5 Jan


Watch this video.

Post your comments on the video. What did you like about it? Why might someone call this video “inspiring?”

Based on this video,what do you think we will be exploring this month in our new unit? Here is a hint,its has to do with a country and an ancient tradition.

Once you have finished watching the video and making your comments. Go here for part one of your project.



We live in a very modern world and its changing all the time. Just look at how quickly Apple comes out with a new version of a computer or an iPhone! What do you think makes our society “modern?” Why would someone say we have it “easier?” Write down your thoughts and post them in a comment.

We are about to start a new unit and this video will help give you an idea of what part of not-so modern history we will be exploring.

When you are finished watching the video, go here to find out about your assignment!



England once was the post powerful nation in the world. Today, this is not the case. Which country or countries do you think are the most powerful and why? Post your comments.





What makes a great leader? Why are some countries more peaceful than others?

Our nation has not always been “friendly” with one another. Some may argue we still have deep-rooted issues, especially between English and French Canadians and the many pressing concerns among First Nations.

Who do you think is an example of a great leader (dead or alive) and why? Can you think of an example of a poor leader? Post your comments.

Young people, children, and teenagers, make great leaders as well! Watch this and you will understand what I’m talking about.  Dinner conversation idea!…Share this video with your parents and ask them what they think makes a great leader.




  1. Ali Ghaffari January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    A great leader I think is Ghandi, Obama and Steve jobs.
    Ghandi because he inspired people. Obama because he is a great president and a kind and peaceful person by helping many countries to not have war. Steve jobs because he invented new technology that inspired and helped people. A poor leader is Hitler and Church Hill because he killed many people for no reason and their countries and land.

  2. Kyle January 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    The USA is one of the most powerful countries in the world. This is mostly because of their important trading and military connections. For example, the US bombed Hiroshima and they still have bases in Japan today. Another powerful country is China. Many of America’s globally known products are made there. China does business with a lot of important countries such as the US, Canada and Australia.

  3. Mark Robertson January 9, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Our society is very efficient. We have machines that do work for us instead of people doing the same work as machines, so that we can have people researching new ways to do things. That is what makes us modern.
    Other people who don’t have a efficient society will think we have it easy because we don’t have to do manual labor, but we still have to work to earn money to buy food just like any other person around the world.

  4. Jack January 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    I like this video because I like it how teenagers care so much about the environment. Its inspiring because so many people are helping the environment. I think we will learn about the environment.

  5. BabyShanto January 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    A great leader was the Dalai lama. He has inspired many people throughout world and continues to spread the rules of kindness of bouddhisme. He has been known for many acts of human rights throughout the years of his life. He has published many books that have encouraged others to follow his thoughts and opinions. Another great leader is Ice Cube from NWA. He inspired many young teenagers to have the thought they were hustling in the hood straight outta Compton.

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