Monday, January 25, 2016

Declaration of independence break up letter

Preamble
Through the course history, it becomes necessary for people to assume their responsibilities and stand up for their ideas. This idea envelops every person, every being. This ideas represent their humanity, their values. When you hired me, I thought that this job would be different, but it is not. The time has come for me to stand up for my values.

Declaration of natural rights
We deserve better treatment, better rights. Included here are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

When I arrived at this job you promised me a salary of 6,000 dollars a month. You said that I would have a parking space and that I would have a clearance pass to enter all of our facilities. I should have the right of being able to state my opinions and to be listened by you and all of my other workmates. When you take away my rights I should be able to consult with you and express my feelings.

List of Grievances
You had made me the following things:
  1. You never let me fill my coffee jug when I need to
  2. You take my parking space
  3. I can’t enter the printing zone when I need to (Instead I pay you lots of money for letting me print)
  4. You have paid me less money monthly that what we agreed on
  5. My working partner doesn’t even know how to count from 1 to 10
  6. My office is so small that my chair barely fits
  7. Theres no air conditioner so I’m always sweaty
  8. The bathroom is so messy that even there’s pee in the floor
  9. The cleaning maid is mad at me because I always have my office messy (Because it is VERY small)
  10. There are no black-outs so the workers on the building next door always say hi to me and distract me.
  11. NOT ENOUGH VACATIONS
  12. You let all of the dogs loose in the work space
  13. Don’t let me eat when I’m hungry

Resolution of independence 
After all of this has happened I have considered another job offer at another remote company that pays less than here but I am assured a BIG parking space, and a pass to enter ALL facilities for free. So the time has arrived to declare my Independence from this Company, and go on with my life as if I had never signed this work. So bye and have a great day. I declare that I’m quitting this job.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

8. Roanoke

 


Which theory best explains what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke?

The theory that best explains what happened to the lost colony of roanoke is that the settlers went to a different and better location which is now called salmon creek in Virginia. I think this is the better theory because, first of all, the colony of roanoke wasn't abandoned but it was dismantled. That probably means that the settlers didn't leave in a rush but they took all of their supplies with them. Also, in one of white's maps, there are two patches over the map. When the researchers took them apart, they found a star over modern day lemon creek, which means there was another fort. This connects to class because in class we have been using evidence to make hypothesis and theories. This was the sam thing the english were doing back in colonial times.



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

6. Columbus Holiday

Does Columbus deserve a national holiday name for him?

I think that he doesn't because he didn't do anything that other people hadn't done before. For example, he didn't discover america because the nords and the natives had been there before. He was planning to go to Asia for spices, not to come upon a different piece of land. Like it says in the article in paragraph 6, he miscalculated the size of the world and got lucky when he came upon the americas. Also, when he arrived there, the only thing he did was torture and mistreat the natives. When he returned to Spain, he invented things so that the royalty thought that everything was well and that the lands were full of gold. In class, we did any activities and read many articles that said the same thing about Columbus. Even though he did all this, many people in class say that he inspired exploration and that he should be praised, but I just say to them " would you like if a strange group of people came into your home with guns and said 'this is ours now, you bow to our god, go get us money' and you had to". That is exactly what Columbus did. So he shouldn't have a national holiday.




5. Socratic reflection 2

Two main ideas that I took from this reflection were that Christopher Columbus inspired exploration throughout the world and that he got lucky in his voyage because he did his calculations wrong, so if america wasn't in the way he would've died.

The most interesting idea that I heard was that he miscalculated how big the world was so he got lucky when he bumped into the americas.

The idea that I most disagree with is the one that says that Christopher should be praised because he "discovered america" because he most certainly did not.

I did I good job today because I improved a lot compared to the last socratic because this time I talked well and used evidence. Next time I will try to connect my point to the text because it was hard fro other people to understand my points.



Thursday, September 10, 2015

4. European explorers

Prince Henry of Portugal

Motives:

Prince Henry's motives for exploration fit into the three categories.

He set the explorations for gold because he wanted to find new trade routes from Europe to Asia so they could buy spices and other resources, come back and sell them for gold to other countries like Spain.

He set the explorations for glory because Portugal needed to establish and update their maps on west Africa and he wanted to become the one to find new places of Africa and new trade routes into Asia and the west indies.

He set the explorations for god because he needs to find slaves in Africa to baptize and he wanted to find new to lands to baptize. Also he set the explorations to find new ways to defeat the muslims and baptize them.


Outcomes:

He achieved many things with this trips

His Idea to find new trade routes worked, meaning that they started the great age of discovery with the trips.

He also sent a exploration to Cape Bojador (no one returned alive from here) where his team of explorers passed the cape and saw new things to add to his maps.

His explorers also found a bay in which a river connected to. They named the river "rio de our". There they found many people and they took them as slaves and baptized them.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

3. Socratic seminar refletion

1. That the author was very biased talking about the socratic method. Also that history gives us knowledge that we aren't using for the best.

2. That history helps us not repeat our past mistakes like wars, but we don't use history because there still is a lot of violence.

3. That the socratic method was the only way to teach history well because there are many different ways to teach history well

4. I didn't contribute well. That is weird because last year I participated a lot in the socratic seminars. I think it was because everything was being repeated at the seminar so I didn't have anything to say and to add. Next time I will try to participate more and to use the text more