related directly to the world I lived in -- both band and the locus of urban poverty within a few miles of me. As I moved to the planning stage of the project, I, of course,
Public transportation is serious need of a massive overhaul in this nation. We are in desperate need to catch up to the European standard of public transportation in this country. In Europe, citizens can travel across cities, bodies of water, and even counties with their state of the art public transportation system. Europeans are not nearly as reliant on cars and oil as the United States is because they have the much more practical option of taking the transportation provided to them by the government to where ever they need to go. They have set a model that the United States needs to strive for and meet in the near future.
Expectations of grades are directly linked to travel time as users of public transport are less likely to expect higher grades as compared to the students who use other means.