Tag: non-fiction

What I Learned Today 2/12/15

Non-Fiction: Newspaper Article Today I read a newspaper article Meme sent me about Harper Lee. She is coming out with a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird. It's called Go Set A Watchman. Here is a summary of the article: Go Set a Watchman is actually Harper Lee’s first novel she made. It showed scenes of Scout looking back onto…

What I Learned Today 12/12/14

History: In history, slavery was one cruelest human acts. American slavery was worse than the slavery of other countries. For example, slaves were burned, hanged, and mutilated in all sorts of ways. The main reason it happened is that they had a need for labor. In settlements, they couldn’t take Indians because they were more resistant than anyone else in…

What I Learned Today 12/10/14

Please note: A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of the common people rather than political and economic elites. So, when you see Sage's chapter summaries, the history will be much different than the history…

What I Learned Today 10/15/2014

Non-Fiction Reading & Writing: Today I chose an article from Dornob. If any trends couldn’t get weirder enough, now we have PyroPets! According to Dornob, “PyroPet is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn. The first PyroPet product is a cute little cat called “Kisa”. (“Kisa” means “kitty” in Icelandic). Sweet little…

What I Learned Today 10/14/14

Non-Fiction: I chose to watch a Game Theory video and write about it.   There are four things to describe sound; wavelength, period, amplitude, and frequency. Frequency measures how many ripples there are a second when you pull a string; the number of times it goes back to that position is its frequency. This measure of cycles per second is…