Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer History Lesson #5: Donatello

Donatello is a Renaissance sculptor known for prospective illusions in his sculptures. He has worked with other sculptors to create statues for the church. He worked with the church to create statues of the prophets and to create a monument. His most famous piece is the bronze David. His sculptures were the basis of perspective in the arts.

In my opinion, Donatello's art is fascinating. He use pieces of metal and creates them into lifelike sculptures that show great detail. His art shows expression and feeling. Some of his sculptures also have backgrounds and perspective that makes it seem like the art is a real place.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Medici Family of the Renaissance

The Medici family was a family of bankers in the city of Florence in Italy during the14th century. They were like any other family during the Renaissance. However, they became better by bribing other people, causing violence, and killing people who were in their way. An important thing they did was that they supported many great artists and thinkers like Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Galileo. They were very interested in the arts and secret ideas from the Romans. It inspired many more people to be involved in the arts.

The family got popular when the Pope said that the Medici family was the most reliable bank. They earned lots of money and stayed open. The other banks went out of business. They also supported an architecture named Brunelleschi that was thought of as unorthodox. When he started building, people were amazed by his work.

In my opinion, I think they had a great impact on the society. They brought classical architecture back, inspired artists, and they helped create the Renaissance because of what they did. Without the Renaissance, our world would be not that involved in the arts, sciences

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Solar Energy Lesson (Day 137)

Watch the video and complete response.

Friday, April 20, 2012

This Week In History

In class this week I learned about the geography of the Incan empire, their social classes, religion, and their government. The Inca empire was located in South America in the west. Mountains, deserts and gorges surrounded the empire. Their social classes were two different sections. Upper and lower class. The Incans believed in afterlife and they mummified people. The empire was controlled by one emperor. He decided on all decisions.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mayan Historical Fiction Story

The Life of a Noble

Today I am going to the construction site where peasants are making the new temple. I have to make sure they don't mess the temple up or else the gods would get angry. Later, I am going to collect taxes from everyone in the civilization. We use the money for more building projects and to give to our ruler. I am also going to help out the king. He orders me to do things for the kingdom and my fellow nobles and I have to follow his commands.

When I am not working, I relax and pray to the gods. I wear fancier clothing than the peasants and slaves. Fortunately, I can also read and write. Everyone else in the kingdom besides the nobles and priests are illiterate.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Comic Strip of Ghana's Start and Fall.

This is my comic. At the end, the Islamic people take over Ghana and it becomes Mali. (Sorry it wasn't added in the end.)
Start of Ghana and fall by RebeccaL2017

Monday, February 13, 2012

KIPPsters Against Cyberbullying

You don't have to be a KIPPster to be against cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying is basically two minors bullying each other on the Internet. It's worse than being bullied in person is that the whole world can see you being bullied on the Internet.

The cyberbully would go to jail for bullying someone on the internet. And the victim of the bully might suicide because of the pain and torture. Cyberbullying causes emotional and social pain. Many people have died and gone to jail because of cyberbullying. We can't just sit here and let that happen. Let's stop cyberbullying now.