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Journey: Session 4, Week 5

Hello everyone, and welcome to week 5 of session 4! It was an incredibly eventful and chaotic week, so let us go into the details of why.

This week, we had three hero visits. The first one was with someone named Stephanie, and we spent the day discussing the topic of non-violent communication, doing several unexpected yet fun activities, such as looking at optical illusions, sharing stories, and more. The second one was Rances, a podcaster from Mindset U, who talked about his work and listened to some of our podcasts, advising on how to improve them. And the last hero was Roi, who specializes in coding. He gave some background about his journey and offered advice about the do’s and don’ts of coding. 

During Genre, we began recording our podcasts. The studio ordered two microphones for Journey, though whoever had a microphone at home was welcome to use one. We were paired as we gave each other feedback about our podcasts, and we had two challenges to perfect them. On Friday, we were put into groups as we greenlighted each other and submitted our podcasts to the NPR competition, where four podcast experts will judge our podcasts.

And now for Quest. The learners who chose drones began creating cool obstacles for their drones. They sat down and planned what they would look like, then got into action, making the obstacles out of cardboard and other materials. For the learners who chose video games earlier in the week, they still focused on learning to code and later began making their specialized individual video games. The drone obstacles and the video games will be shown during the exhibition next week.

Finally, Civ. For this week’s civilization, we discussed the themes of the American versus the Soviet race to the moon, exploring the unknown, and more along those lines. We put ourselves in the shoes of people who have worked at NASA from past and present times, debating what we would have done in significant situations from history to the present day. For America, was it the right choice to send someone to the moon because the project was costly and exploring the unexplored is safer than it was in the past?

That concludes this week’s newsletter; stay tuned for the next!

Written by a Journey learner


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