Goodbye Christopher Robin

  1. A.A. Milne was a soldier under WW1, the war to end all wars. Describe the role of the soldier under WW1 and the trauma they experienced.

The soldiers under WW1 believed they had fought the war to end all wars. However, after the World war, many struggled with Post-dramatic stress. Many were very affected and struggled to live normal lives after.

  1. How many soldiers died during WW1?

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were about 40 million people.

  1. When he returned for war, how did he adjust?

When Christopher returned from war he had adjust to the Idea of him being Christopher Robin. He had seen how the book had helped other people to overcome fears, and how the book was a part of many peoples heart.

  1. Happiness, what makes you happy? What did Christopher Robin want from his parents?

I am happy when I am with persons I care about an d I know care about me. Christopher Robin just wanted to be seen and given some attention and love by his parents.

  1. Why did Christopher Robin have such trouble with the characters in his father’s books?

Christopher Robin had such problems with his fathers book because he believed the father and him had a special bond between them. However, his father just used him for his book and shared his childhood with everyone.

  1. What was his relationship with his father?

In the start Christopher Robin was looking at his father as a role model but it change with the years. They were a little close before the book, however, it changed after. I believe they always cared for one another. They just weren’t so close.

  1. What was his relationship with his nanny, how did it develop in the movie?

He had a really close relationship with his nanny, and she was a huge part of Christopher Robins life. She was the only person who gave the attention he needed.

  1. Christopher Robin went to a private boarding school. Describe life at an all boys school before WW2.

An all boys school before WW2 were very isolated form the rest of the world.

  1. Write a post on your blog where you share your thoughts about the movie, using some of the words highlighted here as your point of departure.

Teaching varieties of English and English as a world Language

  1. Write an entry on your blog where you incorporate the two goals listed above.

In the videos we watched at ASK we heard about how the English language have become a world wide language. One of the main reasons that this have happened is because of the power the people from the English speaking countries have. English comes in many different today, many people have English as their second language. Man

  1. Make a talk show like the Graham Norton show where you try to do as many different accents as possible.

Gaming in class

In class today we played a game called «Spent». In the game, the player was given 1.0000 dollars at the start and the goal was to survive 30 days while facing various challenges. In my opinion, the game was very challenging, and I struggled a lot to survive for days.

The game showed how difficult it can be to live in the USA in a way no teacher or book could have shown. If a teacher would have told me how it was I wouldn’t be giving it much of a though, but since I had to take many of the choices my self it gave a bigger impression. I felt I got a better insight into what it is like to be poor in a country without a welfare state like Norway.

There were many choices I had to take in order to survive. For instance, I choose not to help my sick mother when she needed it and I choose to work instance of going to my child’s concert.

In addition, gaming was a great way to learn and I felt I got a lot more information after this game then I would have received from an ordinary » teacher talk to students» lesson. 🙂

If you want to play:

Standing up for what you believe is right

United States of America

Edward Snowden told the world what about what the National Security Agency was doing. He said, » I had been looking for leaders, but I realized that leadership is about being the first to act.»  this is a very important messenger we all have to learn from. If we want something to happen we have to act and do something about it.

Marlkana, South Africa

Some South African platinum miners went on a strike in 2014. Many were injured and some were even killed by riot police. It lasted for 5 months, and the miners were awarded an extra R1000 ( about 55 pounds )  per month. This shows if you work hard for something it will be awarded.

Standing Rock, North Dekota

Consequences of climate change

  • Today we skyped with two different classes, one from India and one from Israel. The students from India were from a little city outside New Delhi. They told us about many floods that have caused huge problems for both nature and the people who live there.
  • The students we skyped with from Israel wore T-shirts and shorts, and told us it was warmer now than ever before. the heat is one of the main concerns, and it dries out the drinking water. The Israel students told us they are trying to save as much water as possible.
  • Skyping with the two countries really set the climate consequences in perspective for me. We often hear or read about it in the news, but when they told us which consequences they are facing on a daily bases it really shows me which huge problems global warming are creating.
  • What can young people do?
    Even though individuals impact can seem hopeless, there are several things young people can do. for example, walking instead of driving is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint. We can recycle and not use plastic bags when we buy stuff. As the girls from Bali said in the video, kids can do a lot if they want to. Even if we just are 25% of the world population today, we are 100% of the future. They have managed to reduce the plastic bags by 66,6 % in Bali.

  • What are the consequences of global warming?
    Higher temperatures are causing many types of disasters, including storms, heat waves, floods, and droughts. For example, when we skyped with the people from Israel, they wore shorts and t-shirts and said it was much warmer now than before. A warmer climate changes to weather patterns in such a way that wet areas become wetter and dry areas dryer. This creates an atmosphere where we need to collect, retain, and preserve water
  • To fight climate changes in South Australia they are separating garbage, recycling, and using both solar power and wind power, and people are encouraged to walk and cycle. However, animals are suffering the most. The pets cannot cope with the high temperatures and native animals such as koala bears come into the suburbs looking for water. This summer the temperatures have been 50 degrees Celcius.

The Wall

  1. What is the story behind the wall?

Donal Trump; » America First».
American companies should employ American people, and right now, immigrants are doing jobs that Americans could be doing. 12 million Mexicans have chosen to live in America, of which 6
million are illegal immigrants. The Mewicans take a lot of drugs and to stop this to prevent he

2.Why is it so important?

Its important for the USA because many Mexicans take the American peoples jobs.

3. What is a government shutdown? Is this the first time this happens?

In United States politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass sufficient appropriation bills or continuing resolutions to fund federal government operations and agencies, or when the President refuses to sign into law such bills or resolutions

It’s not the first time.
During the Ronald Reagan administration, there were a total of eight shutdowns lasting four days or less. 
During the George H. W. Bush administrationcaused a weekend shutdown.
During the Bill Clinton administration, there were two full government shutdowns during 1995 and 1996 lasting five and 21 days respectively.
During the Barack Obama administration, a 16-day government shutdown.

 4. Are there any similarities to the building a wall along the Mexican border and Brexit?

Both the Mexican wall and Brexit dose it because they partly don’t want so many immigrants. Both movements are based on the fear of the unknown and immigrants.

5. Who is affected by this shutdown?

The American people get affected by this shutdown.

6. What does the “Buck stops with me” mean.

For example, four people have done something bad. But only one confesses, and don’t snitch.

A days wait

In the short story «a Days wait» the little boy kept his thought to him selves that he was going to die. He thought his illness was so bad he was going to die. Instead of telling he was quiet and kept it to himself. If had told his father his worries he could have received help much earlier. This is a good example of why it is smart to open up to someone and dare share it with others.

Bilderesultat for 9 years old boy sick

Hemingway was a part of the lost generation. The lost generation were those who fought during the first world war and lost their youth. Instead of having fun they fought and battled. Many were injured both physically and mentally. The lived with the memories of the first world war as the entered the second world war.  The experienced both wars and almost the whole generation were killed. 

Bilderesultat for hemingway

Hemingway had his own special way to write. He used short sentences, short first paragraphs and used vigorous English. He told his stories very directly and didn’t use many unnecessary adjective.  His revisions were more often additions than cuts and he added details for clarity and depth. He gave advice for other writers, such as, write from life, blending fact and fiction.