- http://alphahistory.com/frenchrevolution/french-revolution-quotations/ Quotes from french revolution
- http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/haitian-revolution Quotes about the Haitian Revolution
- http://listverse.com/2010/10/04/top-10-revolutions-felt-around-the-world/ The top ten revolutions felt around the world
- http://socialmediatoday.com/tomcaper/1492101/why-your-social-media-revolution-should-come-top Modern Day Social Media Revolution
- http://www.psmag.com/navigation/politics-and-law/the-cascading-effects-of-the-arab-spring-28575/ The Arab Spring Cascading Effect
- http://www.policymic.com/articles/10642/twitter-revolution-how-the-arab-spring-was-helped-by-social-media Twitter Revolution (Arab Spring)
- https://twitter.com/RevolutionSyria #SyrianRevolution
- http://en.qantara.de/content/symbols-and-slogans-arab-spring Symbols and slogans of Arabic Spring
For this unit on the study of revolutions I decided to try my hand at animating a rough presentation to go along with my voice over. The focus of the topic relied heavily on the impact of revolutions throughout history, from the French and Haitian to the more recent Arab spring. I have been pursuing studying the effects of activism versus pacifism since we completed a study of civil rights last year. That class garnered my interest in the rivaled works of MLK and Malcolm X. That interest permeates through my presentation and remains the backbone for my other research.
“The overthrow of the dictator Milosevic in Serbia represents a truly interesting case for students of revolution, in that it happened so genuinely peaceful and popular. In a sense it represents what today within revolution studies are called the “new revolutions” (started by the revolutions in Nicaragua and Iran but made clear for everyone during the 1989/1990 wave of revolutions in Eastern Europe and Soviet Union). The film “Bringing Down a Dictator” is a documentary that describes the whole process (more info about how to get it here). I think we all have something to learn from the Serbian experience.”
“ If there was a Martin Luther King Jr., there had to be a Malcolm X. Martin Luther King, history remembers. Malcolm X, history tries to forget. But each man in his own way dominated the times in which he lived. . .”
“It was a marvelous thing to see the amazing results of a non-violent campaign. The aftermath of hatred and bitterness that usually follows a violent campaign was found nowhere in India...”
Protesters storm Tahrir square
“Tunisia's revolution was sparked by the death of a young street vendor, Mohammed Bouazizi, in December. In an act of desperation which sparked unrest in several other Arab countries in the region, Bouazizi set fire to himself after officials stopped him selling vegetables without permission.”
I chose to focus on the success of nonviolent revolutions. In the past, and still now, many people believe that violence is effective. I wanted to show people that the peaceful movements are more beneficial. I conducted my research by learning about past revolutions, and also focusing on current ones. Revolutions are inevitable, and it’s very helpful to know how to succeed in them.
Personally I've taken a lot from this unit. It's very fun and interesting to be able to learn about the events that lead into a new beginning. Revolutions throughout history have occurred in only a few days, and a new nation was born. We as people take notes from each other, even if we are separated by oceans, in how to make the world a better place. The Occupy Wall St. Movement was the most influential protest-type movement in my opinion. It stretched across the entire world and infected every country and place. Revolutions, as seen from the current events in Ukraine and around the world bring us together.
This unit we learned all about revolutions. Half of our unit was more so about historical revolutions. We researched and role-played about the French Revolution and how it started and the opinions of people in it. Through this research we figured out what a revolution is made up of and what needs to happen to keep it going. Our class also learned about the Haitian Revolution and what it had to do to with the French Revolution.
The second half of our unit was surrounding a lot of movements going on right now in the Middle East. Since we learned about revolutions in different time periods, we also investigated how certain aspects of revolutions have changed and might have been made easier or harder to accomplish.
My project is about the Cuban and Egyptian revolution. I centered the project on the pro's and con's of revolutions. My question for the Cuban revolution is how a revolution can benefit the people and my question for the Egyptian revolution is how it can harm them. I found some very interesting and it was an overall controversial topic. I found that many people had different opinions as to how revolutions can harm and help people.
We were lucky that during our revolution unit there is a revolution occurring in Ukraine. I became interested in studying social media's impact on revolutions when I met a girl through tumblr, a social media platform. There was a post going around that mentioned the conditions in her country and a lot of people saw this post, spreading information about a topic that many people didn't know about - myself included. When we were given this project I decided on social media because I knew there was an impact. I looked further into this on tumblr and found many people who were sharing their feelings on the Ukrainian Revolution, Euro Maiden. Now I was certain there was an impact of social media on revolutions and the way ideas spread.
In this unit of our World History class we learned about different Revolutions and how they worked. We discussed how a revolution begins and what makes them successful. There are many factors in a revolution and the democracy is what creates the big change. Revolutions happen when people want a change in the government or a change in the way they live. It is to better the situations in the place. People have many different options to start one like using social media and protests.
In my project I discuss how violent and nonviolent revolutions work and how they were both effective in what they wanted to do. No revolution is guaranteed, the whole point is to fight for the change and the new beginning. Most revolutions that I know about is overthrowing the current leader who is not doing their job right and the people have to pay the price for their irresponsibility. Revolutions overall make a huge impact for people and the history of the world.
Hello, everyone! It is Fodie Camara. I’m in the 9th grade and a student of Science Leadership Academy. In English class we were asked to write three blogs about something that we care about. I picked the issue of hunger. To me this a very important topic. If you don’t remember, my first blog post, talked about hunger-related facts and how it affects kids and the local community.
At my old school- Penn Alexander- we had a Food Can Drive every single year. We would have a month to bring in cans that would then be brough tto a food bank next to our school. I have been doing this ever since 1st grade, so I have been giving cans in for 8 straight years. For the second blog post, we had to write about our topic. So what I did for my topic is an interview, survey, and a Food Can Drive.
This survey gave me some responses that helped me give answer to my questions. I ask questions like Where do you think the most hunger takes place in the world? What does the government do to try to stop hunger? Have you and your family been affected by hunger? I ask questions these to see what people think about hunger. The responses I got for my question was that Africa, Asia, India were the areas where most hunger takes place in the world. The responses I got for my question was that nobody’s family has ever been affected by hunger. The responses I got for my question that nothing is being done in Philadelphia to stop hunger and or food drives and food stamps.
I expected for the question “where do you think the most hunger takes place in the world?”, the answer to be Africa because that is what most people think when they think about hunger. Also for the question “have you and your family been affected by hunger?”, I expected the answer no because people I know won’t tell the truth because they won’t want people to know or something like that. I expected for the question “what does the government do to try to stop hunger?” for to people to say Food Stamps and food can drives and donations and stuff like that and all of the people said that. All this new information I learned about hunger makes me see the world very different now.
The interview I’m having is with my Advisor. I asked him the questions that I put on the survey. He said that places that are hungry are areas that find it hard to grow food like North Africa, India and China. These areas also have a shortage of water, and we all know you can’t grow food without water. He said that hunger affects people because if you don’t have food, you won’t be successful and they can’t be focused and the big impact is that without food it going to lead to bigger problems. He also said that the government does a bad job trying to stop hunger, we could do a lot more to stop it. He said in Philadelphia a lot of group like Philabunces and other group do things without the government. So in Philadelphia the government does a bad job trying to stop hunger. He and his family have been affected by hunger couldn’t eat food from coming from school to home. He had a pretty big family, food couldn’t always make him full. It was hard growing up because it wasn’t always food when he looked.
I will be doing a Food Can Drive, this will be taking place here at (Science Leadership Academy). I will put bins in each of the freshman classrooms. I’ll be going around through the classrooms giving some information about hunger. All of the classrooms will have about to the end of May to collect cans. After collected all those cans, I will give the cans to the hunger coalition.
Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus
By Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel
Quarter 3 Reflection 4 March 4th, 2014
Zack Hersh Señorita Manuel
Fregosi y los Phillies
por Will Gonzalez
Este artículo es por Will Gonzalez, un autor de Ponte Al Dia yo leo frequentemente. El le escribe artículos de deportes, más específicamente, béisbol y los Phillies. Me gusta leer sus artículos sobre los Phillies y escribir reflexiones sobre artículos en los Phillies y artículos escribido por él. Señor Gonzalez es uno de mis autores favoritos cuando viene a artículos. Que el escribe es interesante y informativo y me ayuda seguir la pista en que está pasando con los Phillies, mi equipo de béisbol, y equipo por lo general, preferida. Esta vez su articulo es sobre Jim Fregosi, un ex gerente de los Phillies. Fregosi se murio más temprano en febrero, y Will Gonzalez estaba reflejando en su tiempo con Jim. Gonzalez dice que Fregosi fue uno de los más simpáticos personas que él conocía, y que Fregosi siempre estaba dispuesto de hablar con un reportero, aún un joven, novato, y hispánico como Will Gonzalez. Gonzalez parecía contento de hablar con Fregosi también y feliz que él le conoció. Fregosi apreciaba los hispanos y latinos porque él sabe tan mucho esa comunidad contribuían a béisbol. De este artículo, Fregosi parece que un hombre grande y un acto de clase. Gonzalez estaba triste para oir de su muerte.
The Tonight Show
casi - almost
audicionar - audition
desde - since
Casi diez años hace, un hombre joven fue a nueva york para poder audicionar en sábado noche vivo. Esta revista es sobre el nueva programa de que hombre. Jimmy Fallon trabajaba en SNL por pocos años y organizaba Late Night por cerca cinco años. Fue mucho popular cuando tiene la 12:00 raruna de tiempo. Recientemente, se mudó al “Tonight Show” y obtuvo la 11:00 raruna. Quizás, piensas esta cambia no está importante, pero, desde su transición de Late Night, está ganado mucho más espectadores. En su primera semana tenía muchos invitados famosos (incluso Jerry Seinfeld, Michelle Obama, y Will Smith). Ahora, estan en su segunda semana y haciendo muy bien.
Hello! My name is Dubois Stewart, and i’m introducing a new topic: Saving the Big cats! This is my first blog post so all the information I will be sharing should be completely new. For original research, I made a survey and sent it out over Facebook for people to take. Sadly, I only got 16 responses but I was able to sense a trend in the results. I noticed that most people cared about animals, humans and thought about big cats regularly. Most people thought of the tiger first when the word big cat was mentioned. Most of them also stated that they thought the human was ignorant of this issue and that if that most big cats would refer to eating them if they could speak. Finally, most people commented they would hate being ut in the situation that the big cats are currently in: shrinking homes, and shrinking food supply. I figured it was a given that most people would not enjoy someone in their being killed once every week, so I didn’t bother putting that question in. Overall, all the people who took my survey said they would do anything they could to help the big cats and most said they would ban certain things, such as extreme poaching, and deforestation. I also had an interview with the head of the education department, Ms. Houston. Due to her busy schedule, I had to email her the questions and responses. From this interview though, I learned that the Zoo will be holding an event this year to help little kids learn to love and remember to protect the big cats and other endangered species. Through these results I was able to see what people out in the world thought of this issue and what experts in the field were doing to help the big cats. In my opinion, I think that the human race could do a better job to take care of this planet. Its only on rent to us, and we’re driving our roommates to extinction. I think that if every person in the world just donated 1 dollar to any big cat organization that they would be saved. If the big cats were to go extinct, the world would end up being overrun with plant eaters and we’d begin to lose more of still wonder though why this problem hasn’t been solved yet, given that there are always huge fundraisers every year for the same thing. I also wonder if there could be some way to show people what life would be like without big cats before they go extinct. Finally, I wonder what I could do thats simple enough for everyone else in the world to do on their own to save these magnificent creatures. Anyway, I hope you take something away from reading this and incorporate it into your daily life. Thanks!
My Interview via email with Ms.Laura Houston: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/144644467ea79ddb
In the last blog post I wrote about malaria. I wrote about this deadly disease due to the lack of knowledge about the disease in the general population. There are simple and inexpensive treatments that people do not know about that could save lives and improve the world. I decided to make a survey to test people’s knowledge.
They were asked to answer these questions in short sentences:
How is malaria spread?
How is malaria treated?
Where is malaria most common?
(About) How many people die from malaria each year?
Why is there so little malaria in the United States?
What are the symptoms of Malaria?
To conduct the survey, I gave out printed sheets to my peers, and rewarded them each a piece of chocolate for their time .
There were some constraints in the answers, but there also was a lack of knowledge. For example 17 out of the 20 people said that mosquitoes spread malaria. From this we can guess that they know what it is: a fatal disease spread by mosquitoes. Also 15 people said that malaria was most common in Africa. Then all except three mentioned some combination of Tropical areas and 3rd world countries. So it appears that the same people who basically did not know what malaria was that did not know where it is.
The answer to another telling question about symptoms was hard to record. People often listed multiple symptoms and quite a few did not make any sense. One person thought that the only symptom was swelling and that a few hundred people died from it each year. Someone said the symptom were similar to those flu such fever. Others simply said they did not know. About five mentioned itching. Another interesting answer mentioned “liquid blood”, hallucinations and coughing up blood. I asked this question which involves more specific knowledge of malaria. Most people failed to get it right. Therefore we can conclude that most people just know what it is but not all the specifics.
Now this situation causes a problem. People do not know quite enough. To get more in depth we have to look at the second question, how is malaria treated? Out of the 20, the answers looked like this.
Looking at the graph, six out of the twenty said they did not know. Ttwo others said going to a doctor, which can I also infer that they did not know. The six people who answered question saying vaccines and the one who answered bug spray misunderstood the question. They thought it meant how do you prevent malaria. I feel like this is a big misinterpretations also. I am going to assume that the person who said, “depends on the type of parasite” meant medicine for all of them. The final one said blood transplants and I think they were guessing.
Within all the legitimate answers, there was a theme. (I included vaccination because it was such a popular answer and still sensical.) They are all seemingly expensive solutions. Medications are generally expensive. Vaccinations are also very expensive. People therefore conclude that malaria treatments are expensive and that it is difficult to save each person. This is at a time where antimalarial foundations need money. According to the World Health Organization , there are an increasing number of cases where Plasmodium falciparum (the most deadly species) is showing resistance to multiple drugs known as artemisinins. The organization believes that this is mostly caused by failure to receive a second medication. With more medication available, this could change the growing resistance and turn the tide. If we fail to prevent this resistance, the organization estimates it will take 5 years to recover and change the drug. While all that time, cases are increasing, and progress is pushed back.
Here is basically what I believe: if people don’t know about the disease, it could get worse. With funding, we could take big steps forward to eradication. So a simple solution is to teach people. As an agent of change, I am going to teach a class about malaria and how it affects the world.