The Chinese are known for many things, especially for  their achievements and creations. One thing I think that the Chinese are most acknowledged for is gunpowder. Without gunpowder, we wouldn't have all the weapons we have today and we also would've been going to war with probably just a bow and arrow.  Gunpowder is a very great achievement that the Chinese created. Also, because they were the first ones to make gunpowder, people who wanted to invade probably had second thoughts about it. I'm pretty sure it provided protection for them. 
   Another thing that the Chinese created was paper. What would we do without paper? We wouldn't have textbooks, letters, and other things that are on paper! I also think there wouldn't be any tissues, napkins, or anything useful to us without paper. Paper is very important to us to the modern world because we use it for almost everything. What the Chinese achieved back then is really helpful to us now in the modern world, so we have 
        As we all know, Thanksgiving is approaching, and it's the time to actually take the time and realize what you are thankful for in life. Being thankful isn't just a one day thing, it's something you realize everyday in your life. Which is why I think Thanksgiving is just a big day to acknowledge that. I have so many things in my life that I am grateful for, I don't even know where to start. But I have to say I'm most grateful for my family, my friends and my education. 
          I'm so eternally grateful for my family.  They made me who I am today, and they are the ones guiding me through life. They provide me with everything with love, support, and care. I know that they will always be there for me, and I will always be there for them. I couldn't ask for a better family, and I will always love them uncondtionally. 
       My friends. Where do I start with my friends? They're not just my friends, but they're also just like my siblings. I'm thankful for all of my close friends because they keep me smiling and laughing. I have many memories with all of my friends, good and bad ones. They've also made me who I am today. Without my friends, my life would be so boring! I'm thankful for meeting each and every one of them because they all have different personalities. 
      Last but not least, I am so so so thankful for my education. I'm glad I'm here at Computech, I'm glad I'm determined when it comes to school, and I'm so thankful for having faith in myself and developing the most ambitious mentality ever. Without education, I would be so clueless. Education makes me open-minded and it teaches me so many things. I know that my education will take me very far in life.
     These are the things I am most grateful for. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? 
     Griots were West African storytellers. They were important to the West African society because they were able to pass down stories to other generations. Back then, West Africa didn't have much written records of important things that happened in their history. Many people wanted to know about their ancestors and where they came from, so they depended on griots to tell them stories like that. I think without griots, people in West Africa didn't know much. But how would they know if the stories that griots tell are factual? Well, I'm not sure about that but I know I'll try to figure it out soon. Griots also went along on pilgrimmages, so that is another type of story they could share with their younger generations. I think griots were also highly respected since they were able to tell about stories from the past. 
     I honestly love autumn! It is my favorite season. Although it does rain a lot and gets very cold, it doesn't stop me from enjoying the weather. Well, as you know, there are a lot of things that happen during fall. I love everything about fall. The weather, the holidays, and football! It makes me feel very comfortable because on rainy days, you could just relax at home with the heater on, watch a movie, and drink hot chocolate. 
    I especially love the holidays. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday because I get to spend it with my family, and of course all of the delicious food! There is also Thanksgiving break. That is my favorite break from school because there is no school on the most fun holidays. There is also Black Friday after Thanksgiving. I really like that event because I get to go shopping for really cool stuff that is on sale. The Big Fresno Fair is also during fall. The fair is always filled with excitement and fun, and also delicious food. 
    Another I love about fall is the fashion. You get to wear clothes that keep you very warm and cozy. I love wearing my boots, scarves, beanies, and fall-colored sweaters. I also love to see the color of leaves change. It is just so beautiful and bright. You also can't forget to watch your favorite football team play!
   I love fall!