Session six: reflection

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STEP 1

Finish off your Final Piece from last week. Don't forget to submit your finished piece of work as a POST!

REFLECTION

BNC Skills 2020 Descriptions
  • How did you use each of the news-literacy skills during this Issue: speaking, listening, creativity and problem-solving?
  • Which of these skills is the most important for a president to have?
  • What would you ask an expert on this topic?
  • What do you think about the electoral system in America? Why?
  • How are your opinions about the American electoral system similar or different to other people you have spoken to?
  • Do you have any other ideas about how America could choose their president?

Final thoughts

Who does your class want to win in the 2020 election? Why?

Comments (37)

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg focused_hurricane | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    19 Oct 2020

    Hello Olivia
    My class wants Joe Biden to win the American election because Donald trump is actually always mean and attacking people and not even giving them a chance this is called prejudice

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    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg adaptable_beetle | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
      focused_hurricane's comment 21 Oct 2020

      Well, not all of our class some of them want Trump to win. Why do you think that Joe Biden will be a much better president than Donald Trump?

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      1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg focused_hurricane | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
        adaptable_beetle's comment 21 Oct 2020

        i think that joe biden would be a better president because donald trump is rasist and for me personally i think joe biden has better ideas for america to make it a better place

        this is a great question adaptable_beetle

        focused_hurricane

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        1. Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg intelligent_nation | Streatham Wells Primary School
          focused_hurricane's comment 23 Oct 2020

          True becuase Donald Trump is racist and makes bad deals and people just get mad at him so i would vote jeo bidon

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg adaptable_beetle | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    19 Oct 2020

    Honestly I cannot speak for my whole class but I can speak for me. Honestly I would like Joe Biden to win not because I favour him more then Trump it’s because he is not just doing what the citizens are telling him to do he doing what is right for the country this will be a very good element to being the president for the country and also we have heard all Trumps ideas some of them are well all of them are a tad old and we have heard them but some of Joe Biden ideas are new this is what we need in the society.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      adaptable_beetle's comment 19 Oct 2020

      Can you be open-minded here and say why some people think Trump is doing what's right for the country?

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      1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg adaptable_beetle | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 20 Oct 2020

        Trump can make quicker vaccines but Joe Biden can make them in a year. (Sorry I don't have a lot of information )

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          adaptable_beetle's comment 20 Oct 2020

          Is the president in charge making the vaccines or is it another agency/organisation? Can anyone research this for us?

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          1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg adaptable_beetle | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
            Tom @ the BNC's comment 21 Oct 2020

            I looked it up the President don't make the vaccines but they donate money to make it quicker and to provide the scientists or the organization with more supplies.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg hardworking_apple | Michael Faraday School
    19 Oct 2020

    Hi Olivia this isn’t about your post but I just wanted to say I have been working on my final piece and I have not finished it yet but I accidentally sent it for approval instead of saving. What should I do?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      hardworking_apple's comment 19 Oct 2020

      Ah, sorry, I published it already! You can add a comment underneath my one on your post, or write another but let us know at the top that it's a second go and you would like it to replace the old one. That way, we can switch them over!

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg hardworking_apple | Michael Faraday School
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 19 Oct 2020

        Ok thank you Olivia I will comment the rest on my post. :)

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg unique_tiger | Michael Faraday School
    22 Oct 2020

    My class wants Joe Biden to win because Joe Biden wants to pay teachers more but Donald Trump wants to save money so he can finish building the bridge.

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    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg opinionated_badger | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
      unique_tiger's comment 23 Oct 2020

      It is a wall not a bridge just so you know

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg unique_tiger | Michael Faraday School
        opinionated_badger's comment 23 Oct 2020

        Thank you for correcting my mistake opinionated_badger.

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  • Hammond School logo loyal_cymbals | Hammond Junior School C
    23 Oct 2020

    Hello Olivia I have really enjoyed this topic. I think that out of the skills you have listed that listening and speaking are really needed to make a good president.

    Speaking
    To be a president you need to not be nervous because you are going have to speak in front of many people to put in rules. You also need to be a good speaker so you can express your ideas.

    Listening
    To become a president you need to be a good listener because someone else speaking might have a brilliant idea and if you don’t listen then you will miss out on it. You also need to be a good listener so if somebody asks you a question about a rule you have put in place you can explain to them why you have done that.

    Thank you for reading
    loyal_cymbals

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  • Hammond School logo protective_dusk | Hammond Junior School C
    25 Oct 2020

    Most of my class think Joe Biden should win because lots of them do not like Donald Trump on what he has done. These things mainly are not being very nice to other people, and not letting them have the chance.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    27 Oct 2020

    This helped me a lot Olivia

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  • Cheam Park logo eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    27 Oct 2020

    eager_reflection here,
    I'm going to answer the questions above

    1.How did you use each of the news-literacy skills during this Issue: speaking, listening, creativity and problem-solving?
    I used speaking during this Issue in class, especially when planning for the final piece. This is because we had to interview each other and answer the different questions, so we used speaking to express our characters' views. I also used speaking on the Hub, though instead of speaking, I typed my opinions on various posts. I used listening both on the Hub and in class, as I had to listen to understand what different things meant. For example, I didn't know too much about the electoral college system, but I listened about it in class and learnt a lot. The same thing applies to the Hub, but you have to read to learn information instead of listening. I used problem solving skills in sessions 3 and 4 especially, as I had to deduct what to do in certain circumstances and who had a better excuse to not vote. This is a very useful skill as it shows that you understand what is happening. I used creativity when creating my character for the final piece. Every little detail about this character really can change how you are going to write and shows how you understand the issue. You also had to use it when answering the questions for the interview, because it wasn't really you answering it, it was your character. You had to put yourself in the shoes of that person and express their views, not yours.

    2.Which of these skills is the most important for a president to have?
    I think that they are all really good skills, but can't pick just one of them, so I'll explain why all of them are good skills. Listening is important for a president because they have to listen to the people' opinions and not just ignore them, otherwise that would make them a selfish and bad president. Speaking is an important skill for a president to have because they need to make an impact on people in their speeches, which will persuade them to do something. Problem solving is an important skill to have as you need to do what is best for your country, and you need to solve what to do in crises, such as the coronavirus. Creativity is a very important skill to possess as sometimes in the debates, you have to carefully create something to say, and one that will hopefully impact people more, so they vote for you.

    3.What would you ask an expert on this topic?
    I would ask an expert about fact checking, like Angie Drobnic Holan, how they would feel if someone posted negative fake news about them.

    4.What do you think about the electoral system in America? Why?
    I think that the electoral college system is unfair. This is because it is a case of ''winner takes all'' in terms of how one candidate can win by one vote and take all of the electoral points that state is worth. This way, one candidate may be relieved and carry on campaigning but the other will be annoyed and angry, which could make them make mistakes in the future.

    5.How are your opinions about the American electoral system similar or different to other people you have spoken to?
    My views on the electoral college system is similar to other people I have spoken to because some of my friends think that it is also unfair or confusing. On the other hand, some people think that the electoral college system is fair because it has been around for a long time and people may want it to stay the same as they only know this system and may be confused by any other.

    6. Do you have any other ideas about how America could choose their president?
    I think that America could choose their president by giving true information leaflets to everyone about the candidates, so they each know a little more about the candidates and what they propose.

    Thank you for reading my comment

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      eager_reflection's comment 27 Oct 2020

      This is a brilliant reflection on this Issue and I enjoyed reading about where you had used the skills in your sessions. Did you recognise that you were using them at the time, or is this something you have only noticed during this reflection? I think you make a good observation that the skills need to work together, too. Great work!

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg strong_tomato | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    29 Oct 2020

    Definitely Joe Biden. As a class but not just a class , a school who focuses on equality and love, I would say he is the definition of that. On the plus side, he is the candidate who is ACTUALLY trying to revive our world, mind ,hearts and actions , unlike Donald Trump, who is physically and mentally hurting America.
    Comment by Strong_tomato.

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  • Halsnead logo hopeful_city | Halsnead Primary School
    01 Nov 2020

    I only want Joe Biden to win, because I don't like Donald Trump; he has done terrible things.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg engaging_planet | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Nov 2020

    Hello,

    My class want Joe Biden to win,and so do I.I think Joe Biden should win because he wants to pay teachers more,he also wants to change all the WiFi and internet to natural internet[natural internet is internet that is formed by the sun] I think that will help the invirement a lot and donald trump wants to do nothing about the world and inviroment.

    This is why I want to vote for Joe Biden.
    Thanks for listening!
    Bye!

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg free_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Nov 2020

    I want Joe Biden to win the election because if he's president he will pay teachers more and buy more equipment for primary schools . He also has more experience than trump because he's been a vice president .

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg flowing_beaver | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Nov 2020

    i think a president should have good problem solving because if there was a fight they would have to fix it. I would ask a exspert what would you need to be a president.I think america you should be ablel to vote at the age of 14 or above so more people will want to be president

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg eager_memory | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Nov 2020

    1.Speaking
    If you dont want to speak well sorry but you have to if you want to be a president.If you do want to be a president dont feel nervous cause you will have to talk alot.I want Joe Biden to win because Donald Trump wants to block something with a wall and he has done terrible things.Now lets get back to the speaking part,i am saying this because we hae to interview and also answer diffrent questions so this question is How did you use each of the news-literacy skills during this issue.
    Listening
    It is important because when you become a president you have to listen to what people are saying and also when you are in class and the teacher asks you a question and you are just staring of in space that is not listening so that is why you should listen all the time even to your parents or whoever you know.
    2.The most important skill for a president is listening because you have to listen to everybodys point of veiw and decide the right speech or choice.
    3.I Would ask Donald Trup plz do not block the borders.
    4.The american electoral system is unfair.
    The reason i think this is unfair because even if everyone votes for you and if you get more votes than the oppostion if you do not win in every state you can be out voted because the votes do not count as one vote per person it is by the winning state.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg jazzed_wildcat | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Nov 2020

    my key skill was to listen to my class and there views , so i could learn more about there thoughts and views,
    I think Presidants most prioritized skill would be problem solving and listning so they can liten to what the county wants and to solve any problems that they have.
    I would like to ask experts why they have to change presedants evry 4 years and not just stick with the same one once they was voted, i think the system needs changing because it seems unfair i think they need to find out the truth because some presidants say they will do this and thst and dont follow it through.
    my oppinions are mixed as i dont fully understand it all everyone seems to have an opinions and thoughts and maybe a change would be a good thing so people understands it more.
    I think America could do one tv talk let Joe Biden have his say and Trump have his then they cant argue and let them write what they want to do so others can read it maybe do questions and answers a a week or so before the votes so people have time to think and make up their minds.
    my Final thoughts are , JOE BIDEN TO WIN he seems the kindest and more friendly he is more for the people and the the childrens future wanting to provide more supplise to schools , My teacher wants him too because he wants to give teachers a pay rise. Trump seems to be wanting to cause arguments he is rasist and comes across as a bully.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg skillful_conclusion | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Nov 2020

    How did you use each of the news-literacy skills during this Issue: speaking, listening, creativity and problem-solving?
    Which of these skills is the most important for a president to have?
    What would you ask an expert on this topic?
    What do you think about the electoral system in America? Why?
    How are your opinions about the American electoral system similar or different to other people you have spoken to?
    Do you have any other ideas about how America could choose their president? Who do you want to win in the 2020 election? Why?
    We used listening when our teacher is talking to us about the important issue and we also used the listening skill when we was on the call with Olivia from the BNC. We used the speaking skill when we did the report when one person was their character and they answered questions when the reporter has asked them a question. We also used the speaking skill when we had a piece of paper that had an reason why they didn't vote. My class and I used the problem solving skill when we had to work out if the reason that a person read out was a good reason why they didn't vote or if it was not a good reason why they didn't vote. We also used the problem solving skill when were working out why Donald Trump won last four years ago we worked out that Trump won because we had the most electoral votes. We used the creativity skill when we was creating are own character that didn't vote. We use the creativity skill all the time because are answers and what we do are all creative in many ways.
    I think the most important skill out of listening , speaking, problem solving and creativity is listening because a good president should listen to the people in the state or country to see if they have any ideas of how to change the country and they also need to listen to the Queen in case she has an order or a thing for the president to do.
    I would ask why is it important to vote ? because I want to hear and listen to their opinion on why it's important to vote.
    I think it's fine the way it is because if the age was lowered that means a small kid can vote but they might not know a lot about it or Trump and Biden.
    My opinions might be different to the college system because they might think differently to me they might think they should lower the age?
    I don't really have any ideas except from they should make it who have the most vote in total the individuals.
    I want Joe Biden to win because he's planning to make the country better and so its fair on different countries
    skillful_conclusion bye

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      skillful_conclusion's comment 02 Nov 2020

      Very good reflections, skillful_conclusion!

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    04 Nov 2020

    My class wants Joe Biden because he is a good person but it depends what there gonna do for the country. Donald Trump wants to cut more trees but Joe Biden wants to cut less trees.
    Donald Trump wants to build the wall between Mexico and America but some people don’t agree to do it, Biden doesn’t want to make a wall between Mexico and America. Donald Trump is doing things people don’t agree with but also remember this is about you opinions (BNC) and don’t boss people for there opinion and what they think.

    I vote Joe Biden

    From: terrific_raccoon

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School upbeat_thought | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    04 Nov 2020

    most of my friends want Joe Biden to win and can you tell us why donald trump would or wouldnt be a good leader

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg poetic_mouse | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    04 Nov 2020

    Hello! I want Joe Biden to win because he is a bit better than Trump my class wants him to win and the election is today wonder who is going to win all of us mostly want Joe Biden because he is a better person some people know that

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    06 Nov 2020

    Hello, its me terrific_raccoon, and i wanted to tell you why i want joe biden,
    I want joe Biden not for what he says but what he does. If you dont understand.........example:he might say somthing but he wont do it you might buy somthing witch you say you have but you donyt use it. I dont mind who is presdient because im not really at America but we want the best to come out of it!!! To be the honest, i think Joe should win because he does say the write choses and he wants the world of America to be safe and friendly but people have there oppinions and they like Donald Trump they like Donald and i cant sope them for who they like and who there voting for. The emerica election is really hard to count ALOT of votes and people really want Joe to win but if you read this comment give me a reason why you might not want Trump to be president even if hes mean he counld still be a good presadent and if hes ugly he could still be a good presidendt!!! SO think about it

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    06 Nov 2020

    dont forget BNC is all about oppinions

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg mindful_volcano | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    06 Nov 2020

    Shouldn't be to long not for the results , I'm hoping for Joe Biden to win because I feel he is more experienced he seems to be more of a people person, Donald Trump used to be a business man he obviously has experience of working for the people being the current president but i feel he's not the one to take the country forward to the future, Biden wants to stop the Corona virus from spreading more and I feel that's what needs to be made a priority Trump wants to open up the buisneses and to me that's putting millions at risk of the virus being made to spread and cause more damage then good. Trump has a bad press there are rumours of him being a bully and a racist nobody really knows for sure if that's true but I feel mud sticks so i wouldn't want him in control of my county if I was American.

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