2 PSA's Brought To you by Sarena,Seamus,Laura, and Dakota

Here are two PSA's, we constructed to share the rules of the roads. We need to reduce accidents and save lives. But we need physics help and yours in order to do it.

"Crossing Parental Boundaries" By Antoinette Hiller

Honestly, who doesn't want to live their life the way they want to live it, especially teens. We all want the decisions we make to be right but we all know that most of our decisions are never truly right but do we understand our problem and do we want it fixed?
Crossing Boundries

Its clear to see how our worlds have changed in so many ways but do we as teens understand the changes we make in our lives, so that you as our next generation, can understand that though we didn’t always make the right decision, we never turn a blind side to the problems around us, by understanding the problem, we should able to change our thinking and put ourselves on the path we always wanted to be on by knowing we were wrong and correcting our mistakes on our own. She also taught me that though we don't always choice the right path at first, once we get our head in the right state of mind, we'll be sure to get it eventually. Hopefully other teens who have faced the same issues and dilema have found their way and fully understand that the authority is only trying to protect us and it's our job to listen so that we may one day pass it on and if not then hopefully if somebody is watching you create your mistakes, they'll see what they must do in their lives to make it better the way it should be. 

Taylor, Ayo-ola, Nuri, and Aaron PSA


This PSA video is designed to try and bring light to common problems that happen to teenage drivers. One being not following speed limit laws in bad weather as well as using cell phones while driving. This video portrays a teenager (Taylor) driving in bad weather and texting while driving. And that she got into an accident. So this was designed to have a realistic example for a problem that could happen, and the consequences that come from it. 

"What is Lying" By Jasmine Nieves

          My podcast is about lying. Lying and not telling the truth all the time, could make you go to a bad unsatisfactory place. Lying comes and goes all the time. Me and my friend, Nikki talked about what it really means to be a lier. Grounding, as what was said in the audio, makes us feel like we’re not ourselves anymore. Being myself and of course yourselves, is all that anybody wanted. Its like your fading away from the relationships you had with people. Breaking up a good relationship may not last forever, but it shouldn’t be based on lying because lying is wrong.
Interview with Nikki- Pahomov
    The things that I learned during this project is that lying is not ok. It is not ok because you are not telling the honest truth. Telling the truth, all the time, will get you somewhere. Lying will get you to a predicament you don’t want to be in. The reason this is, is because you would have to deal with consequences and you might feel alone when somebody finds out that you had lied. Crossing Boundaries means crossing the rules that have been set for us. When you cross them, you’ll know the next step that is about to happen. All these things could be the effects of lying. The causes of lying all depends on the person. It could happen without you even realizing its happening. The costs will definitely be the consequences that you have to pay at the moment. You could get grounded and things taken away from you.The benefits of these consequences is that you have eventually learned what you did and figured out not to do that again. Lying could also hurt people’s feelings. They might not even want to talk to you at the time. What I learned from doing this interview is that Nikki, the person I had interviewed, had almost felt the same way as me to getting into trouble about lying. Its like she understands me just like other people try to do the same. Editing and finishing up this project took me more than two hours to finish until the day that it was due, which is today. I agree with Nikki because, like everybody else, she is smart and she knows what she’s talking about, the interview flowed and she said more things that described about times she has lied and what lying was. The editing was a weakness because I went over and she kind of went over me when we were talk and their were door slams that happened when we spoke. I had to switch and switch programs just to get the interview right  

Great Depression/Great Recession Henry - Byshera


Welcome to the Great Depression. Home of failed banking, A Giant Dust Bowl and a plummeting stock market. 

In this picture: All three of those major events were represented. You can see empty bank vaults, A giant bowl of dust, and a stock market crumbling. 

These are some of the main causes of the Great Depression.


Welcome to the Great Recession. Where bankers, who are blinded by greed, make poor decisions and eventually affected all of the world. 

In this picture: You can see an upside-down House which represents the the decreased cost in Houses. Then there is the bomb between the C.D.O's which show the risk and eventual explosion (the bad one) of the housing market.


The Great Depression - Side Effects will include:

Decrease in consumer confidence.

Disappearance of the middle class. 

Massive increase in homeless people.

Massive increase in unemployment rate.


The Great Recession - Side Effects will include:

Decrease in consumer confidence.

Decrease in house costs.

Increase in unemployment rate.

Increase in uncomfortable way of life.


F.D.R. 's New Deal.

In this picture: 

You can see two houses that are split by a river or moving body of water. On the right it's city that's represented by a house. On the left is a house that represents the countless amounts of homes without electricity in more rural area. This moving body of water is generating electricity. Notice how The houses are clean and are easy on the eyes. In F.D.R's new deal, he focuses on making the way of life better for everyone in the United States. Painting Murals, providing AID to states and creating jobs. 


Obama's Stimulus Plan / Recovery Act

In this picture: 

You can see the word "Tax" being cut. This represents what the Stimulus Package Did. It cut a lot of taxes for the middle class. The Words unemployment benefit speaks for itself. Then there was the educational aspect of the package. It provided a lot of school districts around the country money to help keep the educational program strong. This is represented by the "modern high school" in the very center of the paper. It looks as though it's being constructed.

The Verdict:

The New Deal came in three parts:

Relief, Recovery, Reform.

Relief comes in the form of short term acts that, more of less, poured water on the burn area. It alleviated the suffering of most people in the country. Things like the Tennessee Water Act fall under this category. 

Recovery comes in the form of long term acts that, more of less, put a bandaid on the burn area. IT protected and strengthened the economy. Things like the National Industrial Recovery Act fall under this category.

Reform comes in the form of prevention acts, that more or less, put a huge bubble on the whole person. It protected the economy from future great depressions. The emergency banking act falls under this category. 

Obama's Stimulus Plan:

The primary object of this plan was to save and create jobs immediately. This protected businesses. 

The secondary object of this plan was to provide temporary relief to those who were hit the hardest by the recession, then invest in things like infrastructure, education, health, clean energy, federal tax incentives and unemployment benefits. 

The Contrast/Comparison

The New Deal was huge compared to the stimulus. It covered more areas and focused on better the way of life for citizens in America. The stimulus only focused on protecting and creating jobs. Then again, there's only so much you can do when reforms from 60+ years ago still hold strong. The New Deal also had a more direct effect on the economy. Change was noticeable. The stimulus is a more subtle change. There is also one key difference between the two. The New Deal focused on rebuilding the middle class while the stimulus focused on keeping the middle class afloat. 

The Success and Failures:

The New Deal succeeded in many ways. First, it did prevent another depressions with it's fail safes. Second, some of the reforms are still helping people today, especially those getting their electricity from dams. The creation of government jobs still hold to this day. 

The Stimulus is on going. However, from what's been going on, it seems like it's succeeding. Just today, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent. We predict that it will succeed in the future and strengthen America's Economy. One thing to notice: This stimulus seems resemble the New Deal in terms of the Recovery part. It doesn't seem to have any sections to prevent future recessions however.

The New Deal = For the people.

The Stimulus = For the wallets.

​Annotated Bibliography! 

Blinder, Alan, and Mark Zandi. "How the Great Recession was Brought to an End." How the Great Recession was Brought to an End. economy.com, 27 Jul 2010. Web. 28 Feb 2013. <http://www.economy.com/mark-zandi/documents/end-of-great-recession.pdf>.


Summary: This source starts with a very long and detailed explanation with how the Great Recession ended. After going into the explanation with words it moves into a chart that shows what kind of things got cut out and how much it saved. then it moves it into, again with words, what that means for the american people. And continuous with more graphs, charts and then explanation. 

Assess:  From what I wanted over this source has a lot of different things. It is not broken down in the best way  still its detailed. Giving a good mix of different information without being too messy. It has a lot of analysis and charts with many different things to work with for this project. 

Reflect: This source has a lot of things that we can use to make this project really interesting and gives many different points. It is something that we can trust even though it is not an edu it has a lot of really good work with two pages of citations. Overall I think that its a good place to get information. 

Krugman, Raul. "Responding to Recession." New York Times. OP-ED COLUMNIST, 14 January 2008. Web. 28 Feb 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/opinion/14krugman.html?_r=0>. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/opinion/14krugman.html?_r=0 

Summary: This source is much shorter than the first one that I found how it still explains the way things were worked through and gives a little bit more of a basic understanding of how things happen. It is clear and well organized. 

Assess: From what I wanted over this source has many things that we can use and work off of.  It detailed and broken down well. I think this will be one of the things that we use to start the project off with. 

Reflect: This source has a lot of things that we can use to make this project really interesting and gives many different points. It is something that we can trust even though it is not an edu it has a lot of really good work and its on the New York Times website so it can be trusted. Overall I think that its a good place to get information and it will be helpful to the project. 

3. "The Great Recession of 2008-09: Year In Review 2009 (recession) : The U.S. Response." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1661642/The-Great-Recession-of-2008-09-Year-In-Review-2009/286636/The-US-Response>.

  • Summarize
  • This article covers the Obama’s administration response to the recession. It explains how President Obama pushed out a 787 billion dollar stimulus plan into the economy. It also talks about how the democrats and republicans argued over which way was the best way to go about saving the economy. It also talks about other smaller plans that were enacted.

  • Assess
  • This source is a primary source and is written by Britannica. It goes into detail about the problem at hand. There doesn’t seem to be an argument so it is unbiased. It gives a good mix of information on the topic at hand, however, it seems to focus a lot on the actions President Obama took. 

  • Reflect
  • This source is mostly unbiased which makes it a good resource for taking a sides simply because it doesn’t take a side. We get both sides of the story which allows us to pick a side without being persuaded by the author. It really doesn’t help shape the argument, instead it helps pick an argument. 

4. "Center on Budget and Policy Priorities." N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2013. <http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3108>.

  • Summarize: This source contains a lot of organized data and breaks down each state tax change during the recession. It specifically focuses on the tax changes during the 2008-2009 time period. It then breaks down each tax change into different categories. Then breaks down each category by going into detail. 

  • Assess: It goes into great detail on every little bit of tax reform that happened in 2008 and 2009. It’s clear concise and straight to the point. There doesn’t seem to be any opinions listed, it’s just stating straight facts or what we believe to be facts. There are also plenty of graphs and charts to keep things more organized. 

  • Reflect: This source is helpful in a variety of ways. I goes into little details which make everything easier to understand. Also, it goes into detail about what each individual state did, making it even better. Now we have information on both the federal governments and state governments reaction to the crisis. 
  • Wiegand, Steve. N.p.. Web. 24 Feb 2013. <http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/franklin-delano-roosevelt-and-the-new-deal.html>.
  • Summary:
  • Basically, the author decided to break down parts of the New Deal made by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It literally breaks down every part of the Deal and explains its significance in the economy.
  • Assess:
  • So far this source is the best source is the best source in our bibliography. this source really just breaks it down and keeps it simple. Everything is just there. You don’t have to go searching for the information because it’s right there in your face. 
  • Reflect:
  • This source, I think, covered everything that we need to cover. It’s seems to be un-opinionated and keeps to the facts. This is perfect for our project because we can narrow down to a specific part and we don’t have to do a lot of searching for the information. The benefits of summaries. The only problem is, it’s missing little details and examples, but that’s perfectly fine for now. The other sources should cover the little details. 
  • . N.p.. Web. 24 Feb 2013. <http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/franklin-delano-roosevelt-and-the-new-deal.html>.
  • Summary: This website takes what the dummies website did and breaks it down. It also includes a timeline and keep everything organized into specific pages. There aren’t any arguments, just straight facts and some analysis. 
  • Assess:
  • This source is basically just the dummies source but broken down even more. Which is good. We can use this type of information to cross check other sources and keep everything in line. It’s really nice because it gives a convenient timeline to keep everything organized. Although it’s not quite as straightforward as dummies. 
  • Reflect:
  • Like I said before, this source has a lot of things that dummies has. However, it breaks everything thing and goes into some detail. So if we go in order, for a brief summer of stuff, dummies is the way to go. Want some more detail? This website should help a bunch. It also verifies everything that dummies said making them both valid. 
  • . "The Great Depression and New Deal, 1929-1940s."Welcome to HIST 1302 Online. Welcome to HIST 1302 Online. Web. 22 Feb 2013. <http://iws.collin.edu/kwilkison/Online1302home/20th Century/DepressionNewDeal.html>.
  • http://iws.collin.edu/kwilkison/Online1302home/20th%20Century/DepressionNewDeal.html
  • Summary: This source takes you first though the background and some of the causes of the Great Depression with both words and charts. After that it goes into the government response of both Hoover and Roosevelt and tells the differences. After this it kind of side tracks before going into the new deal by tell Keynes’, an english economist, theory. Now it tells us about   the first and second new deal. 
  • Assess: From what I wanted over this source a longer more in depth explanation over everything that we have gone over in class and the new deal. Giving a good mix of different other sources within it. It give ads, charts, photos, quotes and then seconder analysis. 
  • Reflect: This source has a lot of things that we can use to make this project really interesting and gives many different news of things so that it will not be a one sided project. It is something that we can trust because its used for a college course and its on an edu website. Overall I think that its a pretty great place to get information. 
  • Hardman, John. "The Great Depression and the New Deal." Ethics of Development in a global environment. Stanford, 26 Jul 1999. Web. 24 Feb 2013. <http://www.stanford.edu/class/e297c/poverty_prejudice/soc_sec/hgreat.htm>.
  • http://www.stanford.edu/class/e297c/poverty_prejudice/soc_sec/hgreat.htm
  • Summary: This source starts of talking about Roosevelt's address to the american public and then works its way into the Great Depression giving a summary and then breaks off into the impact of the great depression. Without taking too much time it move into the New Deal and then after that the things that were affected by it like unemployment, agriculture, and then African-Americans and how they were affected by both the depression and new deal.  
  • Assess:  From what I wanted over this source a longer more broken down but still detailed with every thing that we want over in class and with the points on the new deal. Giving a good mix of different information without being messy. With a few chats and seconder analysis. 
  • Reflect: This source has a lot of things that we can use to make this project really interesting and gives many different points and is well broken down so that will be good for us project. It is something that we can trust because its used for a college course and its on an edu website. Overall I think that its a good place to get information.

Ahinson Snesbitt Business unit project

For this project Abou and I decided to create a website. We did this because we thought that all of our research and analysis could be easily displayed, and people can go at their own pace to look through the site and read what they want. We focused on comparing the two time periods, and how the President/government acted upon the economic crisis at hand. We talked about their similarities and differences, and mainly if their plans were success or failures.  

Ananda/Jamie Weebly


My group member and I decided to present ur project using Weebly because we feel like a website is an good way to present information and also it keeps it simple. When creating the website we wanted to make sure we listed the really important components and didn't write to much where as that may overwhelm readers. We think making a website is the good way to go for this project because it allows a lot of creativity, thinking , and hard work.

History Benchmark

For our project Jovan and I decided to make a video explaining and giving our feedback on the topic at hand. go went into a deep analysis and try to keep an unbiased standpoint. we try to make our video creative as possibly while keeping the video focused on the topic.

bib: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12942976/history%20bm%20q3.pages