What Is Media Literacy?
To Be Media Literate
Media Literacy Entry#1
Facebook is a social media network originally made for college students.
Youtube is a video-sharing website where one can upload, view, and share videos.
Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters.
Puppy Love Budweiser Commercial Entry#2
Sleeping Seniors (Peachtree Ridge Graduation Satire) Entry#4
Mina Pham -The editor of Ridge Times
March 20, 2013
SUWANEE - How lovely would it be to wake up at 6 am on May 24th to get ready for the 8 am graduation time! I guess they don’t consider how long it would take for us to just wake up from our beauty sleep, brush our hair for 5 minutes, take a shower for another 30 minutes, change into nice clothing for another 5, and eat breakfast for 10. Multiply that by 7 and that’s how long it will take to finally just swing out the door. I’m guessing everyone is prepared to see a family with boxers and pajamas walking on into graduation.
Elite Daily says, “The class of 2013 is on the verge of closing the book on one chapter of their adult lives. Many of these graduates will be doomed to sitting in a mass hall teeming with thousands of people for hours and forced to listen to nonsensical speeches by the valedictorian or the guest speakers whom the school hires.”Let's just hope to not see the class president and valedictorian drooling into their microphones and the teachers with their eye lids drooping over trying to utter the names of the students while trying to stay away from a deep trance while handing out pieces of papers that are worth almost 200k of our parents’ money.
I’m sure that Peachtree Ridge’s graduating class of 2014 would love to even wake up at 6 or 7 am on a May 24th a few weeks after the AP exams to attend graduation. Why not just make the graduation time at 2 am? It’s not like that would make a huge difference anyways.
Starting a New Life in the Americas Entry#5
The British set sail from England to the Americas in September 1920 on the ship called the Mayflower. Typically, the Mayflower’s cargo was wine and dry goods, but on this trip the ship carried passengers: 102 of them, all hoping to start a new life. When the British arrived, they traded goods and food with the inhabitants of the land, the Native Americans. The Native Americans taught the British how to farm and cultivate good crops in order to survive, and the British taught the Native Americans how to hunt for livestock using powdered guns. Both of the British and the Native Americans were able to settle and live side by side with each other while exchanging goods and feasting frequently. It was a good start in the Americas.
It was a warm summer day when the plague came about. Many of the Native Americans did not survive because of the lack of medication and medical attention. No one really knew how the plague started and how it spread. People believed that it was just a flu or a mild fever, yet no one expected that it would become a big issue on the new land. People say today that it was the British that killed them all because of their greed for the land, but mistakenly it was an accidental epidemic that came about. It was later said that the British brought over diseases which the Indians were not immune to. It was tough for the British, because they didn’t really know basic life skills like the Native Americans did.
As of today, we have become more appreciative of the Native Americans and honoring their customs as we celebrate Native American Day on June 22. Because we are so grateful of them and their ways of sharing and teaching us how to grow our own food and become independent, we honor them as a way to say thank you for helping and sharing this land with us.