Reflection #4 (05/19/17)
Our driving question was “How are the systems of human trafficking parallel to the systems of slavery”. We made many revisions to our icons when we we about to turn in our trifolds. I learned that my topic is not really know to our community through this project. Most of the government tries to not talk about it during events that can potentially make the matter worse. I learned that all the sources have to be credible and reliable as well as have their website updated in order for us to use them and call them references. The scholarly research idea is very specific and has to follow specific rules that make it function which was new to me. Through this project I learned that an art of an oral presentation is very difficult to achieve an that practice is a very big factor in making the presentation better. I learned that student led research is basically students researching and collecting data about their topic and that they have to do it by getting it approved or passed by any adult. I think I did well on my collaborative process. If we were to do this again something different we would have done different we would have focused more on our research. We would have found more topics that could have been parallels. My advice to an incoming symposium student is to just pick a topic that you are engaged on. The topic that you pick has to be of your liking not just your group. Also don’t get stressed it’s not worth it because eventually you’ll finish your work you're just making thing harder on yourself.
Check out my team's websites for more updates on symposium!
Take a look at our hard work/research!
- Nilsson, E. (2007). Different Economic Systems.
- Farrell, A. ; Fahy, S. (2009) The problem of human trafficking in the U.S.: Public frames and policy responses
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, (Date unknown) Human Trafficking/ Involuntary Servitude
- Bureau of Public Affairs, (Date unknown) What is Modern Slavery?
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (Date unknown) Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center
- National Human Trafficking Hotline (Date unknown) Human Trafficking
- Human Trafficking Prices (2015) Havocscope
- Marty, R. (2017) Human Trafficking CNN
- Latonero, M. (2011) Executive Summary USC
- Boston, N. (2004) Living Conditions PBS
- Hallam, J. (2004) Men, Women, And Gender PBS
- Linda Alchin (2017) Child Labor American Historama
- Copass, C. ; Bruce, H (2015) A Nation Built On The Back Of Slavery And Racism
- Henson J. (1877) An Overseer Attempts to Molest His Mother Digital History
- Ramos, R. (2015) Human trafficking survivor: I was raped 43,200 times CNN
- Sam Houston State University (2013) Slave Law in Colonial Virginia: A Timeline
- ABC NEWS (2009) Teen Girls' Stories of Sex Trafficking in U.S.
- Polaris Project (Date Unknown) Current Federal Laws
- PBS (2004) Slavery and the Making of America
Reflection #3 (05/11/17)
Since the last time I wrote about my research I learned that human trafficking had laws that were meant to prevent it right now. Slavery had laws that said that owning a slave was okay and they had laws to protect slave owners. That was an example of a specific topic that we could not relate which we had to modify to find a parallel topic that helps the relate to rules/politics. This project has showed me that I am easily bossed around. It has showed me that I am only confident when all my group has caught up with the work that has to do with my topic. For our background we decided to paint the image of the Middle Passage. We also painted a mother board to represent technology and how human traffickers sell their victims now. For our art piece we will be doing an interactive element that will consist of making a huge maze that will help represent the human traffickers trying to escape. We will be doing a huge thumb print maze that represents every victim of human trafficking and slavery. We still need to create our art piece. We have hope that we will be able to finish that during class time so we don’t hesitate to meet up outside of school. Our collaboration in this project so far has been very stressful. We have not fought at all but we have had our differences because it is hard to get all of us on the same page. Over all is has been an exciting project that we have all been able to complete well and manage to get good grades.
Reflection #2 (04-19-17)
Since the last time I wrote about my research my driving question has been modified and changed the wording. Through all out our driving question has remained similar and my topic is still focused on Human Trafficking and slavery. We have although found out a couple of new ways that we can connect out topic with slavery. We will be using comparison in economics, laws, and conditions when we are comparing slavery. Our topic has not changed because we feel very passionate about it as it is and we do not want to change it to something we will not know of and have complications in the nearby future. My group and I have planed to do the interview with two organizations and a person who is a survivor of human trafficking.We feel that it is the best option for us to make since we are all going to be emailing that we feel as if the other options don’t really fit into our project. This process has had its difficulties and I consider them to be that my group and I are not in the same class period. This is a difficult obstacle because that means that my group and I won’t be able to agree on a subject if I don’t have them with me. I feel that the easy part of this process is that I see them after school in mentoring and that helps us out a lot by getting each other caught up in the project’s matters. Before we move on we really need to finish our isd and get more articles. Our collaboration is going off really well we all have trusted each other and worked well. We all have become very professional and we are able to keep up and know what we all think of when we go to the next step.
Right now my group and I have 3 of our 4 articles picked out and we need one more before we start to annotate all together. Right now our universal theme does not really match our topic but our generalizations do relate and connect. We are still trying to find out how we can relate our articles to our universal theme which is systems. So far though our topic of ethical parallels of slavery and human trafficking,we found many new information about labor. We were interested to find out that men are mostly used for labor work. We also found out that men make up more of the percentage of human trafficking ‘slaves’ than women. We also found out that women make up the most percentage of human traffickers even though they are usually forcing their own gender to perform forced acts. So far in our exploration through our topic, we changed it from ethical similarities to ethical parallels. We thought of changing these elements because it would make more sense to the audience and it would also help us get our gate imperative and icon in the driving question towards the future. In our next steps we all hope to find more primary sources we can use that are credible and reliable as well as find some people we can interview. I also hope to find more comparisons between slaves and people in human trafficking. Our collaboration as a team has been going great because we have all been equally collaborating in our parts of the classwork and homework. A big struggle right now so far is the mentoring sessions, because we all have different schedules both during and after school so the only time we get to talk about the project together is during nutrition which does not give us much time. That means that when we do our work we have a greater responsibility in staying concentrated during class time and after school when working independently.