Friday, May 30, 2014

Zeus

Zeus is the god of the sky. He is the youngest of his siblings and he is married to Hera. His siblings were eaten by his father. Zeus was the lucky child and was saved by his mom. He lived in a cage and the Greeks believed that is where he was born. When he was an adult he was angry. His dad ate all of his siblings  So instead of giving Zeus's father the real baby Zeus's mom gave a rock and gave it to him. Him not even thinking ate the rock. He was the brothers of very very strong Greek gods. Rhea, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades,and Poseidon. What made him so respected is him defeating Cronus and his team the Olympians. He had lots of help. `



My opinion on this god is he has a really good attitude. When he wants something he wants it. I choose him because he is very powerful and has a good power.He is very determined too. I hope you liked my blog on Zeus. 




 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Medusa gone missing?

Medusa gone Missing?
Pranav
The staff  reporter
                     


People running around crazy in Manhattan 7:00 at night. People think Medusa has gone missing. Medusas sisters think the humans killed Medusa.” While I am working I hear a crash. It was a loud boom.” says bob the manager. People Since then have been running around crazy. Houses falling down,fires everywhere it is so kayatic. Bob thinks the Greek myth Perseus has killed Medusa while she was sleeping.


In the Greek Myth Perseus was told to kill Medusa. He had the Gods by his side. He had to face Medusa without looking at her. He killed Medusa while she was sleeping. Since then Medusa is dead. Medusas sisters have been trying to find Perseus to get revenge. They want to kill Perseus because of the death of their sister.  


The oracle of apollo told Perseus to kill Medusa because Perseus would never get out the Kings way. He got angry and told Perseus to kill Medusa. He finally could get Perseus out of the way. He knew that Perseus won't make it. He will have to go through the three sisters of Medusa.  This is what people think happened to Medusa.



Friday, April 25, 2014

Down a Dark Hall

Kit has to go to black wood because her parents are going away for their honeymoon.  She is the first one to arrive and classes start the next day. She stays there for a few months. She has only three friends and they are the only people there including her.  There Names are Ruth,Sandy,Lynda. They all become friends. After a while they all have special  abilities. They did not know that they could do that. They had bad dreams. Madame Duret the founder of Blackwood ,Jules the Music teacher Madame Durets son and Professor Farley were the four children's teachers. They  then told them that famous people that died long ago are using them to make the things they have not completed when they were alive. They all did not want to be used by spirits. They wanted to escape the place and go home.

My opinion on this book is that Lois Duncan is very good at foreshadowing. At the end of each chapter she always made a cliffhanger that led to the next chapter. Down A Dark hall is very creepy. The way she described the spirits that took over all the four childrens bodies.The way she described the dreams of Sandy's and Kit's were so descriptive that I felt that I was going through the same thing as them.

One question that I have for all you readers is What do you think will happen when Kit escapes from Blackwood? Do you think Lynda will be waiting? Is Lynda alive? Did she jump? did Madame duret  escape the Fire?





      This is the old book of down A Dark HALL. This is the book that you should read.





Thursday, April 17, 2014

Titanic

The Titanic

The Titanic sunk in1912 when it hit an iceberg. The full name of the Titanic is The RMS Titanic. 1500 people died during that crash. It was one of the deadliest peacetime disasters. The name Titanic came from the Greek mythology and it meant gigantic. The titanic was 882 feet and 9 inches. Edward Smith was the captain of the titanic. On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm ship's time. The glancing collision caused Titanic's hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea; the ship gradually filled with water. Meanwhile, passengers and some crew members were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partly loaded.
 
 

Later that day the conformation came in to the news writers that the Titanic sank and many people died. The news attracted crowds of people to the White Star Line's offices in London, New York, Montreal. Many years later in 2007 a submarine went down to see the Titanic. It was cut into two pieces.


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was born in January 12 1863. His birth place was in Narendra Nath  Data in Bengal. He was an Indian Hindu Monk. He is Known for his famous speech In 1893.He was the first Indian Monk to reach America. He started off to the audience saying Hello Brothers and sisters of America. The people stared clapping for 5 full minutes. They were surprised on how he started. He was born with 9 siblings.



He was fascinated by wandering ascetics and monks. Narendra was naughty and restless as a child, and his parents often had difficulty controlling him. His mother said, "I prayed to Shiva for a son and he has sent me one of his demons".He believed  in three main gods Shiva, Ram and Sita. They are all of the three main Hindu gods. In 1871 Narendra enrolled at a college named Ishwar Chandra  Vidyasagar,where he studied until his family moved to Raipur in 1877.Ramkrishna was Swamis guru. He studied Charles darwin and many other famous people. He died at the age of 30. He said that he was inspired by his Mom. I hope you have enjoyed my blog on Swami Vivekanada. If you have any questions, Comments and how I can Improve my blog please put it in the comment box below. Thank you. 



Friday, April 4, 2014

Robert frost

Robert Frost was born in March 26 1864. His full name was Robert lee Frost. His work was published in England then it was Sent to America to get edited a little better. He was one of the most popular and respected American poet during the 20th century. He won many awards like Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry,  Congressional Gold Medal and two others.





       The moral that Robert Frost is trying to tell us is that you shouldn't do what your friends do.Do what you want to do.I like the poem because it gives a good moral. No I dont because I don't really get the moral of the story. The person was a happy person because he talks about which road to choose. 
This poem is a rhyme scheme. HE uses the Rhyme scheme after every other line. The poem will make it more interesting if it was a story because he could tell what he saw. Find out the meaning of the poem . If you have any questions comments etc please put it in the comment box below thanks. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Beatles

The Beatles

Most bands are famous for a couple of years and then they aren't famous anymore. For a band to be in the hall of fame takes lots of hard work. Beatles stated in 1960 in Liverpool. They were an English rock band with Ringo Starr, John Lennon Paul McCartney and George Harrison. In the early 1960's their enormous popularity emerged as Beatlemania. The Beatles reputation build when they started playing in clubs. They gained popularity after there first hit song, "Love Me Do".  This song led there path to being a famous band. This is important to the world because the Beatles are a very famous band during the 1960's.




They had done many songs or albums during the years.












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Friday, March 21, 2014

MLK

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was born on January 15,1929. Was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. MLK was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi to use nonviolence. His father called him Martin Luther King JR. From a Baptist leader he was a civil rights leader. In 1955 he lead the Montgomery bus boycott. Martin Luther King also lead a march at Washington where he also did his "I have a dream" speech. On October 14 1964 he received the Noble peace prize.








Martin Luther King Quotes



We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.




Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.



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Friday, March 14, 2014

Mother Teresa

Introduction
She was born AnjezĂ« Gonxhe Bojaxhiu meaning little rose. She was born on 1910 on August 27. Her father was involved in Albanian politics. Her father died in 1919 when she was 8. After her father died she was baptized as a Roman catholic. At the age of 12 she was convinced that she could l commit herself to a religious life. At the age of 18 she left home and went with the sisters of Loretta after that she never saw her mother and sister ever again. On May 14 1937 she made her solemn vows while she was a teacher. Teresa was there for almost 20 years and in 1944 she was the headmistress.


 
Quotes by Mother Teresa
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars,the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
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Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
 
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given. Mother Teresa. Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own. .

 
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

bill cosby

Bill Cosby was born in 1937. He lived in Philadelphia. In 6th grade he made exscuses about homework. He got bad grades in school so his teacher worked him to death. He then got better grades at school. In the eleventh grade he dropped out of school and went to navy school. He was a team captain in football.
 
Cosby's father was away in the US. armed forces and spent several years fighting in World War II. Cosby was the captain of both the baseball team and the Track and field team at Wister public school in Philadelphia as well as the class president.
 
Bill Cosby Quotes:
  • "Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it."
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  • "The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods."
 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is a professional heavy weight boxer. He is generally considered the greatest heavy weight boxer in the sports history. At the age of 22 he won the world's  heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Liston in a stunning fight. He is one of the most recognized sports figures in past 100 years. Real name Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Clay made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker. He changed his name to Mohammad Ali when he was 23 years old.
Muhammad Ali Quote's:
 
  • I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
 
  • You haven't learned the meaning of Friendship, ... It's not something you learn in schoolyou really haven't learned anything."
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  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad

  • Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869. He was a leader trying to lead India freedom from the British. People called him mahatma which means high-souled. He was born in Gujarat India and trained law at the inner temple in London. Gandhi famously lead a march which was called Dandi.  March which was 400 km long walk. He did this march because the Britishers were putting taxes on salt and Gandhi and other Indians didn't want that so they did this march. He was imprisoned form many years in both South Africa and India. Gandhi practiced nonviolence and truth in all situations.


Quotes from Mahatma Ghandhi
“Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.”
 
 "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
 
"We must be the change we wish to see."
 
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
 
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Leonardo

Leo Nardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 to My 2 1519. He was an Italian polymath,engineer,mathmetition, and inventor. He was widely considered one of the greatest painter of all time. HIs  early life was near a village called Vinci about 25 miles west of Florence. He was born to unmarried parents. His father was a prominent notary of Florence. He sketched the first parachute,airplane,first tank,first repeating rifle. When he was twenty one he painted the Annunciation. One of art was the Mona Lisa. The last Supper, which was painted in 1495.


quotes FROM Leo nardo  da Vinci
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
water is the driving force of all nature.Life is pretty simple. You do some stuff most fails. Someworks. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.

 

These are the websites that I have gotten all these amazing facts for Leonardo Da Vinci.

1. YouTube
2. brainy quote
3. Wikipedia


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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bruce lee

Bruce lee was born 27 November 1940. He was martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, filmmaker,and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. He was the son of a opera star. He was one of the most influential martial artist of his time. Lee was born in Chinatown, Sanfrancisco   on 27 November 1940 and was raised in  Kowloon with his family until his late teens. He was introduced to the film industry by his father and he has appeared in several movies as a kid actor. Lee  moved to the U.S. at the age of 18 to get higher education. And it was during time when he began teaching martial arts. He was often credited  with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.


 
Publicity photo of Williams and  in Lee for The Green Hornet.

My opinion on Bruce is that he was a very good at  martial arts . He was a world famous Martial artist. His teacher Ipman liked his fighting style. When  Bruce lee was in Hollywood movies everybody wanted to watch him. They didn't care if the movie was horrible they just wanted to see Bruce Lee. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and Martial arts film in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

AL Capone


Al Capone was born January 17 1899. He was an American gangster who was addictated to  smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities. He was born in the borough of Brooklyn. When he was a kid He wanted to be the hero. One time there was this boy who stole something from a old woman. Al Capone beat him and had a parade to celebrate his victory.

Capone was involved with gang activity  at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early 20's he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity  to make money smuggle and do other illegal stuff. He wanted to a top crime boss in Chicago. He bacame a world famous  gangster during his time. It is believed that Capone ordered the 1929 Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago killing of the seven people.

He was never convicted of any crime. Then he was convicted of tax evasion and sent to jail called Alcatraz - most secure jail of that time.  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru  was born in Allahbad the son of a lawyer whose family was originnaly  from Kashmir. He went to school in England at Harrow School and then at Trinity college and then Cambridge. He studied Law at the inner Temple in London. He returnred to India in 1912 and practiced law for a couple of years. In 1916 he married Kamla Kaul and the following year he had a daughter named Indira Gandhi.
In 1919 Nehru joined Indian National Congress which was fighting for independense for India. He was very very inspired by Mohandas Karamchand Ghandhi. During the 1920's and 1930's he went in jail repetedly.
 
 
My opinion on Nehru is he was a strong leader. He helped Ghandhi gain Independence from the
British. He was very good at speaking and arguing with the British. Nehru like Ghandi never belived in Violence. Nehru studied very had in law so that means that he was very dertimened. Nehru then became  first Prime Minister of India.
 
 
My questin or Challenge to you is would you want to meet Nehru if you were alive in his time?
Would you want to follow his principles?