Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sited works for my documentary

Sited Works!
"Frederick Douglass." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Jun 09 2013, 04:15
Lee, Harper, and Sally Darling. To Kill a Mocking Bird. N.p.: Recorded, 1988. Print.
"Paul Revere." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Jun 09 2013, 04:14
"Sitting Bull." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Jun 09 2013, 04:17
Picture Websites:
"Frederick Douglass." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Jun 09 2013, 04:15
"Frederick Douglass." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 06 Sept. 2013. Web. 09 June 2013.
"Fysheroes." Fysheroes. N.p., 4 Mar. 2011. Web. 09 June 2013.
"Paul Revere Statue and Old North Church - Photo by Anonymous | Viator." Paul Revere Statue and Old North Church - Photo by Anonymous | Viator. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2013.
"Paul Revere." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 06 Sept. 2013. Web. 09 June 2013.
"Sitting Bull." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Jun 09 2013, 04:17
"Sitting Bull." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 09 June 2013.

"To Kill a Mockingbird Staged in Fort Wayne This April « The Fort Wayne Insider." To Kill a Mockingbird Staged in Fort Wayne This April « The Fort Wayne Insider.N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2013.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What Does it Mean to be an American? A documentary...

Reflection and proof of my badge completion


     Reflection on this badge: For history we had to do this quest for Smithsonian. In this we had to complete tasks in order to earn a badge. The badge that I earned was the correspondent badge. I didn't enjoy this project. To earn this badge I had to write a lot of journal entries and I had to get a lot of pictures of the web of the presidential inauguration. I did not like doing this project mostly because there was so much that I had to do and I had to write a lot of journal entries on things that I didn't really know that well about. I had to write my account of what I was thinking when President Obama was first inaugurated. I was only in sixth grade when this happened and I really don't remember what happened that day. They said in the quest that I should try to write about peoples expressions that they had when they were watching it on television but I really don't remember much about what everyone in my class looked like as they were watching it. I only remember that my history teacher came in cheating that we were all paying attention to the television and she always talked about how this moment was very important for history. So anyways ya, I didn't really enjoy this project that much but I did earn my correspondent badge.

Notice of Badge Completion

Issued to: cabbycaiters12
Badge issued by: Smithsonian Quests
Badge awarded by: 10th Grade
Badge Issuer Contact:
Issued on: May 30, 2013
Also issued to: 8 others

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hello again! I continuously forget to blog and that is really bad so I actually remembered to do this tonight which is great! Anyways on Monday we had a half day and we didn't have class and today we worked on our integrated projects that are due next week. What this project is is we have to pair up with people and then we create a guide to living in America during the time of the Westward Expansion. During this time there were many immigrants who came to America to farm the land in the west. Our job is to take one group of immigrants that came to the U.S. and to write a guide to help them get used to living in the United States.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Okay so hello again everyone! I hope everyone had a good long weekend and remembered those who have fought for this country yesterday. 

In history class we have been working on this thing with Smithsonian Quests in order to try and earn a badge. I am working on getting my Correspondant badge and in order for me to get this badge I need to work on one of these quests that requires me to write a journal entry in blog form about a historical event that I have witnessed so here we go...

When I was in sixth grade I rememeber the day when President Obama was inaugurated. I was in my homeroom class and my history teacher had the inaugration playing on the TVs in all four of the classrooms. We had spent weeks and weeks going over what was going to happen and what the future president was going to say as he was becoming the president of the United States of America. We talked about past inaugrations of other presidents. My teachers seemed excited and happy that we got to witness this important moment in history. I will never forget what my class was like as we watch the president become the President. We were all tired seeing as we were so young but the teachers were excited and they seemed to know that histotry was being made as we were watching the television. My sixth grade class was not so awear that history was being made but I'm sure they still rememeber what happened and when they are older I am sure that they will tell there grand children that they witnessed a very important moment in history.

Okay so that was the diary entry and also the other day in history we started to review what we have learned on the flipped classroom and I felt that that went pretty well and today we worked on our badges.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

News Paper Artical

So for history we have to answer one of these questions that we were given in this packet and write an artical for it so here it goes...

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

Yesterday's news today!!
  Hello and thank you for reading yesterday's news today, as most Americans know we have an increasing amount of troops down in Haiti as of right now. One of our jobs here at the newstaation is to ask the hard questions, so we asked the question, how do the Haitians feel about the U.S. presence in their country. We know the American's view of this whole thing but what are the reactions of the other country. According to a letter sent from Charlemagne Peralte there are many who don't like it at all. In this letter he is criticizing  the help that the U.S. is trying to give them.
  In his letter he talks about how on December 17th, 1914 the U.S marines went to Haiti and moved the gold that was in the gold reserves. Then A few months later they came again claiming that they wanted to protect foreign lives and property. They put Port au Prince under another law and began to make a Haitian militia. In his letter he even called President Wilson as a "hypocrite"! These people just don't see that our nation is trying to help them. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Today in class we talked about the Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary  We got into groups of five or six and we took out key words and summarized the paragraph that we got of the Roosevelt Corollary.   We then put this into our own words and then got together as a class and took notes on each section that each group had. Yesterday in class we looked at political cartoons about the Panama Canals and we summarized Roosevelt's speech he made about the Panama Canal.