So far in this semester I feel that I have persevered, because I have not turned any assignments in late. I have also put my best effort into my work. In middle school and some of last year I feel that if I had assignments that I didn't have much time on I would rush my self and not push myself because I didn't want to fall behind. An example of this was the annotations for the book that we read. It was difficult sometime to connect and find things that were related to the hero's journey. The challenge of this class also helps my perseverance because I need to push myself. The challenge helps my learning because I pushes me and forces me to try harder.
The class expectation that I am not meeting would be advocacy to the teacher about assignments and due dates. I am not doing well at this in class because I will try and figure an assignment out myself for example when we were doing the diary of a part time Indian, We had a choice of doing an archetype write up on one of the characters in the book. I didn't fully understand the how to do it but I did it anyway, I could have made it better and refined it if i would have advocated. So to work on this I will advocate and ask a lot more questions about anything that I slightly don't understand.
The most interesting that that I learned so far this year was that when the Europeans were colonizing america they tried to take the culture out of the young native Americans. This was used to take away everything that made them native american and killing the Indian inside them. This was interesting to me because this showed that the Europeans didn't just try and physically take over but it was also mental.