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Journey: Session 4, Week 1

After a well-deserved break, we come once more to the 4th session with new adventures! There is a lot to cover, so let’s dive in.

For this week’s Genre, we have begun choosing our big questions for our podcast. The questions are required to be Socratic. They are supposed to be thought-provoking, yet have more than one answer, and be interesting to the listeners. Now that we have created our ideal questions, we will give a small persuasive speech in front of the studio to convince everyone that the questions are profound, suitable, and exciting topics to debate.

For Quest, we dived into problem-solving and learned the four factors of a problem-solving technique: define, prepare, try, and reflect. We used this procedure on Tuesday’s project: We created a boat made of aluminum foil to place in water at least 3-5 inches deep and put as many coins as possible in the boat before it sank. We looked around at everyone else's work, examining what worked and what didn’t. Some got 18, some around 70, and some over 100 pennies in their boats.

And finally, Civ! On Wednesday, we discussed Mahatma Gandhi, the renowned man who helped India regain its independence from Britain, and the following Partition. We debated whether it would have been more effective to carry out aggressive movements toward the British and end up with bloodshed or if Gandhi’s way was better: Bit by bit, he turned against the strict rules of the British with acts of non-violence. On Thursday, the topic was the Rosenbergs, who were sentenced guilty of spying for the Soviets. The Rosenbergs made an appearance in the last session of the McCarthy trials, so we debated if they were truly guilty based on the new knowledge we were provided.

For our team-building game on Tuesday, we played Photo Treasure Hunt. Check the weekly photos to see some of the funny pictures we created with our teams :) 

That concludes the weekly newsletter. Stay tuned for the next one!

Written by a Jounry Learner

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