Broaden Your Thinking

Broaden Your Thinking

Seth Young (Johnston Heights)
Today i will be taking Aiesha's topic of Historical Beauty Standards and their influence on today, with Sophies topic of mythical archetypes. So first off i think these two topics seem quite different on the surface, as one is talking about mythology and how they have overarching themes, whereas the other is looking into historic events and their impacts on our daily lives. So i will look into the first and most obvious thing, characters. Historical beauty standards and fashion have in many...Read More...
Last Reply By Claire Njeri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
For this Broaden Your Thinking I will be linking Amanda's work on Ancient Egypt to mine on Art as a Social Change agent. While reading her research it really made me think about how ancient Egyptian culture, or any ancient culture is so often misinterpreted when it is portrayed in the media. Amanda was explaining concepts that I realized were so often overlooked by the media because they aren't seen as interesting or marketable. So often, these cultures that are so full of life are white...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Amanda Tummond's research and work on Ancient Egypt have allowed me to find a connection between my cycle on lawmakers in Canada who were not born here. I realized that immigrants wouldn't have done well in Ancient Egypt as well as they do in Canada today, since a lot of things have changed since: 1. Immigrants were not as welcome in Egypt to the extent we have here in Canada. Similarly, immigrants would've not been able to be actively involved in Egyptian politics as it was not a democratic...Read More...
For this B.Y.T I will be comparing Rosemary Makena's work on Types of Social Media and How it Benefits Individual Businesses, and my work on The Correlation Between Science and Mythos. My question in regards to these topic is how does this effect peoples worldly views? When I look at these two topics I see a similarity in the way that, in the root of the research, while they might be different methods they both wield the same results of spreading information; the validity of such information...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Broaden Your Thinking: For this cycles broaden your thinking, I will be comparing my question of Are the actions of women from the Victorian Era and the Qing Dynasty Relatable to the symptoms of modern Day mental illnesses? To Yasmin Harden’s question of Why do poor countries stay poor? At a first glance these two topics seem to have nothing in common. However, after thinking deeper about both, I realize that there is so much more than what meets the eye. You see both topics question why the...Read More...
Hi Everyone! For my Broaden Your Thinking I will be linking Aiesha's work on Fashion & Mental Illness with my work with Poetry and Social Change. I was incredibly inspired reading Aiesha's work, and found some similarities in what we seemed to be looking at. Fashion, in the era's Aiesha is researching seems to me, to be the means to control women. The easiest way to control someone is to use the things they use the most. In this case fashion. Using standards of 'ideal' beauty it controls...Read More...
My inquiry question for this cycle is the following: is the progression of HIV and AIDS predictable in all patients ? While working on my research for this cycle, I came across Joy Evans Wangui research on what motivates terrorists to commit their acts of violence and killing other people . For the Broaden Your Thinking post of this cycle, I will be comparing my research on HIV/AIDS with Joy’s study of terrorism. Joy’s research on what motivates terrorists relates to my research on HIV...Read More...
Last Reply By Idan Treivish (Topham - Junior) · First Unread Post
My inquiry question for this cycle was "How Can I Create a Refined System For Robotic Movement?" While exploring the Butterfly Effect website, I came across Erica Won's research on racial bias. Her inquiry question is "Are we Predisposed to Racial Bias?" I decided to compare my topic on robotic movement with Erica's topic on racial bias for this cycle's broaden your thinking. In her research, Erica explains how people have biases towards people of certain races of which they have a negative...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
My inquiry question this cycle was “How will radical automation affect the societies and economics of the future?” . I mainly talked about concepts and ideas like Project Cybersyn and post scarcity; using them to create a model for an Automation based state. I will be comparing my inquiry question and research to Jackline Nyaga’s topic. Jackline talked about “National Integration”, a form of Civic Nationalism that wants to promote unity and culture bonds. She outlined a few key aspects that...Read More...
The inquiry question that I pursued for this cycle was "How does the immune system differ between individuals?" While working on my research for this cycle, I came across Takako Liu’s work on media fan culture. Her inquiry question is “How has media fan culture affected our (western) society?” For the Broaden Your Thinking post of this cycle, I will be comparing my research on the immune system with Takako’s study of fan culture. One of the first things that Takako addresses in her...Read More...
Hey guys! So for this Broaden Your Thinking, I've decided to look at Sophie Offei's "How are Mythos created?" in comparison to my "What is the meaning of life (R.P.)?" because I think in a lot of ways our projects are very similar. In Sophie's research, she said, "Mythos are a bit like vines in a sense, they need time and space to grow in order to flourish," which parallels my research in that many of the world's religions are based on the same God, but over time and through the great...Read More...

Broaden Your Thinking

Jessica Schmidt (LFAS)
Broaden Your Thinking: My topic is evolutionary genetics, and I’ve decided to connect with Allan’s project on education in Kenya. My question is: How have human genotypes contributed to the present quality of education in certain areas? Do these genotypes affect quality of education in different ways for different climates? Topographies? Systems of government?Read More...

Corruption And Poverty

Denis Chege (Tigithi)
Hi guys on my broaden your thinking part im going to focus on Francis' Corruption and poverty. Mostly im going to focus on African greedy leaders. As we all know Africa is one of the continents which has a lot of natural resources but due to some of the leaders whom we elect make us to live the state that we are in now as Africans, the poverty line between the poor and the rick keeps on growing larger and larger. There have been several cases of Leaders leaving the offices with huge amounts...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
In this "Broaden Your Thinking" component of my first research round I would like to compare the correlation between exercise and neural activity with how Hitler's laws changed art and science in Germany. Pretty obscure... Comparing how exercise affects neural activity (well) and how Hitler's ideologies, combined with his laws, changed the arts are sciences in Nazi Germany (not well). Lets be real though, comparing a comparison/correlation project with another project is difficult an...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
My inquiry question for my second cycle is “how are our memories affected by different aspects of our environment?" For the Broaden Your Thinking post for this cycle, I have decided to compare my research subject with Paul Kagiri’s topic which is “plane crashes.” In his research, Paul explores the causes of such crashes and is finding ways to prevent them. To connect our different focuses, I have created the following statement: Human actions and environmental factors determine the success...Read More...
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broaden your thinking

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi)
Hey everyone,am doing my first broaden your thinking and i have settle for Yasmin Harden's inquiry questions...'How were people in ancient and medieval times able to build outstanding structures?' and Deondre Grant's 'what are the challenges of creating a sustainable future in which we peacefully coexist with nature and what hope do we have of achieving it?' This are to topics that are quiet different but still can be linked each other.Its a fact that ancient people did great things even...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hi fellow scholars. This time round am doing this broaden your thinking which I have been thinking of it and how they connect to each other.Am doing a topic on how to solve a water problem in my school an Agnes Naserian did a topic on conservation of water through rain gardens.These two topics seem to be some how different but on the other hand they are related. To connect these two am going to say that,water as liquid form cannot stay just anywhere on the ground without...Read More...
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EVOLUTION VERSES GALAXY.

Allan Waithira (Thome)
Hi everyone. I am good and doing good...no more jetlag!!! Otherwise, I thought of Jordan Macharia's project about the study of Galaxy and my study about evolution. As said in his project, Nasa is one of the international organization that deals with the study of space and galaxy. In one of the science fiction movies we watched about the future of human, robots and replacement of human power with machines, it predicts life in the future and how robots might have the ability of having self...Read More...
Last Reply By Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
For this BYT, I have decided to combine John Wachira's topic, "Why is todays technology useful than early technology?" with Jessica Scott's topic, "Why are some people introverts and others extroverts?" These topics explore completely different fields of research, but yet there is a connection between the two. John's research focuses on the developments that technology has made and just how much more it has impacted our world than before, and Jessica's focuses on why people develop different...Read More...
Hi again everyone! For this second "Broaden Your Thinking" section of this cycle, I decided to bring together two ideas that seem very different, but that also share key similarities. These two topics are Jim Liu's "How can we prevent sexual exploitation" and my own research, "How is brain development affected by attachment to caregivers?" I believe that these two topics, despite being quite different, both discuss how a young adult develops and is affected during their developmental years,...Read More...
Last Reply By Dale William Ngatia (Thome) · First Unread Post
Hi there, For my broaden your thinking, I've decided to compare my topic: "Why are some people extroverts and others introverts?", and Waruingi's topic: "How do the disable feel among the able and ways to make it accessible for them?". At first glance, they seem completely different, right? Well, they kind of are. But I've managed to come up with a few questions connecting both personality and disability. "If you develop a disability later in life, where you have to sit in a wheelchair,...Read More...
Last Reply By waruingi moses (tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This is my second and final Broaden Your Thinking for this cycle. The two topics I chose are Emily Schaffer's "how tv impacts the developing mind" and Angelica Ciarniello's "is there such thing as love at first sight". Now to explain my connection: In pretty much every romance movie, two people fall in love. It doesn't matter what gender or sex they are. You can basically expect that by the end of the movie, the characters you rooted for to end up together will become a couple.Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi guys! So for my Broaden Your Thinking, I’m going to be connecting Lauren Jang’s topic “How Might Concussions Effect Teen’s Brain Development” and Rosemary Makena’s topic on “social media addiction.” These two topics may seem different, but they can be connected. Lauren’s project is on how a concussion effects a teens brain development, and Rosemary’s project is on social media addiction. Concussions may effect a teens brain development (depending on various things), but can the over use...Read More...
Last Reply By Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Two interesting topics I came across were technology and slavery. Combining John Wachira’s inquiry on “Why is today’s technology more useful than early technology?” and Hezekiah Maina’s question “What the slaves achieved against the odd?” My question is “How has technology influenced slavery throughout the years?” Now in days slavery is more commonly know as human trafficking. So how has technology been apart of that. Technology has advanced so much what you can do with it is incredible,...Read More...
Last Reply By Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! I’m back with my second broaden your thinking post…it took a long time to put together, mainly just to find to seemingly unconnected ideas was a bit challenging. I decided to take on Amos Murithi’s research on “communication in animals” and John Wachira’s “Why is today’s technology more useful than early technology?” Amos explored how humans as well how a wide range of different animals communicated among themselves. John touches on different aspects of our lives that we may or may...Read More...
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