Journal #10 For More Information and Bibliography…

Hello Readers~

Today we are going to have some guests from my Capstone Project Video.  (Link Here to view my final product!~)  I had so much fun researching Sleep and Dreams.  (My Capstone Project Topic)  I had some Extra Information that I couldn’t squish into my TedTalk since the time limit was 5 minutes so here it is!

Dream Interpretations

Although there is no solid proof, dreams can be allegories of what is really happening in your life.  (I included this line as the beginning of my conclusion section…)

Getting Lost: This dream usually means you are unsure of what the next step is in a certain situation in real life.

Being late, or missing an Opportunity: Have you ever dreamed of being late for a bus or an important meeting?  This usually reflects on regrets you have for not pursuing your goal.

Car Scenarios:  When you find yourself dreaming about cars, it usually means that you feel you don’t have control over a circumstance in your life, or you may be facing trouble in the future.

Failing Tests:  This occasionally means that you feel that you’re being tested, making you apprehensive of what comes next.

Being Chased:  This is a dream people usually with anxiety have.  It means that you are trying to run away from something in life.

Falling/Sinking: People who have this dream generally feel helpless or overwhelmed.  This type of dream means you are not content with what you have/are in life.

 

Alright so now I will be providing all the credits/bibliography…

 

Interviewee- Tzivia Gover (Link Here for the Information she gave me…)

RESOURCES

https://www.monroeinstitute.org/products/lucid-dreaming?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsLWDBhCmARIsAPSL3_1hw4UnWZ5DuneBIlRcw3OQUcVrp5xsAelHeN7G4Q0cCY4YUXKTFMsaAundEALw_wcB

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/what-happens-when-you-sleep

https://cancerhealing.net/sleep?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsLWDBhCmARIsAPSL3_2kIjNQsJ-4yLnvA0_MwxScLzdu54XXN5yGfLQyql04D9l2_1hxV4caApW4EALw_wcB

https://www.livescience.com/39665-blank-minds-still-dream-at-night.html

Psych2Go

 

Journal #9 CapCon 2021! (Post #3)

Hello Readers~     I was feeling ambitious today so here I am with another post.  I will be updating you on my Capstone project and reflecting on my Interview.  Tzivia Gover (My interviewee) an author- Link Here-, Education Director of the Institute for Dream Studies- Link Here– , and founder of the 350 Dreamers.  She was very busy.  Tzivia gave me minimal answers but it was all I needed from her.  I was unable to do a virtual call with her but here’s the information I got!

⚝ Why should we lucid dream?

We can get many benefits from lucid dreaming. Once you realize you are dreaming, it opens up to a whole new level of adventure, wisdom, healing and personal growth.

⚝ Why do we lucid dream?

There is not much information about why we lucid dream. However, many people experience lucid dreaming spontaneously, so we know it’s a natural state of consciousness. It’s also possible to learn to lucid dream.

⚝ What happens when we lucid dream?

First of all, you know you are dreaming while you’re dreaming! This is an exciting experience because then you can decide to try different things, like flying, within the dream.

⚝ How often should we lucid dream?

There is no set amount that people should experience lucid dreams. However, people who lucid dream enjoy the experience, so you can do it as often as you like (and are able to!).

⚝ How do we lucid dream?

Again, for some people lucid dreaming comes naturally. But if it doesn’t you can try. One way is simply to give yourself the suggestion as you are falling asleep: “Tonight I will know that I’m dreaming while I’m asleep and dreaming.”

⚝ When do we lucid dream?

Lucid dreams can occur at any time during sleep. The Lucidity Institute’s newsletter, NightLight, stated that the average time for lucid dreaming occurs basically six and a half hours after falling asleep for those who sleep in for about seven-to-eight-hours.

⚝ What are the cons of lucid dreaming?

I don’t know of any negatives to lucid dreaming, but some of the benefits include experiencing creativity, enjoying interesting adventures, healing psychological issues, and gaining spiritual wisdom.

⚝ Tell me a little about what you feel about Dreaming

Dreaming is a natural and healthy part of sleep. I hope more people take an interest in dreaming in general (and lucid dreaming, too) because dreams offer us new perspectives, interesting experiences, and also the potential to understand ourselves and our experiences more deeply.

⚝ Why do we dream?

The dreams come from a part of the brain that is more active when we are asleep. There is not a lot of information about what causes our dreams, what activates our dreams and what information we do have is changing every day with dream research.

⚝ What happens when we dream?

When we dream, our mind brings information from our subconscious mind into the dream narrative, often in the form of a story featuring characters, locations, and events that combine real-life references and imagined people, places, and/or things.

⚝ How do we dream?

Dreams are part of our natural healthy existence.  They are the result of altered brain chemistry during the sleep cycle. People average 3-6 dreams a night, whether they remember them or now.

 

⚝ When do we dream?

 

Most of your dreams happen during REM sleep, since your brain is more active. REM sleep happens 90 minutes after you fall asleep. The first period of REM typically lasts 10 minutes. Each of your later REM stages gets longer, and the final one may last up to an hour.

 

⚝ What are the cons of dreaming?

Dreaming is a natural function of healthy sleep. There are no negative effects from dreaming. In fact, dreaming has been shown to help with emotional regulation, learning, and memory consolidation, along with many other therapeutic benefits.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to use this information since I knew most of these answers and I have to say, it could’ve been better.  I appreciate the opportunity I had to *interview* her and provide me with the answers I need!

Journal #8 CapCon 2021! (Post #2)

Hello Readers~

I have dug a little deeper into my Capstone.  My topic is finalized as What Happens When You Sleep?  It is mostly about dreaming and lucid dreaming.  I will just be writing here of what I wanted to include in my script but couldn’t since it is too long 🙁

Here it is!

Dream Interpretations 

Although there is no solid proof, dreams can be allegories of what is really happening in your life.  

Getting Lost: This dream usually means you are unsure of what the next step is in a certain situation in real life.  

Being late, or missing an Opportunity: Have you ever dreamed of being late for a bus or an important meeting?  This usually reflects on regrets you have for not pursuing your goal.  

Car Scenarios:  When you find yourself dreaming about cars, it usually means that you feel you don’t have control over a circumstance in your life, or you may be facing trouble in the future.  

Failing Tests:  This occasionally means that you feel that you’re being tested, making you apprehensive of what comes next.

Being Chased:  This is a dream people usually with anxiety have.  It means that you are trying to run away from something in life.

Falling/Sinking: People who have this dream generally feel helpless or overwhelmed.  This type of dream means you are not content with what you have/are in life.  

Journal #7 CapCon 2021! (Post #1)

Hello Readers~

It sure has been some time since my last post!  Today I will be sharing a letter about my Capstone project.

 

Dear Incoming 5th Grader,

Along with the new spring blossoms, Capstone time has finally bloomed in 2021!  So far, Capstone is going pretty smoothly and I have learned a lot!   My Capstone project is Dreaming/Lucid Dreaming.  I chose this topic because Dreaming is a topic many people don’t know much of yet happens daily.  Dreaming is a vast topic and there are many unanswered questions to it.  My main question for this topic is “Why/How do we dream?” I never knew how we or even why we dream and this question interests me a lot.

The most helpful step in choosing my main question was truly just my choices.  Most of my choices were already used and Dreaming was the optimal choice for me.

I found the curriculum wheel challenging for me because dreaming didn’t really fall into math.  I at least found for architecture I could talk about the way a dream is built…  but there were many other downers.  I also got stuck between if my main question should be of Lucid Dreaming instead, but I found that questions for dreaming could be much more widespread, unlike Lucid Dreaming.

As a learner, I realized I was taking much more notes than I would have normally.  I just paraphrased every paragraph and the articles I read were all very juicy with information.  I ended up writing 6 pages full of notes but it is worth it.  Notes may be time-consuming but they are incredibly helpful.

I can use what I learned and apply writing notes to many subjects and my learning will become more consistent.  I would strongly suggest you take notes as well!

 

Journal #6: Reflecting on My WeVideo Immigration Project (Post #2)

Hello Readers~

After a little chunk of time, I am back to update you on my Immigration Project.  I recently completed my WeVideo about my Mom’s immigration story.  I’ll link it towards the end of this post.

Since I personally think my immigration interview was pretty successful and clear, the WeVideo has accurate information though I think my voiceover could have been better.  My video was short but packed with information.  I hope you will enjoy it!

 

Journal #5: Reflecting on My Interview Immigration Project (Post #1)

Hello Readers~

There’s been a gap between my last blog and today’s blog…  Today I will be talking about my new Immigration Project Interview!  My Immigrant Interview has so far been pretty successful.  I learned a lot from my interviewee, (interviewer) Changxiu Li, my mom of her immigration story from China to Albany NY.  She is very satisfied with her new life in America and does not regret leaving China.  Since I’ve had some background knowledge on interviewing, I achieved the main part, which is to have a nice conversation.  I think that’s all I got today, and I will be updating you as I go further into the project!  See you soon!

Journal #4: FINAL Constitution Blog Post (#3)

Hello Readers~  It has been a nice week until my last blog post.  I have finally finished my Constitution Project!  Today I will be reflecting on my experiences and talk about what I learned.  If you recall, my topic was

What were the differences between the New Jersey and Virginia Plan?

                                                                                                            SUMMARY

I researched a lot and found some really important information and I jotted down many notes.  I started putting my information into paragraph form and finally created an infographic template.  After a LONG time perfecting the colors…  I finally copied my information into my infographic and here is the link!  https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1LKmqmOYT-a_zy3FZnghwPU3YHpSarKfdOeUQd-Wtzb4/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=104504739811345684471

⚝ See you next time!  ⚝

Journal #3: Constitution Project Research! (Post #2)

Hello Readers~

It has been a while since my last post, and today I will be updating you on my Constitution Project! My topic for the Constitution Project is

What were the differences between the New Jersey and Virginia Plan?

In the past few days, I did some research about my topic.  I used multiple sources for research including ThoughtCo and Constitution Facts!  I learned a lot more throughout this process and went more into depth.

I found it hard to find a lot of sources on this topic,  it was hard to sum up all the facts I collected and make it into more of a paragraph that melts into each other and I worked hard.  It motivated me that if I got it done sooner, I would be happier and it would be easier for the future too!  I have decided to make an infographic for my final project, and I will show you my final project in 9 days, see you in my next post!

Journal #2: What were the differences between the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia plan? (Post #1)

I chose this question because I enjoy compare and contrast texts and don’t know a lot about this topic.  I hope I will learn more throughout this project about the New Jersey and Virginia plan.  For this project, I will be not only focusing on the differences of congress but also explain the differences between the other branches.  I will keep updating my resources and information further into this project.

Journal 1: BIDEN FOR 2020

        I would like the democratic candidate, Joe Biden to win the election in 2020 this year.  Joe Biden was the vice president of Barrack Obama and was a Senator of Delaware for 36 years.  Biden stands for international health care so every American will have equal healthcare and get free COVID-19 tests to make sure everyone is safe.  He will provide extra protection gear for essential workers and shore up safeguards to protect at-risk Americans, including older people so all Americans will be safe. 

Also for the economy, Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan ensures coming out of this profound public health and economic crisis and facing the persistent climate crisis, we are never caught flat-footed again. He will launch a national effort aimed at creating the jobs we need to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure now and deliver an equitable clean energy future.

 BIDEN 2020!!

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