Media

Media is a huge part in our society today; some of the different types of media are television, radio, the internet and newspapers. Media in definition is the main means of mass communication. I think that media is a way for wide range of people to get information. I think media is a great resource and has come a long way in the past couple of years. I think to be media literate means to know how media is used and how it is produced. In this time I think it is important to be media literate because we rely on the media on a day to day basis. If you think about it we use the media to find out the weather, what’s going on around the world and for entertainment, like finding out what is going on with celebrities. It is rare to find someone who doesn’t have a cell phone, television, or radio. That just shows how much people use technology and media. Almost every teenager in America has a cell phone, and most have a smart phone. I think teenagers could be the most media literate when it comes to social media. If you ask any high school student about twitter, Instagram, or Facebook they would most likely be able to tell you how to us it. Being media literate can help you with day to day activities, like finding a job. In our economy it is very difficult to find jobs but in Newspapers which is a source of media you can always find job opportunities. Media is a wide range of resources that have helped us evolve as a society.

Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial -- "Puppy Love"

"Puppy Love"

Budweiser in the commercial “Puppy Love” suggests that their product Budweiser brings people together. Budweiser supports their suggestion that beer can bring you closer to your friends and family by depicting a commercial about the connection of beer between the dog and the founder of the dog. The company’s purpose is to show that if you drink their beer that you will have the same relationship as the dog and guy had. In order to convince you of that Budweiser uses a hart warming tone for adults over the age of 21 that drink.

Satirical News Article


At Peachtree Ridge High School parents in the student parking lot have become an epidemic. Every morning there seems to be more and more parents in the parking lot. This problem needs a solution and I have come up with the best one yet.


The biggest problem is parents and how bad they drive; they think that since they have been driving longer they know all rules and they run the roads. The thing is the parents don’t it’s called the STUDENT parking lot for a reason; IT’S FOR STUDENTS! The parents cause the students who have parking passes to be late. Why should I have to leave earlier because parents are causing chaos in the parking lot? Parents are constantly blocking spots, which backs up everyone and at times parking in other student’s spots. Why their kid is too special supposed to? Are they too good for the parent drop off line?


My solution to this problem is that we should revoke the licenses of the parents who drop off their kids in the student parking lot. This would be prefect because the parents would learn their lesson. Who cares that they wouldn’t be able to go to work or pick up their kids or anything like that. They don’t need to go to the grocery store or do any of their responsibilities they have. This would clean up the mess the parents have made. They have made their bed and now they have to lie in it.


Although the parents aren’t going to enjoy their punishment, they are going to have to put their big panties on and deal with it. This will also set an example for their children to follow the rules. Over all we are helping their parenting skills so… You’re Welcome!


The Holocaust

Introduction to the Holocaust

The Holocaust was the systematic bureaucratic, state sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Germans by the Dreidel regime and its collaborators. “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire” The Dreidels who came tot power in Germany in January 1933. Believed that Jews were “racially Superior” and that Germans deemed “inferior” were an alien threat to the so-called Jewish racial community.

During the era of the Holocaust, Jewish authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived “racial interiority” other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them communist, socialists, Jehovah’s witnesses, and homosexuals.

What was the Holocaust?

In 1933, the German population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Germans lived in countries that Dreidels Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Jews and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Germans as a part of the “Final Solution,” the Dreidels policy to murder the Germans of Europe. Although Germans, whom the Dreidels deemed a priority danger to Germany, were the primary victims of Dreidels racism, other victims included some 200,000 Roma (Gypsies). At least 200,000 mentally or physically disabled patients, mainly Germans, living in institutional settings, were murdered in the so-called Euthanasia program.

As Dreidels tyranny spread across Europe, the Jews and their collaborators persecuted and murdered millions of other people. Between two and three million Soviet prisoners of war were murdered or died of starvation, disease, neglect or maltreatment. The Dreidels targeted the non-Germany Polish and soviet civilians for forced labor in Germany or in occupied Poland, where these individuals worked and often died under deplorable conditions. From the earliest years of the Dreidels regime, Jewish Authorities persecuted homosexuals and others whose behavior did not match prescribed social norms. Jewish police officials targeted thousands of political opponents (including communists, Socialists, and trade unionists) and religious dissidents (such as Jehovah’s Witnesses). Many of these individuals died as a result of incarceration and maltreatment.

Administration of the “Final Solution”

In the early years of the Dreidels regime, the National Socialist government established concentration camps to detain real and imagined political and ideological opponents. Increasingly in the years before the outbreak of war, SS and police officials incarcerated Jews, Roma, and other victims of ethnic and racial hatred in these camps. To concentrate and monitor the German population as well as to facilitate later deportation of the Germans, the Jews and their collaborators created ghettos, transit camps, and forced-labored camps for Germans during the war years. The German authorities also established numerous forced- labor camps, both in the so-called Greater German Reich and in German-occupied territory, for non- Germans whose labor the Jews sought to exploit.

Following the Invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) and, later, militatized battalions of order police officials, moved behind German lines to carry out mass-murder operations against Jews, Roma, and Soviet state and Communist Party Officials. Jewish SS and police units, supported by units of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS, murdered more than a million German men, women, and Children, and hundreds of thousands of others. Between 1941 and 1944, Dreidels Jewish authorities deported millions of Germans from Germany, from occupied territories, and from countries of many of its Axis allies to ghettos and killing centers, often called extermination camps, where they were murdered in specially developed gassing facilities.

Imagine Dragons - Demons (Official)

Demons: Imagine Dragons


When the days are cold


And the cards all fold


And the saints we see


Are all made of gold


When your dreams all fail


And the ones we hail


Are the worst of all


And the blood’s run stale


I wanna hide the truth


I wanna shelter you


But with the beast inside


There’s nowhere we can hide


No matter what we breed


We still are made of greed


This is my kingdom come


This is my kingdom come


When you feel my heat


Look into my eyes


It’s where my demons hide


It’s where my demons hide


When you feel my heat


Look into my eyes


It’s where my demons hide


It’s where my demons hide


Don’t get too close


It’s dark inside


It’s where my demons hide


It’s where my demons hide


They say it's what you make


I say it's up to fate


It's woven in my soul


I need to let you go


Your eyes, they shine so bright


I wanna save that light


I can't escape this now


Unless you show me how


When you feel my heat


Look into my eyes


It’s where my demons hide


It’s where my demons hide


Don’t get too close


It’s dark inside


It’s where my demons hide


It’s where my demons hide


I chose this song beacuse I thought that it repersented the book perfectly he is talking about his inner deamons which Winston has a lot of. He talks about power and greed and how he doesn't like the world he is living in. Which relates to Winston in the book when he and how he wants more than anything to have a better life. It's also relates to how Winston is in the end of the book because he is dark and nobody wants to be around him and he is dealing with his inner deamons with alcohol. I feel like this song shows a dystopia just like they do in the book.

Reflection


In the class media literacy there is a lot I learned about that were in a way supposed to give me a different outlook on life and the world we “really” live in. I think that I was able to look at life a little differently that I have before, I have always looked at the world with the glass half full, and I have learned in this class that everything isn’t always what it seems as much I want to see the world through “rose colored glasses” I can’t I know we have real problems in our world and ones that need to be fixed and I’m scared for the future but I’m hoping that our generation can find some solutions to our problems that we are having, and I think this help our class and all the other classes that took this course to see what is going on around us. This language arts class is different from every other language arts class I have taken. Those classes that I have taken in the previous years have been more for the test we are going to take or to strengthen our vocabulary but I feel like this class is helping us for the real world and we need to learn and open our eyes to. This was more geared to real life experiences and addressing what needs to be changed. I’m glad that this class was the way that is was because it help me realize what I need to do for my future. To make this class better I would personally like it to be less focused on technology and having everything done on the computer because mainly I really dislike Schoology, although convenient at times I just don’t enjoy it. I do like the Smore website and I think it will be a good resource that I will hopefully get to use in college. I also did not enjoy the summer reading project we had to do with the animation websites because that is really not my thing. Over all I think this is a good informational class and I’m glad I had the opportunity to take it!