In my opinion the best character is Nico di Angelo. Nico in my opinion is the best character because he doesn't have the best of backstories. Nico lost his mom because Zeus the Greek god was trying to kill them all but Hades the god of death was protecting them but got there too late to save Nico's mom. Afterwards Hades ordered monsters to take Nico and his sister to the river Lethe to wipe their memories. When they returned to Washington DC when they were older they got told by a lawyer that there parents were dead. Then later on Bianca his sister dies and Nico is left all alone until he is captured by a monster and is rescued by Percy and his friends. He later on finds out that he is the only son of Hades the God of Death and he goes to live at Camp Half-Blood. Soon he begins to have a good life and then he meets Will Solace. He and Will it turns out, are both gay and they are currently in a relationship. Nico shows that no matter how bad your past is you can always turn things around. According to Percy in the books Nico is the happiest kid in camp and he has the worst past of any of them. Therefore, I think Nico is the best character because he overcame the past and he shows us it is okay to be different.
Healthy Eating At School is a program that is run in BC and they made this organization to give different communities ideas on how to eat healthier. For example it gives people ideas for community gardens, healthy eating programs, and much more. for example, one of the success stories attached pics of a school garden. That is one of the many stories under the success story tab on the website.
How might you go about making your community healthier.
James just moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. As a grade 8 student, moving half way through a school year, he's having a hard time adjusting to all this change. He feels the reasons for his move are private, and he's not comfortable discussing them with anyone, but people keep asking about it. He feels like after the first two weeks in his new class he doesn't want to be friends with anyone. His teacher, along with the work being assigned, seems so different from what he was doing out west. James is becoming very stressed out. Just recently, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way to school and was given a suspension.
I think the issues James is having with his mental health is stress. He is stressed out about his schoolwork and his friends. Some ways I suggest that he tries is to use a stress ball or talk to someone he trusts about what is going on.
What subject gives you the most stress/trouble, why?
In this project I wrote a letter as Joseph to Jupiter because Joseph loves Jupiter very much and would write a letter to her. I also wrote to Jack because Jack was the first real friend he has had since Maddie.
Hey Austin. My name is Jelissa and I enjoy hockey, scootering, and baseball. I live in Canada and play for the Sarnia Sting bantam A hockey team. I am enjoying the book so far but I hate how all the chapters end in cliff hangers.
Here is my question:
How do you think is feeling with all this going on in his life? How would you feel is you where in Josephs shoes? Why?
I hope you do well with this question. Can't wait to see you if our classes Skype!
Orbiting Jupiter Movie Songs
If you were to compose/associate a soundtrack for your Orbiting Jupiter movie, which songs (3-4) would you chose and why did you chose them?
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter I would choose the song She's The One by Robbie Williams. I would choose this song because in the song it says if there was anyone calling him on it would be her, and in the book it says that Joseph will never see Madelene again and then later on he says that he will do anything to find Jupiter just to see Madeleine's face again. I also chose this song because it has a kind of sad tone to it even though it's a love song. I like that it sounds sad because Joseph's memory of Maddie makes him sad. That's what is driving him on to go out into the world to find Jupiter and see her in real life. Click here for lyrics to the song
The song I would use for when he finds out Madeleine is pregnant is I'm Not Afraid by Eminem because it shows that Joseph isn't afraid to be a father. I also chose this song because when he has to sign a form to give Jupiter up for adoption he says I will take her, I will adopt her. ¨I'm not afraid to take care of her my dad will help me and I'm sure her parents will too¨. That shows that he is ready to take on anything that comes in the way of him and Jupiter and that he isn't afraid to go and find her. Click here for lyrics to the song.
Another song I would choose would be the song Bet On It by Zac Efron for when Joseph was at the edge of the lake with Jack and his family, and he told them he was going to find her no matter what. I would also choose this song because it shows how he feels inside his mind everyday when he thinks about Jupiter. Another reason for me choosing this song is because even though he knows where Jupiter's star is he commits himself to look at her star every night. That is why I think Bet On It would be a good song for that scene. Click here for the lyrics to the song.
One song I would choose to be in the movie is Lose Yourself by Eminem. I would use this song at the part when the he gets in a fight with Brian Boss, Nick Porter, Jay Perkins. I would choose Lose Yourself for the scene when Joseph gets in a fight because the song has a fast and upbeat pace. I also chose this song because of the lyrics, the lyrics are good for this part of the movie because Joseph was getting made fun of and it made him mad so he decided to act on it just like in the locker room. The lyrics “The soul's escaping, through this hole that’s gaping” is a perfect representation of how he feels about Jupiter, and that is the reason he got into a fight. Click here for the lyrics to the song.
Overall I would choose She’s The One, I’m Not Afraid, Bet On It, and Lose Yourself. Thanks for reading my work.
If you were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter which actors/actresses would you choose to play the lead roles and why?
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter I would choose the actor Asa Butterfield to be the character Joseph. I would choose Asa to be Joseph because in one of his past roles he was 8-year-old Bruno in The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. Asa was really unhappy and lonely when his family moved from Berlin to a concentration camp. I think Asa is the perfect person to play Joseph. I think this because he, like Joseph, both moved to a different area and they have to get used to a new neighborhood, and a new community. He also is quite and lonely until he makes a friend. Just like Joseph is kind of friends with Jack. I also chose Asa because he looks like what I think Joseph would look like. Dark Hair, a sad complexion and a depressed look in his eyes.
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter I would choose Chandler Riggs to be Jack because Jack has to go through a big change and learn how to deal with how these things affect other people, just like Chandler Riggs has to go through when playing Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead. Chandler Riggs has to watch people die and become infected with a serious disease that makes people want to kill humans. Jack has to abandon friend and change his lifestyle to make Joseph feel comfortable and wants Joseph to trust him, he also is very daring and willing to do anything to protect Joseph just like Chandler Riggs does in The Walking Dead. That is why I would choose Chandler Riggs to be Jack.
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter I would choose James Denton to be Jack’s Dad because Jack’s Dad has to be very kind and loyal to Joseph and anyone that was involved in his past life. I think James Denton would be a good actor for Jack’s Dad because in one of his past roles he was superman he has to be kind and he has to be kind to everyone but has to make sacrifices and hurt certain people and make certain choices. Just like Jack’s Dad has to be with Jack and Joseph. For example when Joseph falls into the lake and Jack helps him. I also think James Denton would be good for the role of Jack’s Dad because He is what I would picture him as looking and being like dark hair caring eyes and a nice smile. Another reason James Denton would be a good actor for Jack’s Dad is because he is loyal and respectful. For example in the movie where he starred as superman, his part was a loyal and respectful character. That is why I think James Denton would be perfect for Jack’s Dad.
If I were going to cast the movie Orbiting Jupiter I would pick Bill Chott to be the principal Mr.Canton. I would choose Bill Chott to be Mr.Canton because I have seen him play in the show Wizards of Waverly Place. In the show he plays as the principal at the high school and he is really judgmental rude and power crazy. He would be perfect for Mr.Canton because in the book Mr.Canton is always rude to Joseph more than he is to other kids. Bill Chott will be perfect for this role because in Wizards of Waverly Place he is always rude to Alex Ross in the show. Also in Bill Chotts show he was very sneaky always warning the teacher how bad she is, just like Mr.Canton is always telling Jack to be careful around Joseph because he has done bad things in his past. That’s Why I would choose Bill chott to be the actor for Mr.Canton.
Therefore if I were to cast the movie Orbiting Jupiter I would choose Asa Butterfield to play Joseph, Chandler Riggs to play Jack and James Denton to play Jack’s Dad. That’s who I would choose to play the main characters.
As an audience member to Orbiting Jupiter, how do you think Joseph's character has changed from chapter 1 to chapter 2?
I think Joseph's character has changed from chapter 1 to chapter 2 because in chapter 1 he was shy he wouldn't speak to other people, wouldn't participate in class, etc. But now in chapter 2 he is more open to teachers, and he is the best in his grade. I know he has changed because in the book at the beginning Joseph wouldn't participate in gym and now in the book it says he is the only on in his grade that can climb a rope in less than 60 seconds without using his legs. Another way I know that Joseph has changed is because he likes to go into Mr D'Ulneys room for lunch to do math problems. He also had a climb off with Mr. Swieteck. (Mr. Swieteck has no legs) He beat Joseph by three seconds!
I know Josephs character has changed because he participates in class and he talks to more people.
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