The topics I chose:
- Choose a work of art from ancient Greece (it doesn’t have to be one covered in the video lesson) and do the following: (1) provide the basic background (what it is, when it dates from), (2) identify which period of Greek art it belongs to, (3) explain what that period is known for, and (4) explain how the work you’ve chosen illustrates the characteristics of its period.
- How does ancient Greek religion resemble or differ from the religion of the Hebrews?
For this topic I chose the “Statue of Zeus at Olympia”. It is a giant statue of Zeus made by the sculptor Phidias in 435 BC. This piece of art belongs to the Classical period, portraying sculpted beauty and natural posing. This period is known for it’s sculptures; realistic posing, and more human like objects. Although it’s a lost art, it has been recreated based on descriptions from travelers, merchants and people that visited the Temple of Zeus.
The Greek religion has multiple gods and deities, while Judaism only has one God.
The Greek religion has gods for each state of mind and object, each rules over that one thing, while Judaism has one god that rules over everything.
Jews worshiped as the Greeks did, but the Jews didn’t live in worship, the religion was based around living a good life.
If I chose between starting a small business or becoming a minimum-wage apprentice, I would choose to do both. I would choose both because when you have a plan A you need a plan B if all fails, you need money to support your business and if it fails. Make money while your business grows, so you can nurture and support it. If your business fails then you can make one in a new field, and with your job make that happen. Once the business grows enough you can quit the side job, and stick on your main goal, the business. That is why I would choose to start a small business and become a minimum-wage apprentice.
The topics I chose:
- Describe the circumstances leading to the Persian Wars. Why were they significant events in Western history?
- Why was the Peloponnesian War fought? What was its long-term significance?
After the Lydians rule fell to Persia, and the Persians were much more harsh on the Ionians. With the newfound oppression, the Ionians asked for help from the mainland Greeks to revolt. The Greeks then formed an alliance (all but Sparta, they were asked and declined) and Revolted against the Persians and came back victorious. This is very significant in history because this leads to the destruction of the Greeks, by the Xerxes, and the Peloponnesian War.
The Peloponnesian was was fought because the Greeks wanted to be powerful and not to be oppressed by Persians. They won against Persia and then war started in their own city-states for power. The city-states fought until all of them has a decline in war supplies, and they couldn’t defend themselves well from neighboring nations. This is significant because it gave other nations a chance to ruin their nation (Alexander the Great conquered Greece).
For 1 week I recorded whenever I watched TV, when I started and when I stopped. I ended at 10 hours and 15 minutes at the end of the week, and rounded it down to 10 hours. I then used the Interest calculator to calculate how much money I’d loose in 54 years (I am 16) and got the result that I would loose $137,497.56. (Assuming I made 20$ an hour after taxes, and each month was 4 weeks long.)
In my mind, this would be worth it, as you can only work so many hours. You need time to unwind, and relax. TV is one of the ways you can do that. Working 24/7 isn’t everyone’s wish, so I think you should spend your relaxation time how you want to do it.
The topics I chose:
- Why was Aristotle a significant figure?
- What was Spartan Society like?
Aristotle was a significant figure because he taught life morality, he taught how to be happy and how to have a good life. We learn it today, so his teachings must of been really important.
The Spartan Society was based on military power. The military was used to control the slaves who worked and obeyed, and to defend it’s people. Although the military was powerful and mostly men, the genders were essentially equal and women were allowed to do a-lot of the things men could.
By using the strategy of “going an extra mile” I can do good in school, and take my time on things. By doing this I can do well, and better understand what I am doing, and in the long run will help me in college when I apply and when I’m there. Making my own Business is long term, and more of a dream I would like to try hard to accomplish. After I finish College I would like to work for another business and build my experience, while building up my own. The better I do in school, the more experience, and money I will have to pour into my business to build.
The most crucial turning points in my life start around when I was 7, I moved away from my mother, and friends to live in Oregon. I didn’t have many friends, and I had to move far away from my mother. My dad quit his job, and took us to live with our Grandparents, for them to soon leave to go live in their “dream home”.
Another very crucial turning point in my life happened when I was 14, I moved from Oregon back to Washington to live with my dad’s girlfriend, although at first our plan was to again live with our grandparents. I had to again leave all my friends, to go live with someone I barely knew. My dad met the girl, and moved states to be with her, making me leave everything behind.