Global State of Mind

September 5, 2018 by mrcaseyhistory

Quaestio: What are the expectations of this course?

PowerPoint: Global State of Mind

Classwork:
Biglietto di Benvenuto
Global I Syllabus – 2018
History Syllabus Challenge

Homework:

  • Read and annotate Why Study History and prepare to discuss in class
  • Four Corners of the World (Google Forms)
  • Have all of the following supplies by next week
    • Three-ring binder
    • Pocket folder with three holes
    • Loose leaf paper
    • Binder dividers (optional)
    • Pens and pencils (required daily)

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Yo what the heck?! Look at this! This is what I find on my egg carton 🍳. What kind of world are we living in? LITERALLY! I don’t know if I can buy these eggs anymore 🥚. I like that they’re cage free and they respect the chickens 🐓 , but how can you have so little respect for BASIC GEOGRAPHY?!?!?! 🌎 🌍 #TheWorldIsBackwards #YouGottaBeYolking #AboutToCrack #EggstremelyOffended
The Story of the Guillotine: The Enlightened Killing Machine Check out the full documentary on YouTube!
It really doesn’t feel like 17 years ago. It feels like a million years ago. And it feels like yesterday. The emotions are still strong. It’s still hard for me to think about it, to talk about it. We are still dealing with the effects of it. We must always remember that day and make sure we take the right lessons from it. Here’s to hoping for a better, safer world for everyone in which the power of love, peace, and acceptance can overcome hatred, violence, and intolerance. I hope that you guys can play a role in making that world a reality. 🗽
As we finish our first day #BackToSchool, consider this... On #ThisDayinHistory 1957, the town of Little Rock becomes a idealogical battleground. Under orders from the governor of Arkansas, armed National Guardsmen prevent nine African-American students from attending the all-white Central High School in Little Rock. Hazel Bryan was just 15 when this photo was taken, as was Elizabeth Eckford, the girl Bryan was screaming at. It was the first day of school in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1957, a Federal District Court ordered the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, to allow African-American students to attend. Governor Orval Faubus declared that he would not follow the decree. When nine African-American students attempted to enter the school on September 4, 1957, a crowd of several hundred angry and belligerent whites confronted them. Hundreds of National Guardsmen, called up by Faubus, blocked the students’ entry into the school. Faubus’s action won him acclaim from many but it was a serious embarrassment to the Eisenhower administratiuon. Eisenhower tried to negotiate a settlement with Faubus, but when this failed, he sent in federal troops. The nine African-American students were finally allowed to attend Central High. #CivilRights #BacktoSchool #USHistory
19-Day #PrisonStrike is currently taking place across the country. Prisoners and supporters are protesting against what they consider to be unfair prison labor practices that they call “prison slavery”. What are your thoughts on this issue? Do you think the system of prison work is just? We spend a decent amount of time in class discussing slavery as well as other forms of unfree unpaid labor such as serfdom, encomienda, and corvée labor for the state, such as the mit’a system. Do you think prison labor, as it is practiced in the United States is a modern form of slavery? Should the practice be changed? Discuss in comments...
On #ThisDayinHistory 79 CE, #MountVesuvius erupted, devastating the cities of #Pompeii and #Herculaneum and killing thousands. The cities, buried under a thick layer of volcanic material and mud, were never rebuilt and had largely been forgotten. In the 18th century, Pompeii and Herculaneum were rediscovered and excavated, providing an unprecedented archaeological record of the everyday life of an ancient civilization, startlingly preserved in sudden death. At noon on August 24, 79 CE,the peak of Mount Vesuvius exploded, propelling a 10-mile mushroom cloud of ash and pumice into the stratosphere. For the next 12 hours, volcanic ash and a hail of pumice stones up to 3 inches in diameter showered Pompeii, forcing the city’s occupants to flee in terror. Some 2,000 people stayed in Pompeii, holed up in cellars or stone structures, hoping to wait out the eruption. The people who remained in Pompeii were killed on the morning of August 25 when a cloud of toxic gas poured into the city, suffocating all that remained. A flow of rock and ash followed, collapsing roofs and walls and burying the dead. Much of what we know about the eruption comes from an account by Pliny the Younger. The remains of 2,000 men, women, and children were found at Pompeii. After perishing from asphyxiation, their bodies were covered with ash that hardened and preserved the outline of their bodies. Later, their bodies decomposed to skeletal remains, leaving a kind of plaster mold behind. Archaeologists who found these molds filled the hollows with plaster, revealing in grim detail the death pose of the victims of Vesuvius. The rest of the city is likewise frozen in time, and ordinary objects that tell the story of everyday life in Pompeii are as valuable to archaeologists as the great unearthed statues and frescoes. Today, Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Its last eruption was in 1944 and its last major eruption was in 1631. Another eruption is expected in the near future, would could be devastating for the 700,000 people who live in the “death zones” around Vesuvius. (If you ever visit Italy 🇮🇹, go to #Pompeii. It is truly something to witness.)
Stopped by @_sundaesandcones in the East Village for my FAVORITE flavor of ice cream, which, as you may recall from class, is VERY #ColumbianExchange dependent. Who knows what flavor it is??? Comment below! 🍨

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