Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Madame President

Last night on the Daily Show I saw the author who wrote "Madame President" interview.  This book looks amazing!  It is definetly on my book wish list.  I cannot wait to read this!  I loved the way the author described this book as a democratic coup!  This is about Liberia in 2005 who just experienced a Civil War for 14 years.

She told the audience that the women of Liberia blamed men for the trouble the country was in.  So they wanted a woman in power, and they made it happen!  This book is a blueprint of how they did it!  
I thought this story was perfect for Woman's History Month.  The majority of leaders in the world are male.  There is still this idea that women cannot lead, and amazing women are breaking this idea everyday!

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sunday, March 26, 2017

APUSH Review

I will finish my review of Period 4 Wednesday after school on Wednesday and Thursday Morning (3/30)

Hope to see you there!!!!

Cold War In The Movies

The Cold War was between America and the Soviet Union, East v. West, Capitalism v. Communism.  This war or really competition lasted for 40 years!  It is called a Cold War due to no actual fighting.  They got close a few times to actual fighting.  One moment was the Cuban Missile Crisis when Russia put missiles in Cuba and pointed them at America.

That was the big fear - one of the countries would destroy the other.  An Arms Race was born.  

To fully understand the Cold War - you must understand Joseph Stalin during and after World War 2.  Stalin was an evil dictator, but he was on our side during the war.  That has been debated since then.  How could Stalin be on America's side? You can see this Cold War era and fear in the movies.

By the 60s Americans wanted to laugh!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

APUSH Buy a Prep book!

APUSH students now is the time to get a Prep book!  And use this - read the book and highlight it!  This is alot of information to know!  You cannot cram the night before!  They are all great, but my favorite is AMSCO!  You can get a book at Barnes and Noble!

Happy Pi Day!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Women's Role In Society

Here are two movies about the roles of Women through out time.  This is a huge theme in history gender roles.  These two movies show the role  of women, and the expectations of women.   

The Duchess

This movie breaks my heart!  It takes place in 18th Century England, and she is an aristocrat woman who is in a loveless marriage.  Her only job is to  provide her husband with a male  heir.  You get to see the expectation unfold, and how she reacts to it.  I cannot even imagine life!

Hidden Figures

This takes place in the 1960s America, and shows the audience the obstacles and discrimination black women had to overcome.  They had brilliant math minds, but because of the color of their skin they are doubted.  They helped put a man on the moon, and their story needs to be told!