Technostudies

Technology, Leadership, and Ethnic Studies

Archive for Unit #1

Best Lessons

What is the best activity or lesson you have ever done in a class?

What is the best activity you have even done?

What is the best activity you have even done?

Test Goals

What grade would you like to get on this test? We studied colonization, Columbus, Indigenous people, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Middle Passage. What parts do you think you will do best on?

What will you get on the test today?

What will you get on the test today?

Study Tips

If someone asked you how to study for the test this week, what would you tell them? What study tips could you give them?

What study tips could you give?

What study tips could you give?

Advanced Users

If you are reading this, it means that you completed your homework, and finished your Middle Passage map. That means you are a very advanced student, congratulations! There are three assignments to do online in the time you have left.

1. Go to www.communitywalk.com. Go to your map. Complete the map for the entire Atlantic Slave Trade like the notes on assignment #32. In other words, add a marker to Europe, an explanation of what happened there, and two more paths. Call me over in class for details!

2. Go to www.tumblr.com. Log in. Write a text entry answering this question: What tips would you give other students about how to succeed in technology class? In other words, what did you do that helped you get to where you are.

3. Go to www.disqus.com. Follow the directions on how to add comments to your Tumblr blog. Call me over to get started.

Kunta Kinte

What is one question you would ask Kunta Kinte? How do you think he would answer?

What would you ask him?

What would you ask him?

Why didn’t they just do it themselves?

After the Spanish and other Europeans killed most of the Indigenous people, they needed someone to work on the plantations and encomiendas. They started buying people from Africa to do the work. Why didn’t they just do it themselves? (Hint: It is not just because they were lazy!)

Slaves picking cotton in the United States

Slaves picking cotton in the United States

Google Maps

Google Maps shows satelitte images of the world and takes pictures of each street in major cities. Should this be legal and availible to the public? Why or why not?

Locke High School Satelitte Image

Locke High School Satelitte Image

Google Maps captures people at the metro.

Google Maps captures people at the metro.

Spanish Colonization

When Columbus and the Spanish came to the Americas, they were outnumbered by Indigenous people, but were still able to colonize (take over) the Americas.

Why do you think the Indigenous people lost to the Spanish?

The Spanish killing Indigenous people.

The Spanish killing Indigenous people.

Olmec Heads – Where are they from?

These are pictures of great Olmec heads from Mexico.

Olmec Head in Mexican Civilization

Olmec Head in Mexican Civilization These are pictures of huge Olmec Heads found in Mexico.

An example of an Olmec head from Mexico

An example of an Olmec head from Mexico

In the comments section, make one observation about the Olmec heads (for example: what is it made of? What is it wearing? Is is male or female?). Also, where do you think they are from: China, Europe, Africa, some other place. Take a guess if you are unsure.

Should we celebrate Columbus?

–Update–Click Here to read #18 – Examining the Reputation of Columbus–

After reading about Christopher Columbus, should we take a day off in October to celebrate his life? Why or why not?

Start by clicking here, and taking this poll.

Then come back here, and add your comment! Remember, to recieve credit, you must use your name, and it must be appropriate, no slang or curse words.