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.
- 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.