Monday, May 24, 2010
Well sure! Why not! why would I, a college bound senior pass up the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the various areas that have not been touched on during my middle school and early high school career. I am so glad that I went through to my guidance counselor and conversed to him those four letters "A-P-E-H" followed by a please and smile of course. This course was way worth it. yes it has been hard and it has pushed me out of my comfortable state of listening and threw me into a realm of interaction with history. not only did i notice a significant improvement in my writing skills, but i also was given the opportunity to try new techniques, such as, this here blog that i am doing right now. I did not realize how much fun blogs were prior to this semester!
Although there were some units that were not entirely my favorite (the ones with all of the king Henry's and Charles'), however, I did learn a lot about the sort of reign they all lead. I cannot believe how quickly the year has gone past, but it is finally here, FINALS week! and then graduation. I will always remember this class and you too Maz! I had a great year, even when I stumbled a little bit, I still learned through it. It was a great year in a great course.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I really enjoyed the film and I found it to be very captivating. the harsh cruelty and truth behind the Nuremberg trials is portrayed very effectively. When the film showed a segment on the real footage behind the camps I felt like i was right in the courtroom along with others who watched in shock and disgust as some began to flee the area because of the shocking evidence.
all in all i found it to be a well established portrayal of what all took place during the Nuremberg Trials.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
~*CLICK HERE! to see the first images in video form of the Battle of Midway!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
pretty cool huh! I really enjoyed this topic, what an interesting period in history!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Click on the "Label post" link for video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s&feature=player_embedded
Monday, March 29, 2010
Woah! this workk done by Otto Dix caught my eye instantly with its murky and gruesome portrayal of the horrors of WWI. I instantly became curious about what Dix might have been thinking at the particular time when he created this capturing piece. I read about how Dix was horrified and haunted about the images he had seen during the war, images that one would not even begin to describe; prior to laying eyes on some of Otto Dix's paintings that is. I can honestly say that I looked at this painting several times and was constantly drawn back to its immaculate detail and gruesome imagery. I could not imagine having come across a sight like THIS!! And then sitting down with an easel and a few paints and beginning to repaint it!!!! What a vivid memory Otto Dix hadin order to be able to re-create something so horrorific yet ccapturing. Even those who escaped death were scarred, forever mentally wounded by their experiences during WWI.