It’s the End of the World As We Know It By R.E.M. Has Been Stuck In My Head For 5 Weeks

Heelllloooooooooo!! This is my reflection post for our latest Humanities project, It’s the End of the World As We Know It!

In this post, you are going to be learning about the Milestones that we did, the curricular competencies that we used, and just an overview of the project in general!!!

Let’s start with a short overview of the project. We were tasked with taking the song, It’s the End of the World As We Know It, and rewriting and recording  our own lyrics with a group to outline defining expectations and experiences in our transition from elementary school to high school.

Just a quick shoutout to my incredible group members, Evelyn and Quinn! I seriously could not have done this project without you guys!

 

Let’s look at some of the Milestones that we did!!

In this milestone, we made a Mindnode about different aspects of our worldview leading to changes or challenges to our worldview

Who or What Challenged Your Worldview From Elementary School to High School

In this milestone, we wrote our individual songs. I put in the lyrics that I wrote!!

End of the World Lyrics

In this milestone, we recorded the songs for our individual lyrics!

This was sorta a weird milestone, because it was about the Renaissance. Weird, right? Well, we had to pick a topic from a list, and then write about how the Renaissance caused that thing, and the consequences that it has on our world today. I wrote about the rise of strong monarchies. You can read my document here!

Results of the Renaissance

For this milestone, we made our group songs. My group was Quinn and Evelyn. We also had to made a photo essay video, of photos of us from elementary school. I put the video in down below.

Okay! So, the next thing that I put in for your entertainment is…drumroll please……*insert drumroll sounds here*……our video! Yay! As I mentioned, In Milestone 5, we made our group song, and a video with photos from our elementary school life. You can watch that video now!

 

I hope you liked the video! The next part of this post is talking about the Curricular Competencies for this project. We had two, Create, and Cause and Consequence.

 

Let’s start with Create. First of all, what does the Create competency even mean?
Create: What literacy skills am I using to write, speak, and represent in the texts I create?
So, I think that I did very well for the Create competency. When I think of the texts I created, I think of of the Worldview MindNode, the Individual Song Lyrics, the Results of the Renaissance mini essay, and the Group Song Lyrics. Now, what literacy skills did I use? A skill that I found very helpful was just simply understanding. You can’t do work if you don’t understand what to do in the first place! I think that I have developed the skill of understanding, and I use that skill to my advantage!
Let’s go on to the Cause and Consequence competency. Again, what does that mean?
Cause and Consequence: Who or what influenced events to occur and what were the consequences of those events?
I also think that I did well on this competency. For this competency, the main Milestone that I can think of for this is the Results of the Renaissance mini essay. That really taught me that anything that you do has a consequence, whether it be good or bad. I also think of the video that we made. Just collecting all of the photos, both of myself and my group members, Evelyn and Quinn, made me realize how much I have changed. I went from a insecure girl, who escaped to the library every recess, to a more confident young woman, who always stands up for what is right, and isn’t afraid to do so. So, in a way, an event that occurred was my transition for elementary school to high school, and the consequence, which is a good consequence, is that I am starting to find myself.

 

Just as a quick wrap up to this project, I wanted to somehow describe my entire experience with this project in one sentence. Here we go!

 

In this project, I learned about the Cause and Consequence that events or people have on our lives, and I Created song with my group members that I presented in the creative form of a video!

 

Well, thank you for reading about our latest Humanities project! You can read more of my Humanities blog posts here. I will see you next time!