My point of divergence was not having JFK exist. There was a point where JFK almost died before he was assassinated. JFK was in World War II. He was in charge of the PT-109 boat in the war. JFK and his crew men were sent out north, PT-109 was not notified that enemy engagement was happening. PT-109 was in the path of Japanese destroyer Armagiri. Armagiri ran down PT-109. The captain of the destroyer was not aware. PT-109 was cut in half. JFK along with seaman Andrew Jackson Kirksey and Harold W. Marney. Which results in him not becoming President.
My future wasn't a specific things changed just in 2012 but the dates leading up to the things that changed in the United States. I just talked about things that happened in 1960s to 2012.
I changed important things that happened when JFK was president and changed things that happened because of him since he doesn't exist anymore. What I liked about this project was that I could change what ever I wanted and there was little to no limitations. This was a little challenging finding a specific time to change and a specific thing to change. It was challenging finding specific things that had changed in the United States as well. The most interesting fact that I had found out doing this project was that JFK wasn't the best at the space fund. It seem to show that when he was assassinated the space fund was more funded then it was before. Systemic changed impact the historical recored because it had changed things that happened in America and things that could have happened that could have changed the course of American history just because one single person or event didn't happen. What I would change would be more time on the project and having more information then I already have.
Three Created Sources
President Nixon Letter
President Nixon Addresses the Nation
When it came to picking a certain topic to focus on I knew I wanted to think of What If with segregation or anything relating to the civil rights movement. Once it came down to picking a more solid topic I came across the Brown V. Board Of Education case. I remembered studying it during my ILP last year with the Marshall Brennan program and I knew I would be able to create a very solid project with this topic. The easiest part to me was picking what i could change, my divergence point. For this I chose to prevent the death of Fred Vinson. In this case many people believe that his death was a major factor in the final decision taken. Many believe that if he hadn't suddenly died segregation in schools would have continued.So of course I knew that making that my point of divergence would allow me to create a very solid final project.
Once the researching came up I was having trouble focusing on certain things. In the beginning I didn't really think of sources that would help me with the final project I was spending time just looking for sources about segregation. Of course these were some kind of help but later on in the process I found myself trying to find other sources that would help more with the topic.Even though at first I had trouble with finding my primary resources once I got a sense of what I wanted and needed I found plenty of useful materials. Pictures,Articles as we all a Documentary.
When it came down to determining how to present it I had a hard time choosing the final medium for this. At first I wanted to create a simple wiki spaces. Which then I realized that it would be too plain and I wouldn't be able to do much with it. I also later had the idea of making a weebly but I also wanted to be able to post the intro to the mock documentary I made and with weebly that wasn't possible. While I was thinking of a clever way to present this I came about a link to a project created by Christian Gelbolingo in Mr.Hermans history class. Once I realized that creating a website on this site was what I was looking for i got started right away. I found it difficult to get use to all the setting and what not but later on found myself enjoying the challenge. Compared to other sites it offered more then just a way to make a website but it allowed me to make it more appealing to my audience. Even though its a simple theme I still find it more appealing then a simple wiki space or a weebly. Not only that but I was also able to include the video I had directly on the website.
Through out the whole process I was trying to find a way to organize it as well so it could flow and not be confusing. I decided to present the disclaimer and the introduction to the project as the first thing seen on the website. I then move on to including background story of what the case was about and the i start to slowly flow into the What If part of it all. In my opinion I include a lot of visual appealing aspects, very few writting but I keep it informative. Overall I am very proud of all the work I put into the researching, into the creation of my own primary sources as well as the creation of the final website.
Click here for a Beatles song. (Hey Jude.)
Click here for a One Direction song. (Moments, written by Ed Sheeran, and one of my personal favorites.)
[both links are youtube links so don't be doing illegal things if you're listening in school. i'll know, too!]
The car that this woman is driving is from the automaker Nissan. Nissan is the sixth largest automaker in the world selling 4,669,981 cars in 2011. Nissan was founded in Japan (which where it's still headquartered) in 1933, and has since spread to sell cars all over the world, and now has factories on an international level.
Nissan sells cars and has built factories all over the world, taking a place in the major economy. Currently according to google maps there are six Nissan Dealers in Philadelphia alone. Another hint of Globalization is that Nissan current CEO is not Japanese as were the previous ones. The CEO is Carlos Ghosn a Brazilian born businessman.
This a picture of a Volkswagen "punch buggy". Volkswagon is a German automobile manufacturer that was named in Forbes Top 25 Largest Companies in the world as of 2000. Volkswagen was founded in 1937, and has been in operation since.
Since then Volkswagen has grown to have 2 dealers in Philadelphia (according to Google Maps) and still continues to sell
Is a retailer store of face, body, and home products originating from Manosque France. The company was founded by Olivier Baussan in 1976. This company currently has shops across the world and now has a shop located in Center City Philadelphia.
Ferrari is a sports manufacturing company in Maranello Italy founded by Enzo Ferrari 1929. Now Ferrari has expanded globally and in Philadelphia like in many other places Ferrari's represent wealth
Esta casa está en Utah. Es más o menos grande con elegante muebles. Está cerca del el parque jugar frisby . También está cerca y la montañas porque le gusta “snowboarding”. Está lejos de el campo porque no aventura. Ella le gusta aventura, Echols es a afueratipo persona. En la casa tiene, una oficina, una balcón, una sotana, la cocina, el baño, la canch de frisby, la sala y dos habitaciones.
El baño es muy grande, limpio y increible. La muebles hay grande ventana,puerta, la tele, lavamanos, ducha, espejo y una pisa. La actividades es ducharse, usar el inodoro y vestirte.
La cocina es muy grande bonita y limpio. hay una estufa , una lavamanos, una isla grande, una nevera, cinco ventanas y dos puerta. En la cocina puedes cocinar, lavar los platos y relajar. Es muy de lugo.
La sala es muy grande preciosa y de lugo. En la sala hay unas tres sofás, una mesa de café, cuarto ventanas la puerta grande, la tele y tres la silla en el cuarto. en la sala puedes tiene tiempo de familiala, ver la tele, y relajar. Es muy perfecto.
La cancha de frisby, es muy grande parece auténtica. La muebles hay el gol y “scoreboard” también , máquina de vender de aqua. La cancha de frisby es muy simple pero conveniente.
habitaciones es grande y elegante. En cada habitación hay un grande la
cama, dos ventanas, tres almurios, una puerta grande, la tele grande y
una silla de peludo . En las habilitaciones puedes dormir, relaja, leer,
y ver la tele. Es muy simple.
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I think that if you forget the bad memories and remember the good ones it will help you survive and allow you to go on living. If you remember the bad things you will be happy.
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The point of divergence that I choose was to make the Union loose the Battle of Antietam. This caused Lincoln to not have enough power to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Changing this point in history only held things up rather than changed them. The League of Nations came in and enforced equality in 1920 as a result of the Union loosing the Battle of Antietam.
The future I envisioned resulting from the POD was a whole different thing than I got. I expected that the world would still have slaves and that we wouldn't have Obama in presidency and it was a whole lot more dramatic then what it actually came out to be. I figured that if I got rid of the Emancipation Proclamation, that the world would be how it looked in the 1870's. It turns out that even without Abe Lincoln issuing the Proclamation, the League of Nations would have jumped in and declared freedom for the slaves.
I had the most fun putting all of my sources together. When I wrote it all out, it finally made sense and was in some kind of order. My favorite part was closing up my wikispaces page and getting this done. The hardest part might have been making the fake primary sources because I didn't know how to actually make a source. Creating your own newspaper clipping is harder than I thought it would be! The most interesting fact had to have been that Abe Lincoln had to wait for a Union win to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. I would have thought that since he was president that he would be able to do whatever and be able to keep that power.
The actions of each individual effects the history because if you change one point, it dominoes and changes multiple other events in history also. You cannot just erase or swap history and expect nothing to change. Even with an end result that is similar to how life is now, the history behind it has been changed. One decision can be majorly influential to the historical landscape. For example, the decision to make the Union win the Battle of Antietam changed the outcome of major historical events.
I could improve this project by making the website more colorful and eye catching. If I had to do this project over, I would change the way I made the wikispace. I would add more links and make it more wikipedia like.
La casa tiene dos baños grandes. El los baños hay una ducha y una ventana. Es un buen lugar para relajar. La casa tiene dos dormitorios grandes. El los dormitorios hay una cama y una aparador también una la tele. Es un buen lugar tranquilo y lugar para dormir. La casa
Dos dormitorios hay una cama. Es un buen larger tranquilo y lugar para dormir. La casa
Dos baños grandes el los baño hay una ducha y una ventana
Una cocina los grande una s. el lavaplatos
Un garaje para muchas bicicletas
Un piscina la sillo y un tranquilla.
A little insider my advisor and I came up with in order to keep me in track. I felt like it was about time I made it more of a solid representation. Even though its not perfect and the right side is wider then the left i still felt like leaving it as is gave it more meaning. Cause in the end who has a perfect balance in their lives ?
This piece was something I did one day I was feeling playful. I wanted to use different size brushes as well as different techniques. It all started out with me just painting pretty lines on the paper and it turned into me trying to do something different and something that was about who I really am.
When it comes to capturing moments I am most proud of this one. A while ago I took this picture of roses my mom had in our living room. Recently on a boring night I decided to try something different with this one picture and see what would come of it. Like above in the picture there are 3 different versions of the same picture, the biggest one being the original one. Even though both of the edited versions are gorgeous I find it amazing that regardless the original picture of the rose at its natural state with no effects of any sort, still managed to outshine the other two.
This was one of the first pieces in the quarter when I actually tried and opened myself up to create art again. It started out with a simple mardi gras mask and after a while I just started having fun with the few color pencils I had. When I realized that small idea of a mardi gras mask turned into my FAVORITE piece this quarter !
When it came to making this piece I knew I wanted to keep it simple but at the same time make it something with a deep meaning. I became inspired when I watched the documentary Max & Sam made for NHD. So I began by finding a creative way to draw a heart and ended up having a tribal style heart. I fell in love with the first half of it. The second half however it was something even more simple, compared to the first half this was one full piece. Nothing like the first half which was sort of like a puzzle. When it came to adding color I decided to have different colors representing both sides of Love. One side is a mixture of bright happy colors. While the other side is red and black to symbolize Pain & Lost.
Tiger Print Crazy
This was one of my most simple pieces the whole quarter. One weekend while driving back from NY I pulled out my drawing pad and began to sketch things of the top of my head until I got a more solid idea. When it came down to it I began to sketch tiger print all over one of my pages.Once I got in the art studio the following week I decided to add color by adding pastels to it to be able to add texture and more feeling to it.
Well this was interesting, and so much fun. Three other girls created this with me, and we worked hard on it. We spent lots of time on this, to get it to great perfection. We used several colors, and based it off of the photo of love park. Now it's finally up in the ceiling and looking wonderful.
Por la casa, no tiene un garaje porque Wynn usa un bicicleta. La cocina es grande por que Wynn le gusta cocinar. La casa es grande por que Wynn le gusta las casas grande. Tiene dormitorios grandes por que Wynn le gusta espacio. La casa tiene cuatro dormitorios por que Wynn queire niños en el futuro. La casa tiene dos porque es una casa grande. La casa tiene tres baños por todos los pisos. La casa tiene una oficina por que Wynn le gusta trabajar en la computadora. La casa tiene una sala por los amigos de Wynn y fiestas. La casa tiene un jardin por que Wynn le gusta la natura.
La casa para Wynn es muy moderna y grande, goce!
Enthony quiere un carro de Volkswagon por él solamente ,y un carro de la familia. Una camioneta tiene sentido. El garaje puede contener tres carros. La casa no tiene un jardín porque la esposa de Enthony es alérgico de las flores. Ella va a ir rojo.
La sala en la casa de Enthony es muy grande. Necesitan el espacio. Tiene una tele gigante, Tres sofás , dos mesas por lámparas y 8 ventanas porque le gusta aire libre. Actividades la familia pueden hacer en la sala son :ver la tele, dormir, relajar, leer, jugar juegos de mesa y video juegos.
Enthony le gusta dibujar, por lo tanto, va a tener un estudio en el ático. Es su trabajo. Ninguno de niños van a molestar él cuando él es en su estudio. Hay un escritorio con mucho papel y marcadors. Hay pinturas. Y LADY GAGA!!!!! También el estudio va a tener paredes calldo por eso que Enthony puede escuchar para Lady Gaga muy ruidoso.
Los cuartos en la casa perfecta de Enthony son medianos y limpios. La casa va a tener ocho habitaciónes. Cada cuarto va a Tener dos ventanas porque le gusta luce en espacio abierto. Cada niño va a tener un escritorio con una computadora por escuela. Va a tener una cama y una lampara, y una guardarropa con espacio por libros.
Ninguno de los niños pueden tener una mascota.. ¡Enthony odia animales!
Cada persona va a tener su propio baño. Los baños de las niñas son rosa con una ducha, un espejo, un fregadero y un retrete. Los baños de los niños son azul y mismo que los baños de las niñas.
Instead of going to the Landscape, we stayed in class room and looked around. I looked at my friend book bag. I drew what I seen. I added creativity, and some style. I tried to be as accurate as possible. I used paint and pastel, to make the effect better. This wasn’t to hard, It was an ok project. I didn’t like this art that I did, but it’s not that bad.
La casa de Juan hay uno pisos, el garaje, la piscina y nurseries para niños. La casa esta en California en la playa. La casa es perfecto para un par preparar para una vida juntos. Tenemos un diseño para Juan y su novia que es simple. Hay colores vibrantes, es pequeño y moderna.
-Kina Grannis- Valentine
-Drake- Best I Ever Had
This 4th quarter went differently; I started off drawing but that transitioned to working with Music. I improved in mastering shading with my Abstract emotion drawing. I tried making the lips as realistic as possible, as well as the nose. I didn't do such a great job on the other facial features but I tried my best on doing so. Working with music was super fun. I'n to record. Recording was a fun experience and also gave me headaches. After running ve had a passion for music since I was in my mother's womb, but I've never had ambitiothrough the song once, I'd listen to the recording and find a mistake. I'd have to record many times until I came to find a recording I was satisfied and was clean from mistakes.
Below is a picture of the homepage.
During the Revolutionary War the Declaration of Independence was written. The copy that effects us today, however, was not the first or original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the first copy and in this he included a debatable paragraph that discussed slavery. For this project I decided to change history so that the original copy was used. Due to the fact that the south was all for slavery, they were not in agreement with the Declaration. In an alternate history they were so displeased that they separated themselves from the north and sided with the King of Britain.
What I liked about this project was the fact that I got to dictate what I wanted to happen. Based on my research I could create a reasonable alternate reality. What was difficult however was coming up with a situation that would really make a difference. The original idea that had was to effect the history of slavery by ending the life of Harriet Tubman. Automatically I assumed that this would rid history of the underground railroad but then it was brought to my attention that someone other that Harriet Tubman could have created the underground railroad or something similar. Another difficult thing was creating the articles (the primary sources). Often times I felt that I was being very repetitive and at a lost of what to write. I wanted to change history but not so much that I confused myself and come up with an unreasonable outcome.
I think that history itself is based on the actions of an individual or group. Without people trying to solve problems in history or standing up for what they belief there is no history. Systemic changes are a result of the individuals effect on history. Often times I think systemic changes are hyped up more in history. This is not to say they aren't important though. I didn't realize until this project that if a simple decision wasn't made in the past, it in fact could have change my life completely at the moment. Usually I think of history as a set thing, I never thought about changing it.
I think that with this project we had a lot of freedom of choice, we chose the topic, what type of primary sources, and how we wanted to present it. Now that I'm done with the project I think that it was a good idea to handle the project the way it was handled. I don't really have any improvements that I could suggest. But if I had to do this project over I definitely would have spend more time finding a topic that interest me more instead of picking the first one.