Cultral Encounter Blog Reflection

1. What was one thing you learned from the simulations we played in class? How did this help you understand the essential questions better?

It helped me on the Essential Questions better, because it was talking about indentured servants, farmers and others.

2. Reading was a part of Cultural Encounters. When you read the books you were asked to think about your reading. What did you learn about your reading while doing this?

When I was thinking about the reading, I was thinking about my character. How it's going to be like when I do my role-play on the Cultural Encounter luncheon. Also when I read a part, I thought the Pilgrims wasn't that happy when they reached to the New World.

3. Did the journal entries help you to better understand your character? Why or why not? Explain in detail.

Yes, my journal entry did help me to understand my character. My character was a farmer, I read a book about the farmers, about what they really do, what I learned is about they plant then harvest. It's kind of cool.

4. What was the best part of your presentation? How could it have been improved?

My presentation was pretty good, instead of telling me to say my part, they just kick me and I know when I should actually say my part in the presentation. It was really annoying whenever they kick me just to say my part.

5. What was the biggest learning you gained from this unit? Explain with details.

The biggest thing about this unit I learned about, in those days I think I won't even survive. It's really hard to survive.

Rouge's Journal

I am a farmer, I just plant and harvest all day long, and just doing the same old routine everyday. The tools I use are, shovels, rakes, axes, also a watering pot for watering plant. I got other more stuff to do for farming. My name is Rouge, I am twenty years old, I had experienced a lot for farming, nothing surprises me except for the New World, I live by myself with nobody to me. I don't like any ship's coming and people on land turned to slaves but, I may want to go to the New World. Most likely, no, I don't want to. Because I may die, get homesick and seasick, even boredom and most likely hunger.

I was afraid to die, and it might go through storms and might go overboard. It was the time to leave and the people had to check if no one is left behind I tried to hide but, I got found and forced me to board on the Mayflower. On board, people got sick by hunger, and I'm lucky because I got a lot of food for myself, I always try to eat it secretly so no one will ask me for food. I always succeed, and I'm so lucky! One month later, I was almost running out of food, and still no one even noticed that I was eating secretly. Later on somebody shouted, "Hey! Look! I see land! We're saved!" "Yeah!" "Oh! No! We're not! we can't just go there, the wind has to direct us there!" said the captain "Aw!" said the everybody on the ship except for me. Then later on a storm came out of nowhere and knocked us down in a direct hit! That is on my list, and my list are the stuff I'm afraid of. After the second month, I got on the New World, I'm alive!

Finally I was off the Mayflower and I was feeling a bit...queasy and totally famished because I just finished all my food, and also all dirty, well not exactly all dirty but, of course I was dirty. I was so relieved that the storm had already passed by and now, and I need a new place to stay. I'm totally going to find a good place for me to stay, where is nice and quiet. I was finding a place to stay and build my home. Later on I found a good place to stay, and went off to find a carpenter to make one for me. I was sleeping, and thought about when I got off the Mayflower, I was the first one to get off, and eventually I wanted to strangle the captain and go back where we had come from but, I had no strength, because I was totally famished when I got off, so that's why I couldn't strangle him.

Now I'm in my house and already finished and I'm back to my business and I'm still in my colony, I'm pretty sure that everyone is fine in this New World. I was sad and I wanted to go back to England, I remembered that I wanted to go and strangle the Captain but, I decide to save up my energy and later when I'm not tired and I meet him, I will strangle him whenever I want to. Later in the afternoon, I looked out and food was good, and I'm also pretty sure that the sanitation and the food of the colony is pretty good. I was worried about a challenge, the challenge was coming up for who will be the best farmer on the New World, I wonder if it was going to be me or a friend of mine. I'm not so sure. I was successful for my farming and my business was pretty good, in all doing good trades and I might survive in the winter in the New World, I really hope so.

My conditions in the colony didn't really change just yet, but it may change sooner or later in the last two weeks. I was thinking what will it be when I was back in England, I think I will be doing really great back there, and I miss all my stuff that I had left behind. I wish I could go back and bring stuff from here and bring it back to England, but I knew there was no jobs there since I knew that there were plenty farmers back in England. There was no problems with colony yet and everything was going just fine, but if it is a really bad one like a sickness. I will move to another place far, far, away from my colony, but I will still be in the New World. Sooner or later there will be one. Their was once an argument between the Natives and us, and they don't like us to be here, so later they might want to kill us. I don't have a family, I live by myself. No one is around me to help with my farming, growing, harvesting with my poor dear plants. Not even a indentured servant, they're not around me at all.

The conditions in the colony had changed in the following days and months, people are arguing that they don't have enough food and other problems. They don't have enough things to trade. I still do the same routine everyday and it is getting pretty boring, except if you just keep on trading good trades. If you keep on doing trades the it really gets boring and you really want to stop badly but, you have to, if you really want to live through the winter. I had found success in my wonderful occupation, I am really happy with my occupation, because I get to keep most of the food I harvest, so I can survive through the winter! TEE HEE!

Molly's Dream

What dream does Molly have?
Molly's dream is to be like Mrs.simmons, skilled, inteligent and run her own business.Also she wanted her own house in the village with ponds, ducks, and geese.

What will she need to do to make her dream come true?
She needs to work really hard for Mrs.Simmons and save some money each month in order to own and run her own business.

A New Kind of Freedom

What convinced Johann to go to America?
Because of the fever they have to move to the wilderness America, and it would be the place in the world that had a new freedom: freedom for all people to worship as they pleased and he would recieve 50 acres's.

How did he feel about the decision later?
Johann felt good about his decision moving to America, and he knew that it is going to be a good place to stay.

Essintial Questions

1.Why do people move? Because people have many reasons, like some of them move for better shelter like people who live there and better clothes, and they don't want to be too poor like people right now living in the roads and streets, and they also want better food.

2.Why do people don't speak, think and act the same way we do? Because people are from another place in this planet and they also act different, because they have different languages they speak, and they also think differently because they're from another place in the world like for example, they might believe that aliens are going to come to earth and also invade earth.


Why do people move, or, what do we do when other people don't think,act, or speak the same way we do?

Because they move to have better life, have a better place to stay, and stay away from war.

I think they will get into trouble if they don't leave their home country.

I think we should draw pictures or do hand signs so they need to study english, and they need to study english so then they can speak the same way as we do.