Sunday, June 9, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Some Answers to Some Questions, Well An Answer to One Question Really...

U.S. Intervention in Haiti class work, which we did today (5/23/13).

#1 How have Haitians responded to the presence of U.S. Marines in their country?

The Haitians greatly despised the United States for their ongoing presence in their country. Charlemagne Peralte sent letters in 1915 criticizing the presence of the U.S. Marines in Haiti and started people in a resistance movement. He said that "Foe four years the [American] Occupation has been insulting us constantly. Each morning it brings us a new offense. The people are poor and the Occupation still oppresses us with taxes. It spreads fires and forbids us to rebuild wooden houses under the pretext of keeping the city beautiful." He is speaking for all the Haitians and encouraging them to rise up against America. The Americans are repressing them and all their actions, not letting them do anything that they want to do. The Haitians hate this and really don't like it. America won't even let then rebuild houses to keep their country pretty, which isn't fair to the Haitians. Building houses won't do anything, it's not like they are asking permission to run a rebellion. And because America won't let the Haitians do anything like that, they are going to rebel and rise up because they hate America for restricting them so much and want their freedom. At the end of Peralte's letter he says, "Die for your country. Long live Independence! Long live the Union! Long live the just war! Down with the Americans!" Which to me encompasses the whole feeling that the Haitians had toward the Americans. They were angry, downtrodden, and wanting of freedom. To get that they had to rebel and rise up, which is what Peralte is influencing. Overall the Haitians really hated the Americans for being in their country and repressing them in every way.

May 24th, 2013

Today we worked on our 16% plan projects and I got a lot done! Yay! I finished two of the three parts of my quest. I had to make my own predator, which was a lot of fun and really enjoyable. I battled with GoogleDocs drawing to create my creature and it ended up pretty good I have to say. Also, needing to relate measurements of ancient predators to something today, I learned quite a bit. I know that a Twizzler is eight inches long and a fun-sized Milky Way bar is two inches. While it may not be on Jeopardy, if I have to explain how tall something is, let's take a 50 story building for example, I can explain. A 50 story building is 400 feet tall, but if you say that you can't really imagine how tall it is, but when you say is it 600 Twizzlers tall you can start to imagine how tall  it is, and it is really tall! So, that was history!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 22nd, 2013

Today as well as yesterday we worked on multiple worksheets about the Monroe Doctrine and Roosevelt Corollary. We went through it chopped up into bite sized pieces and found the key words, summarized it, and then put it in out own words. That took up pretty much the entire class and when we were finished, we put all our "in our own words" segments to create our own. It was actually pretty fun. So, that was history!

Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20th, 2013

Today in class we spent talking about Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama canal. We read part of one of his speeches and filled out this worksheet on it. It was pretty interesting how he had to convince every one that building the canal was a good thing. It was also funny to me how he said that he was the one who started  it, which it was actually the French and the U.S. bought the rights for building it from them... Hmm... Well. It was a pretty interesting class and I liked how the worksheet broke down the speech so we could really think about it and the meaning. So, that was history!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Let's Break some Barriers!

Our Breaking Barriers project is finally finished! You can watch it right here too! Yay! Allie, Hannah, and I hope you enjoy learning about Lech Walesa!

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13th, 2013

Well, today's history class really wasn't that exciting. We were all supposed to be working on our 16% project, but since everyone didn't have their stuff the class really didn't do much. So that is what my blog is going to be, not much. So, that was history!

But here's a whale!!!

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