Category Archives: Social Studies

Building My Colony – As a Soldier

Building our colony took a very long time. However there were problems. Since I am the strongest person in my colony, I helped carry all the heavy things, stabilize all the buildings, and put on the roofs of some house. I also helped a slave and indentured servant build the big house. We had to get up at dawn and work till dusk. We did not really have much free time to do what we pleased.When we finally finished, we felt really tired. But we also felt proud.

Colonial America – Pt 2 – Persona

We are doing Colonial America in class. It is really cool!. This is about who I am, what I do in my freetime, and my backstory…

I am a soldier. I am 18 years old. My mother died when I was born. And my dad got shot by the Spanish armada. So I went to the Southern Colonies because I didn’t have anyone to live with. I live by myself in a little house next to the blacksmith and slave quarters. In my freetime I work at the blacksmith as a gunsmith. I make the guns I use to fight off the natives and the Spanish. I am friendly with all the slaves and indentured servants. I work for Scott Peterson (The Plantation Owner). We have an militia that I am the head soldier of.

I really enjoy being a soldier because we are starting the american revolution. I will be a big part in this. I am very excited!!

Colonial America – Pt 1 – Overview

In class, we had to create colonies in groups. We had to pick jobs and vote for the governor. I am the head soldier in the militia fighting against the Spanish and Natives. In my free time, I work as a gunsmith. I use the guns I make to fight. I really like being a soldier! We are starting the American Revolution, I will really enjoy it. I am really excited because we are starting to build our colony! I am really excited!

Plant Blog Post #2

My class has been studying plants. My group decided to exchange the soil with rocks. For the past 2-3 weeks, we have been taking notes and measuring our Manipulated and Controlled plant.


My Control plant’s measurements started off as 2 ½ cm then 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm, 13 cm, 14 cm, 15 cm, 16 cm then 17 cm. Man, it has grown a lot since the beginning.

 

My Manipulated plant’s measurements started off as 1 cm then 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 4 ½ cm, 5 cm and then 5 ½ cm. It turns out it shrank, not grew.

 

I think this happened because the roots in the manipulated could not absorb the water at the bottom.

 

Plants: Day #1

Our class is studying plants. We were wondering if the plant would grow even with different soil? We thought that we could add rocks to our plant instead of soil. My Control plant has 4 flowers, 34 buds and is 15 cm tall. My Manipulated plant has rocks instead of soil and has 0 buds, 4 are dead and it is 4 cm tall.

 

My Control plant has been changing. It started off as 2 ½ cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm, 13 cm, 14 cm then 15 cm.

My Manipulated plant started off as 1 cm and then still 1 cm the next day, then 2 cm, 3 cm and then 4 cm in the next two days. My Control compared to my Manipulated shows that the Control has grown more. The rocks is not working out as a change for the soil, I wonder why?