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Hello my name is Connor and this is my corner. I make posts about what I learned from school and show my assignments. I like to be funny and I show it in my posts sometimes. I also like walking, around towns or in nature.

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Grade 9 English Lesson 101

Today I learned about Darwin, Part 1. This was first published in 1882, the year he died.He finished it in 1876. The full Life and Letters is in two volumes.

  1. Birth: February 12, 1809
  2. His approach in writing
  3. Early interests: natural history, collecting
  4. He told tall tales as a boy.
  5. He enjoyed chemistry in school.
  6. He went to Cambridge at age 17.
  7. Evolution

What to conclude from this?

  1. He stresses his lack of intellect gifts.
  2. He speaks of his enthusiasm for collecting things.
  3. He mentions his lack of confidence that humaneness is a natural quality of man.
  4. He hated classical education.
  5. He lost his taste for poetry.
  6. He says he still enjoys scenery.
  7. Poor lecturing bored him.
  8. He was turned off by watching surgeries
  9. He loved shooting and he loved long walks.
  10. He never mentions money.

Grade 9 English Lesson 100

Today I assessed Geronimo’s autobiography. Today’s lesson is also lesson 100! Yay *blows on kazoo*. I also had to write a 500 word essay.

Today I will write an essay on the following topic. Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography? I’ve read some autobiographies, and I must say I don’t think I have the memory of those people. That or those speeches must have really changed their life or stuck with them.

I think there should be some speech in an autobiography. I think a speech can really tell you what the person was like, what they believed in, and what kind of person they were. So I would totally put in a reconstructed speech into my autobiography if it was important. I couldn’t imagine an autobiography without some reconstructed speeches or dialogues. So far there has been dialogue in every biography I have read. It really hits you as something that actually happened.

The thing I’m actually more worried about is could I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography. I find it hard to believe that some people could remember a speech so well that they could reconstruct it in their autobiography. I can’t do that. If the speech is important to me, I would include it, but I couldn’t. I think you have to decide three things before doing something. Would I do it? Could I do it? Should I do it? Yes I just ripped off the “Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve” phrase. But really, that’s what it comes down to. In this case I would and should, but I couldn’t.

Why do I have to write 500 words about this, when I’m done in 250. *sigh* Well it’s better than posting nothing.

Grade 9 English Lesson 99

Today I learned about Geronimo, Part 9. Chapter 22: Religion

In this chapter, Geronimo talks about religion. He talks about how the Indian religion was not specific about the afterlife. He spends most of the chapter describing a fellow Indian’s near-death experience. And then he ends the chapter with saying that he is a Christian, and urges other Indians to become so, because at the very least he finds it ethical.

Chapter 23: Hopes for the Future

In this chapter, Geronimo states that he believes it is the divine right of his people to own their assigned land, which was designated for them by Usen. For him it was Arizona. He equated the land to a good life.

Conclusions

  1. He had no concept of a final judgement.
  2. He did not know what to expect after death.
  3. He devoted most of the chapter to describing what a man told him about a near-death experience.
  4. He joined a church to learn how to become better ethically.
  5. He wanted to return to Arizona.
  6. He feared that the tribe was dying out.

Grade 9 Drawing Assignment #13

Today I drew this! p1120687.jpgCan you tell what it is? I hope so, not for your sake, but for my drawing skill’s sake. Hopefully you could tell that it was an orange. If you’re wondering why it looks like a Klingon ship, that’s because the author of my drawing book did the same thing with her orange. Plus it looks fancy. Judging from her post-drawing comment, I think this wraps up the first thing to learn with drawing, edges. Also nice, is that I got to eat it after.

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Rest in peace alien orange

So now you can judge me based off of how the orange actually looks and how a drew it. Bye.

Grade 9 English Lesson 98

Today I learned about Geronimo, Part 8. Chapter 20: Unwritten Laws of the Apaches

  1. Trials
  2. Adoption of children
  3. Salt lake
  4. Preparation of a warrior
    1. Youth must accompany warrior 4 times.
    2. First trip: substandard food
    3. Servant: cares for horses, cooks, does not talk
    4. Sacred names for everything
    5. Council votes.
  5. Dances
    1. Dance of thanksgiving: summer (yucca fruit)
    2. War dance (warriors only)
    3. Scalp dance
    4. Social dance: introduction of adult daughters (longest description)

Chapter 21: At the World’s Fair (St. Louis)

  1. He sold photographs for 25 cents, kept 10 cents. He made $2 a day – most money, ever.
  2. He saw swordplay: Turks.
    “They would be hard to kill in a hand-to-hand fight.”
  3. Negro escape artist
  4. Magician: sword through a basket with a woman
  5. Trained bear
  6. Ferris wheel
  7. Glass blowing

What to conclude from this?

  1. He describes tribal practices clearly.
  2. He has trouble describing the gadgets of the World’s Fair.
  3. He adjusted to most of what he saw at the fair – with appreciation for what he did not grasp.

Grade 9 English Lesson 97

Today I learned about Geronimo, Part 7. Chapter 17: The Final Struggle

  1. Treaty with Mexico.
  2. He wants a treaty with General Miles.

Chapter 18: Surrender of Geronimo

Chapter 18 is account of the surrender of Geronimo by a different party.

Chapter 19: A Prisoner of War

  1. He was put on a train and taken to San Antonio.
  2. He was sent to Pensacola, Florida.
  3. He was told to saw logs.

What to conclude from this?

  1. Geronimo did not trust Miles.
  2. Miles promised the Apaches a lovely land.
  3. They swore an oath.
  4. The United States immediately broke that oath.
  5. The Apaches were sent to Florida, then to Oklahoma.
  6. Geronimo attributes economic failures to bad luck.
  7. The government put them on a welfare program.
  8. He finally was allowed to retire around 70.

Grade 9 English Lesson 96

Today I learned about Geronimo, Part 6. Gary North points out that this section is scrambled chronologically. Chapter 14: Greatest of Wrongs

  1. The Apaches scattered in 1863.
  2. They reunited at a place they had agreed to in advance.
  3. Another attack. Cochise joined in the defense.
  4. then came a year of respite.
  5. Another attack: 7 children, 5 women, and 4 warriors killed.

Chapter 15: Removals

  1. Another Apache tribe provided for them in winter.
  2. Geronimo moves his tribe in 1876
    1. Apache outlaws killed a store owner.
    2. They got drunk.
    3. Four were killed.
    4. Geronimo left the reservation and joined another band.

Chapter 16: In prison and on the Warpath

  1. Victoria and Geronimo were arrested. Geronimo was imprisoned for having left.
  2. Four months in the guardhouse.
  3. In 1883, a rumor started. 250 Apaches left.
  4. Army pursued. A battle took place.
  5. Return to the reservation a year later.
  6. General Crook took their stolen cattle.
  7. Geronimo left for Mexico with 400 Apaches.
  8. Troops captured most women and children.
  9. Skirmishes with Mexican troops
  10. They believed 2,000 troops were after them.
  11. He personally surrendered to Gen. Crook.

What to conclude from this?

  1. The chief, Mangus-Colorado was killed in 1863
  2. Half the tribe escaped.
  3. They fought battles, but surrendered in 1872.
  4. Peace with General Howard.
  5. He leaves again with the tribe in 1876.
  6. He lists a series of surrenders and departures: ten years
  7. There is no clear chronology: 1863 to 1886
  8. He left out decades.
  9. He did not list battles.