January 14

Revolution Reflection, by Rachel

This post was taken courtesy of Rachel’s KidBlog post.

We have learned about a few revolutions and the most common causes of revolutions are people wanting independence, fair laws, and the president you did not want to be president being elected. The effects of revolutions were a lot of people being taken out of their homes and going to concentration camps , people have been killed, and some countries gaining independence.

In our group we learned about the Cuban war of Independence. We collaborated with our group quite well and we also had a lot of fun with it. I learned about myself while doing this project. I don’t have to be so serious doing projects. Our group was not the most focused of all the groups or organized but we were able to finish. Doing this was really fun.

January 14

Revolution Reflection, by Anthony

This post is courtesy of Anthony’s KidBlog post.

The Cuban War of Independence (1895-1898) was one of many political revolutions. Some causes of this particular revolution were that the Spanish were being unfair and they had high taxes and strict laws on the Cubans. Cuba was so limited in trading that they could only trade with Spain. Some effects  of this war were that Cuba gained independence, they had fair laws after they won their independence, and in 1902, U.S. Officials left Cuba and Cuba gained complete independence but remained under U.S. protection. However, i wasn’t for long because soon after, Fidel Castro came in power. My teammate and I worked well together. We weren’t always the most productive, but we always had a good time. In the end, we made it and had fun on the way.

January 14

Singing Revolution Reflection, by Jackson

This post is courtesy of Jackson’s KidBlog post.

I personally liked learning about the Singing Revolution, it was very interesting and deep. This revolution lasted the longest out of all the revolutions we did. I really liked the way the Estonians did not fight back in war against the Soviet Union. I thought learning about the Singing Revolution was interesting and fun since a company made an informational movie about the Singing Revolution.

January 14

Revolutions 101, by Genique

This post is courtesy of Genique’s KidBlog post.

When you compare the Costa Rican Civil War to other civil wars and revolutions there are many similarities and differences. For example, the Afghanistan Revolution has many similarities to the Costa Rican Civil War. One of the similarities are that both wars had a military take over but for Afghanistan it was not helpful for the country. Unlike Costa Rica, it helped the country take the bad people out of power. Also the Orange Revolution had some similarities with the Costa Rican Civil War. In the Orange Revolution, there were fraudulent voting problems just like in the Costa Rican Civil War. Many good and bad effects happened after the civil war. One of the bad effects was that two thousand people died, and one of the good effects was that overall, the president that the people wanted in power finally got the position. A lot of good and bad comes out of civil wars and revolutions but my hope is that all good things are the effect.

During this project I have learned many new things about myself which helped me become a better person. I worked by myself on this project which was great for me because I got more work done and I realized that when I work by myself, I can get a better understanding in what I am studying. As I worked by myself, I stayed organized and was able to work on more than one thing at a time. I also noticed that when I learn new things or research history, I get really focused and want to learn more about that subject because it interests me and gets me really excited. I hope we will get another opportunity to learn more about history of America and other places we do not really acknowledge. This was a great way to end 2015 and start 2016!

January 14

Reflections and Revolutions, by Alice

This post is courtesy of Alice’s KidBlog post.

During this great experience, I studied the Irish War of Independence. As I am sitting here, thinking about the other revolutions I have learned about, I am noticing lots of revolutions have a military take over. They can also include unfair elections and laws, and people being ripped from their homes, or never heard from ever again. A few common effects I have noticed are people (150 at the least) being shot or killed, as well as riots in anger. One other common effect I have noticed in my studies is people protesting.

My group members were Faith, Sophie and Zach. We worked well together — since we are really good friends — but that was the problem. Every time we had Hum/SS, we did more giggling, less focusing in the very beginning. But once we were running out of time, we took off, and didn’t have any more giggly classes (thank goodness)! One thing I learned about myself as a learner is that when I really put my mind to something — anything that seems as though I will never finish — I just might rise and conquer!

January 14

Revolutions Reflection, by Ella

This blog post is courtesy of Ella’s KidBlog post.

My revolution project was the Singing Revolution with my partner, Jackson. It was a hard revolution to learn about ,but it was very interesting. There were many connections between our revolution and other revolutions we learned about. Here are some of the common causes of revolutions. Most of them wanted freedom from the governing body. Some of the revolutions also had a military takeover and had a mean leader that was bossing them around. Here are some of the effects of most revolutions. Many people either die or disappear. The country gets freedom from its governing body, and sometimes people of the country become united together.

I thought that my partner and I collaborated well together and we both had the same vision of how our project was going to turnout, so that really helped. I learned that I get tired of watching the same video over and over again even if I was the one who made it.I think my partner and I got off topic a once in awhile, but we always got back to work.

January 14

Revolution, by Carson

Blog post courtesy of Carson’s KidBlog post.

When I look at the American Revolution and compared it to other revolutions, I noticed that almost all revolutions are politically based. Also I have learned that most revolutions are based on being freed from the governing body. Sometimes people do not get the president they want. Some countries are occupied so the people want freedom from occupiers. I learned I can try and I will either fail or succeed, but when I try, I should still finish strong.

November 3

The Quartering Act, by Ella

The British passed many Acts that caused tension between Britain and, the colonies and, eventually this caused the American Revolution. The Quartering Act was passed by Parliament in 1765. The Quartering Act was an act that made the colonists give housing to the British soldiers. This Act also made the colonists provide food and water for the soldiers.The reason why the colonists had to share their homes and food was because the British soldiers didn’t have a place to stay after the French and Indian War. The British soldiers chose to stay in the colonies after the French and Indian War because they feared that the French and the Indians would try to take the colonies that belonged to the British.The colonies did not like this Act and it made them mad with the British. It also made the colonists scared that the government was trying to control their freedom.This was one of the many acts that led to the American Revolution.


November 3

The Boston Massacre by Genique

The Boston Massacre happened on March 5th, 1770. This event happened between the British soldiers and the colonists. The problem occurred because the British were passing many acts for example the Townshend Act. The Townshend Act taxed colonists on imports such as tea and glass. Also the British soldiers said “they felt threatened so they fired.” The effects after the Boston Massacre caused the death of five colonists, outrage of colonists, more anti-propaganda, and a problem leading to the American Revolution. More “red coats” were sent to keep the colonists in order. At the end of it all, the colonists weren’t happy with the British laws and the British were happy because they thought the colonists would follow their laws.