Submitted by Tomoyuki on November 14, 2017 - 9:58am
Many students attend each school and they study a lot of subjects, but in school, there sometimes happens fighting or quarrel and so on. Along with those, bullying happens. Bullying is one of the most famous problems. Close to 224,540 reports of school bullying, or ijime in Japanese, emerged in 2015-16, according to the ministry. That was a 19 percent increase from the previous year — though officials say part of the rise was due to heightened awareness resulting from the 2013 law (Lim, 2017).
Submitted by Brenda on November 10, 2017 - 11:02pm
Blog #1: What purpose does film serve in the history classroom or in telling of history?
I don’t remember the textbook assigned to me by my teacher, for my 12th grade American History class. I don’t honestly recall much about the essay I wrote for that class or writing the final exam or even my overall grade in the class. I do remember though, we had an assignment to watch the movie The Patriot, about the American Revolution.
Submitted by samgoldhawk on November 10, 2017 - 10:32pm
This article, published in the Guardian, reports on the current state of the bluefin tuna commercial fishing industry in Japan. The bluefin tuna population has been in rapid decline in recent years due to commercial overfishing and is now facing historic lows for the past 30 years. In 2015, the Japanese government and other members of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission agreed to curtail catches of immature bluefin. The main purpose of this news article is to draw media attention to the fact that Japanese fisheries have largely ignored the government’s attempts to curb
Submitted by shu1_1226 on November 10, 2017 - 7:40pm
There are too many films to count in the world; some films entertain people, and others tell people about a story. Stories in films are told by somebody; in fact, filmmakers decide the person who tells his or her story and experience. A story is subtly different depending on a person who tells the story.
What purpose does film serve in the history classroom or in the telling of history?
Film can serve a very useful purpose in the history classroom. Watching a historical event unfold on the movie screen can stimulate one’s senses more that reading about the same event in a textbook or listening to someone talk about it. The combination of the moving visual imagery and sounds can help a student remember a particular part of a history lesson and can give a better sense of the time period.
I personally think the film Inglorious Bastards is a movie that can teach people about several historical events that took place during World War II. The most obvious is the event of World War II. Sure it’s a film that is set in World War II, however this movie is about a fantasy affair of Jewish rebels and their leader who plot to assassinate Nazi leadership Adolf Hitler and his army. One of the comical things I found about this move is how the Jewish soldiers were described as Basterds from the Nazi’s.
Submitted by MasterDJ on November 9, 2017 - 4:12pm
Film serves in the Coles notes role nowadays in the classroom when it comes to history especially when it comes to events that aren’t going to be talked about in bigger budget movies. People (not just kids) are much more connected and are much more on the go as compared to 20 years about or even when I was in high school 10 years ago. This has led to a culture of speed and sitting around reading, or even learning in some cases, is considered boring so it makes sense for film to pick up the slack to teach people something that they would once upon a time have just read about.
Tim Fontaine writes an article called “destroying personal accounts of residential schools would just compound the tragedy.” The author states that books give facts, but the accounts of each child that attended residential school have a story. Fontaine said that it’s sad to see the Supreme Court rule in favor of erasing these records. There are 38,000 testimonies of survivors of abuse and misery. These documents state’s the author, are proof of the reality that happened in these residential schools with precise details. It is a dark chapter in Canadian history.