Fat cats and poor, rags versus rich,
Been playing too long its causing a glitch,
The Monopolizing monopolies the fat cats who rule
They're taxing the poor and acting far too cruel
The change in America isn't change for the better
Mother Liberty is dying and I got a question will we let her?
This monopoly is a game I ask what piece are you
The fat cats who collect or the players without a clue
We're suffering for their choices, but they're deaf when we holler
Passing GO too many times and collecting our 200 dollars
Rockefeller and Carnegie the ingredients destroying our system
The ones with money and greed but no sense of wisdom
Teddy shot them down on an economical hunt
Solving many problems on a diplomatic front
Stopping the railroad, the coal, the game altogether
Busting the trusts and making life better
The monopolies were dead, but the game still went on
Sucking Americas work and hope until it was all gone
The stock market crashed, the system had faded
Until FDR came along took the system and upgraded
The WPA, and Social Security Act
Brought the economy higher than before and that's a fact
Making jobs for the unemployed was from the Civil Works Administration
Healing the scars one by one of a broken Nation
I chose to present with a poem, because I feel that writing poetry would better show my understanding of the topic rather then creating a powerpoint.
Two sentences about your answer to the essential question.
Systematic change is and can be created by anybody with the will power. However not everybody will benefit from it.
What questions do you sill have about business in America?
Is there anyway that business could be successful for everybody?
Crossing boundaries to me is challenging the status quo or typical social norms. My parents demonstrate challenging the status quo by having jobs that are not by any means normal, not doing a job that they feel will pay them the most money, and by putting a lot at risk having those jobs. Some could argue that they're challenging it by loving their job because many people throughout the world hate their jobs. The interview experience was very smooth. My parents gave terrific answers to my questions and it was helpful. I learned about the steps both of them took towards where they are today. With this project at first I was really nervous because I had never used Garage Band or any other type of audio editing software. I personally hating using garage band, but thought I learned a new valuable skill. It frustrated me deeply at first with editing because I was so uncertain and very unorganized. I think that we could've used a one class tutorial on how to use Garage Band because it took me awhile to adjust.
i definitely thought about what happened around me to make me change the type of school i went to. both of the schools i transferred too were private but they were my middle school was quaker and my elementary school was christian.
From this project I learned that people cross boundaries in many different ways. They cross racial boundaries, relation, language, appearance,stereo types and many other ones also.While doing this project I discovered that someone in my family was dark enough to pass for indian and I was actually surprised. Crossing boundaries doesn't necessarily mean running across a boundary. It can mean different things.It could mean doing something other than your family or being with people that don't speak the same boundary as you, or even becoming a different religion than what you grew up as.There are sometimes benefits and some times costs for becoming this. For example my grab uncle changed his race to a full indian because he passed as one.He benefited from this because he became apart of a good family and learned a lot about a new culture. But he also lost the rights to see his old and when he did he couldn't be related to them in any type of way because we are russian, and other ethnicities and he was not that anymore.While I was doing interviews I learned that when you asked people question they usually talk a lot. An interview is very hard to edit because you can't pause it.
During my interview there was a lot of unexpected errors. There was many pauses and my grandmother ended up talking very LOUD. I couldn't make this lower because the rest of it would have been. I had to do a lot of cutting so the interview could flow through with out anyone being able to tell she coughed a lot. Although I did this I got pretty good comments. Other than what I know that she was talking loud they told me my music towards the end was a bit loud also and it was covering the ending of the interview. I did that purposely because it was another person but they almost repeated what someone said before. I agree with them but overall I think my final project was pretty good.
The experience of doing interview, well in my podcast I interviewed my grandfather, twice. Once like earlier in the year, and the other time last week, there are two different interviews that I did some of them are old ones and most of them are ones from last week, I though in the old ones because some of them had a lot to do about crossing boundaries. Like stealing shoes, or stealing anything for that matter, I thing the main part or the crossing boundaries part is mostly about stealing things to survive, in the 1940s.
Editing was a lot easier then what I thought it would be, because the music I chose just went perfectly with the interview itself.
My weakness was about the volume itself, like the music was too loud while the voice was too low. Nothing I can’t fix though.
I agree with the comments my peers gave me because they are right, and honest about their feedback. Also they tell what, and what not to edit and they like most of the editing anyway.
Beatles: Something (instrumental), The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Piggies Instrumental, Money (Thats What I Want)
Victor Sylvester: I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams (Quickstep)
Bing Crosby: I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
In The Style Of Dawn: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree (Karaoke)
Conker live and reloaded: War
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer
Sound effects by RingTicklers Ringtone
I learned a lot from my pod cast inter views. Mainly that I'm not the only person who had trouble changing religion within my family. I tried once and wound up converting back to Catholic faith. My two best friends also switched religions within their families and succeeded in doing so. I learned that even though they might be disappointed you can still be you and change religion in your family. Even if they don't agree and may hit on in the head with a wooden spoon in the end it could be worth it. Also there are more then one ways to learn about a religion not just by the book your parents may give you.
To cross a boundary means that you do something that is over the top. It’s when you do something that goes against what you expect. Some examples of crossing boundaries are that you could break that one rule that your parents told you not or you where once that annoying loud person then all of a sudden got quiet and shy. Crossing boundaries can affect any and everybody. If you do something that people don’t expect you to do then it can affect the way they think of you. It can destroy relationships or bring people closer together.
When I first heard of the project I was happy because I couldn’t wait to interview people but when I actually did it, it was kind of difficult. It was hard trying to find the right time for the person to be interviewed and sometimes they wouldn’t actually give me a lot to work with so I had to ask more and more questions so I could get a story. Then I finally decided that the topic I was doing wasn’t going anywhere so I went with another topic. This topic helped me learn more things about my friends because it was about something that they loved, their hair. I found out why they loved it so much and why. It turned out that it had to do something with their pass and their parents. After I was done with these interviews I found out that I didn’t really know my friends then I expected. When I got my second topic, my strength was that I was able to keep my interviewee talking and giving more background information to their story.
I didn’t really know how to use GarageBand, this would be my first time using it. So I had to go to one of my friends for help. When I was editing my work, I found out that it took time and a lot of work because you had to make sure that there was no background noise and that the volume of the people wasn’t to low or too loud. I didn’t expect that the editing part of the project would be so long, I’d say that it took me hours to get it all right. Then I didn’t want to just have people talking so I tried to find a song that went with my story and something that wasn’t too hype. One of my weaknesses during this part of the project was actually trying to find out what should stay and what should go. To me everything was good but it was too long so I had to cut some things out and keep the important part. My strengths were that, after I found out how to work GarageBand, it was really easy for me to edit and add things to my podcast.
The feedback that I got from my peers was helpful because they were saying that there were parts where you couldn’t hear the person so I had to make it louder. If I have not gotten any feedback from my peers I would’ve gotten a low grade on my podcast. Also getting feed back from my peers tell me my strengths and weaknesses so I would know what I can improve next time I do a project.
Through out this interview I will discuss with some people the ways that stereotyping experiences can benefit for the most, they will give their stories and then with some questions will go into depth with their opinion. Being called a terrorist based on looks, mexican also based on look, and being looked down upon because of language.
Language, looks, personality, are all example of boundaries that people cross. When people cross boundaries it means that they did something in a type of manner that bothered someone else or effected other things. For example people cross boundaries towards earth when they throw trash on the floor, or people also cross boundaries when they stereotype. During the process of interviewing people and the project itself i realized how many possible barriers there are in life. How language can effect the way people see and treat you and how looks determine what you can possibly be. Most people make these mistakes because they stereotype a lot. For Rosmery Hunt she has a story that a lot of foreign people have. Which is being treated differently because a person has an accent that differentiates them from everyone else . For Zayd Alsardary and Jermel Langely people often decided to call them something they're not based on looks. I also learned that these types of experiences in life could sometimes work for the better. When boundaries are crossed towards people they at first seem to have trouble dealing with it but then seem to learn from it and sometimes find a way to get through it.
- Crossing the boundaries can be good or bad at the same time depending on what you are planning to doing. If you are crossing the boundary to become happy or something that you always wanted to be, then it has a good impact on your life. It shows that you went far and beyond to succeed in life and make it somewhere where people said you wouldn't. But if you are crossing the boundary the wrong way then it can effect your life as a total piece. If you do something wrong it can lead to death, jail, or even death of the ones you love the most. Therefore no matter how you look at boundaries once you crossed them, you might not know what is going to happen after you do.
- I learned a lot bout myself but not only that i also learned a lot bout my family members, somethings that i would of never knew and looking at there thoughts from a perspective that we barely see on a daily basis. Other i found out how it feels to be a single mother even though I'm not a women or girl but the sense that they were talking touched me in a way where i felt how they felt .
- Nothing was unexpected it was pretty easy just learned a couple things to do on the garage band which was fun larding bout.
- I agree with them they said it was a pretty good interview and that i was on topic throughout the whole thing, everyone has a whole opinion of there own so i really can't agree and disagree because it isn't right or wrong.
- My strengths were to be able to med with the music and also being able to put everything together. Weakness was to be able to get everyone at the same place so i can be able to interview them all to get it all done. But i worked passed that and got it done on time.
Here's My Project:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12932354/The%20Final%20Cut.m4a
Crossing boundaries is portrayed in two ways throughout my project. Personally I crossed boundaries with being different from the typical teen who has Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Skype, ect. Since I don't have one it showed how it really could effect me by just not having one less thing because people look at this for jobs and educational purposes. Being so that I knew that affects of how people portray themselves is important through social networking, it was a large impact on my decision of not having any social networks. Social networking of course is a wonderful thing, but it has its ups and downs. Having a father that was on a social network who gave me about my future, could possibly have affected my decision as well since many teens probably don't have talks about social networking with their parents.
During this interview process I learned more about my father's take on social networking. Previously, I knew that my father was on a social network and thought it was a wonderful thing, but I never knew that he grew up in the time of the Dick Tracy Era. Nor did I know about the Grape Vine and what that was until he explained it. It was interesting to know that Facebook was going on the stock market, considering that I would have never expected it. It was very interesting, but also helpful to have a parent's view on social networking that wasn't necessarily for or against social networking.
In the beginning of my project, recording my intro was live, so it wasn't much rehearsed. It was shocking to see how much you could learn about multiple persons in less than 5 minutes. With editing my project, I had to edit out a lot of "ums" and moments were Jackie and myself were mean to each other. Although, I felt it was necessary to leave the thing like "Daaaamn" from our reactions because they were what we really felt. I learned that social networking makes you an easy victim of judgement.
Through peer editing, Some of the comments I agreed with whiles others I didn't. I changed the kind of music I used in the beginning and balanced it out as I was told to. Although, I didn't agree with taking out the music as a whole, but I did make it less distracting. I thought the music brought the project together as a whole to engage the audience, especially considering that my dad talked for most of the time. My strength, but weakness at the same time was editing because it was difficult and took up a lot of time with the project. It was difficult to chose certain parts because I felt like everything was pretty important, so I decided to just take some key components and edit out things that weren't as detailed as others.
Copy this link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12847222/Dtuveson%20_YOU%20Were%20Home-schooled__.m4a
While working on the crossing boundaries project I really got to reflect on who I am as a homeschooler. It helped me better understand myself when I heard my friends talk about the experiences that they had. Interviewing Alex and Owen really broadened my idea of what crossing a boundary is. I used to think of it as breaking a law, or being rude, but I understand that crossing a boundary is really just breaking one of regional society.
Alex, Owen, and myself didn’t go to an institutionalized school for about 13 years. Owen and Alex had some very interesting insights about the start of school and what their fears hopes and misconceptions were. They also broke a lot of other people’s misconceptions about the idea of homeschooling.
I think that my interview said a lot of what I wanted it to say. Everyone talked about how homeschoolers are perceived, how homeschoolers perceive institutionalized schooling, and how Alex and Owen were received by an institutionalized school (SLA). Alex and Owen were excellent interviewees, but at times they talked over each other and it was hard to hear what they were saying. Despite the interview being noisy at times, I’m glad I interviewed both of them at the same time, because they were good at building off of each other’s ideas.
If I were to do this project again there would be a few things that I would do differently. I would have interviewed more than just Alex and Owen. I also would have tried to spend a little more time on editing, adding music, and the general aesthetics of my project. The time the project was due really did sneak up on me like Ms. Pahomov said it would. I really enjoyed the project and learned a lot about myself and how others perceive me.