Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 25

I'm sitting here watching the presidents state of the union. While watching it my Dad explained how for the first time in a long time the congress is mixed. They aren't sitting divided; republicans on one side, democrats on the other. For some reason I easily made a connection between this and slavery. A country divided, then over slavery, now over which party you are a part of. The issues may have changed, but have we? We will always disagree, there will always be those two definined groups. Compromise - I think that word needs to begin to describe our country more than it does now.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 11

Today we talked about womens rights and the suffrage movement. It was somewhat interesting, and I was starting to wonder where it fell into American history. Ends up the person I had to do the voice thread on, Adin Ballou, agreed with a lot of ideas that the women suffrage movement focused on. I was kind of surprised by that.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 4th

Today we talked about nature. My example was a song. Last night when I was looking for a song about nature, I realized there were a lot more options than I had originally thought. Todays discussion in class really made me believe that nature was a bigger part of our life than I thought.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3

Today in class we learned about transcendentalism. It actually is an interesting topic and I do want to learn more its still semi confusing ... well not really but I couldn't think of anything else to call it. I have to find a song about nature now.. I'm about to fall asleep because I just got home from field hockey .. so I can't find the energy to write much.