My triptych

Introduction : Ideas from Europe and Asia changed the world by creating many innovations that have helped our world today, the triptych I made shows innovations from the Renaissance and before that have been impactful on the world and me. New ideas in the Renaissance changed the Renaissance world by creating the musket, and the candle. Now, how did these ideas change the world? Well, the musket was a new start for the gun world, new ideas in the Renaissance changed weapons and machinery for the better. Such as the Musket, a long gun that only worked with gunpowder helping create many other types of guns we use today, and the candle was just the beginning of lamps, lights, and other sources of light.. Traditional ideas before the Renaissance can still be seen today, such as the candle. The candle was used as a light source, because there were no energy sources at the time. Before the candle the Romans used oil lamps as a source of light. The oil lamp was made by a wick that was in a container of oil. Today, the candle can still be seen in houses and is reliable in an emergency, but lights in our house are used way more, and are generally a way more quick and helpful when in need of light. To produce the same amount of light as a lightbulb for a candle, you’d need literally dozens of candles. And, it’s worse for the environment, because that amount of candles produce ten times the amount of a regular light! Also, candles are a huge fire hazard. Lightbulb fires can happen way less then candle fires! Light has helped me in a variety of ways without light I would be sad and I would definitely struggle finding things! Ideas today have sprouted from ideas from the Renaissance, like the shotgun. The shotgun is a commonly seen gun nowadays, and instead of using gunpowder, it uses bullets! The shotgun is a big step from the once-used musket. The shotgun is made out of high quality steel, and carefully crafted with drills and shaped with a hammer. Back then, the musket was made with low quality metal, wood, and coal. The musket would often blow up in the user’s face, which was a common defect in guns back then. Nowadays, the shotgun will never let you down, and some shotguns fire multiple bullets at a time?! A musket could never dream of such a thing. Conclusion: Ideas from Europe and Asia changed the world by creating many innovations that have helped our world today. These innovations from the Renaissance and before have been impactful on the world and me.

I love what I did with the “ editing my face onto random people “ thing. It saved me a lot of time and effort and I honestly love how it turned out. I also love how I pulled random recent, or old inventions from the internet and just put them into the images. It represents my learning well and it’s also kinda funny at times.
I think that I could improve on where some of the objects are placed, though. Sometimes it looks kind of awkward and weird. I also think I could have spent more time on the background of the triptych, because the colours are kind of ugly.

Middle Ages presentations reflection

Hello! I’m Hazel, and welcome back to my blog! Today, I’ll be talking about my Middle Ages presentations. You may be like “ why did you make these presentations? “ and that’s why I’m here to tell you exactly why!

One day, i was sitting in class. And my teacher was like “ this other class that’s on an island needs to learn about the Middle Ages and you’re going to teach them via your own presentations “ and then I was like “ whoa hold your horses, we don’t even know anything about the Middle Ages! How are we supposed to make presentations to teach OTHER people about them? “ and then my teacher again was like “ I’ll teach you. “ and then we went through a whole course of things that happened during Middle Ages, like the feudal system and the crusades. And so, we learned. Most of what I had learnt came from my teacher, though some came from finding it out myself via google search. Now we’re passing it on to other people, who will eventually pass it on to other people, and so on. Now that you know what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, we can start!

Now, the first thing we did was the feudal system. The feudal system was a type of way of living that existed long ago, and they were basically small towns that were owned by mini-kings ( lords ), and they would rule it and take the peoples money so that they could live there. Not everyone in the Middle Ages lived like this, but many did, because it was easier to buy and sell crops, cattle and goods. Downsides to living like this were the massive amounts of feces laying around in the streets, and eventually, the plague. The plague hit hardest in the feudal cities, because everyone was all bunched up into groups. Many people died during this time, and most of them lived in feudal cities. But, enough about what happened during the feudal system. Let’s start talking about what I did during the feudal system assignment! This was basically how it was set up :

The feudal system diagram

The church and kings

The lords and barons

Knights and peasants

The town

Law and order

My personal favourite out of all of these is the town segment of the presentation. It really represents what I know about the feudal system and also represents my drawing skills very well. I also really like the crowd shown in the piece, showing how crowded and flooded it was during the Middle Ages in small towns like the one represented in the image. I also really loved the diagram, which tells a kind of story, even though it’s just a still image. Though, I feel as if I could have added more colours and details. And improved on the law and order segment. It sucks, because I was really looking forward to drawing the law and order part. If I had done all these things, it would’ve probably been one of the best Middle Ages presentation ever made!

Now, onto the Crusades part of the assignment. I loved a lot about the presentation, but I do have certain favourites! But before this, allow me to do the same thing I did last above, put it into a list.

Who was involved?

Why did it happen?

When did it happen?

Where was it?

Why did they do this?

What happened afterward?

How did it affect everyone?

Now, out of all these, the when did it happen part is definitely my favourite. I love the simplicity of the slide and the slideshow all together. But, I think that I should have added more to the drawings, because they look a little last minute. I also think that I could add a little more colour, to make it really pop.

Overall, I think that I did pretty well on the project. But, there is a lot of room for improvement. I think that I could have definitely improved on the spelling and grammar in the text. It’s mostly great, but there are some mistakes that might throw the reader off. I also think, for both of the presentations, I could add more details like shading and colouring, I find that the colours in the presentation are great and match the theme, but there could be more colours in general to make the background and scene more busy.

Well, I think that’s it! Thank you for reading through my very long, but very interesting presentation.