Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Child labor

Child Labor

    Kids don’t go to school because they need to work, and they don’t get fed when they are hungry. Iqbal and Craig are examples of child actives against child slavery because they both speak out against this issue. Iqbal went thru it himself, but Craig read about it in the newspaper.

       Iqbal got sold to a carpet company when he was four by his father for twelve dollars. Evidence from the text is “A bounded worker who could never make enough money to buy his freedom. I got this on” This information is important because he can’t do what he wants he has to be at his station.

        When Iqbal was shot he was 12, Craig was also 12 at that time when he heard about it and he started Free the Children. Evidence for this is “I was also 12 years old at that point and so basically I looked at the difference and similarities.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Girls Not Getting a Education By:Ryleigh Baker

        Girls Not Getting a Education
                                 By:Ryleigh Baker

       My topic is girls and women around the world need education and to have a voice. This is a problem because if women don't get the education they need they really can't have a life because they might not know how to do math to pay for their house or read to buy the things they need. Malala Yousafzai wants education for girls. Ana Waquatabu Liganisulu wants girls to speak for their village. Cheleste Dushime wants women to use opportunities that they have. Those are only a few teen activists who are fighting for girls and women's rights.
                  Malala Yousafzai is a teen activist who wants girls to get an education. One example is when Malala said“ The powerful nations are not those who have weapons,guns,and bombs. The powerful nations are those who have educated society and human morals, education for everyone and equal rights for both genders, male and female”.My quote supports the main idea  of my paragraph because Malala is saying education is more powerful than any weapon. Also, she is saying if the powerful nations educate society then they educate everyone.

           Next ,Ana Waquatabu Liganisulu is a teen activist who wants girls to be able to speak at her village meetings. One thing that Ana had said is “ In my community girls are seen as fragile and we do not have a say in village meetings. When we speak,we are growled at for speaking up, told to be a ‘girl’ and sit quietly and listen to our elders”. My evidence supports my main idea because Ana Waquatabu  Liganisulu wants girls in Fiji to be able to talk at their village meetings.

                     Cheleste Dushime is a teen activist who wants to give women opportunities that women have but don’t use. One example is when Cheleste said “There isn’t a lack of opportunities for women in Rwanda. There is a lack of Rwandan women to use these opportunities”.It is important to my main idea because it shows how there are opportunities for women, but the women in Rwanda don’t use those opportunities.
          Girls not getting an education is a big problem around the world . Malala wants girls to get an education so they can have a do more with their lives. Ana wants girls to be able to speak for the people in her village. Cheleste wants the women of Rwanda to use the opportunities that the government gives them.


Abandoned pets By: Alexi

                                                   Abandoned pets
My intro is about how animals get treated like dirt in some places they get thrown on the streets then they have to take care of themselves so they get left to the people need to treat them better.we need to put them in a place we know they are safe and cared we need to treat them how we want to be treated so we dont see animals on the streets. So let's not be jerks to the animals the chances are they didn't do anything to you and you just abuse and hurt them it makes no sense to hurt them. Next we need to stop this from happening anymore.

The pets around the world are getting abandoned or running away.So these few people i will talk about are all about to talk why it is very bad for the animals. The person that i read about first said that the animals are getting abandoned by bad owners and because the owner doesn't care about the pet or pets anymore so then they think of trying to get them out as fast as possible and put them on the street and leave them there to die and one example is " this person said you know what i'm sick and tired of seeing pets on the roads all alone" this is important because  it made the people mad so they spoke and got the word out and the people did everything in their power to stop what is happening.

then the second person i'm going to talk about she thinks that animals should have equal rights as people so you don't see us getting thrown on the streets to die so let's not ever do that to animals treat them how you want to be treated. We want the people to stop abusing animals so we need to be more respectful to the animals we need to not abuse them anymore. She is someone who said that she "doesn't want to have animals abused it is not fair to the animals" this is important because it is helping the animal abuse problem around the world.

The third and final person talked about how they had to put a lot of work into the shelter or place that they are building on or fixing a old shelter. That they built or that was already there so they spent a lot of money and time so they sometimes can not afford to put up a building of refurbish  a old building to bring it back to business again so then they put up a fund raiser for money."they also said that this is not just in one place we need to spread this around the world to stop what is happening".this is important because it is helping raise awareness so that they can get the money to build new shelters so the animals can have a good home.

 So in conclusion animal abuse is very bad for animals. So we need to treat the animals the way we want to be treated so we can't just throw them on the streets or leave them there because we can't take care of them anymore we need to put them in a place that will take good care of them. We need to stop the abuse there is no need to hurt animals or they did nothing wrong. We really need to confront the people who are hurting these poor animals who just want lets stop the hate to animals so it needs yo stop the hurt on the animals so lets stop these horible people when there is no need.

Environmental By: Zach

               By:Zachary Hansen
             All of the activist want to make a difference and help out the environment. They do this by putting in a lot of effort and spending a lot of time in their work. They do this by meeting and sharing ideas. By working with schools and making nesting grounds for osprey and other endangered birds. And lastly by travelling around the country in a band to motivate kids teens and adults to help fight climate change.

            The first  way these activist protect the environment and help fight climate change. Is going to be about what Clay Mullen dose to protect the environment. He has pushed for Ohio laws to help protect the environment this means that Clay Mullen puts a lot of effort and care for his work to protect the environment. He made projects to build nesting grounds for osprey and other endangered birds. For example Clay said, “Whatever amount of work I have to do it’s completely worth it”. So this shows that Clay Mullen really cares about his work and helping and protecting the environment. He also spends a lot of time on his work. Clay spent two-thousand hours on environmental causes since seventh grade. That is really impressive because that means he really does care about all of work such as building nesting grounds for osprey and other endangered birds.

             The second way these activist protect the environment and help fight climate change. Is for instance going to be about young people having the ability to make a change is by being a activist in the community. For example it saze,”to inspire and motivate young people, to rally their peers and hometown communities to fight climate change.”
So this shows that the In conventional youth is just a group of teens dedicated to raising awareness to global warming. So they are helping out and fighting climate change and global warming.

             The last why these activist protect the environment and help fight climate change.Is for instance a group of people wanting to protect the environment., “Everywhere you turn there is a great story about a teen leading her family, school or community towards environmental and social awareness. Lorean Dangerfield organised with people to win environmental rights. Last week at the 2010 U.S. social forum 20,000 activist met in Detroit Michigan. For example they,”Networked and share their visions of social change.”, “There were attendees and presenters who spanned of all ages and groups but many folks were stuck by just how many young people came out to pursue the environment and social justice issues. So this shows that a lot of activist are meeting to discuss problems and help fight climate change. So there still are all kinds of activist ready to fight climate change.

               So in conclusion all of the activist that I have talked such as Clay Mullen or Brian Merchant all share something in common and that is making a difference in the world. They do this by meeting and sharing ideas. Working with schools and making nesting grounds for osprey and other endangered birds. And lastly by travelling around the country in a band to motivate kids and people to fight climate change.

Environmental essay By: Alexander Sharron

                            Environmental essay
                                                By: Alexander Sharron

    Emily,Daniel,Caralena,Creg and Benjamin all want to help clean up Santa Monica,California to make it clean and save animal lives. They are in a team that cleans up the city. Benjamin is the team leader that use to be a highschool teacher. They are mainly focused on plastic bags.
     In one day they picked up 5 pounds of plastic on a beach. Benjamin said,” Over the course of a year 100,000 animals died of plastic bags.” This is bad because the environment is being harmed by us and we don't want that.
    They spend hours and hours a day cleaning the roads,beaches, and drain pipes. Benjamin also said,” There are 6 million plastic bags made in santa monica every year.” Most of those bags end up in the ocean from drain pipes and other things. When the bags end up in the ocean the ocean animals get sick by eating them or choking on them and die.

 The team said,” 4 of the 6 million plastic bags animals eat because they think it’s food.” That is treacherous because those animals will eventually die because they either suffocate or they don't digest them and get sick.

     They are saving animals lives and cleaning up  plastic bags in Santa Monica to make the environment better.


Abandon animals

Animals all over the world are being abandon everywere Africa,Asia,the USA over 60,000 animals are being abandon.

Animals all over the world have no home until Faye Carey came along. “Teen agers are all out doing there nails and lisening to the latest music (marbeck).”This is important because Faye is not like other teens she is nice and not a brat like other teens. Faye loves working at animal shelters.

Animals all over the world need a safe and loveing home.One way is “ all of our animals have a safe home and a loveing family”(marbeck). All animals need a home which is amazing and Faye is so nice.

Some animals are more abandon when a hurrican comes along “more than 60,000 animals are abandon after a hurrican.”(marbeck) Most animals are abandon after hurricans but animal shelters come and help but some animals die.

Animals are being abandon everywere animasl if they are young and family pets they need a home. Animals are being abandon every were over 60,000 animals are abandon.

Michaela's Writting

Abandoning Animals

       Some of the obstacles that child activists have to face is seeing hurt dogs, having to put down other people’s pets. Also having that pressure on you to have an try to save pets lives. The solution to these problems is too put out advertisements in the roads and in parks to try and sell all the loving animals that deserve a home. So when you see animals on the road stop and try to find help don’t just drive by, because if that was you wouldn’t want people to just drive by and leave right?

     An example, of problems with the animal shelters is they don’t  have enough medicine and food. For instance, some animals don’t have a leg and need the right needles and injections to get better. Shelters are also having problems with food too because there are a lot of animals coming in and not enough food to help the animal out. A solution to this problem is to send the animals across the country where  they may be more medicine to help the animals stay alive. This also helps the pets get the care they need. In the article they said,“ We speak up for our hurting animals that need homes.” Gary Weitzman is a man who owns a shelter down south and he will do anything for the animals that come into his shelter.

      Another thing, that animal shelters are having problems with is a major over population of sick or hurt animals coming in a week. It is very hard and sad for the workers to have animals coming in because, yes it is always heartbroken to see an animal without a leg or a home. It is also hard on the workers because it is more animals to have to look after everyday and to love and care. The solution to this problem is to make advertisements and host fairs to help with the animals adoption. In this article the people that work here think very highly of their animals,”We try our best every day to try and expand the shelter so we can handle more animals as they come in.” Teen star making a difference is a great group of kids that are local and really agree and want to help all animals in need.

      Lastly, and sadly animals are dying in shelters. Animals are dying in because they are heartbroken and are either dying of old age or brokenhearted for not having any homes or loving family’s. Some animals are strongly emotionally about living in a cage for almost over a year, depending on where the shelter is not a lot of food or medicine that they need to survive for that long. And some animals get shipped across the country and have to go on water sometimes,and that can also leave a little bit of a brokenheart, or can get sick from constanley moving and swaying in a boat a lot.One of the soultions to this problem is, “Some of our workers are taking the animals home to there own loving family so they have a home.” Leslie Sullivan is a hard worker that has almost 3-4 pets at home that she just bought home from her shelter that she owns.

     In conclusion, all in all this issue is important because, all of these helpers have to face horrible things everyday while they work, between not having enough medicine and food to help the animals live. Having a major overpopulation of animals a day, and having to see animals die in shelters almost everyday. There are good sides too because you get to see some dogs/animals go home with a loving adoptive family.

Ellie's Writing

   Abandoning Animals

   Abandoning and forgetting about animals is very bad. No dog should be treated like a nothing. If you want a pet you have to take responsibilities and take care of the animal. Animals help with anything. They don't judge you. They might not be able to speak or give you advice but they let you know they care in some way. Hurricanes and floods take a big role in devastating the animal shelters.

   Abandoning pets is not a good thing. Animals lives should be full of attention and love. Animals that are abandoned can die of hunger or dehydration. In an article about a young boy who is trying to save cats and dogs says,” abandoning an animal is contributing to the situation.” (Gary Weitzman). This is important because no dog should have to deal with loneliness and hunger. People are trying to solve abandoned animals and people are giving into the issue.

    Also, animals help people through a lot. They give out love like no other people can. Animals especially like cats and dogs, know how people feel. They give off a vibe that can make any person smile in no time. In the article about relationships with dogs it says,” Animals provide us with unconditional love.” (Gary Weitzman). In other words, animals help with our problems. They don't or can't judge us. Animals are smart enough to know when something is wrong.

    Lastly, during hurricanes and floods a lot of animals are hurt or/and abandoned because of the weather conditions. In an article about what weather is doing to animals says,” during recessions and natural disasters animal shelters get overwhelmed with animals.” (Leslie Sullivan). Furthermore, so many animals are getting hurt or abandoned during crucial weather. Shelters are getting overwhelmed with hungry ,hurt animals.

   In conclusion, people need to step up and help abandoned animals. Any animals live is just as precious as our own. Nobody should be able to dump a furry or feathered friend. Abandoning animals is not only a cruel thing to do but in many states a crime. You wouldn't like it if you were Just a furry precious animal. Dumped on the road because somebody didn't want you. Help the situation of abandoned animals, don't cause it.



Child labor By:Gabe



                    Child labor

               Child labor is an issue because it doesn't let kids have a life. It doesn’t let kids ever see their parents again. Kids deserve to be able to go to school and not “work 12 hours a day”.

               Child labor is an issue because when kids wake up in the morning they don’t want to work for 12 hours straight without pay. They want to play outside and go to school for a job to afford college. But many kids can't do this because they forced to work “up to 16 hours a day”. This is one of the many reasons why child labor should stop.

               Most of the time kids can’t see their parents because of child labor. This happens when parent don’t have enough money for food so they sell their kid(s) away for money. For an example Iqbal Mastit got sold away from his parents when he was 10 years old for only a 12$ dept. Parents shouldn’t do that to their own kids.

               Kids work up to 16 hours a day without pay or breaks. Since kids are doing all this work without pay they won’t get money to pay for college. If they can’t go to college for a job without a job you’ll get no money no money no food no food they’ll die. This tells you that child labor can kill kids.

               In conclusion, this is why child labor is an issue because it makes kid have a horrible life. It never lets the kids see their parents again. And it can kill a lot of kids. That is how terrible child labor is.


Evironmental Essay - Aidan D

The problem I noticed was e-waste. The solution to this problem is learning how to properly dispose of e-waste. In Alex Lin’s town only twelve percent of residents knew how to properly dispose of e-waste. When people throw away or burn e-waste the chemicals can go into the ground and damage crops that farmers grew. Alex Lin believes that education of e-waste disposal is important to keeping a clean environment. If everyone learns how to properly dispose of e-waste problem would be gone.

 First,in Alex Lin’s town only twelve percent of residents knew how to dispose of e-waste properly. For example,Alex Lin said,“When my team and I first surveyed our town,only twelve percent of the residents knew how to properly dispose of e-waste.(Cardoni)” This is important because when Alex and his team surveyed their town,only twelve percent how to properly dispose of e-waste,which is really small.

  Second,when people throw away or burn e-waste it can go into the ground and damage crops that farmers grew. Another example is,“When improperly disposed of - i.e. dumping,burning,throwing,etc. - these chemicals can seep into the ground and hurt humans,plants or crops, and ecosystems. (Cardoni)” This is important because when someone burns or throws away e-waste the chemicals can seep into the ground. This means that the surrounding environment would be hurt like humans,plants or crops,and ecosystems.

  Lastly,Alex Lin believes that education of e-waste disposal is important to keeping a clean environment. One example is,“If we start to teach everybody how to dispose of e-waste properly,e-waste may not be the fastest growing section of the U.S. trash stream. (Cardoni)” This is important because Alex Lin wants to prevent e-waste seeping into the ground harming humans,crops,and plants.

  E-waste may become a big problem over time,but if we educate everyone about how to dispose of e-waste properly this waste may not be a big problem. Alex Lin can teach his town how to dispose of e-waste properly so 100% of residents can know how not just 12%. If people stop burning and throwing e-waste the chemicals won't seep into the ground and harm people,crops or plants, and ecosystem. This shows that e-waste has a negative impact on the environment which is the solution to this e-waste problem.

Abandoning pets. By Emily


Abandoning pets.
                             Animals are being abused and they are in a lot of pain and it is not good. Animals should not have to go through this .If you want a pet take care of it.There are many different things that will harm dogs if they do not have a home or were abused in anyway.Dogs are hopeless without us.It means that the are just sad and dont really know what to do anymore.

        Also Abandoning animals are not good.Our world have a lot of nice and not so nice people in it.There is a girl who wants to save animals and want to take care of them.She made a group to help stop abusing and leaving dogs suffering.Her name is  Lestlie Sulivan who said,”She wanted to make a group to help them bring animals to a safe place and make them have the life that they should have.”

              Next hurricanes and floods are a big problem and they make dogs hurt and even more sad. Hurricanes and floods make the weather really cold outside which means that dogs could die from being in the cold so long,and also it could mean that they can not really walk if they are cold and if they have been walking for a while.The same thing goes for other animals like cats which can have the same thing happen like dogs.Sometimes trees fall down during it if it is a really bad storm and it could scare the dog. They said,”Hurricanes and floods displace countless animals who become orphaned or in need of care.”

Now there are a lot of people who are making the world a better place and who are helping animals around the world.These people are helping each other and getting the people in their home towns and working together to help take care of the animals and have them have a home like the deserve.

In conclusion lot of animals were being abused and there were the reasons that some are and how the outdoors are hurting and maybe killing them.And how just one person can make the world a better place by doing or making something happy,and to make the problem not happen.Are you going to help and not abuse your animals?

Environmental Issues By Shane M

The cause  of the environmental issues are that people are throwing away useful computers and not recycling correctly and that people are not using e waste.  The cause of e waste is that people are not recycling old computers correctly and ewaste stops people from throwing computers away. Alex Lin helped stop people from throwing away old computers and that he helped stop people from not recycling in general. This evedance shows that people helped with e waste and eventually people will stop throwing away old computers and helping the ecosystem by not sending bad chemicals into the air.

              The reason why we have a harmed ecosystem is because people are not recycling correctly and when they should be. The evidence for this is that people are not recycling and more people are trying to help. The reason why this evidence is important is because people throw away bad chemicals and don't recycle certain items that they should be.

The reason why e waste was created was because people were not recycling correctly and people just threw away chemicals like bleach and the evidence for this and that alex lin stopped people from throwing away chemicals when and also he had other activist help him.
  The effect then of all of the people recycling is that more and more people are helping activist help the community. People helped to keep the community clean by recycling correctly and helping other activist. This is shown by there being more and more activist are helping the community.

My conclusion is that people did not recycle correctly so then Alex Lin started e waste and he had a hard time getting the word out so he told other activist and they started to recycle correctly and then that caused people to recycle chemicals.

Your First Blog Post

Good morning scholars!

Today you are going to make your first blog post. This post should be the final edited copy of your mid- level informational essay.

Your job today is to: 

1. Upload your blog

2. Comment on one other students post using the praise. press, and polish method. You want to try to provide one comment of praise, one comment pressing the author to respond to a question that they have left you, the audience with about their work maybe it was an idea that they had. And one suggestion of a polish, or something that the author could improve.

3. Go back  your essay, see the feed back and respond by acknowledging the praise, answering the persons press, and seeing if you can use their suggestions for polish in your work. Please do this is an comment back to them.

4. Apply the feed back to your original post. This will require you to edit your post.