Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fears and Phobias

This week's blog question came from me watching this 60 Minutes episode on Alex Honnold.  As I watched Alex climb, I couldn't figure out if he was crazy, brave or a little bit of both.  The one conclusion I did come to is that there is NO WAY I wouldn't even think about attempting it.  If you are interested in viewing the 60 minutes interview, it is found below.




The above video led to the next video on three extreme sports. Watch the video and then answer at least one of the following questions:

1. These athletes participate in some unique and extreme sports.  If you could undertake any sporting adventure, what would it be and why?  Remember, you can go anywhere and do anything!

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2.  These extreme athletes explore nature, including mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, through their hobbies.  Imagine that you could explore anywhere in the world.  What kind of lands would you like to explore?  How would you like to explore them (e.g. on foot, by bike, via helicopter, etc)?  Don't forget to explain why you chose that kind of terrain and transportation.  

Here is this week's video:



Once you have posted your response, read the responses posted by your peers and reply thoughtfully to at least two other students.  Compliment strong points, make connections, ask questions and build on ideas shared!

As always, I look forward to reading your responses!

 Mr. Boettger :-)

38 comments:

  1. dust0980
    I would go on a long kayaking ride. because kayaking is really fun.

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    1. mich5112
      i went kayaking once and tipped the next 5 minutes so it's not really my sport.

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    2. anys8250:
      That's nice but you didn't really say where you would go. I've never been kayaking before so I would like to try it!

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    3. sydn1320


      Why is kayaking so fun? What is your favorite part about it?

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  2. etha0440
    1. I would like to be a guy who kayaks over waterfalls because it would be really exiting and i would probably have so much fun! I would also do it because i might inspire people to do extreme sports like i would.

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    1. tara3050

      I like your point of view about making others want to do extreme sports too!! :p

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  3. mich5112
    I am doing the first question.
    1. I love to swim since i first learned how to. I would probably swim in the oceans with animals that I would know wouldn't harm me . I would swim with dolphins, colorful fish and possibly a orca, i would never swim with a shark or a whale though.

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    1. tara3050

      I also love to swim so that would be something I would do also.

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    2. anys8250
      I like how you gave examples of some of the animals you would swim with!

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  4. Tara3050
    Question 1

    If I could do any adventuring sport I would want to do long biking like the girl in the video.

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    1. can you please give more details

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  5. laur8691
    question number 2
    I would explore the jungle and the desserts I would explore every where I could, For my transportation I would ride a horse becausei love horses and I am a good rider.
    I choose all types of terraine because I would love to explore every where.

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    1. mich5112
      i also love horses and i would explore too! I can ride okay but I'm not a experienced rider.

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    2. tara3050

      I would love to also explore the jungle but not the desert I think it would be way to hot for me but I think you chose nice places to see.

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    3. laur8691
      I agree with both of you responses

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    4. anys8250
      I love horses too! Maybe just check you're spelling though.

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  6. conn8841:
    1. I think I would do rock climbing and the place I would go to China so I could climb the grate wall of china. I would do that because it would be cool to have a big challenge to climb it.

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  7. zach9331
    2. I'd like to explore the amazon forest on foot because I like to be able to walk through a healthy environment for a change, and I might see some new or exotic animals as well. Also, if I'm on foot I can take more of the sights in.

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    1. dela6980
      that sounds cool I would like to go to the amazon forest too!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  8. loga1770
    I am doing the first question.
    If I had the chance to do any extreme sport it would be bull ride at the national finals rodeo. I would like to do this because I have done it before but have never made it to the national final rodeo it is something that I have allways wanted to do. I think this is an extreme sport because you have the chance do die if you if you make the wrong move, if your hand is not in the rope tight enuff you will fall off and have the possibility to get stepped on and die or get very badly heart.

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    1. zach9331
      So... you think that anything where you could die makes it an extreme sport? So golfing would be an extreme sport, you could get hit with a golf ball.

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    2. sydn1320


      If you could die, then why do it?!?

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  9. alai1860:
    1) i would do horse back riding and do trick riding all over the world like in rainforests and savannahs and long open stretches. I would do tricking riding and horse back riding around the world because I love to trick ride and just ride and i think that it would be fun to.

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    1. sydn1320

      I think that would be fun as well. What kind of tricks do you do?

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  10. cade8790
    1. If I were to go on an extreme sporting adventure, I would go
    underwater on the corral reef and go scuba diving with all the fish and seaweed and stuff like that. I would do that because I like to swim and I would love to swim with the fish. And to see all there awesome colors and see the cool views.

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    1. zach9331
      Sounds fun! Get me a place without sharks and I'm good to go!

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  11. zach8820
    if I could choose to do any extreme sport I would be a mountain diver I would do this sport because it looks really cool and it would be a fun experience. Also it would be cool to see the view. to do this I would go to a place with a lot of mountain's.

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  12. marl0190
    1. if I could go any were and do anything I would bike race it seems really cool and fun I would be alone and free

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  13. jenn0362
    I would explore tropical rain forests by foot. I would explore the rain forest because there are so many species of animals and plants that you can't see in Canada. I would travel by foot because then I would be able to witness the entire ecosystem of the rain forest not just what you can see from above.

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  14. sydn1320

    1. If I could choose to do any extreme sport, I would be a horse back trick rider. I would choose this sport because I have been riding horses since I was 4, and am still doing so now. Also I think it would be an amazing experience, to put all that trust in that animal. Wow!!

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  15. tayl1920
    if I could do an extreme sport it would be extreme sky diving because I really want to sky dive and extreme sky diving looks really cool like the guy who put on a space suit and sky dived from really high plus it would be cool to see the world from really high

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  16. stef5580
    If i could go anywhere in the world it would the jungle, because its full of animals that are wild and not in cages because i don't agree with animals in cages . I would travail by foot because if i travail by a car i could miss something amazing.

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  17. jenn0362
    1. If I could do any sport I would go scuba diving. I would go see where the Titanic sank and I would explore the wreck. It would be fun to try because I am curious to see the wreck and it would be fun to swim with the fish and see all the marine life.

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  18. sydn1320


    2. If I could go explore anywhere in the world I would go to Australia on a horse. I would choose to go to Australia on a horse to explore because Australia has beautiful waters, exotic animals, and a hot climate. I would want to explore on a horse because they can take some rough terrain, and I will be able to see some cool animals because a horse is quieter than a vehicle.

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  19. anys8250:
    1) If I could choose to do a sport adventure anywhere in the world I would do gymnastics in Antigua . I would do gymnastics because I love to do them and I would love to show people in Antigua how to do stuff. I would go to Antigua because I could learn about my dad's culture and I could see my dad's side of the family. Antigua is also really hot and I love hot places!

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  20. dela6980
    I would like to be a mountain biker maybe I might encourage some who does not like biking

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  21. ashl1881
    1) If I could play any sport I would play volleyball because I love that sport. if I could travel anywhere I would travel to Ireland, I would travel to Ireland because I want to see my Nanas sister and brother.

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  22. I would be a hockey/soccer player and I would try to spread If I would be a hockey player I would try and spread hockey all around the world so I could play in all country's and have fun doing it and if I were going to be a soccer player I would have fun in the fifa and travel around the world... gare1900

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