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The Symphony

Published February 28, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Mozart, Beethoen and Haydin are the main composers

 

Symphony is an orcheasta work

First movement are usually in Binary Form

Symphonic form was influenced by Germanic practice

Four Movements

– Fast (opening sonata or allegro)

-Slow (such as adagio)

-Fast (minuet with trio )

-Dance (allegro, rondo, or sonata)

Haydin wrote 108 symphonies in 36 years

Mozart wrote 56 Symphonies in 24 years

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United Nations- Declaration of Human Rights

Published February 23, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

What Are Human Rights?

Human rights are the rights and freedoms that we all have.

  • Some human rights are based on our physical needs.

The right to life, food and shelter.

  • Other Human rights to protect us.

The right to be free form tocture, cruel treatment and abuse

  • Human rights are also there to ensure we develop to our fullest potential

            The right to education to work to particapate in the community

Everybody has human rights. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what language you speak or what religion you belong to. You have a duty to respect yours. Nobody can take you rights.

Why do Human Rights Matter to me?

  • 1 child in 3 is poor
  • 1 child in 7 does not have a proper home
  • 1 child in 4 is phyiscally abused

It is vital that all young people know their rights.

Where do rights come from?

Human rights are based on the values of:

  • Diginty
  • Justice
  • Respect
  • Equality

Human rights were offically recoginsed as values by the world when the United Nations was setup.

What is the United Nations?

The united Nations (UN) is an international organisation that was established in 1945, the year the second world war ended.

Its founders hoped it would be able to prevent catastrosphes like the Holocaust from ahppening in the future.

So promoting huam rights became an aim of the UN, along with maintaining international peace and reducing poverty.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The united nations Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) is the most famoue human rihts agreement in the world. IT cotains 30 human rights.

According to the UDHR, you have the right to:                                                                            

Who wrote the UDHR?

The people who wrote the UDHR came from: Australia, Chile, China, France, Lebanon, the former Soviet Union, and the UK and the US.

Absolute vs. Relative Poverty

Published February 23, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Absolute poverty

Absolute poverty measure the number of people living below a certain income threshold or the number of households unable to afford certin basic goods and servies. Example: 3rd World Country

Relative Poverty

Relative poverty measures the extent to which a household’s finacial resources fall below an average income threshold for the economy. Although living standards and real incomes have rown because of the higher employment and sustained economic growth over recent years, the gain in income and wealth have been unevenly distrubuted arcoss the population. Example: living in Australia on a low income

Poverty Affects 150 million children across the world.-http://www.unicef.org.au/

Cambodia

Published February 22, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

It is located in South-East asia.

Cambodia is facing land mines, which cause injury and death and it reduces agricutral land.

Australia is helping by funding the removal and education of  land mines ($175 m.) They are turning it into farm land to grow food.

Today 2 per day die of land mines before 12 per day died.

Kiribati

Published February 22, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Kiribati it is located in the middle of the pacific ocean and is the most eastern country in the world. 22 of the31 islands are populated

The Issue that Kiribati is facing is that the sea level is rising and the island is stinking (climate Change.) They are loosing water supplies, shelter and homes.

There president is going around and asking other country leaders to stop polluting the sea. Australia is helping educated to people to help with reloaction or migration.

Poverty Cycle

Published February 20, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

The cycle of poverty has been describes as a pheno,eam where poor fammilie become trapped in poverty for generations

Because they have no or limited accesess to critial resources, sush as

  • education and
  • Financial serives,

Subsequent generationare also impoverished.

There are mulitple cycles of poverty- based onm among other things,

  • Econmic,
  • Social,
  • Spirtual and
  • geographical factors.

Many cycles overlap or perptaute new cycles and therefore any attempt to depit the cycle of poverty will be far more simplisttic than realistic.

The Figure below shows- in very simplistic terms- how a cyle of poverty related to hunger keeps a person or household poor in one of the world’s developing countires.