Queen Mary I of England

Mary I was born 18th February 1516 in Greenwich, England. She was the first queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death, 17th November 1558. She is best known for her attempt to reverse the English Reformation, which had already ¬† ¬†begun while her father, Henry VIII reigned. Mary I was also…

“Remember the Ship”

“Remember the Ship” is a metaphorical and symbolic poem written by John Agard. He was born in 1949 in the colony British Guyana, and moved to England in 1977. Agard is a poet, playwright, and short-story teller, and has performed his work throughout the world during his career. The speaker in the poem refers to…

My Expectations for This Year

As a student of English Social Studies, I expect that I will learn a lot about politics and history. I believe the US and the UK will be the major topics. I hope to gain knowledge in this course through watching movies, taking notes and answering questions in class, reading articles, writing blog posts about…

A New School Year Has Started

Welcome to my social studies school-blog! This year, I will publish a variety of self-written texts about history-related topics, politics and the society. Stay tuned!

The Kite Runner & The Good Lie

Task 6 Challenges of refugees fleeing and resettle in another country The Kite Runner and The Good Lie are films that expose characters fleeing their countries because of war and conflicts, and their ability and the process of resettling somewhere else. The movies presents both positive and negative aspects of migrating to a foreign country….

Photojournalism Task

UN Development Goal no. 14: Life Under Water – people gathered fighting for a brighter, more eco-friendly future.

Photojournalism

Photojournalism is probably the most powerful and affective way of communicating the news in a different way. The photos taken through photojournalism make an impact on us as it sticks to our memory. They tell a story – reporting the news, having a purpose. These images allow us to feel connected to far away realities…

Spotlight

Spotlight is a 2015 biographical drama directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The film is based on true events on The Boston Globe’s spotlight unit – the oldest operative newspaper investigative journalist unit in the U.S. In the movie, the unit consists of four reporters who are assigned to investigate…

Lion

The movie Lion is about four-year-old Saroo who lives in a small village in India with his mother and brother Guddu. Guddu works in order to take care of his family, and one day Saroo desperately wants to join his brother on a mission. The journey is risky, so on the way Guddu tells Saroo…

Water Crisis – Day Zero

Goal number 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goal is “clean water and sanitation” – a goal which I see it; essential, and a basic human right. Do we have any idea of how important accessibility to clean water and sanitation really is? I do not think we often realize that the access to clean…