I, Too belong in America.
They call me offensive names.
They want to remove us from America
Because of the new president,
But I have friends,
That help me eat,
And give me a place to stay.
I'll be free in America.
Nobody will dare
They'll see how wrong they were
and feel bad-
I, too belong in America.
In my opinion to be American is just to be free and have the ability to make choices you want as long as they do not break laws. American means to be strong, proud, and willing to die defending the country. To me, being an American means that you are a powerful individual that can accomplish and change anything in the world with hard work. When I imagine the "American life" I think of someone who is rich, happy, and well known. It makes me think of someone who worked hard and can now afford anything they want without having to worry about financial struggles.
The cube that the little prince is in is red because it signifies power. The mountain is blue because it signifies loneliness and sadness. The mountain also represents power since the cube is at the top of the mountain. The little prince is isolated on a mountain and in a cube so he talks to an echo. The power of isolation led him to believe that all humans are unimaginative and boring. This is important because in articles like "The Creativity Crisis" they say how kids are becoming less creative as time goes by.
Teachers,moms,dads, and schools tell us that this how clouds are drawn. Brain perceives it to be a cloud because that's how clouds are represented in movies,drawings, and by other people. Perception is an intuition of the mind. The brain above is perceiving through his sight that it is a cloud. Seeing is an irrefutable truth but what you think you see is not what others see. Others may see this "cloud" as the leaves of a tree without a trunk. It can look like broccoli without a stem or like a bee without the features drawn in. Everyone seeing this and thinking in a different way proves that we all exist.
The abstract drawing is supposed to represent systems. Multiple things working together to make something better. The red is supposed to mean energy, the yellow represents loyalty, the blue is water, the green is money, and the purple means power. The white means that the branches are pure. The black represents darkness and it can not be with other colors because if that branch becomes corrupt then it will affect the stablility, which is the brown.
Rene Descartes,"I think, therefore I am" means that since he can think and his purpose in life is to think, then he exists. Since we are allowed to think, then it is an irrefutable truth that we exist.
Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset
Studies have found patterns that contribute to the study of how a type of mindset affects a person’s success. First of all, there are two types of mindsets. One of them is a growth mindset and the other is a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset is the belief that one is given talents at birth. You either are intelligent or you’re not. The growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed through dedication,hard work, and practice. Having a fixed mindset is dangerous because it can make people discouraged. There are many people studying these mindsets but one of the main researcher is Carol Dweck. She has conducted experiments that prove that having a growth mindset leads to more success and happiness. A fixed mindset is great for a while but later it leads kids down a path that goes nowhere near success.
In her studies she has found many patterns and these studied patterns contribute to proving that a growth mindset is better than a fixed mindset. A pattern that keeps coming up is when students are taught to have a fixed mindset they give up when facing a challenge. A pattern with a growth mindset is that having a growth mindset leads more children towards success. All of this research contributes to our understanding about growth and fixed mindsets. This is important because we can understand how to help students be more successful, happy and how to focus more in school.
For our project, our theme is on roads and streetlights. Streetlights are a good representation of the mindsets because streetlights either let people continue or they make them stop.The green streetlight means to keep going and to never stop when you have to overcome an obstacle. The red street lights means to stop here or your talents only go this far. On the back of the project we drew a picture of what both, growth mindset and fixed mindsets represent. The road that keeps going represents a growth mindset because when you believe in a growth mindset you think that you can keep going and keep gaining knowledge. The road that stops is a fixed mindset because in a fixed mindset you believe that you either are naturally talented or you aren’t. The roadblocks you and you think you can’t keep moving forward anymore. Both roads have a good start but in the end only the growth mindset leads you to success and happiness.
"I think, therefore I am"- Rene Descartes
" I think, therefore I am." is the translation of the phrase Cogito ergo sum which is a Latin philosophical proposition by Rene Descartes. I think it means that he knows he is alive because he has self will or the ability to think and perform actions that he wants to perform. I think it also has other meanings like if he thinks something is correct, then it is most likely correct. This probably has many other meanings to it but this is what I think it means.