Student contribution by Victoria Labno
Overview of the Period
This week, Mr.Heintz has been trying to influence us to extend our knowledge about the topics we chose about 1 or 2 weeks ago. We have been attempting to make a claim and gathering information to support it. All of this is in order to dig deeper and find personal meaning about why I should care about my topic.
We’ve been reading these short paragraphs at the beginning of the period that are about the 1200s-1450s. When we read these paragraphs we have to find the author’s purpose and
My topic is foot binding. For the past few weeks, I’ve been struggling to gather a specific claim. This is because each day I learn something I shift my perspective on the topic. My claim was originally based off of what I had learned before this week. And as I keep doing my checklists, reading these short stories, and listening to the group discussion in class, it changes my mind completely; it opens my eyes to a different perspective.
On Monday, I was so sure of my claim about women. I went home to learn more about what women’s roles were in
So, I went to talk with Mr.Heintz. I was so confused about how my opinion had just changed drastically within a span of a day. He said something along the lines of how I won’t be getting right or wrong answers, and that most likely by the end of this month I probably will have a completely different perspective on my topic because I would keep learning, and finding more facts about the way women are looked at.
For me, this is really challenging because I don’t have many answers to my questions, I have suggestions. T