In 17, April 1975, Khmer Rouge took control over Cambodia. In only three years, one fourth of the whole Cambodian population died by starvation, sickness, executed and tortured. Cambodian were forced to work almost twelve hours a day with very little of food. Cambodia, the country with the increasing economy has fall down at the lowest point of it history. Almost all intellectual and those who are talented and skilled were killed.
This poem is talking about the dark regime of Khmer Rouge and the briefly about the lives of Cambodian during that time.
This is apart of what we are doing now in Khmer class. We are learning how to write Khmer Poem and implement those concepts. Here is one of it. It is about how I get homesick when I came to learn here in Liger. It includes the memories that I had done with my family at home. If you can read Khmer, I believe it can be an emotional poem.
In Khmer History Round 3 class we learned about Khmer Rouge. First teacher Darath talked about his family life during Khmer Rouge. Then we started to do the research project about Khmer Rouge individually. After researching we presented it to our classmates. We learned about the timeline, Khmer Rouge actions and listened to the audio about:
. who were Khmer Rouge
. how they took control and got the power from Sihanouk
. daily life during Khmer Rouge
. foreign relationships
In our class we listened a lot to presentations, video and audio. It sounded scary when we listened to the audio because Khmer Rouge hurt, kill, deported the family and kidnapped the kids to kill their parents if they did something wrong. It was scary, but it is important to learn about this because we can remember our own country history and it could be our knowledge.
This class is war class. We learned about different kindsof war and talked about history of wars. Example: Cold war, WW1 and WW2. WW stands for World War. In class we did the research project in pair about war history then presented it to our classmates. For example: What kind of war was the biggest war in the world? Later on after the students presented their presentation, the teacher presented to us about World War 1 and World War 2. He explained about the reasons why it happened, how can it become a world war, who had involved and its timeline. We even talked about world leaders and how they led their country when there was a conflict or war.
In our Advanced Enrichment we learned about psychology. Psychology means how someone felt and how they changed their behavior and attitude. We learned about body language. Body language means how someone acted could tell other people by not speaking anything. We looked at the students and thought that students were introvert or extrovert people. Introvert means animals that don’t want to be loud they are just serene. Extrovert means animals that like to do fun things and be loud animals. Other things we learned were about optimism and pessimism. Optimism means thinking a good thing. Pessimism means thinking bad things like some people give up. We learned about positive and negative behavior. Example: when the mom played with the baby she was positive and the baby was happy, but when the mom was negative (it means the mom made the straight face) and then the baby was crying and trying to make the mom play with them. We learned about children’s behavior. When we gave chocolate to children and then we said if you eat chocolate it okay, but if children wait the teacher will give more chocolate. Some of the students ate the chocolate because they thought that the teacher was cheating them. Some of them waited because they wanted more chocolate to eat. We watched three videos. First video we watched was about two monkeys working together to open the box to get the foods to eat. Second video we watched was about human have two monkeys and they gave one monkey a grape and other monkey a cookie and how they behaved. Third video we watched was about two people played cards to cheat the monkey and how it behaved.
Our group learns about Algebra. We started to learn about negative numbers and positive numbers. First we started to draw a number line about negative numbers and positive numbers. The other thing we do is graphing numbers. It is the biggest thing we need to learn. Sometimes on weekends we have a homework to do from the teacher because we need to work hard on graphing it. Other important areas are solving hard problems. Some of the problems that we can not do we can ask the best teacher. He will not tell you a answer. He will show you a way to do it easier, faster and correctly. The goal is know all the key words and solve a lot of hard problems. Here are the key words: Coordinate Grid means the equation about graphing on the papers. Linear Equations mean that used Y=mx+b to graph on the graph papers. Slope means Y=mx+b and mx is a slope. Intercept means the place that one line and one line touch each other. Variables mean the letters the represent the number. Solve means to do the equation.
Our group learned about Anatomy. First we started with learning about skeleton. The first thing we did was watch the video about skeleton. It is one strategy to learn about anatomy. The things that we learned about bones are: the longest bone in the body is femur and the smallest bone in our body is inside the ears. It is called stirrup.Then some students drew a body of one student and labeled it on the papers. It is another strategy to learn anatomy.We started to learn about muscular system. Muscular talks about muscles. The things that we learned about muscles are: the biggest muscle in the body is glutenous maximums and the smallest muscle in the body is also inside the ears. It is called stampedes. Then we played some games to make us remember about muscles. The teacher called the words and the students pointed on student’s body. The teacher said that pointed to the femur so we pointed to the femur and she called the students one by one.Then the last week of the class we had a test. The test was about what we learned before like: skeleton and muscles. The test was very hard but the students tried their best. Our goal is to know a lot about anatomy words and to answer the hard test or to get a lot of score.
In Robotics we did many things about programming the robots and also to build the robots by the legos. First we studied how to build the robots by the legos. So we divided into the group of two then we started to build the robots. We built the lego robots by following the instructions the first time. When we finished building the robots we started to study how to program the robots. When we knew about that we started to do the challenges with the programming by using the robots to follow the line. When we finished that challenge we also did the other challenges too. Then we took off all the shapes out from the robots and we started building the new shapes to make it stronger. We made whatever that we wanted. We did like that because we wanted to do the competition with each other. This competition if we wanted to win we had to make our robots stronger and when we went into the circle we tried to made the other robots go out the circles.
In our Exploration class we had three things to work on. The first area was the solar system. The solar system is a resource that can create the energy from the sun. Solar has four types: solar panel, solar cooker, solar water heater and solar lamp. A solar panel is the solar thing that creates the energy to run the electricity. A solar cooker is the solar thing that creates the energy for cooking. A solar water heater is the solar thing the creates the energy to turn the normal water to the hot water. A solar lamp is the solar thing that creates the energy to light the house if that house doesn’t have the electricity. The next thing that we learned about was the biodigester. A biodigester is a natural system that can create biogas by using poo from the animals. Cow poo is the best. It has a lot of benefits. Example: (1) saving the money, (2) healthier than using firewood, (3) save a tree. The last thing that we learned was about hydroelectricity. Hydroelectricity is a thing that creates the energy by using water. It usually is built over the river. The biggest dam in the world is in China. Our goal was to make Cambodians know that all of these things can create energy. Also we wanted them to use these three things because they are good and can save a lot of money. We also had a trip too. The trip was to go to Kampong Speu. Our target was to install two biodigesters. We install them in Camkids and the orphanage called HAP because we wanted to make them easy instead of using the firewood. Both of the biodigesters cost $1100. When we went to to Kampong Speu we also taught some students too. We also slept at Kampong Speu too. We had good days when we were in Kampong Speu.
Our group had three important areas. Our group have been to Preh Vihear Province and Koh Kong province. We went to Preh Vihear because we want to know about the ecosystem and everything else in Preh Vihear. We went to Koh Kong because we want to know about ecosystem at Koh Kong and we want to Compare the Ecosystem in Preah Vihear and Koh Kong how difference and how it the same. Then we started to compare the ecosystem in Koh Kong with ecosystem in Preah Vihear. We did that when we were in Koh Kong. We did that in Koh Kong because we had been to Preah Vihear so when we were in Koh Kong we could start to compare. Other areas were to try to answer all the essential questions. We did that at the end of the class because we knew a lot of things so we could answer. The next area was to learn a lot of main keywords. Here are the main keywords: climate (means the average weather in all year), sustainable (means the action that don’t destroy the ecosystem), unsustainable (means the action that destroy the ecosystem), adaptation (means when the organisms fit themselves to the environment), ecosystem (means a community of living things connected to non- living things in an environment), mutualism (means good for you and good for me), commensalism (means good for you and no problem for me), parasitism (means good for you but bad for me), and regulation service (means ecosystem regulates (balance and control) many thing and humans benefit). Our group goal was to answer all of our essential questions.