Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cited Sources

Websites that I used for the informative part of my documentary:
Both the information that I recieved about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln came from the same website.
Freidel, Frank. Sidey, Hugh. Presidential Biographies. White House Historial Association. 2006. June,  2013.
The quote that I used from Thomas A. Edison, came from a website.
Thomas A. Edison. Goodreads. Good-reads Inc.. 2013. June, 2013.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Summary of Class 5.29-5.31

On Wednesday, we had a relaxed class for the most part. We were all handed a chart and with this cart, we were supposed to fill it in. This chart contained all of the different doctrines that we have learned about in the past week or so. With these doctrines, we were to write down how it showed the U.S. being a friendly neighbor and how it showed the U.S. being imperialistic. After we did this, we went over it all and discussed it. On Wednesday night, we were asked to look at a sophia tutorial and learn about what we would be doing in class on Thursday. Thursday came around and when we walked in, we were assigned a number. This number signified whether you would be debating pro bush doctrine or con bush doctrine. I was con bush doctrine and I had a fun time because I do truly believe it is not a good policy. On Friday, we worked on our history project that we were assigned a couple of days ago.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Haitian's response

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

The Haitian's response to the terrible things the U.S. Marines have done while in the presence of their country:

 Haiti, 1920

In 1910, 10 years from today, The Haitian treasury was taken control of and managed by a number of  banks. Four years later, the U.S. marines were asked to protect the gold when they denied Haiti access to them. For protection, the U.S. moved the gold to vaults found in New York bank's. In August of 1915, the U.S. marines returned to Haiti and stated that they were needed so that they could "protect foreign lives and property." With this protection from the U.S. marines, they (Americans), started to create a new malitia for Haiti. With the U.S. now trying to take over this small nation, Charlemagne Peralte attempted to lead a resistance movement.

With this resistance movement, Peralte read a speech in hopes to persuade Haitians to go against the U.S. marines that were in Haiti. He claims that the U.S. has been in Haiti for too long and they have created a lot of crime while based there. Many of the Haitians are strongly against the U.S. marines because they have "...brought in almost four years of continuos insults, incredible crimes, killings, theft and barbarian acts, the secrets of which are known only to Americans." - Peralte

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Summary of Class 5/20-5/21

It's been a while since I've blogged because up until this week we haven't done much, seeing MCAS was last week. This whole idea of a flipped classroom is not my favorite because I feel like we aren't learning anything and we are just going into class and doing activities.  I liked when we would take notes and step by step, Mr.Boyle would explain it to us. I feel as if I might not be prepared as well to take the final in June. Yesterday in class, we talked about Imperialism and the Panama Canal. To start class, we looked at a cartoon and then answered questions with a partner. After we answered the questions, we had a discussion. After, we looked at a speech and broke it up into pieces. Today in class we looked at the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. With this, we looked at two different text 's and picked out the key words. We also summarized it all and then put it into our own words. Once we finished this with our groups, we went on to share with the class what we had said.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Summary of Class 4/26-5/1

Over the past couple of days, Mr.Boyle has not been in school. While he is gone, he is letting us work on our projects while we watch a movie. So far, the movie is interesting. I had some problems with the program scratch, but now I am using Power Point, which is much easier for working on our project.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Summary of Class 4/23-4/24

On Wednesday in class, we took a look at the life on the prairie and the many hardships that went along with it. One of the many troubles on the prairie was that the people lived in soddie houses. To learn about soddie houses, we started off by smelling the grass that these houses were made of. We were asked if we would be able to live in one, with all the stench and I don't think I'd be able to do it. We were then asked to sit, sleep, cook, and eat in the small area that would be considered our house with a group of five other people. Mr.Boyle wanted to know if the area and the amount of people would affect us and seeing that the soddie houses were smaller than my bedroom now, it definitely would. Back then in all of the pictures, you had to hold your position for a minute or else the picture would get blurry. Because of this, we also had to do the same thing. On Thursday in class, we were in the computer lab and put into groups. Each group had a different tool that was used on the prairie in which they had to create a presentation on. Tomorrow in class, we will be presenting these presentations and we will be trying to sell our product, imagining that we lived in the 1800's.