Friday, June 14, 2013

6/13 - 6/14 Class Update

Yesterday, we finished up our immigrant guides during class.

Today, we spent the class studying for our final.

....aaaaaaaand just realized that this is (most likely) my last blog post for the year!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6/11 - 6/12 Class Update

Both yesterday and today, we have worked on our immigrant guides during class. They're due tomorrow at the end of the day, but I'm going to finish mine up tonight because I'm doing it on the computer and I don't know if there will be any computers available for me to work on tomorrow.

Only six days of school left!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

6/7 & 6/10 Class Update

On Friday, we continued to work on our immigrant projects. They're due by 2:13 on Thursday, but I'm trying to have mine done before that. It's difficult to work on it during class because mine is being written in Google Docs, but I can only connect to the internet on my iPod about half the time and never on my laptop, so I'm ending up doing a lot more at home than I anticipated. I'd like to finish it up before I go to school on Thursday if at all possible, so I'm trying to make the lack-of-internet thing work out.

Today, we made presentations on our Smithsonian Quest badges about the work we had to do for them. We were done with that before lunch. After lunch, we talked about what we liked/disliked about the badges and whether or not we thought they were worth doing for Mr. Boyle's future classes. Overall, I thought they were a nice break from the usual curriculum, but I didn't like the website we used very much. The website was finicky at times, plus I wasn't particularly interested in the topics there were to choose from. I would've liked it better if it was set up more like a research project that could be done on anything and presented in anyway we wanted to. That way, I could have learned about absolutely anything I wanted to, instead of just what the Smithsonian badges were about. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

6/4 - 6/5 Class Update

Yesterday, we worked on our immigrant guide projects in class.

Today, we went to the media lab to continue working on our Triton 16% badges. Today was the last day to work on them. I finished my first badge a while ago, but I wasn't able to complete the second. For whatever reason, the website allowed me to work on the next quest before my first quest had been approved for my first badge, but that isn't working for the second. I submitted the second out of three quests today, but it has yet to be approved so I won't have time to do the third quest and finish the badge.

Monday, June 3, 2013

5/31 & 6/3 Class Update

On Friday, we began working on our immigrant projects in class. We are creating guides for immigrants moving west on how to be successful based on what we've learned while reading My Antonia and studying western expansion.

Today, we didn't have class due to the half day.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

5/29 - 5/30 Class Update

Yesterday, we filled out a worksheet of evidence of the United States acting as a good neighbor or world power in the Monroe Doctrine, the Platt Amendment, the Roosevelt Corollary, Dollar Diplomacy, and Moral Diplomacy. That worksheet proved to me that I'm going to have to study A LOT for the final...

Today, we did triad debates on the Bush Doctrine over whether it should be a part of United States foreign policy. We were split into groups of either three or four, with one for pro, one for con, and one to two acting as judges.