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Christine Go Period 2

        I went to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles last Friday. I already knew that this tour was about the Holocaust, but what I did not know is how people were tortured by this German doctor who tried to experiment the Jews like guinea pigs and why did the U.S. did not help the Jew? Or why did not anyone do something about this? I was able to learn all this in the Museum of Tolerance. The only reason England and France started to attack Germany and began World War II is because Germany invaded Poland. Germany was also expanding their territories and also that is the second reason why England and France attacked Germany. So basically, I did not understand why so many Jews were killed they were also human beings and some people try not to see them as human being. People think they were the reason Germany lost World War I. They were blamed for crimes they did not committe, all because they were minority to the society. Jews were discriminated for a long time and Hitler is smart enough to, probably, use that excuse to tell the people in Germany that Jews are like plague. I also know that 3 million people died in Russia and 7 died in Finland. The total of Jews killed was about 6 million Jews. I counted Finland in because just like our tour guide said, “Every human being counts….”I agree with her because it does not matter what race you come from ,because you are still a human being. I remembered the tour guide told us many terrible stories about the people were dressed up for death camp to seperated the gays,gypsies,and others,and also to seperate the able-bodies or others and how the families were separated and the man doctor would try to experiment on the children and other people. I also heard one of the survivors her name was Dorothy and she managed to survive the Holocaust and was able to immigrate to America. She had a tough life by working at a young age and one of the reasons she survived was because she changed her name, and her race,so the Germans would not find out she is a Jew. My child, Noach Szejniuk, survived the extermination of the Jews. His parents found a home for him with a sympathetic Christians, who were willing to risk their lives in order to hide and save Noach. Also I read in the pamphlet that Noach’s father died, escaped to France and managed to hide in a barn, but when the Germany attacked France. The German soldier founded him and was immediately shoot to death. Noach’s mother managed to survived, she got arrested and was sent to concentration camp in the Spanish border, but she managed to escape. She held refuge in Pyrenees Mountain and then she tried to retrace her steps to find out if her son was safe. She managed to find her son living a safe and healthy life with his Christian guardians. Noach was a very lucky child to survive the Holocaust. Over one and half million Jewish children were murdered by German during the Holocaust.

       I learned and reviewed many new ideas when I went to the Museum of Tolerance. I think the acts of intolerance comes from peoples’ human nature because we all know people just like us will always judge a person by their appearance, or outsiders of the society.This is just like at the end of the tour around the Museum of Tolerance we learned some of the people are judging other by the way they look and act. Although, we are not sure since this act of intolerance depends on soem people,but the acts of intoleranceare still happening today. I learned many valuable ideas that canhelp me understand more about the Holocaust.Probably, when I get older I would go back and review some of the events that happened in the Holocaust.

Movie Reviews

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Chrsitne Go Period 2

The Bloody Diamonds

This movie is about diamonds caused brutal war in Africa beacuse they are valuable and easy to smuggle around Africa.This goes on Mr.Domonic ,a journalist,was hired to by National Geographic and investigate the lands of Africa.He went to explore the diamond mines where 100 African minig for diamonds.While people in Africa mines for diamonds there were rebels that would try to steal or smuggle the diamonds in Africa.Then Domonic went to see the meeting about the Kimberly process and how they wanted to stop the diamond war.Many people are losing their lives because of a small pebble.Not only is Africa having problems with this also the United State of America is also having this conflict or problems as well.Then he went to see stores in Kenya and he saw posters of diamonds everywhere.He would talk to locals and tell them where do you buy these diamonds.I was very suprised on how many peoplewere dying just because of a small rock.I mean killing thousands or probably millions of people just for a pieceof pebble.The only part I liked in this movie is that Domonic would let his buddy hid a camera in his glasses to spy on the people in Africa on what they were doing to the diamonds.I learned that killing many people just because of piece of rock is ridiculous and how long will people living in Africa would tolerate this anyway.This is related to the unit we are learing because many of the acts of genocides happening just because of a single pebble.

Cross Cultural Experiences

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Cross-Cultural Essay

Christine Go Period 2

            

Cross-Cultural Essay

          I interviewed my best friend. Her name is Rofyne Fang. She is Taiwanese, but technically she is a descended from Chinese’s blood. Her ancestors use to live in China, but they move away because of Mao’s rule. Their culture has not changed in Taiwan, since many people wanted to get out of China, only their political system changed. I am going to cover much information about what she celebrates, educational system, and comparing and contrasting my culture with her culture.

         Taiwanese have little to celebrate each year. They celebrate only Chinese New Year, Children’s Day, Funeral Ceremony, and Moon cake Festival. Children’s Day is a celebration of honoring the children and the parents get to obey whatever the children say. Rofyne said, “The Funeral Ceremony is about honoring their ancestors.” She would go back to Taiwan and go to a temple .Then she would get golden paper-like money and gather it in a huge red bag and burn them to symbolize giving fortune to the heavens. The next celebration is called the Moon Festival.They celebrate this event when there is a full moon, while eating moon cakes.Last celebration would be Chinese’s New Year to welcoming of spring and the new year .In the Philippines people there celebrate a lot of festivals and mainly it takes place in the center of Cebu or next to an ocean.

          Next, would be the educational system in Taiwan. It is no different than the Philippine’s educational system, utmost of the people from my country are very religious and go to church as part of our education. In Taiwan ,their school starts at 8:00 a.m. and it ends at 6:30 p.m., but the Philippine’s schools start at 8:00 a.m. and it ends at 4:30 p.m. two hours difference. If student in Taiwan did not their homework or they skip classes the teacher would hit the student and sometime it causes many bruises to lot of the student.I heard from Rofyne’s mom that they were also very strict with the lenght of the females’ hairs should be short and also the uniform they wear in school. I learned that parent’s in Taiwan would punish their child if they have a lot of mistake in the test.Of course,like all parents would do,but in this country it is different. Rofyne said, “That if you have more mistakes in your test then the parents would hit you on how many mistakes you have. For example, if you have 50% on a test then they will hit you  if you get the mistakes.” The parents also recommended their children to go to cram school. Cram School is an after school classes that help student to cram or to understand more about their subjects.

           I learned that the only difference between the Philippines and Taiwan is the language spoken aloud, traditions and lifestyles. Some people from Taiwan immigrated to the Philippines because Filipinos are a mixed race, but we are still calling ourselves Filipinos. Many of my ancestors are Spaniard, Chinese, and Japanese, but with all this mixed I considered myself a Filipino.Anyway,I have learned a lot about comparing and contarsting my culture with Rofyne’s culture.I have gain valuable information about how she celebrates and her educational system.

Movie Reviews

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Christine Go Period 2

Paper clips

       This documentary was about the students living in a poor state in Tennessee. They were in middle school and they learned about the Holocaust .They started this project about the Holocaust, the killing of many Jews in Europe. The students’ goal was collect 100 million paper clips, so they would send letters to celebrities and many famous people around the world. They would start to listen to 4 survivors’ sad stories about the Holocaust and wonder why Hitler would do this. Then 2 German journalists came to their school and started to support them. The paper clips came around the world and they had many paper clips; but they did not have any more in the school to put the paper clips. Then they ask the 2 German journalists about buying them a rail car to put all their paper clips. The project became a huge success for the school and even though they were very poor state because of their land mines. When they brought the rail car to the state the children started to wonder what had happen. They were also planning to make the rail car a memorial statue to show the people how much died in the Holocaust. The documentary was, somewhat, interesting because I noticed that many children are trying to make a huge difference in the world. I learned something from this documentary that judging someone by their race, religion, culture, appearance, and etc…could bring harm to people around me and this is just like bullying someone; but I do not like to bully someone even if I have the strength I would not start a fight. What I liked about this movie is that many of the children would start to listen to the survivors about their life stories because I can get to learn how they lived through the Holocaust. This movie is related to the unit we are studying because we are learning about the level of tolerance people have to put up and we are also learning about genocide, the deliberate killing of a group of people.

Current Events

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http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/17/world/mexico-decapitated-bodies/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

This article is about the killing of many people in Mexico.49 bodies were found in the border of th US. A threathning message that was next to the corpses was found.The possible organizations that killed the victims could be Zeta and Gulf Cartels.Both organization have been fighting for some time.Zetas has been denying they were not the culprit.They have been grafting in the walls “100 percent Zeta” meaning there could be another trouble coming in the city.The vicitims were still a mystery no one knows why they were killed or who killed them.A man named Grillo has been in Mexico and told the CNN news about what is happening in the city and explaining how many people died each year.There not that much authority in the Mexico.In my opinion,people should try to work with the goverment and maybe add more police forces in the specific areas in Mexico.My resolution for this is that people should stand up to the cartles because many people are being killed everyday.Everyone can make a differnece.If you know that one of your loved ones is being killed or probably committing suicide from this event.The people should do something about it and try standing up for yourselves not just stand around waiting to be killed or murdered by some dangerous organization.

two ears, one mouth: Journal Post #3

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egoism: the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one’s personal interest; selfishness

  • Most humans seem to fit the theory of egoism (see above). Is this wrong? Why or why not?
  • Give several examples of what we’ve studied this year of how egoism has brought good into the world and…

CHRISTINE GO PERIOD 2

Not really because this happens to everyone around the world and it is still going on today.Most people may have a hidden motive to be selfish I mean it is a possibility.For example,when Stalin was able to build up his power by giving his supporters good position in the goverment.But when he got to rule Russia he made many horrible desicions like killing many urban people living outside the city,making the peasent do all the work ,and send them to labor camps because he craved for power.One good thing that came out from this event is that Stalin was able to speed up industrialization in Russia and people in Russia were able to catch up with the other indusrialized countries.Another example would be the unit Imperialism because even though European plundered Africa and colonized them.They were also able to speed up industrialization in Africa as well.The qoute of Rosa means that people should be responsible and to become a good influence for the new generation to understand.Humans often do not show their true nature,but they can do something about it.To show how devoted like you and I are able to take responsibility for our actions.This qoute is tied to egoism and altruism becuase it is choices that people make for themselves of who they are in the future weither they are good or bad.To show dedication and leadership are the key that can influence other people.I agree to Mrs.Rosa’s qoute because everyone should be good role model  to show other people like your relatives,friends,brother(s),or sister(s)that you are able to work hard and take up challenges ahead.

Current Events

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LINK:    http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/16/world/meast/syria-unrest/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

Christine Go Period 2

Stranded U.N. personnel return to Syrian city after attack

The article is about the Syrian widespread of violence all over their country. Many people were suffering, wounded, and killed. The United Nation is actually doing nothing, but observing the situation. At least, 9,000 people died or probably more than that. Many people living in Syria want to reform their government, because they want to stop violence that is surrounding Syria. In my opinion, they should try to act fast because innocent lives are being taken away and I am sure more would be killed. I mean what is the point to have an organization that maintains peace with other countries. My resolution to this is to let the United Nation to get their act together and hurry up to help the people living in Syria. This is unfair for innocent people who were involved in this problem or situation that is happening in the country.

Current Events

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http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/11/world/asia/philippines-china-dispute/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

                This article shows the political struggles happening in the Philippines and China as well. The problems are that the Philippines and China are disputing about a small island in the South China Sea. This island was called in Beijing the Huangyan Island and Manila called the island the Panatang Shoals. China claimed the island belongs to them for many centuries, but the Philippines had a map showing they had the island, since the 18th century. This argument caused China to stop transportation going to the Philippines because of this problem.  Then both countries putting out their ships in different areas next to the island. The Philippines tried to negotiate or have an agreement with China about this situation, but China rejected the offer because they distrust the Western-dominated international mediators. In my opinion this argument is very ridiculous because they are just fighting over a small rock. Actually, if you look at the island at the map it is like a dot and if you look up close you would see it is just a piece of rock; but the island is only a good spot for fishing.

            My resolution for this is to settle again an agreement and if that does not work go to the UN. They were created to maintain world peace, but if this is not settle soon. I think there is going to be a war against China and the Philippines.

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