I decided and chose two guiding questions. What determines a revolution's success? How does media interact with a revolution? Based on these two questions I decided to focus on the way that leaders are interpreted in revolutions, and the censorship that plays in media. This project was definitely one of my favorite!
1) Post a picture here (of a family - if you don't have one of your own family, find one on line or use a photo of friends)
2) Describe the variety of things that people do using frequency phrases.
Frequency phrases: todos los días/siempre, los (día), a veces/a menudo/cuando tengo tiempo libre/los fines de semana, (casi) nunca
Esta es una foto de mi familia. Mi hermana menor se llama Lola. Es muy trabajadora. Es por eso que todos los días ayuda en casa, cocina y cuida a nuestros sobrinos. Mis padres se llaman Antonio y Adela. Leen mucho y a veces ven la televisión. Mi hermano se llama Patricio y su esposa se llama Denise. Denise es muy activa. Por lo tanto, siempre hace ejercicio. Corre todos los lunes, martes y jueves. Patricio es perezoso. Nunca trabaja.
¿Y yo? Juego deportes, leo mucho y estudio español.
In this unit of World History, the 10th grade class explored many different types of revolutions and even had the chance of watch a revolution unfold during this unit. One of the first steps to this unit is examine how to start a revolutions, many key points were said such as you have to have a goal that pleasures the people and is great enough that it makes change for everyone. Other things such as having enough supports were also key point on how to actually get a revolution off the ground. In class, us students even acted out the French Revolution.
For this project, us students had to choose a topic and come up with a question based off of that topic that will help them gain better knowledge of how revolutions work.The topic I wanted to explore was, what happens to a country and it's people after the person(s) who is in control of the country is charged with war crimes? I've learned that after charges are file most likely the person in charge has a tragic end wether it's death or them escaping to a safer place but it normally doesn't end well for the country because they still have to fight for what they want to achieve. This is the Revolutions' Aftermath:
In this unit of our World History class we studied various revolutions in history and in present day. First we studied the Arab Spring. The Arab spring is a more modern revolution that takes place in Egypt. We learned how modern technology such as the internet can help gather a nation. After the Arab Spring we studied the French Revolution and even did a role playing activity speaking as people from the time. This consisted of speaking parts and long class discussions about our characters view on issues like, the Declaration of Rights, Womens’ Right, King Louis XIV exception and public safety in France and Haiti at the time.
For this project we were given the task to make a digital story with a topic of our choosing that involves 2 or more revolutions old or modern. For mine I picked how the internet and social media has affected a lot of different revolutions. I also compared this to older revolutions that did not have the internet.
In this unit, the focus of study was human rights around the world. Every human is entitled to the same rights at birth. Whether one is white or black, Christian or Muslim, homosexual, or heterosexual it does not matter for we are all made in the image of God and are all human, there are no exceptions. Revolutions play the most significant role in defining ones rights and in specific, their rights to freedom. Furthermore, whether revolutions can be successful or whether a revolution is necessary are all questions to ponder about. Simply one can think about how a revolution begins or how it is inspired to better understand their purpose and how they work.
Through my own research and studies, I have come to the conclusion that revolutions are pointless. Yes, at the moment of action they seem to make a difference and make a change, yet how many revolutions have occurred in the past and seemingly still occur today? Revolutions are caused due to disagreement, and we are all human. People should have the right to express their opinions and feelings and they should, but in my opinion, they come to no avail. In my digital play below, I concluded that neither non violent nor violent revolutions are successful, for as I have previously stated, they have no solution and often lead to worse events.
In this unit we mainly focused on historical and present day revolutions. We learned about the historical French and Haitian revolution and its effect on future revolutions. Learning this helped us also to have a better understanding of revolutions today. Not only did we focus on specific revolutions, but we tried to gain a deeper understanding of revolutions in general. For example, we read the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi about nonviolence revolutions and 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action. This helped us to not only see how nonviolent revolutions are possible, but it also helped us question the violence in revolutions today.
This past unit I learned many things about revolutions that I did not think would be brought to my attention. Reason being, when we started learning about the French Revolution I thought we would just be focusing on the historical parts of the revolution. However, we branched off of the historical facts to help us gain a further understanding of the nature of revolutions. Also, I learned that revolutions can be easier to start than many think, especially when the media and social networks are involved.
The second half of the unit was spent on studying modern day revolutions, and what has changed compared to historic ones. The main thing we that we found was interesting is the change in media. We have been tracking the revolution going on in the Ukraine today, and it seems to be fitting perfectly with our unit. We closed out the unit with the main question: what makes a revolution successful? After long discussions, we each made these projects as a guide of how to actually have a successful revolution.
Over the course of the unite, we were learning about Revolutions, and how they affect the community. While some of the revolutions we were studying took place centuries ago, most of the ones are actually happening right now. We have read timelines and articles about the tension rising from the impact of the revolution. We have learned that some people are afraid of what might happen if this chaos does not stop.
For My research, I studied about how revolutions start. What is the first thing that happens to cause a revolution to take place? For example, the Arab Spring revolution started because the government was acting selfish and decided to take away the rights that men, women and children deserve. As a result, the people have no choice but to start protesting and gathering angry mobs and holding up signs. However, this also leads to violence, abuse, and even murder.
In our we learn much about the different protest happening now and in the past. A were able to see the progression of a revolution happen right in front of us due to there being a revolt in Ukraine, this gave us a very vivid image of how a these things are dealt with today. We also looked through a book called ‘198 Methods of Nonviolent Action’ which discusses different forms of protest very specifically.
Throughout my project I studied the changes throughout history of the treatment of the protestors and if they were treated any better throughout history. I mainly look at the Revolutionary war and the civil rights movement since they represent very different views of how protests should be handled. Once I had compared them all to this time I noticed extreme changes in violence towards protesters as time became more recent. Now I understand the issues and risk of a protest in those separate times.