In this project, we learned a lot. We learned everything from what it is like to be a teenager to what happens when you don't get socialized. I enjoyed this project because you could go anywhere with it. Even though the project has been going on a very long time the masks and papers were never that same. Everyone was connected with their project because it was about themselves. This was a great first project for the year.
My project was all about how I need a place to get out of society and its expectations. I write all about how is Durango my family especially my mom is very well know, so people think that I know them and they feel the need to talk to me. “Throughout life, we are taught how to be an active member of society who acts like your best self all the time. Sometimes I can't always be this person, and I need a place to get out of all the ideas and assumptions” My mask represents a lot of, but mainly it serves Silverton because in Silverton I can be myself and not have to live up to everyone expectations.
If I could go back in this project, I would only use one side of my make(The one with the stars and mountains) and then included some more things about Silverton. I would also revise my essay a little more because there were some mistakes that I missed. But overall I think I did my best on this project.
When we presented our project to the community, there were a lot of deep and interesting conversations that I had. One parent read my paper, and then I explain my mask, and she knew exactly how I feel and even had a story that summed up she says how nice the skate rats are in Durango and how they aren't what the mean angry people.
My most significant take away in this project is one of the Socratic seminars. For those of you who don't know what that is it is a organize group to talk about an article or book. In this specific seminar, we read The Cycle of Socialization which is about the different way society makes us play roles. After we read this, we had the conversations about it. The first one was only boys talk, and the girls listen the second one was the girls talk, and the boys listen. The third one was an all-class conversation about the things that way spoke about in our group of boys and girls. This was very meaningful to me because we talked a lot about the same stuff and how everyone is going through the same thing in some way. My identity is constructed by my parents until about age eight then you and the people you choose to surround yourself to construct you until you honestly find yourself. It doesn't just stop people are always changing and evolving to meet the expectations of society. I think if you don't take your life into your hand and choose what you like and what you want to do with your life then when you leave your parent you will be lost. It is hard to tell your parent you don't like something they want you to do but it will benefit you in the long run. This also goes to breaking away from socialization and the expectations that confine you. You need to break away from this by just being yourself and not caring what other people think because if they judge you then they are jealous of you being able to break free. This project is significant to learn because it opens your eyes to a lot of the messed up things in the world and make you a better overall person.
Shake Spear Puppet show.
In this project we studied shake spear and how he had an effect of the world. When we had enough background knowledge about his work we chose a play to recreate and then started making a puppet show of that would acuratly represent it. My part was making the stage/screen of the play and I think that it came out very well. Over all I feel this project went very well because we came together in the end and made a final product that the audience enjoyed.
Jack Tescher I the start of this project I was hesitant to do shakespeare because I have had experiences with it in the past and didn't enjoy it as much as I did this time around. I think I can say that after this project that I like shakespeare and more importantly I can be comfortable reading him. Like when we were recording the voice overs I was able to read my part and be comfortable with it.Or even earlier in the project when we were doing out live acting and i had to step in for husi and i hadn't read his part at all but i was comfortable so it was just like reading any other normal script.
This project was also very difficult for me because i was hesitant.I went into the project not really caring about shakespeare and just focusing one how i could get through the project with reading the least amount of shakespeare as possible. But i persevered through it and came out of the project liking shakespeare. I also had to persevere at the end of the project we shaw and I made the stage. The hardest part about making the stage in that we went basing the design off of any other stage. This made it really hard because it would be the day before the show and we would still be fixing problems and coming up with ideas to help the stage. Overall I think I had to persevere and keep working to making a final project i was proud of.
The way I grew the most was by growing to like shakespeare.I now like reading shakespeare and if we were to do a similar project in the future i would be 100% on board with it. The reason is because i understand shakespeare and see most of all the connections he makes and how they still connect to the real world.
In this project I grew as an actor. In the past i have always been scared of presenting anything to a crowed or to anyone judging me. In this project i both had to go out onto the stage and interact with audience along with having my voice play in the background. This was hard for me but it also made me comfortable with being in front of an audience.
The world still gravitates to the words of Shakespeare because all the lessons he has taught us through his time still connect to us now and to future generations.He has made stories that explain our fantasies or our struggles.So we celebrate him in all his glory and in my mind everyone in the world should watch, read, and experience shakespeare.
This I Believe
Expectations Jack Tescher
An expectation, by definition, is “a belief that someone will or should achieve something”. In life, you will always have expectations. For me, it is “good” grades get into a “good” college and have a “happy” life, whatever that means. Though I have only been on this planet fifteen years, one of the things I have learned is that humans focus too much on expectations and what has been put into their mind to think and act. Go to college, get a well-paying job, ideas like this are just that: ideas.
When my brother went off to college, I started to think about were I wanted to go to college and what i wanted to do on my life. I would spend night just sitting there looking up at my ceiling thinking about what I wanted to do and I really struggled because I was so young and didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. And i feel that is totally ok at that age and even at the age I am right now. I put these very unrealistic expectation on myself to figure out what I wanted to do.
These ideas help push the majority to “success” and to a “happy life.” But not every one. These ideas can be helpful in smaller doses, like thinking about the future when you make big decisions in your life. It is important to think about the future but not all the time and especially not at too young of an age. This between having too much future thinking in your life and not enough is tricky because if you don't focus enough on the future then you might make some decisions that affect the future and what you can do with it. But if you focus too much on the future then you end up living in it and you don't take time to look around and just soak it all up.
I have my whole life ahead of me and right now the community around me along with the activities that i do are very important to me. As the saying goes live life like there's no tomorrow and I believe that means that you should focus on expectations but not too much.I will take this into my future to come.
In this project I really enjoyed writing what I did. At the start i just started writing and in the first fifteen minutes of class I wrote half of my paper. My first draft was was really back and doesn't flow but through students reading it and giving it feed back i got it to a place where i felt proud of it. Over all I got up there and read my pape and wasn't even that nervous because i was proud of my work.
The part of my project that I am most proud of was the the content. I had a hard time figuring out what i wanted to white about, but when it came to me I couldn't stop writing until i was done. I was very proud about what I wrote about and feel it came from the heart.
When I was reading the paper I wade a few mistakes because I had only practiced once. I also could have corrected some vocabulary mistakes. They mistakes didn't really affect me because i just skipped over them but overall i like how it came out.