Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Question 10

I did learn a lot in this class. I learned a lot of historical information and things that were important in history. I liked when we did interactive projects like the Renaissance fair because I felt that I learned more from the hands on experience. It was also very fun! I also learned how to use the internet to find great information by only using good and reliable resources. It is important to use good ones or you will have the wrong information. Another great thing I learned was how to right academic essays and APA format. Overall, this was a great class and I enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for a great class Mr. Wojo!!

Question 9

A Renaissance Man is a man who portrays the evidence from the renaissance as the re-birth and had many different works that influenced the time period. Michaelangelo proudly created the new art form of having perspective in his art. This was new to the time period. Also, he did some very significant pieces. The statue of David was completely made out of marble and it showed the human body as a beautiful thing. This was very popular during the Renaissance (Figure 1). The next important thing he did was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which still exists today and is very beautiful (fig. 2).  The third important thing he did was the pieta (fig. 3).

Figure 1

Firgure 2:
Figure 3:

Question 8

Romanesque vs Gothic
Gothic: The buildings had more design put into them. They had thinner walls and big beautiful windows. They had stained glass too. They wanted to have big windows to let in the light of God.

These buildings were very strong and fortified for protection against barbarians. They had little windows and few entrances.

Question 7

1. The Black Death started in the spring when there were many dead bodies then the disease spread from them to the West. Its spread meant that the Gods wanted this for retribution .

2. The black death looks very gross. People bleed from their nose and huge tumors near their groin or armpits are formed and then they spread through the body. Black dots form on their bodies. Because the disease was very contagious it was hard to treat.

3. If a disease on the scale of the Black Death were to occur now in the United States, we would have a much firmer grasp on what to treat. Today, there is so much technology and studies that we can figure stuff out pretty quickly. I think they would develop some type of medicine or vaccine to stop the disease and they would have to keep the infected people separate from others so it doesn't spread.

Question 6

Dear Readers,
       These Crusades were are fighting in are not right. I feel that because I have won this area, I fought for this land, and I have conquered it, I deserve the land and can share it with among who I wish. These wars are unjustified and Richard the Lionhearted is killing some of my people in trying to get the holy land. I feel that if I can have the power, I will share generously with the people who want to obey me. If Richard the Lionhearted would like to surrender to me and give up in fighting for the holy land, I will be willing to share Jerusalem and let his people freely come to visit. 
       All of the fighting is making the holy land a place of harm and killing when it is a holy land of peace. All of our saviors have come here and we need to embrace it instead of fighting over it. It would be best if you just let me own this land  and we can all work together in keeping it safe. I will keep the land harm free when people surrender to me and come to visit happily.

Question 5

“Is it fair to say the United States is the modern day equivalent of the Roman Empire?”

The United States today is not the equivalent of the Roman Empire today for a variety of reasons. The United States is more civilized, the laws are more serious, and the government is different. The Roman Empire was still very strong, but in the end it did collapse and it did not have the civilization and knowledge we have today. Today, the government has a firmer grasp on people and anything going crazy. The United States republic is a very smart way to have a leader instead of one emperor. Even though the Roman Empire was something great, the United States have built off of their ideas to an even better government.

The United States is a relatively civilized country. Over the years, it has gotten even better because the government has better control of whats right and wrong. The United States deals with situations in a pretty good way. "Law Arrests 70 at Wakarusa" said a title of an article in the Times Record newspaper (Micham Raache). This article shows how the United States can deal with the problem by just arresting and speaking to the people who committed the crime. In the Roman Empire, they would have probably killed or exiled the guilty members of the incident. This all has to to with the civilization of the country. 

Not only is the country more civilized, but also had better laws. The Roman Empire probably had few laws that they really enforced. "April 8 Incident Brings DUI Charge for Trooper," says the Anchorage Daily News (Casey Grove).This is showing that there are laws that you cannot drink and drive because its unsafe. In the Roman Empire, they probably did not care about drinking habits and everyone could have drink unsafely. The laws are here to keep the people safe.

The final main difference is that the United States and the Roman Empire had different government types. The United States had a republic which helps keep everything equal and everybody to have freedom. The Roman Empire's emperor created havoc because too many people would want to be in rule and the classes. "Boren Won't Seek Re-Election in 2012," says Peter Urban from Time Record (Peter Urban). This shows the different types of elections and if someone is not doing a good job, they will not be elected. In the Roman Empire, people would fight for power and it caused trouble. In the U.S. you cannot fight or you simply will not be chosen.

The United States has many great qualities in its government that over power the Roman Empire's government. Even though the Roman Empire was very strong, it did have its flaws and the United States tried to correct those in their government. Today, the United States has a very strong government and it has succeeded in keeping it powerful.

Urban, Peter. (2011, June 8). Boren Won't Seek Re-Election in 2012. Times Record. front cover.

Grove, Casey. (2011, June 8). April 8 Incident Brings DUI Charge for Trooper. Anchorage Daily News. front cover

Raache, Micham. (2011, June 8). Law Arrests 70 at Wakarusa.Times Record. front cover

Question 4

This article is one that would represent Thucydides historical views because he wrote a lot about a very specific topic. This article has some opinion in it, which Thucydides had to have done too because he knew so much about one idea. The article above is showing a good amount of information on the one topic just like Thucydides would have done.

This article represents one that Herodotus would do because it is a lot of general information. This contains many facts about the topic instead of writing a detailed paragraph or review on the topic. Herodotus wrote a lot of general information about many different topics. It isn't always the best information because it is very general.

Question 3

The Egyptian and Greek ways of death were very different. The Egyptians were very into the afterlife and the soul continuing to live, whereas the Greeks were very interested in the burial of the body, having a very nice funeral or ceremony, and having an important grave stone. Also, the Greeks believed that the afterlife was a very bad place in the underworld protected by Hedes.

The Egyptians made a very big deal out of the death. They would take the body and mummify it by wrapping it many garments of cloth and then put it in a tomb. The organs were put in jars because thats where the soul was and it would rise to the afterlife where it was tested. The God Horus would weigh your soul against a feather and if it was lighter, it could move on to the afterlife where they would happily move on

The Greeks would have a huge ceremony for a death. The funerals were very extravagant and they made nice gravestones. They believed that the afterlife was a bad thing because they would go to the underworld with Hedes. People would rather stay and live a poor unhappy life then go to the underworld.

Question 2

The Agricultural Revolution was very important for many different reasons. It allowed the cities to grow, more technology to be made, domestication of animals, easier for trade, and cultures began to become more developed in their ways of life. Without the agricultural revolution, the world may not have been as developed today.
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A society in the future where agricultural has collapsed would be very bad. It would affect the world negatively in a few ways. Human health, the uses of natural resources, trade, and animal domestication could all change in a bad way. It was the agricultural revolution that started all of these things and a agricultural downfall that could ruin or get rid of all of these things.

A world in the future may be much more diverse in mechanical technologies, so they would not have much use for animals. Also, the people may not eat farm grown food as much and just go to processed stuff because its easier and they have access to it. This could make people get fatter. With all of the mechanical things being used, natural resources like coal and oil will get used up very quickly. The U.S. needs to see whats going on and prevent an agricultural decline or we will be in trouble.

Question 1