American Revolution Political Cartoon

This is a political cartoon about The Midnight Ride, but Paul Revere stops to eat a snack while British soldiers pass him, therefore it is called “The Midnight Snack”.

I choose to do my political cartoon about this because I thought of all of the major events of the American Revolution and I chose The Midnight Ride. Then I thought about how I could add some humor to it, I came up with “The Midnight Snack”. I am doing this project in the perspective of a loyalist so I showed how Paul Revere did a bad job. This is what I came up with.

 

Colony Reflection

When I created a colony poster, I learned not to use very many words, and that each person in the colony has something different to say about it, depending on what job they have. When I  made my colony, I learned to work together and listen to everyone else’s ideas, since we worked in a group. I also learned that since I was working on the Southern colony, my group and I needed to include things that you would’ve found in the Southern colonies. My poster connects to my colony because I mention that we have very successful crops, and we put lots of crops on the colony. Also, I mention cotton tobacco and corn, and in my colony, we put lots of those crops on it.

Southern colony poster in a plantation owner’s perspective.

Explorer Infographic

I made an infographic about an explorer. My explorer is Leif Eriksson. In this project, I had to gather facts about Leif Eriksson on a padlet. Then, I had to take that information and put it into an infographic. An infographic is a way to show information in pictures too. It took a lot of editing, but it was really fun. An infographic is a way to show information in pictures too.

Here it is…

Research Projects

In reading, we have been studying how to research. My group studied snakes. We came up with subtopics which were habitat, body parts, defense and prey. To make our research easier and more organized, we put our books in order from easiest to hardest. To find our subtopics, we looked in the books to see what topics appeared the most. Those were our subtopics. I learned to not completely copy what we saw in the book, and that I should write down my own ideas based on what I was reading. When we got all our information, we made a animal comic book! I put in some of the research from each subtopic. Then I found pictures, and made captions for them. The pictures all had snakes in them, so I made the snakes saying a fact that relates to the caption and the picture.

 

After this project, I took everything I leaned about research and used that in my country research project. I wanted to study Brazil, but I knew nothing about it so I needed a lot of research! To find research, I went to the library databases and did a google search at home. I found research that fit into the categories of the cultural universals which are Politics, Social Aspects, Economy, Beliefs and Cultural Arts. I put it all together to make it into a Comic Tour Guide Book titled The Cultural Universals of Brazil. My favorite part was learning about Brazil and putting it into a book in a fun way. The challenging part was organizing the pictures and captions into a good format.