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Post  Admin on Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:25 pm

Watch the 4 minute video located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VB8mvRB9d8. The video describes a powerful letter about the Native American perspective on ownership of our Earth. Chief Seattle of the Duwamish Tribe wrote the following letter to President Pierce after the US Government offered to buy the land where his people lived in 1854 (current day Washington State).

Reflect on the video and select one of the quotations from Chief Seattle listed below. Relate your quotation to the topics covered in class during this past unit and/or this week. In addition to your posted reflection, respond to the postings of TWO of your classmates.

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does
to the web, he does to himself.


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Post  Flipper on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:02 pm

It appears that what ever we do to earth we end up doing to ourselves. The Cheif said "Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself". This statement is true in every way. When we poison or pollute the air we are poisoning ourselves. People treat the world as if they run it and they are better then the ground the walk on. But in reality there are billions of other organisms on this planet not including humans. With out those animals and pants humans would nnot exist. Once the people realize we need to change and start treating the earth the way we should, we can start leading a better healthier lifestyle.



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Post  aMAIZEing94 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:54 pm

Admin wrote: Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does
to the web, he does to himself.

This quote basically means that man did not create the Earth or the organisms in it. Who is man, then, to decide what happens to the people in it? Who is man to decide what gets to live and what is destroyed? Whatever man does to the organisms and the life on Earth will just end up coming right back to haunt him. Everything in the "web of life" is interconnected like the levels of a food chain. When the grass of the land is destroyed, then the deer cannot get its food and, therefore, the lion also gets less food. Man eats the deer as well (and sometimes even the grass) which goes to show that when we harm one part of life, we harm other parts... including ourselves.


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Post  krazedxasylum on Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:48 pm

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.All things connect". This a very powerful quotation definitely relates to the topics we have discussed this week. this week, we have been talking about food webs and chains. When the quote states, "Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves", i realized the importance of our impacts on food chains. When we do anything negative to the food chain/web, it will ultimately come back on us. This is not good at all and i am going to begin reducing my negativity to the environment.

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Post  gamerdude94 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:43 pm

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

This quote means that no organism can own a piece of land. It is naturally belonging to everyone. It also implies that when we destroy a piece of land, since we share it all it effects everything on this earth. For example if we destroy a piece of the rainforest it could have potential nutrients in it that could be vital to our survival. In conclusion we need to conserve the earth so that everything can live in harmony and stay in the cycle

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Everything is Connected

Post  Suga-Mama on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:21 pm

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.This quote explins the complexity of life and the cycles on Earth. Anything done to nature will have an effect on human beings because we are a part of nature. Any pollution we produce, or ecosystem we destroy in nature has an adverse reaction on humans; which is why I don't understand why people continue to pollute the land and waste resources. The more forests we cut down, the more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. The more co2 in the atmosphere, the warmer the planet gets. The warmer it gets, more plant and animal species die off. The more species that die off, the less food for us to eat. Eventually, we will die off because of our lack of respect of our land. Chief Seattle's quote was a warning to President Pierce, saying that if the land is not respected and used with care, then Humans can not survive.
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Man + Web

Post  Richiee12 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:17 pm

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. In other words people do not weave the food web, we are only a piece of it. We are the consumers in the food chain and if we mess it up, then merely we'll mess up ourselves. What we kill in the food chain we kill in ourselves. If we harm any part of the food chain we will eventually be harming ourselves. Kill the chicken population or any meat product then somewhere down the line we'll kill our population. The negative effect we do to the web, will cause a negative effect to our lives. It's not man's decision on how to weave the web or who should be in the web, therefore what man does to the web, he does to himself. Man cannot choose the consequence.

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Web of Life

Post  penguin94 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:50 pm

2. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things are connected.

we learned in class that we are all a part of an ecosystem, a food chain, and a food web. when one part is changed or taken away, it ultimately alters these. for example, in the CARROT--->RABBIT---->FOX! food chain, if we take away the CARROT, then the RABBIT population would decrease and eventually die out, thus harming the FOX! population as well. :'( also, when we did the food web in class with the string, when ms. hancock took away the grass, alot of the other animals were greatly impacted. if we change one thing, we can harmfully alter the order ini which we are set and in the end, harm ourselves.
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Protect the earth

Post  violinist13 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:28 pm

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect.

This quote means that what ever we do to the food web won't only hurt other organisms but will hurt us to. This tells us that saving our trees and other Earth resources is important. If we keep cutting down trees and using all of Earth's resource it will not only kill the organisms who need it to survive, it will sooner or later come around and kill us off. We do not control the web of life but the web of life controls us and if we live or not. So please recycle it will help keep us alive. cheers
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Just the right thing to say..

Post  tweetywizard on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:51 pm

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect.

The video brings to light how we don't appreciate the earth. It explains how we will just try to buy land just to cut down the trees and build a building or a parking lot, when the people who really appreciate mother earth will have to give up their land. The quote basically says that humans did not create the organisms on the planet so we should not be able to decide whats gonna die and whats gonna live. And it also states that if we daamage the earth of the web of life we will hurt ourselves. So lets do right people!!!

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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  Yofeetstink on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:21 pm

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect."

This quote is saying that us humans do not control the earth and the life in it. We do not control the everything on this earth as we may think. When we tamper with animals, insects, or plants we tamper with everything else including us. Like in a food chain where if one animal dies all the other animals are affected even if they are not surviving off of the animal that days. All things connect as the quote says so when we are hurting the environment and animals we are also hurting ourselves.
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karma

Post  tw33tybirdn3rd on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:21 pm

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect.

humans are not the basics of life on earth. we are just another animal put here to grow. what every you do to hurt the earth your not only hurting the earth but think of how your hurting yourself. everything eventually comes back to you and what you do to it. yes all things are connected so once again let me say that what happens to this earth will sneak up and bite you in the butt on day. watch what you do to the other species on this earth because we are all connected and what you do to them will happen to you... i call it karma.

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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  tw33tybirdn3rd on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:28 pm

gamerdude94 wrote:All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

This quote means that no organism can own a piece of land. It is naturally belonging to everyone. It also implies that when we destroy a piece of land, since we share it all it effects everything on this earth. For example if we destroy a piece of the rainforest it could have potential nutrients in it that could be vital to our survival. In conclusion we need to conserve the earth so that everything can live in harmony and stay in the cycle

your so right about the cycle and he was right to say that everything is connected. weither people like it or not things they do effect them in some kind of way

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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  tw33tybirdn3rd on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:30 pm

Yofeetstink wrote:"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect."

This quote is saying that us humans do not control the earth and the life in it. We do not control the everything on this earth as we may think. When we tamper with animals, insects, or plants we tamper with everything else including us. Like in a food chain where if one animal dies all the other animals are affected even if they are not surviving off of the animal that days. All things connect as the quote says so when we are hurting the environment and animals we are also hurting ourselves.


humans dont really control anything on earth, so true, and im glad you brought up that chain because if we hurt those animals we will eventually be hurt in the process.

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Calm Storm agrees with Seattle Chief

Post  timmy buck buck on Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:00 pm

Admin wrote:Watch the 4 minute video located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VB8mvRB9d8. The video describes a powerful letter about the Native American perspective on ownership of our Earth. Chief Seattle of the Duwamish Tribe wrote the following letter to President Pierce after the US Government offered to buy the land where his people lived in 1854 (current day Washington State).

Reflect on the video and select one of the quotations from Chief Seattle listed below. Relate your quotation to the topics covered in class during this past unit and/or this week. In addition to your posted reflection, respond to the postings of TWO of your classmates.

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does
to the web, he does to himself.

What the chief said makes alot of sense. When he said "All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. ", this ties into the concept of the food web. As a part of the natural web we of life we all use each other to survive. The energy we use, the air we breath, its all the same and from the same source. As we eat animals, which eat plants, we get energy which ultimately comes from the sun, this is a transfer of resources between . Another example of this is the fact that we all live on the same earth and human activities, like pollution and industrialization, also affect not just our living conditions but it also changes the living conditions of natures animals and plant life. "Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." This is arisen from human activity and says that hurting the things around us have the same or greater impact on us than we think, even though it may not affect us directly.
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We are merely a stand composed into the dna of mother earth...

Post  calientelabios234 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:16 pm

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." These 5 sentences have so much meaning to it. This quote saying that humans are not the most important strand of the web here on earth. Each part has its own duty, and if humans think they are superior and do whatever they please, then we the humans are going to reap the consequences. And unfortunately other strands of the dna that do what they are supposed to do reap most of our consequences. This quote is significant because it shows how everything is connected although we are all different, we still have to be cautious about what we do. Smile
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Post  NorthStar on Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:47 pm

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect." This is what the Chief said in his letter to the president resonding to the offer of the U.S. Government to buy their land. In this quotation his saying that we are all like a food web just like the ecosystem in an envorinment. The change of just one organism in a ecosystem can effect the whole entire ecosystem structures. Meaning that if Human change something in our envoriment of the worldwide ecosystem then, it will eventually effect us in a way. Maybe at first not as much but, as time continues it will impact us majorily in the future.
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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  NorthStar on Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:11 am

violinist13 wrote:Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect.

This quote means that what ever we do to the food web won't only hurt other organisms but will hurt us to. This tells us that saving our trees and other Earth resources is important. If we keep cutting down trees and using all of Earth's resource it will not only kill the organisms who need it to survive, it will sooner or later come around and kill us off. We do not control the web of life but the web of life controls us and if we live or not. So please recycle it will help keep us alive. cheers

Violinist13 I right about he translation of these Chiefs quote."We do not control the web of life but the web of life controls us." We may be able to control the web of life but we sertainly can effect it and we can make a discission wheather we effect positive or negatively. And our discission will determine the future of the human race.
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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  penguin94 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:29 pm

Flipper wrote:It appears that what ever we do to earth we end up doing to ourselves. The Cheif said "Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself". This statement is true in every way. When we poison or pollute the air we are poisoning ourselves. People treat the world as if they run it and they are better then the ground the walk on. But in reality there are billions of other organisms on this planet not including humans. With out those animals and pants humans would nnot exist. Once the people realize we need to change and start treating the earth the way we should, we can start leading a better healthier lifestyle.
I agree, we only get to live on this earth once and so we should do the very best we can not to harmfully alter it. most people dont realize that fact, they dont see what they got until they loose it. and i for one, do not want to loose it.
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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  Flipper on Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:43 pm

aMAIZEing94 wrote:
Admin wrote: Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does
to the web, he does to himself.

This quote basically means that man did not create the Earth or the organisms in it. Who is man, then, to decide what happens to the people in it. Who is man to decide what gets to live and what is destroyed. Whatever man does to the organisms and the life on Earth will just end up coming right back to haunt him.

Yea that is very true. The natives are just trying to get a point across and bring to everyones attention that we dont have enough power and meaning to harm the place that gives us life. And use question marks... but hey whatever floats your boat. Laughing

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Post  Flipper on Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:49 pm

calientelabios234 wrote:"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." These 5 sentences have so much meaning to it. This quote saying that humans are not the most important strand of the web here on earth. Each part has its own duty, and if humans think they are superior and do whatever they please, then we the humans are going to reap the consequences. And unfortunately other strands of the dna that do what they are supposed to do reap most of our consequences. This quote is significant because it shows how everything is connected although we are all different, we still have to be cautious about what we do. Smile

I never thought of it that way. All of the strands that make up the earth have their own duties and responsibilitie that make it possible for every other strand to live. All living organism are intertwined.

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Post  aMAIZEing94 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:48 pm

tweetywizard wrote:The video brings to light how we don't appreciate the earth. It explains how we will just try to buy land just to cut down the trees and build a building or a parking lot, when the people who really appreciate mother earth will have to give up their land.

I agree. The video shows just how selfish humans are. We will destroy other living creatures' land, whether it be animals or fellow humans, just to fit our desires (not even our needs).

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Post  aMAIZEing94 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:58 pm

calientelabios234 wrote:This quote saying that humans are not the most important strand of the web here on earth. Each part has its own duty, and if humans think they are superior and do whatever they please, then we the humans are going to reap the consequences. And unfortunately other strands of the dna that do what they are supposed to do reap most of our consequences.

Humans really do consider themselves superior to all other organisms on Earth. If we start actually sharing the planet, instead of trying to control it and take advantage of it, then living conditions will be better... for everyone.

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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  iluvowls on Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:31 pm

" Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does
to the web, he does to himself. "


i agree with what chief seattle said. It is true that what we do to the earth we do to ourselves because we could not live without the earth. the earth gives us what we have. I also agree that we are no the ones who maked things the way they are. we need to accept the earth how it is and live our lives the way we were meant to. I think that global warming is a result of us abusing our Earth and it is changing how we need to live now. Our abuse to the Earth is also effecting the food chain which will eventually lead us to being doomed.



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Re: 3rd Hour Discussion Board - Chief Seattle

Post  iluvowls on Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:45 pm

Flipper wrote: People treat the world as if they run it and they are better then the ground the walk on. But in reality there are billions of other organisms on this planet not including humans. With out those animals and pants humans would nnot exist. Once the people realize we need to change and start treating the earth the way we should, we can start leading a better healthier lifestyle.





I agree that we are mistreating the Arthur because people litter all the time and use so much stuff that leads to us needing to tear down more natural resources. It is ultimately affecting us. We are the ones who are ruining our environment and making it unhealthy. We are also harming animals which is changing the food chain because these animals are dying off. This is going to get to us and cause us to die off too.

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