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Jamie Oliver’s Ted Talk Review

Even though most videos based around food and what goes into it are created for an American audience, it does affect the rest of the world greatly. The U.S. is the most powerful country in the world, many developing countries will follow it’s footsteps because they think it will bring their country into fruition. This is not the case. And because of this undeniable fact, we have to watch our diet all around the world. But that is not the point of Jamie Oliver’s Ted Talk. He is an activist, and his main point is to bring food education into schools. To teach children about food. In the documentary Fed Up, we see how corporations “brainwash” children into buying and craving their products from a very young age. Another point was obesity and how 1/3! Yeah you heard me, 1/3 of the U.S. population is obese. He focused on how death in Americans was mainly due to diet related causes. He is using the facts to make his point, and is succeeding in doing so, we need to teach children about food, hence why I am writing this to further advocate his point.

The Economics of Happiness

 

I’ve always known that globalization was a large issue especially when such globalization is subsidized. Many of the villages like the one we found in the “Economics of Happiness” movie share the same traits as the latter. They are not rich in the sense of money, but they are rich emotionally and spiritually. They know who they are and don’t have labels like we do in the westernized world. There is no “poor” in their world, there is no “need” for things of socioeconomic status like an expensive watch, because everyone is seen equally in their eyes. This isn’t to say that their society is perfect. With a lesser-industrialized world comes a lower standard of education, healthcare that is barely competent, and many more problems. We heard in the documentary how when the government came in and the globalization began the civilization started to crumble, the ones who tried to make the society strive, were shortly disbanded soon after and became beggars groveling on the streets. Understanding my points, you would think that I was against globalization, but I am in the middle of the battle, neutral in a sense. I agree with ideals on both sides and disagree with others; I cannot pick a side because both sides have strengths and weaknesses, the second of which the documentary fails to address. The movie doesn’t talk about any of the weaknesses of a less globalized world, only the pros of one and the cons of a more globalized world. The movie gives us great insight and example into what globalization does, but it does not give all the perspectives surrounding the subject.

 

Week 5: Checklist

Week 5: Brainbarf

Last week I was at CEESA for Softball so I was absent on both Thursday and Friday. However I did do as much work as I could on the days prior to that. Our efforts at softball were not very successful but still valiant. Since I knew that I would not be here on Thursday and Friday, and in Budapest instead, I knew that I had to do as much work as possible to not be behind the next week. I think that the main challenge was that I wasn’t going to be here on the last two days of the week. Which was both a bad and good thing. The bad thing being was that I wasn’t going to be here, the good thing being it motivated me to work harder. My plan for next week is to finish up my pinboard and get my action station ready for Day X.  The best success was that I caught up and finished my pinboard on time and without any struggle.

Week 4: Teacher

Stanley has been to several high school classes and showed his risk taking skills. His ability to engage his audience and speak with clear knowledge about his issue shows his maturity. his audience was impressed with his ability to speak, his passion and enthusiasm.

Week 4: Checklist

Week 4: Parents

I understand that Stanley made four presentations this past week and that they went well. He says that he felt confident in the presentations and that the students had a better understanding of terrorism and current events. The kids asked many questions, and he felt that he was able to answer them all adequately.

Week 4: Brain Barf

This week I presented to many classes between grades 6-8. We had in-depth discussions about the topic of Terrorism, and even got to some of the more darker points. I also created the layout of my pinboard so I don’t have any challenges next week. Talking about pinboards, I measured the width of all of the boards so that we could even out the space between 51 students, (including myself). This week was very productive, and I was very happy with the outcome. There weren’t many challenges at all. The only challenge was trying to calm the classes down at the beginning of the presentations. I think that my only plans for next week is to incorporate all of my work from my layout draft into the actual pinboard.  I think that the biggest success is that I actually got everything done ahead of time and even got some things done that were supposed to be for next week. I makes me confident for my exhibition.

Week 3: Teacher

Stanley has been working hard this week on his presentation. He has fined tuned his writing skills to make clearer more effective sentences making use of his great bank of vocabulary.

Week 2: Teacher

Stanley has approached this unit with great enthusiasm. He has a true and easily noticeable interest in his issue. It ties clearly with his passion for current events and political science. His research has been well done and he has a solid personal essay.

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