Capstone blog post #1

I changed my topic for Capstone. I am really happy that I did because I am a lot more interested in my new question to my old one. My old question was how has special effects makeup changed over time and how can it get better, my new question is how is makeup a form of self expression and how has it impacted society? 

I am very excited to continue this project because I think that this project will be very fun. I am worried about the dates because I’m scared that I will fall behind.

I can’t wait to start getting all my research and put this project together. I’m excited to start my journey.

Progress On Rube Goldberg

I have had lots of progress on my Rube Goldberg project. This is my favorite project this year by far. It is my favorite because I love the creativity. I am doing very well on the progress of my project. I am on my 7th step and I work on the machine every night. I have a lot of fun working on it.

 

I am going to start my video soon and I am excited to start editing it. I have filmed my process of building the machine now I just need to edit the clips together. I am excited to see the result of my video.

Immigration Project

I really loved this project. Some things that were hard was finding photos, I could not find many photos that matched with what I was talking about. Another hard thing was the voice over. I had to record it many times because I kept messing up. This project made me learn many new things about my babysitter. It was very fun to see how she answered my questions and to see what her old country was like. Here is the link to her story. Keyla’s Immigration Story

Immigration Interveiw

The interview on my babysitter was very interesting. I learned a lot of things new from the story. I made sure not to ask any yes or no questions. I am excited to start my WeVideo and complete this project! I had to change some questions while the interview but that is okay because I was prepared to change a few.

My Experience

My experience is going pretty well so far. I am enjoying it. We have not done much. I am about to finish research. I am excited to continue with this project and see how it goes! I am using Wikipedia mostly. And I have a lot of research so I am excited to start. I thin I will be doing a WeVideo because I like doing voice over’s and putting a lot of photos and videos in. That is it so far. I am excited to start my video.

Constitution Project

My topic is Voting Rights. I am doing this topic because I think everyone should having voting rights no matter skin color, religion, or gender. My sub topic is Women Voting Rights. My research question is what were the major events that led to the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.  I chose this question because, I wanted to know what women did to get voting rights. I can’t wait to start this project!

Good and Bad Things of 2020.

2020 oh what a year. Here are some times where I wanted to cry. First to start it my grandma died. that was in march, a few days later Covid 19 started. schools were locked down, we were also locked down which meant no friends no shopping and we had to do online school. Let me tell you that online school was horrible. it was so stressful we had 50 assignments due the end of each day. And trump was not doing anything about Covid. By the time America had 500,000 cases New Zealand had 1. Everyone thought 2020 was going to be like a movie they were right it was a very scary movie. But now since 2020 is almost over hopefully Biden will do us better in 2021. Some good things about 2020 were after a while I could see my friends. And Biden became president. I also got to spend a lot of time with my family. Over all 2020 was a roller coaster.

Electoral Collage

I think the way the Electoral Collage votes is great! I think this because you have to get to 270 points to win and it is like a game where if you get to 270 votes then you win! And some states are blue while others are red. Even if your state is small your vote still counts %100.