Thursday, February 17, 2011

OPTION #2/Literary Analysis of WWI

Read the paragraph
Answer Questions 1-3
 On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Fernidand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in his open car by a Serbian conspirator. Austria-Hungary then declared war on Serbia.
1. Did assassinating Franz Fernidand help Serbia?
2. Are assassinations necessary? If so, in what circumstance?
3. Why (politically) did Gavrilo Princip murder Franz Fernidand?
Answer 1. Serbia was taking one for the team assassinating the Archduke. Austria-Hungary's army was weakened by the attack on Serbia. Serbia was in the Allied Powers and the blow to Austria-Hungary, a major player in the Central Powers, was important to the victory of the Allies.
Answer 2. Violence is never the answer. However, when people attempted assassination on Adolf Hitler, I believe it was necessary because he was killing millions of innocent people.
Answer 3. Princip killed the Archduke because he felt this was a way to send the message of hate toward Austria-Hungary.

The White Man's Burden & Imperialism.

1. I think that The White Man's Burden sends the message that at that time it was a burden for the white men and leaders of the world to take responsibility for main decisions.
2. I think Kipling justifies imperialism in the largest scale of imperialism where the head males reflect the ideals of the nation. I do not think he justifies imperialism in the smaller sense, that the head males of a household make decisions.
3. I think a justification of large imperialism and small imperialism would be appealing because it would compare the two.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self-Reflection Questions Reconstruction Debate

How did I feel during planning this presentation? Why did I feel this way?
 A. I felt anxious and hopeful.
I felt anxious because I was worried that I wouldn’t deliver the information well enough. I was hoping that I would do well and receive a good grade.
How did I feel prior to presenting? Why did I feel this way?
I felt unprepared. I was scrambling for solid thoughts on the content. I felt this way because I had not written a script.
How did I feel while I was presenting? Why did I feel this way?
I felt as if I had lost my thoughts. I felt this way because I was unprepared.
What did I personally do well?
I don’t feel that I did anything well on the presentation.
What did not go as desired in this presentation?
I desired a good grade and a solid feeling after the presentation.
On a scale from 1-10, how well do I think I understood the content? Explain.
7. I think that I understood the 10%/50% percent topic but I didn’t understand the Constitutional side of it.
How do I think my group members perceived me? Why do I think this?
I don’t think my group viewed me as someone that weighed down the group because I don’t have a reputation for that.
How do I think the 8th graders perceived me? Why do I think this?
They perceived me as a weak link in the overall presentation by the DLC. I am perceived this way because I did not perform well.
Knowing that I can only control how I act and react, if I could do this presentation again, what would I change about my actions to make it a more ideal experience?
I would write a script and rehearse it.
What are my strengths in groups?
I don’t know my strengths in a group.
What areas do I need improvement?
I need to remain on task and prepare.
What is the most important thing I learned about myself? Why is this so important?
I want to say that I learned that one can not usually wing it and deserve a good grade, but I know this, and I have repeated this wing it style of presentation.
Are there any other things that I need to express?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Reflective Blog Entry

Grown/Changed: I have become more comfortable with my classmates and DLC feels like a different day than the other five periods. I feel like everybody in the DLC has a role and a reputation.
Proud: I am proud of my welcome video and my The World is Flat project. I got to work by myself on the welcome video and it was easy. It was a fun project because creativity tied into it more than any other. The World is Flat was easy because I had a good partner and an easy chapter.
Challenging: The Stephen Crane project was difficult because I didn't get along with my group too well and it was hard to express Crane's personality and style of writing.
Favorite: My favorite was The World is Flat of reasons previously stated.
Expectations for 2nd Quarter: I expect to create unique projects that inform my peers in a better way than anyone else. I expect to be on task.