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Friday, February 25, 2011

Malcolm X

 Malcolm X is a Muslim. One of his brothers was beaten by the white police man. He was mad and they put his brother in jail.  Malcolm X and the Nation Of Islam went to the jail where the put his brother and they said they wouldn't leave till they see him. The police let them see him and they said to rush him to the hospital. Well Malcolm and his brothers started walking to the hospital. While walking many people started to join walking with them.
 Malcolm went to Egypt and was learning about more Muslims. He was staying with all colors drinking from the same cup and sharing everything with them. He came back to the United States and was telling everyone that their leader is not telling the truth. He said that only black people are Muslims and when Malcolm told them about the Muslims, they stopped going to that church. They started going to Malcolm's church and the Nation Of Islam was mad. They wanted to kill Malcolm for making the Nation Of Islam loose money. While Malcolm was preaching the came to his church and killed Malcolm in front of his kids.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Reflection

1. Describe your team's game topic and talk about the most important concept you want your players to learn.
My team game idea is about saving energy, and people will learn to use solar energy instead of using a lot of energy.


2. How did the ideas you discussed in "Imagining Your Game" come together to help your team decide on a game topic?
Because my game idea had action in my partner game idea is about saving energy so our game is shooting solar panels onto houses.


3. Tell us more about your team by saying who has what role, and how you work together.
I draw and Genevieve writes and we both look up information.

4. What kind of research did you do to find information to express the game topic? Examples: books, films, web searches....etc.

The web and we haven't finished looking up facts in information.

5. Explain the game play. What does the player have to do?
The player will jump and move to shoot and dodge houses that are bad for our planet.


6. Has this changed since you first started planning your game? How?
Yes because we are adding a little bit of math equations and there are floating houses and everything is in the sky.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Nebraska and was born on May 19, 1925 and died February 21, 1965.Malcolm Little was also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and he was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. The white Americans accused Malcolm of preaching racism and violence. When Malcolm was thirteen, his father had died and his mother had been put into a mental hospital.  After living in a lot of foster homes, Malcolm X became involved in lots of criminal activities in Boston and New York. In 1946, Malcolm X was sentenced to eight to ten years in prison for sleeping with white women.While in prison, Malcolm X became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his parole in 1952 he became one of the Nation's leaders and chief spokesmen. While in prison, Malcolm earned the nickname of "Satan" for his hostility toward religion. Less than a year after he left the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam while giving a speech in New York.


This is Malcolm X's signature...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mad Hot Ballroom 2

 The main idea was to work hard and have fun. One teacher told all the students "the key to success in life is to find something you love to do and do it very well." There was a team and they worked hard practiced all the time. Then at the finales they won the gold trophy.They were so happy they practiced and practiced and the won, all the teachers were happy and so were the kids.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Learning Goal

My game idea is to have a couple of math problems. My games math questions will make the player think during the game. The other reason that my game can teach people is to save energy. There is a chance that if people use all the energy we will die earlier. My game is trying to teach students how to save energy.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Malcolm X

 I was only able to see a little of Malcolm X because I went to a field trip. I saw that when Malcolm was a boy his dad was a minister and was killed by a races gang called the KKK. When they killed his dad they separated him and his brother an sisters. Malcolm grew up in a white family and went to a white school. When he was a boy in school the teacher told him he couldn't be a lawyer, the teacher told Malcolm your only good at picking up things. When Malcolm grew up he wasn't a lawyer he was working in a train, and when he was working for a drug dealer he didn't give that guy the money so the drug dealer wanted to kill Malcolm. He decided he will rob the city and leave. He went robbing people and when he was getting a haircut he was caught and went to jail for 8-10 years in prison.

I got this from wikipedia.com

({{Information |Description=Malcolm X at Queens Court |Source=Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c11166 |Date=1964 |Author=Herman Hiller, World Telegram staff photographer |Perm)

Oregon Trail 2

 The Oregon Trail game is bout a person you have to be in you have to survive with a certain amount of money.  You will live like it was in the old days like when there was no technology or no cars. You have to buy food, parts for the wagon, clothes, and bullets for your gun. You will travel and pass threw rivers and you can even go hunting.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mad Hot Ballroom

 Today we watched Mad Hot Ballroom. It was about these schools in New York that having dancing classes. These schools have this program for free and the students will work hard and learn to dance. When they get good at the dances the teachers have to choose who should go and represent the school. When they do go to the competition they compete and only some teams win. There was a school that lost and all the students started to cry.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Oregon Trail

1.Who do you think this game was made for?
I think this game is made for students in middle school to show them how it was in the old days without technology.

2. What does the player see and do?
There are people that are traveling and you have to buy food , make sure the people are healthy and hunt.

3. What are the rules and how do you win?

You only have a serten amount of money and you have to buy food, ammo, clothes, and other thing like things for there waggon.You win by staying alive and making it to Oregon.

4. What is the goal of the game? The main goal of the game is to stay alive and make it to Oregon


5. What will the player learn by playing this game?
He will learn how to live in the old days without all the technology.


6. What makes this game fun for the player?
That  you learn how to live in the old days with no technology and you get to hunt and make your own decisions with your own money.


7. What kind of graphic/animation are in the game?

They aren't good animations but they do have good characters and grass, rivers, the waggon and the people.

8. What kind of sounds are in the game?

There is a song that plays when you play the game.

9. What makes this game special and unique?
That it helps people know how hard it was living back then in the old days.


10. Why will it sell?
Because its cool and shows people how people in the old days live with no technology.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How To Behave

  We were bad because some people were talking. I was trying to tell them to be quite but they kept on talking and it took us 10 minutes to calm down that why were aren't playing a game. We need to just stop talking and learn. Sometimes its the same people and it makes me mad because me and the class have to get in trouble for what that one person does. Everyone just needs to stop talking for once they can talk at lunch or during passing period.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Dream For The Future

 My dream for the future is to be a computer engineer.I want to graduate from Harvard or UT. I want to make a lot of money, I would be a Doctor but i might throw up while operating on a person. My goal is to graduate from one of those colleges while playing football for Texas I am going to graduate live in a apartment save money to get a car and when i get a car I'm going o save to get a 3 story house. My house is going to have up to 10 bedrooms and a bathroom in each room.I will have a pool and jacuzzi in the backyard,with a basketball court and a little playground.