pday post #8

For my passion i am doing gymnastics and contortion. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance and control. Internationally, all of the competitive gymnastics events are governed by theFédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). Each country has its own national governing body (BIW) affiliated to FIG. Competitive artistic gymnastics is the best known of the gymnastic events. Contortion is The performers of what are known as “contortion acts” are ordinarily emaciated, loosely jointed persons, like ill-made manikins that have a tendency to tumble down in heaps, and their doing of unnatural and preposterous things with their vertebrae and limbs seems easy enough for such creatures, who have no muscle to get in the way of the bones that they fling so carelessly about.

pday post week #7

For my presentation my topics are gymnastic and contortion. I picked these topics because gymnastics and contortion is fun for me to do and I get to learn and do new things that are my passion. I plan to do a presentation (not a slide presentation) a gymnastics routine with contortion in it.

cc image courtesy of circus smirkus

 

p-day post #4

 The  topic I researched this week is gymnastics.  A few interesting things I discovered are 

  •  the Soviet Union inspired thousands of girls to take up gymnastics after she won two gold medals and one silver medal in the 1972 Olympics. She was later named Female Athlete of the Year.In the 1976 Olympics, Nadia Comaneci of Romania became the first gymnast in Olympic history to score a perfect 10.0. She did this on the uneven bars.
  • She went on to record six more perfect scores during those Olympics.In 1984, 16-year-old Mary Lou Retton of West Virginia won the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s All-Around event, thanks to her perfect performance on the vault. She was the first American to win that event.Shannon Miller is now the most decorated female American gymnast of all time. She has seven Olympic medals altogether, two gold, two silver, and three bronze. Only three American women, swimmers Jenny Thompson, Dara Torres, and Shirley Babashoff, have more Olympic medals.
  • At the 1924 Games in Paris, the basis of modern Olympic gymnastics competition was firmly established. The athletes (men) began to compete for individual Olympic titles on each apparatus, as well as in combined individual and team exercises. The 1928 Games witnessed the debut of the first women’s event, the team combined exercise, won by the Netherlands.

My progress is good. I think I am getting lots of information.

p-day post #3

The topic I researched this week was, what is gymnastics. A few interesting facts I learned was, Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance and control, competitive gymnasts at varying levels of skill, and world class athletes, and  Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks  that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills.  A question that popped into my head was, did Ancient Greeks discover gymnastic?  my biggest challenge so far is finding the specific information I need.

 

sources:  https://usagym.org/pages/home/gymnastics101/history_artistic.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnastics

p-day post week #2

The topic I researched was what is gymnastics. One important fact is Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility,coordination, grace, balance and control. Another interesting fact is that Gymnastics evolved from from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from  circus performance skills. the best source I found was www.uasgym.org because it gave me the answer on what is gymnastics and explained it. A question that popped into my head was why did the ancient Greeks dismount a horse? three topics I am most likely to stick with are the history of gymnastics, what is gymnastics and how did gymnastics develop. I would present my final product by doing a gymnastics routine.

p-day week #1

My topic was the history of gymnastics. One interesting thing I discovered was that gymnastics has existed for more than 2,000 years. The first international gymnastics competition outside if the Olympics was held in Antwerp, Belgium. Another  fact I learned was that the first women’s Olympic gymnastics competition was in 1928. One question that popped into my head was how did gymnastics develop? My biggest challenge so far was thinking of a topic to research. The best source I used was www.usagym.org because it gave me the  most information I needed. My plan for next week is to research how gymnastics developed.

storyboard that reflections

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one thing that i remember about Oaxaca Mexico is that it is pronounced wah-ha-ca; another thing i will remember about Oaxaca Mexico is that they have a lot of market places to go

this activity helped me to learn about Mexico because I used the facts I learned to create a storyboard.

I would recommend this project to someone else because you can learn about all the different things to do/go to in Mexico a, all the cultures,how they dress.

I would not change this project.