Saturday, December 12, 2015

Blogpost #10 Slavery Open Ended Questions

Slavery Documentary Open Ended Questions

1. Did the Europeans think about the slaves and what they were 
feeling?

   2. What was the real difference between the slaves and the servants?

  3. Didn't people need to work instead of slaves? Did the slaves took their jobs?

 4.  Couldn't the slave owners give them better conditions to live in?

 5. Why did they do to slaves if they didn't do their job or planned an attack against their owner?   

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Blogpost #8 The Lost Colony of Roanoke

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

      After reading the article and doing some thinking I realized that the best theory for how the colony disappeared is that the settlers blended in with the Native Americans of that region the Croatoans. Because  of several reasons. First of all when the English came back to Roanoke they only found the word "CROATOAN" (the tribes name) carved on a tree in perfect english. This probably meat that they blended in with the Croatoan's. Also when they arrived they had very european aspects like grey eyes and they knew how to read. 

       As we can see in the article made by the peoples magazine it stares clearly that the settlers blending in is the strongest theory. "But perhaps the most compelling explanation, and one that is gradually gaining acceptance in the historical and anthropological communities is that the colonists left their outpost to live with, and eventually assimilate into, local Native American communities, especially the nearby Croatoans." it states. Also Dr. Stanley Knick director of the Native American Resource Center at the University of North Carolina says, "It's not unreasonable to think that some of the lot colonists could have been adopted by Native Americans, who often did accept outsiders,". After having all this evidence and more we can see that this theory is the one which is most and better backed up.

        The event of europeans blending in with the Native Americans makes me think about how now a days people cooperate and blend in with people from other parts, race, ethnicity and religion with no problem. For example in CNG there are people from all over the world who believe in different things. But we still work together and learn from each other, to make it a better place (maybe like the Natives and English). This is just a theory and it can't be proven now but maybe in the future we can see if this was correct.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Blogpost #6 Does Columbus deserve a national holiday name for him?

Does Columbus deserve a national holiday name for him?

I think Columbus does deserve a national holiday for himself because of several reasons. First of all I think deserves a national holiday because without him we wouldn't be here. Maybe another explorer would have discovered but the life would be very different. Secondly in the article A People's History of the United States it says that a lot of Natives died but a lot of people said that he killed them all because of various reasons but he didn't kill them all and he didn't start killing them, when he came in his second trip some of his men were killed and then the conflict began but the gold didn't hurt. Also not necessarily every Arawak was killed by spaniards but in the same article it says that, among the Arawaks, mass suicide began. So it was not only because of Spanish killing Arawaks but disease and suicide also did it. I think the People's History of the United States is very important to understand the numbers and how many people died and the reasons why, to understand what really happy. Also the article Honoring Christopher Columbus is very important to look at the other side. The crash course and DBQ were also very useful of the situation in America to see that he did a lot of things correctly. Finally I remember that in primary and elementary school they only thought us that he was good. But even after seeing what were his flaws I think that what he did deserves a Holiday. 

Blogpost #5 Socratic Seminar Reflection

Socratic Seminar Reflection

1. One main idea I got from seminar is that if Columbus would not have lied he wouldn't have been expected to bring so much gold and slaves which lead to a lot of conflict. Another main idea was that if Columbus would have never discovered America were would we be now or would even exist. The last main idea I got from the discussion was that there is evidence for both points of view and that he had some good things and some bad. 

2.  I think the most interesting point I heard in the seminar was Soren's point where he said that he may had been very bad to the Natives and that if he wouldn't had discovered America somebody else would probably had but if it wasn't for him we probably wouldn't be here.

3.  An idea I really disagreed with was Santiago Cortes idea when he said that if Columbus would come back with not so much gold he would be executed. I think this does not make sense because the queen of Spain told him he could go and if he founded something he would have to bring it back to Spain. But if not he wouldn't be executed or treated unfairly. 

4. I think I should get a good grade because I took notes from the articles and made really good open ended questions. During the seminar I contribute to the discussion and when I talked I had strong evidence to support what I said.

Blogpost #5 Socratic Seminar Reflection

Socratic Seminar Reflection

1. One main idea I got from seminar is that if Columbus would not have lied he wouldn't have been expected to bring so much gold and slaves which lead to a lot of conflict. Another main idea was that if Columbus would have never discovered America were would we be now or would even exist. The last main idea I got from the discussion was that there is evidence for both points of view and that he had some good things and some bad. 

2.  I think the most interesting point I heard in the seminar was Soren's point where he said that he may had been very bad to the Natives and that if he wouldn't had discovered America somebody else would probably had but if it wasn't for him we probably wouldn't be here.

3.  An idea I really disagreed with was Santiago Cortes idea when he said that if Columbus would come back with not so much gold he would be executed. I think this does not make sense because the queen of Spain told him he could go and if he founded something he would have to bring it back to Spain. But if not he wouldn't be executed or treated unfairly. 

4. I think I should get a good grade because I took notes from the articles and made really good open ended questions. During the seminar I contribute to the discussion and when I talked I had strong evidence to support what I said.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Blogpost #4 Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

          Vasco da Gama was a portuguese explorer born in Sines, Portugal around 1460. Portugal wanted and always had a dream of reaching Asia by sea. King Manuel 1 chose Vasco da Gama to lead this expedition and he wanted to be the first one to make it. He left Lisbon in July 1497 with  four ships headed towards Africa and after a hard year of sailing and stopping in the coast he arrived at Calicut, India. He was the first person to sail directly from Europe to Asia so of course this made Portugal one of the world powers. In http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/vasco-da-gama says that Vasco da Gama was welcomed home in Portugal like a hero because he had completed his goal and sailed to Asia by sea. In the same page it says that a lot of his crew including his brother had died because of sicknesses. I think that that article says that he did accomplish his goals. When I was younger my spanish teachers always fought me about Christopher Colombus and nobody else. But now I know that there were a lot more very important explorers including Vasco da Gama who did very important things for the world.

Blogpost #3 Socratic Seminar Reflection

Socratic Seminar Reflection

1. One main idea I got from the seminar was that knowing the history  of your job can be very important. Also that the socrates is the best and most interesting way to learn history. Finally I got that selfishness is not always bad and that everything has history.

2. I think that the most interesting thing I heard in the seminar was how important it is to be wise and have a lot of knowledge. If Socrates was only wise imagine what you could do.

3. I most disagreed when Nicolas M said that he thought that maybe the recently created jobs don't have history. But everything has history at least the history at how it was created.

4. I think I proposed a good question and when I talked I always had evidence. For the next time I will try to speak more times.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Blogpost #2 DBQ #10

DBQ Question 10

        The face of north america changed a lot in the encounters between europeans and native americans. In the beginning there were a lot more natives than europeans, but at the end it was upside down. You could see that a lot of natives were dying because of conflict or disease. Meanwhile more europeans are moving and colonising north america. You can see the numbers in document ten where it tells you the numbers. In document nine gives you a list of the diseases and some reasons the numbers when down so quickly. It happened when they discovered all america. Colombia was very similar with the numbers and problems with the native americans. Also now a days in the school you can get a virus very easily but a lot less deadly than before.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blogpost #1 Evaluating Sources

Source Evaluation

               A primary source is a source that was were the event occurred and how he or she watched it and experienced it, for example a diary, book or song. A secondary source is writing or making a newscast on something you were not present but you have heard or read about it, for example a textbook or a newscast. After reading and analysing sources during the last few classes I think it is very important to know how to critically analyse sources.  I think this because if you don't know how to analyse sources you will commit a lot of mistakes and get information that can be biased or simply incorrect.  In the video of the analysing sources presentation it shows us how that newscast was biased and exaggerated. They used two different strikes on two different days and put them together to make it look like a huge one. Also if your looking for a quote you should look for all the context because people can cut it to make it look different like in Obama's quote "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." people say he was trying to say that business owners do not deserve the credit for the success of the company but he had another message. Finally when I was younger and didn't know how to analyse sources critically I always got wrong information for my presentations and made a lot of mistakes that could have been correct. I remember that once I got the number of population in Colombia because a bad source. So everyone laughed at me and I felt very embarrassed. 

This is are primary sources:
http://libraryteacher.weebly.com/uploads/3/3/3/2/3332391/3148751.jpg?378
http://faculty.kirkwood.edu/ryost/hist201/jfkdeath.jpg

This is a Secondary Source:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HWNJJHJHL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg