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my favorite and least favorite subject of school

Today I am going to be telling you what my favorite subject in school is, and what my least favorite is. 

First, lets just go over a little bit about the subjects I’m doing this year. At the end of this essay, I will tell you what my favorite subject is, and why it is my favorite. I also will do the same for my least favorite subject. 

This year I started 8th grade. Which isn’t really bad, since I actually like math more than the average student, I’m not like a genius or anything, but I understand math better than some of my friends my age, and so math isn’t a huge problem for me. It definitely is not my favorite but it’s also not my least favorite. I also have a Biology class which is fun, just has a lot of extra work that I have to do in between classes, which is why I only do it one day of the week, Thursday.  I have English and History which I really like and enjoy both classes, so I really can’t complain about either. I have a lit. club, we are reading Harry Potter right now and I really love this class, we are about to finish and pick a new book, which I can’t wait to find out what it is. I have an economics class too, it’s not my favorite but I actually do really enjoy it. I have to do spelling, reading for science, and fun reading to top off my list. I could add all my chores I have to do every day, but those sometimes don’t even happen. 

My favorite subject is…….. A tie! A tie between English and and Biology. I love English because I really enjoy reading and writing and this class is focusing on teaching me how to write properly, and Biology is fun even if I have to do a lot of extra work for that class! 

My least favorite is……A tie as well. I don’t like reading for Science because I’m not really into that subject, and I don’t love spelling. It’s really not a bad thing, but my spelling is different. I have to write down a list of words then look in a dictionary to find out their meanings. So basically it’s not even that bad I’m just a lazy turd. 

 

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Africa

This week during the world tour, we studied Africa. 

Africa is home to one of the oldest settlements in the world, Egypt. 

Egypt is one of the very first places in the world, it is the oldest and probably best known place in Africa, but it is also one of the few places that is very old, and has the same name as it did way back in history.

Since Africa is a gigantic desert, yes it does have some rain forests, but it is mostly a desert area with only a few trees and a scorching sun, the early settlements, like Egypt, Nubia, and Axum, all organized along the Nile River. 

The Nile River is the longest river in the world, which is super cool because it’s in the middle of a basically huge desert. 

Before 500 AD Egypt was conquered by two different major empires. The Persians, and The Holy Roman Empire. 

Egypt was mostly religion free up until 600 AD when it adopted the Islam religion, which is still the main religion there today. 

Between 500 and 1750 AD Africa began to be colonized. Mostly by its own tribal nations but slowly Europeans started to go there too. At first Europe only wanted to settle in Africa because they wanted slaves, which was terrible and one of the worst times in history was the Slave Trades, but they also found that the natural resources found in Africa were very helpful to them and so they continued to colonize Africa for far better reasons than before. 

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The Dancing Daffodil

 

There once was a little hill, that sat in the deep and dark forest.

But this little hill was never dark, for as soon as the sun rose it shone first upon the little hill. 

And when the day was over, and the sun and sang farewell, the moon would shine brightly on the little hill. 

On this precious little hill, a hidden worldly treasure, the dancing daffodil sat upon its tower. 

The dancing daffodil cannot- will not- stop dancing, even if the sun sets, and the world starts to turn dark and gray, she always twirls her little leaves, and sways her stem left to right, while, slowly, slowly, her petals fall.

The petals fall, but rise again, to blow through the wind, and dance and sing all alone, of heaven and light again. 

The skies turn dark, without sunshine, the clouds blow in, and the heavens cry.  

The heavens cry for so, so long, for they want one thing is all.

But the one thing they want that they cannot have, 

Is to watch and listen to the daffodil sing and dance. 

For even though the birds may sing, and the little girls will dance joyously, 

The bees may buzz a loving tune, and give us honey so sweet, 

The crickets may sing their soothing tune to bring us all to sleep, 

But none of those, none of those are as loving and caring,

And soft and light, as joyous and sweet, as the dancing daffodil

On her little hill home where the sun shines its light on first and the moon bathes in love,

So this is why the sky turns dark, the heavens cry, and the sun slowly stops coming. 

But then, what’s that? At last! The sun shines again and the clouds part like the Red Sea,

For there on her little hill, singing and dancing softly, is Our Dancing Daffodil. 

 

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William Shakespear

William Shakespear was born April 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. 

Shakespear was an English poet and playwright during the Elizabethan era, which covers the end of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth. 

He is considered one of the greatest writers in history, and his plays remain popular around the world today. 

William Shakespear wrote in mostly four different types of plays, Comedies, Tragedies, Histories, and Trage-Comedies also known as Romance.  

Some of the best known titles of his plays are: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliette, The Taming of the Shrew, and a Mid-Summer Night’s Dream. 

His plays are hard to read and understand because they have that old formal writing style of the English in the early years, because of this it can get really confusing to read, even to watch and you have to try really hard to understand what people are saying when reading these plays. But, because it is hard to understand, his plays are worldwide still to this day. 

His plays are still recreated today and done in small theater groups, high schools drama classes, and many other ways. People love his plays and almost anybody you talk to knows who William Shakespear is. 

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The Navigation Acts

The Navigation Acts were a group of laws restricting the abilities for the colonists to trade with any nation outside of Great Britain. 

There were two different mane Acts. Those were the Acts of 1660 and 1663. 

The Act of 1660 stated-that the ship’s crew had to be ¾ English and colonies could only ship goods to England or other English colonies. 

The Act of 1663 stated- it further restricted access by requiring that all European goods headed to America had to pass through England and be carried on English ships. 

There also was the 1773 Molasses Act. Which was when a heavy import tax was put on all sugar from the French West Indies to the American colonies. However the colonies were able to get around this tax by simply ignoring it, stealing, smuggling, bribery, and intimidation of customs officers to deliver sugar. 

The people who benefited the most from the new tax, were the British Caribbean producers of sugar, since people wanted sugar so badly, they were able to raise their prices. 

After these Acts, Taxes, and a few other things, the colonists realized that Parliament was not acting on the colonists best interest, which made them mad and question almost everything about Parliament, a fact that contributed to the American Revolutionary War. 

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Last History Essay

This year in history we learned so much. We mostly focused during the year about the developments of Europe. One of my favorite lessons this year was the lesson on Galileo, I had recently studied about him in a different class and so it was cool to learn about him again, but in greater detail in this class. I also liked that video because I found it really funny that he was put under house arrest just because he believed differently than other people (really funny, and really SAD). I liked a lot when we learned about the 13 colonies as well. It was cool to learn in greater detail about those original colonies of my home. It was an awesome year and I enjoyed it a lot!

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Last English Essay

This year in English we learned a lot about books, types of genres, types of literature, and writing styles. We also studied a lot on plays and poetry. I really liked all the reading we did, even though the books were really long, once you got into the book it actually felt more like fun reading than an assignment to me. One of the things I would change about this class if I was the teacher would be with the reading. I would pick two or three books that went along what we were learning that week and let the students pick which book they would like to read. This would make it easier for them to feel like they weren’t being forced to study and learn about a specific topic. I know that if I had a choice in what book I read, it would be a lot better, because like I said before, I love to read, just not when I feel forced to do so. I really liked this year in English and can’t wait for next year!

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Contrasting and Comparing

In this essay I will be telling you then showing you the difference between Comparing and Contrasting.

Contrasting is when you point out all the differences between two or more items.

Comparing is when you not only point out the differences, but also the similarities.

I am going to write down a few things about different people, and you get too decide on your own if you think it is Contrasting or Comparing. Let’s get started!

  1. Betty and Sue; Betty is small and likes to run; Sue is small and hates to run; Betty likes to read books and hates writing her own; Sue likes to read books and loves to write her own;
  2. Sam, Dan, and Jeff; Sam likes swimming; Dan hates swimming; Jeff doesn’t swim; Sam is tall; Dan is short; Jeff is average; Sam is fourteen; Dan is twelve; Jeff is five;

Do you think you know which is which? Great!  Even though we all know you don’t need my help with these, I have listed the answers below.

1: Comparing; It is telling things they both enjoy and things one does and the other doesn’t. {They are both small, but Betty likes to run and Sue hates to run.}

2: Contrasting; It was telling you only the differences between the three boys. {Like the differences in there ages}

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A Poem About My Own Personal Hero

A Poem About My Own Personal Hero

My personal hero shines like silver and gold

And taught me to be strong and bold

She helped me feel warmth when it was cold

 

She showed me love when I gave none

And taught me to serve everyone

I was always seen by at least one

 

Even when I felt small, she helped me to be seen by all

She was smart and strong even when she would fall

And even if you were small, in her presence you always felt tall

 

Even when there is fog, and the world is misty

I can always feel warmth when I remember Mama Odie

So even if it is dark and cold

Mama Odie will always shine like silver and gold. 

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The Plymouth Colony

The Plymouth colony was the first colony made in the Americas by the pilgrims, that we know of.

The first winter in the colony was so rough that only about half of the Pilgrims who had traveled to the Americas, survived! Out of the original 102 Pilgrims only 53 remained!

Because of the loss of so many people, and the weakness of the ones left, out of the nineteen planed settlements they were going to build, only seven were actually completed.

An Indian named Squanto, was very nice and became friends with the Pilgrims, later actually introducing the other Indians to them.

Squanto was a Indian chief, who was captured and taken to England. When he returned he found that his families tribe had all died from hunger and sickness. So since he was alone, he wanted to help the Pilgrims so that they could survive. He showed them how to plant crops, and many other useful things that the Pilgrims really needed help with.

After a few years, Plymouth colony was able to survive on its own and started to thrive.