AC McKinney Speech 377 M-TR 11:30-1:10 Speech #1 Date 6/7/12 How to Skydive Introduction 1) Skydivers have a favorite expression that says, “If riding in an airplane is flying, then sitting in a car is jogging.”(Buchanan) 2) Skydiving is an interesting activity that not only tests the limits of man but provides excitement that’s in some conditions unrivaled 3) First, why should the normal person even consider jumping out of a perfectly working plane? Second, what precautions one should take before planning their jump. Lastly, the preparations one should make leading up to their jump. 4) I chose this topic because I have recently completed two tandem jumps and currently have begun working towards receiving my Skydiving A license.
Assignment - Focus Paper, The Broken Spears Using specific examples from the book, answer the following two questions: 1. What do the documents featured in the book tell us about the point of view of the people who wrote them, and about the experience of conquest by the Spanish? 2. In what ways do the accounts contained in The Broken Spears support arguments made in the textbook about the American (Columbian Exchange)? Identify gaps in coverage in both sources, keeping in mind that The Broken Spears is a primary source (the voices of people who actually witnessed or experienced the conquest of Mexico) and the textbook is a secondary source (written well after the fact and whose purpose is to convey broad coverage of modern world history).
Similarly in the movie, Stitch is isolated on the Hawaiian archipelago after his spaceship crashes in the deep jungles of Kauai. Initially, he cannot escape his isolation due to his innate fear of water. Eventually, he learns to face this fear. Another example of isolation is when both Telemachus and Stitch leave their families in search of their next steps. Sent by Athena, Telemachus leaves the safety of his home in search of word of his father.
The idea of the colonists’ search for principles was made apparent throughout the book. He identified ways that they progressed into an independent nation and how their attitudes changed. Morgan used a lot of direct quotes from others and included a bibliography, along with copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, a time line of important dates and an index. He made this book much more useful by including those additions. The only weakness of this book was that it went very in depth and was sometimes difficult to follow because of it.
He describes his writing of history as one that attempts to represent their ‘submerged, deflected, common’ interest. As he says, “History which keeps alive the memory of people’s resistance suggests new definitions of power,” (Zinn 635). I was a bit confused in reading this chapter. It would seem that Zinn felt the need to define his mission as a historian before the final chapters wrapped the book up. Nonetheless, I think he accomplished his goal of liberating the “people’s opinion” through this book.
This is exactly what happened to the boys in Lord of the Flies. Ralph, Piggy, Jack and the other stranded students find themselves on a deserted island. When kids got to the deserted island after the plane crashed they had to survive without adult help. In the civilization vs. savagery allegory Ralph is part of civilization. He represents reason and leadership.
You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. There are many possible demographic changes that will occur in the future, but there are two very obvious changes are “Diversity” and “Aging”. These two demographic changes are transforming American business into different strategy and effect the American in many ways in the near coming future. Diversity is a very proud term representing the United States as a melting pot containing many different races in a country.
Throughout the book, Foner uses many historical scenarios to provide readers with logical evidence to prove that freedom has a different meaning than we think. Foner uses events such as, the Cold War, the American Revolution, and World War I and II, to persuade readers that the thought of freedom changes to people based on what is going on at the
Dear Journal, I’ve probably known this all along, but today I realized how little a black man can really do. People tell us it is because we have no ambition. But how can someone be ambitious and plan a future they’re not allowed to have? Only the white people really get any opportunity to do anything around here or anywhere for that matter. We can’t go to school and get good jobs like one of those pilots because what white man wants a black man to be flying him around in an airplane.
The young boys never expected a slave to know how to read and write during the era of slavery, as Douglass was familiar with their expectations; it helped him use his strategy successfully. Douglass’s obsession of learning how to write, encouraged him to trick “with any guy who [he] knew could write, [he] would tell him [he] could write as well as him” (Douglass147). Douglass would get help from anyone who he thought knew how to read and write. The psychology of the young boys was expressed in their response to Douglass’s challenge “I don’t believe you. Let me see you try it” (Douglass147).