Community Engagement Journal 2cList 4 needs in your agency. Be Specific! (examples: clients need more exercise, clients need new musical instruments, staff need 2 more computers, building needs to be painted….)
The buildings could use a bit of repair. In the case of the barn I was able to see through the walls into the more rowdy neighbors of the emus. The fences could also use some paint which would help to liven the place up.
On the times we were there the generator in the barn blew its circuit a few times. This means that either they are running too many things for the power they have or they have a faulty wire in their circuiting.
The stalls could use more bedding for the animals. Many of the animals showed signs of dermatitis and could benefit from a different type of bedding, or more of their shavings. Dermatitis can be from many things but seeing as it was present in many of the pigs it seems to be running a little more common than most parts.
They could use more volunteers as
Community Engagement Journal 2bGive an example and describe how you successfully interacted with others or in a team while volunteering at your agency.
I successfully worked as a team in preparing to get to the volunteering. With talk between myself, Amanda, Nadia, Genelia, Cole and Damian to plan the days we wanted to come out to the ranch as well as discussions with the Sky Ranch to figure out days they would need us or prefer us to work. While at the agency myself, Nadia, Amanda and Genelia worked together to muck out stalls. At times one person would corral the animals while the others set up a conveyor belt system to keep moving the poop out and then to finish and spread out the new shavings.
Give 3 examples of how you showed good time management skills while volunteering at your agency.
I showed good time management skills when I was prompt and on time for the check in at the school and on the bus at time. I ensured I was early so as not to miss the opportunity provided by the school.
While at the placement I
Community Engagement Journal 2aGive an example and describe how you showed respect for diverse opinions, values and beliefs while volunteering at your agency.
An example of how I showed respect for a diverse range of opinions, values and beliefs while volunteering was when Andy, the founder of the Big Sky Ranch, was telling us about the friendly nature of the emu’s after they had bitten someone. I wasn’t sold on the idea of the emu’s to begin with and that cemented my thoughts in the favor that they weren’t however I didn’t feel the need to spew out the facts about wild emus and instead just gave them a respectable berth while doing other tasks such as mucking out stalls, feeding animals and petting pigs.
Give an example of how you applied a specific skill learned in your course work. What is that skill and what course did you learn it in and how did it apply to your volunteer experience.
An example of how I applied a specific skill I learned through my course work during my volun
Roots of World Conflict Class 4 LiberalismLiberal- Internationalism
An approach to the study of international politics that ssume that increased culture and social connections as well as economic interdependence are leading to the emergence of a global civil society in which co-operation, the rule of law, and peace are valued and global governance is spreading both fully and geographically.
If Realism assumes the worst of human nature, Liberalism takes an optimistic view of human nature
We still live in fear, but instead of domination being the norm, desire to live well is the goal
John Locke and the State of NAture
There are three distinct strands that we will look at:
Economic, Social and Political
1st Political Strand
2 mini-strand political
Institutions and democracy
Liberalism assumes that states naturally want to get along because it creates order in the system
The best way to get along is by creating institutions that foster cooperation
Order and stability is better for everyone
Unpredictability creates co
Roots of World Conflict Class 5 WW1Background to WW1
We'll first look at the reality of WW1, then work our way back to the origins
Origins- 2 Predominant Theories:
Individual and state level
Realism- specifically Balance of Power and polarity
Ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11ths month- November 11th at 11 am
Millions of lives lost
Fought primarily in Europe
The Somme- 1916
Vimy Ridge- 1917
The Sommes (1916)
A disaster- 60 000 casualties on the first day alone
1.3 million in total
The British bombarded the German side with artillery to break barbwire, inflict human casualties, and destroy German artillery
Their ‘bombardment’ was ineffective because the Germans were well dug-in and because British bombs were defective
When they ‘went over the top’ to attack the Germans, they expected ease, but instead they faced a steady barrage of fire
Individual analysis: Instead of the British commanders retreating, they forced
Roots of World Conflict Assignment #1Assignment #1- The United Nations Security Council
Roots of World Conflict
By: Kassandra Watson
Professor: Jon Parker
January 30, 2015
The United Nations Security Council (UN Security Council) is made up of 15 members, every two years the ten non permanent members are rotated while the 5 permanent members stay on the entire time. The permanent members are China,France, the Russian Republic, the United kingdoms and the United States while the 2015 to 2016 non-permanent members are Angola (2016), Chad(2015), Chile(2015), Jordan(2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016) and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (2016). (United Nations Security Council, 2015).
These members are elected by the General Assembly of the United Nations Security Council during these elected two year periods. During debates members who are part of the United Nations but not necessarily the council may sit down without vote to listen, especially
Literary Currents Class 4 NotesPlot
What happens why
Narrative events in time sequence with an emphasis on causality
Story requires curiosity
Plot demands intelligence & memory
Gaps/shifts in narrative
Timelines, perspectives, information
Require readers engagement
What happens to the characters
Focus on beginning, middle, end
tension, conflict, complications
Provide momentum, variety, concreteness, particularity, interest
Physical & sometimes spiritual background
Geographic location (topography scenery)
Occupations & daily manners of characters
Religion, mental, moral, social & emotional conditions that frame the story
How is setting used?
Creates empathy: sensory key for readers, that allow them into the story
Provides ongoing sense of place
Reveals personality in details & in way characters interact with setting
Can trigger character action
Allows for complexity, contrasts, parallels