This is how you reference a website:
Ramsey, Sarah, May 28 2015, NASA begins testing Mars lander in preparation for the next mission to the red planet, Retrieved May 28 2015, from,http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-begins-testing-mars-lander-in-preparation-for-next-mission-to-red-planet
Friday, 22 May 2015
For this activity I had to find out three different definitions of what Propaganda means and what was on the Lusitania medallion and what was the message it was meant convoy.
World War I Propaganda Medallion
What does propaganda mean? Find 3 definitions from 3 different sources.
- information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
- Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position.
- Any form of adversary communication, especially of a biased or misleading nature, designed to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of any group in order to benefit the sponsor, either directly or indirectly. http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/dod_dictionary/data/p/6363.html
Underneath write a definition in your own words.
Propaganda is a form of communication that is influencing the population towards a cause.
What was on the medallion?
People lined up to get a ticket to get on the Lusitania. A skeleton in the ticket booth. The skeleton represents death. There is also a man reading a newspaper with a headline that says U-boat danger. The words GESCHAFT UBER ALLES are also on the medallion.
What was the message that it was meant to convey?
To the German people? That the U-20’s can sink British ships easily
To the British people? Lots of civilians died and they lost lots of weapons
Find an example of propaganda from WW2 and paste it underneath.
What was the message it was meant to convey?
That lot’s of civilian’s died and lot’s of weapons were lost
Why do you think propaganda works?
Because people believe propaganda’s
Thursday, 21 May 2015
I woke up to the sound of thunder and lightning. I checked my watch. It was 6:00 got out of my makeshift bed and crouched in the trench. I was immediately soaked. Rain splashed into the trench turning it into a wet muddy hole. My boots and uniform were full of mud. I then woke up the other soldiers because today in one hour we and thousands of other soldiers had to get out of their trenches and charge the enemy. Forty-five minutes later when the men were getting ready to charge Turkish soldiers started coming out of their trenches and charged at us. We were taken by surprise so the Turkish soldiers got really far across no man’s land before we had a chance to react. We shot at the Turkish soldiers but their were too many of them. We couldn't use our artillery guns at close quarters because we will blow ourselves up. Suddenly someone shouts out “grenade!”.
I only have time to think “what the heck?” before a grenade comes flying towards me. My heart thumps as it lands next to my foot. I quickly pick up and throw the grenade. The grenade explodes two seconds after it left my hand. A rock then hits my head and I get knocked unconscious.
When I wake up I am in a cell with iron bars. I’m squeezed in next to my trench mates. The cell is tiny and there is bearly enough space for the four of us. “What happened” I asked my men. “After you got knocked out Turkish soldiers came and captured us”. We got little food and water but after two weeks in the cell a Turkish soldier that was digging outside our cell dropped his spade and went somewhere. I put my arm through the cell and stretched so I could reach the spade. My arm was just long enough and I grabbed the spade and pulled it inside the cell.
So for the next month my soldiers and I took turns digging and digging a hole underneath the cell until the hole was finally complete. We waited until dark and then we climbed out through the hole and crept quietly back across to our trench. Luckily some soldiers fought the Turkish soldiers so bravely the Turkish soldiers retreated back to their trenches. Six months later we attacked the Turkish soldiers and captured or killed all of them.
Friday, 15 May 2015
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Today Mrs J.Taylor came to room 9 to show us her pictures of African animals from when she went to Africa. There were heaps of awesome and cool animals. I would really like to stay in the lodge in Africa like Mrs J.Taylor did because there are heaps of animals walking through the lodge and lost's of animals walking past the lodge. I really thought that going to Africa might be a bit scary because if you need to go toilet in the middle of the night you have to be escorted by a guide who has a gun. The guide has a gun so that if any wild animals come and try to attack you the guide can help you. My favorite part was when we saw the Giraffes and the Eagle because I thought they were awesome pictures and they are two of my favorite animals. Thank you Mrs J.Taylor for sharing these amazing photos with us.
Friday, 8 May 2015
Yesterday on Thursday the 7th of May the whole school except for the year 7 and 8's went to the Zoo. When we got their we headed off to see the animals. The first animal we saw was a Tiger. It walked right past us and roared. It was also really funny because you could see the Tiger's poo in the bush. We looked around for a long time and then the guides came and show us heaps of cool things. I was really interested in the Tiger and Elephant teeth because they looked weird. The Elephant tooth was the most interesting because it was big and wide. My favorite animals are the Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Tiger's, and the Elephant's. Rhinoceros because it had a cool horn, Giraffe because it is really tall, Tiger because it looked really scary and the Elephant because it smashed the watermelon against the rock and then ate it. It was an fabulous day.