Thursday, September 30, 2010

Juan Z. 7 2010

Today we watched Planet Earth: The Future Saving Species and we learned about the species in the world that our endangered. The reason why we need the species is because if we lose their entire population that reduces the stability of their habitats. Up in the arctic the polar bears are losing their ice caps. We saw one polar bear that had a really rare behavior. He was swimming through the arctic and went to an ice cap full of walruses and was trying to fight them because he couldn't find any other food. In one interview one man said that the we have lost at least half of the world's population of frogs, including the rare, Golden Toad. We learned in the video about something called poaching. Poaching is when you get rid of something. Like these animals that are being poached. What I learned from this video is that humans could probably be the cause of these species being very close to going extinct. Many humans kill animals such as, Elephants for the ivory in their tusks, or Tigers to use their fur and make coats. But we can all make this stop and we can stop poaching half of the world's population of animals. If we kill only one species than a lot of other species will die too. If we kill, for example, the whole population of rats then snakes don't have any food and then birds don't have any food and we keep killing and killing animals. I learned a lot from this video and I'm glad about it.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Juan Z. 6 2010
My final 2 topics are, child sexual abuse and teenage suicide. First of all child sexual abuse is very common and it's not a pretty thing to hear about. I don't want anybody to be abused I can't even imagine the horror they must be going through. Also I like watching Law & Order: SVU and it talks a lot about sexual abuse and it gets me really interested.
And teenage suicide. Because a lot of teenagers think that just because they have a lot of problems they're not going to go away just by killing yourself. Think about your family and your friends. Suicide is not the answer. In fact, you might unsuccessfully commit suicide and you might get sent to jail because suicide is illegal. So I think this could also be an interesting topic.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Juan Z 5 2010

Possible Topics - This website shows me all kinds of Social Issues we have in this world. So that could be a good website to use as a reference. - I like this website a lot because these days you see a lot of kids in poverty. Some kids don't get the same stuff we do. I chose it because it's about kids just like me. - This website is about people coming together to make the world a better place. I agree because this world is not such a good place. But if we come all together, then we can. - This website is made by kids to support world crisis. Such as, floodings, earthquakes, poverty, hunger. - This is a possible reference because a lot of kids get sexually abused really often. - I know how a lot of teenagers always think that they have so many problems so they commit suicide. That's why I think it's interesting. - This website is interesting to me because a lot of kids start smoking when they are barely in middle school and not only does it harm them but us too because smoking weed causes pollution. - This website is a possible topic because homelessness can always start at an early age. Plus, there is a really famous street person who lives in Austin.
This website led me to all the other websites above.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Juan Z. 3 2010

1.) I think that the documentary was very sad but it was the truth. Humans all cause Global Warming. Some people might be doing it on accident or just to be funny but either way it's wrong. I like how the documentary was very informative and I liked how Al Gore talked only about the truth.

2.) I think Global Warming is a serious issue and we have the ability to stop it but we, as humans, are not taking the advantage of it.

3.) The information makes me feel really guilty because I feel like I'm not doing anything to help the environment. I have to start dong everything I can to help the world.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Juan Z. 4 2010

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This picture is about my favorite soccer player Javier Hernandez. The reason why I like him is because he is like the best current Mexican soccer player. He is so good that he plays for one of the best teams in the world. I like this picture how it says right next to him "Birth of a Hero". By that I think it means that his future is going to be very bright because he's only 22 he's just getting started.