Saturday, September 30, 2017

Grading

Open Door Note:

"A note the US sent to a few countries basically asking to control them."

Grading**

Teller Amendment:

"The Teller Amendment was between Canada and Cuba and had nothing to do with the Americas."

Grading:

Anti-Miscegenation Laws:

"These showed racism for mixed breads."


Compromise of 1877:

"The South lost the right to slavery while the north got to keep theirs."

Grading

Turner's Frontier Thesis:

"Give white people land for free."

Grading

Teller Amendment:

"An Amendment to the Constitution that the US cannot discriminate against Hispanic people."

Grading

Open Door Note:

"Policy requiring the President to keep his office door open so that he can be monitored."

Grading

Compromise of 1850:

"Compromise of 1850 made Puerto Rico a piece of land."

Grading

Compromise of 1877:

"Mississippi wanted to become a slave state."

(actually, hmmm, true?)

Grading

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation:

"When women dress up as men to go to war."

Grading

Dred Scott:

"Dred Scott ruled all the slaves would be free January 1."

Grading

Teller Amendment:

"The US isn't going to take over Cuba, we are going to use her ports to trade with other countries."

Grading

15th Amendment:

"15th Amendment gave citizenship to slaves.  Or it gave black people the vote."

Grading

Compromise of 1850:

"I think this is the Missouri Compromise."

Grading

Turner's Frontier Thesis:

"Turner said immigrants were bad.  *shrugging emoji*"


Grading

Victoria Woodhull:

"Famous for the Victorian Era. She designed houses that had small spaces for everyone. Everyone wanted to follow Victoria Woodhull."

Grading

Plessy vs Ferguson:

"Plessy vs Ferguson said that he was free, even with his seat. On the bus."

Grading

15th Amendment:

"Imprison black people and destroy the black community."

Grading.

Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty:

"Treaty to undeclare war."


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Service Project Proposal and SignUp Links Fall 2017



Assignment:Hire yourself to use your talents and skills to contribute to this community in a meaningful way.   
A quick review of what students have done in the past should inspire you: http://www.melissalaughing.com/2017/09/service-project-proposals-and-final.html 

Propose to do  your own project or sign up to help me with one of the projects/events posted at the bottom of this post.  This proposal is due on Canvas*

AMH 2020 only:  If you are doing 2 projects, you need 2 separate proposals submitted to the 2 different links in Canvas.

OPENING: Pick a quote from below (or use another one but it better be good!) to start your essay.

ESSAY: Write up a thoughtful PARAGRAPH explaining why you are hiring yourself for this job. Save as a word.doc or pdf and submit to the link on Canvas.


Start your proposal with one of these or offer your own: 

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. - Rabindranath Tagore

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.         -Mahatma Gandhi

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. -Helen Keller

We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. - Ellen DeGeneres

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.- Audrey Hepburn

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.- Maya Angelou

Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.― Martin Luther King Jr

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” 
― Lao Tzu

“Try not to become a person of success. Rather become a person of value.” 
― Albert Einstein

Sign up links:


Veterans Village Dinner October 12: Theme – BBQ/Southern 7pm


Veterans Village Dinner October 26: Theme – Latin/Caribbean 7pm



Veterans Village Dinner November 9: Theme – Italian 7pm www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508094BA5A72E5-veterans3


Veterans Village Thanksgiving November 23:  Thanksgiving Feast 2pm


Victory Box to Afghanistan Round 1: Mail by 10/31


Victory Box to Afghanistan Round 2: Mail by end of day on 11/15



Veterans Village Holiday Dinner December 7:   Theme TBA

Gifts for the Holiday Gift Give Away


Veterans Village Dinner and Gift Give Away December 21: Holiday Favorites
Signup will be posted later. Let me know  if you want to come help!!



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

AMH 2020 10:10 MWF Grade Distribution

I'm done grading! Enough for today!!
Here is the grade distribution for AMH 2020 10:10 class, out of 140 points:


0
0
0
12
23
23
42
57
63
68
71
71
74
77
79
82
88
94
101
107
111
111
117
120
120
122
123
126
130
130
133
138
138
140
140
140
140
140
140
142

Grading. Random Carwomen from history.

Cult of True Womanhood:

"Women were more Prius than men."

Grading

Open Door Note:

"The US used this for their immigration policy. Anyone who wanted to come to the USA could."

Grading

Platt Amendment:

"....the US got Wantanamo Bay from Cuba."

Grading.

15th Amendment:

"The 15th Amendment gave African Americans the right to vote, whether they were slaves or not."

Grading. Random Acts of Cuba

Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty:

"Treaty with Cuba that allowed the US to build a canal in Panama."

Grading.

15th Amendment:

"People could not be denied their race, color or previous servitude."

Grading.

Grandfather Clause:

"If a slave bought his freedom, his grandchildren would be free."

Grading.

Lost Cause:

"The Lost Cause is trying to keep an equal balance between free and slave states, eventually leading to Lincoln's election."

Grading. Where's Cuba?

Treaty of Paris 1898:

"The Treaty had nothing to do with Paris but with the US involvement in the Pacific islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico."

Still Grading.

Teller Amendment:

"The Teller Amendment was a declaration of war to the US Constitution."

Grading*

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine:

"Roosevelt said the US wasn't going to infer but really they were."

Grading

Teller Amendment:

"The Teller Amendment is what I confused the Platt Amendment with."

Grading

Grandfather Clause:

"If you gave birth to someone in the US, they don't need to take a citizenship test. So if a slave woman gave birth, the baby would be a slave and a citizen."

Grading

1898 Treaty of Paris

"After the Civil War, all the major powers (Britain, US) meet to agree to peace."

Grading

Victoria Woodhull:

"Victoria Woodhull assisted in getting rights for women, I assume."

#nope

9:05 Class Grades are Done

39 Exams
Average: 82%

Actual scores out of 140 points, including 2 students who didn't take the exam:


0
0
5
8
14
15
17
18
20
31
36
51
55
59
64
68
78
90
90
93
94
98
100
110
112
120
121
126
127
130
137
138
140
140
140
140
140
140
145
150

"

Grading

13th Amendment:

"Abraham Lincoln passed the 13th Amendment."

Grading....

Plessy vs Ferguson

"Plessy wanted to ride a train but was denied because of the paper bag.  Eventually the Supreme Court ruled."  (<---ends giving="" nbsp="" p="" ruling="" the="" without="">

Grading..... only 143 more exams to go.....

Compromise of 1877:

"The US paid for the Panama Canal."

Grading

Know-Nothings

"Where freed slaves didn't know anything about politics after slavery."

Grading

Grading

Compromise of 1850:

"The Louisiana Purchase."


Grading

1898 Treaty of Paris:

"This is a treaty with Paris saying we did not want to fight with them over Cuba any more. America is trying to help everyone out."

Grading

Anti-Miscegenation Laws:

"Laws that made women more equal than everyone else."

Grading.

Giving an exam.
There are 15 minutes left.
A student just told me that won't be enough time for him to finish.
Bless his heart.

Grading


Battle of Derne (Tripoli)

"When New England was trying to gain territory."

Grading

Deism

"The belief in something or someone that isn't there."

Grading

Spanish Armada:

"This was when Cortez and his men invaded Mexico."

Grading

Yellow Peril

"The Yellow Peril was bad products being sold in America."

Grading

Cult of True Womanhood:

"This was during the time when women did not care about the true act of motherhood and would go sleeping around with other men because they were bored."

Grading

Platt Amendment:

"The Platt Amendment was written to ensure that the US would never have military troops in Cuba."

Grading

Dred Scott: "The Supreme Court found Dred to be guilty....."

(later in exam)

Plessy vs Ferguson: "The Supreme Court found Plessy to be guilty...."

Grading*

Platt Amendment:

"The Platt Amendment is an amendment to the Constitution giving Panama it's independence from us."

Grading

Compromise of 1877:

"January 1, 1877, all slaves were freed in the South."

Grading

Compromise of 1850:

"Ended the Civil War, allows the South to reconstruct."

Grading

Anti-Miscegenation Laws:

"Laws against the other laws restricting women from things."

Grading

Cult of True Womanhood:

"First women's rights group. Fought for equal rights in the women's rights movement."

Grading

Open Door Note:

"Policy we put in place saying every state had to welcome new immigrants."

Grading. *This one has Frederick Douglass

Victoria Woodhull:

"Ran for president in 1872, lost to Frederick Douglass."

Grading

Cult of True Womanhood:

"A term historians use."

Grading

The Platt Amendment:

"The Platt Amendment was added to Cuba's Constitution making Colombia independent."

Grading*

The Platt Amendment:

"The Platt Amendment was sent to the Panama Canal saying we would be taking it over."



(Nope. Didn't make this up. Apparently the Panama Canal was getting lots of mail etc)

Grading

The Open Door Note:

"The Open Door Note was sent to the Panama Canal."



(((No, I am not making these up*))))

Grading

The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation:

"The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is all about slaves."

Grading

Compromise of 1877: "Hayes becomes president. Tells the South they can have slaves again if they want."

Grading

Turner's Frontier Thesis: "The South was too good to win the war."

Grading

Yellow Peril: "A demand given to foreigners."

Grading

Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty: "Treaty with the Germans to end Spanish-American War."

Grading

Know Nothings: "A group started by David."

Grading.....

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation: "President Lincoln gave a speech."

Grading

Plessy v Ferguson: "Law to end the segregation of whites and blacks"

Grading....

Grandfather Clause: "In Louisiana, if your grandfather wasn't allowed to vote during their period, you can't vote"


Grading....

Treaty of Paris 1898: "This Treaty allowed us to send products to their country."

Grading....

Teller Amendment: "The Amendment that allows us to declare war" #grading

Saturday, September 23, 2017

I can't cross off Jesus!

On Friday, after a short Exam #1 format review, we did a values clarification exercise with the goal of helping students understand their values/ talents so that they could intentionally use those gifts to serve others.

I put up a sheet with about 50 terms, asked students to copy down the eight that most resounded with them, and offered up that they can add any other terms they don't see.   Wine.  Football.  Yoga.  Music.   Jesus.  Snapchat.

 They all seem to enjoy the first part of the exercise until I ask them to take a journey to cities they want to visit together (two classes randomly and independently chose to go to Venice and Tokyo; the big class went to Sydney and  Amsterdam... one student asked to go to Kingston and I said maybe not during hurricane season and she understood).

There's a catch.

To get to the first city, they can only take four bags.  Their 8 values are their 8 bags.

Leave 4 bags in Tallahassee and get on the plane,  I command.

Moans, crying, sobbing ensue.

They do it anyway.

For us to go to the second city, students can only take two bags, and need to circle the "carry on" bag, the one they always keep with them.

 More moans, more crying.

They do it anyway.

In one class a guy shouts out, "Wait! No!! I can't cross off Jesus!" and I thanked him immediately for giving me the title of this story.

 I'm not sure if he did cross off Jesus and choose to bring another value (faith? love? kindness? generosity?) with him, but I did want to show you a sorted/alphabetized list of the core values from 135 students.

A note on demographics: My students these day skew towards the very young, straight out of high school and heading to FSU as quickly as possible crowd.  I would say all but 5 are under 30, and among the older students none are in their 40s and 50s, and only one student - Mr. D* from this summer - is 60.   The older students all wrote either wisdom, knowledge or stability as their values.

Here are their responses, sorted alphabetically, for your review and consideration.


achievement
adventure
adventure
adventure
boldness
compassion
confidence
courage
creativity
creativity
curiosity
curiosity
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
faith
family
family
freedom
freedom
freedom
freedom
freedom
generosity
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
Happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
happiness
honesty
honesty
honesty
humor
humor
humor
humor
humor
humor
humor
Jesus
Jesus
Jesus
kindness
kindness
kindness
knowledge
knowledge
knowledge
leadership
leadership
leadership
learning
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
love
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
loyalty
optimism
optimism
respect
respect
respect
respect
respectful
service
spirituality
stability
stability
stability
success
success
success
success
success
success
wealth
wealth
wisdom
wisdom

Sample ID answers to help you prepare for Exam #1





PROBLEM??? WORDING IS DIRECTLY FROM LECTURE, WHICH RAISES A FLAG ON EXAMS





WOH Study Guide Exam #1



5 Pillars of Islam
Act of Supremacy
Battle of Derne
Battle of New Orleans 1815
Brown Gold
City on a Hill
Deism
Divine Right
Headright system
Indulgences
John Calvin
Law of May 20, 1802
Limpieza de Sangre
Louisiana Purchase 1803
Martin Luther
Monroe Doctrine 1823
Napoleonic Code
Proclamation of 1763
Reconquista
Social Contract Theory
Spanish Armada 1588
Spanish Inquisition
Tennis Court Oath
Toussaint L’ouverture
Treaty of Tordesillas

USS Philadelphia

12 of those ID terms will be on your exam, grouped together in 4 groups of 3.  
Here is the coversheet of your exam, without the ID terms filled in.