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Is It Really Freedom?

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Artist Statement:


My visual on ¨Reconstruction¨ is trying to show how the ¨freed¨ slaves felt after they earned their freedom and how the society reacted to them receiving their freedom. The Caucasian southerners did not want the slaves to be free and how they often threatened slaves who said they were free. The slave standing in front of the mirror is supposed to be free however he is shown as a slave because that is how the society portrays and classifies him even though he has his freedom. As he looks in the mirror he sees himself with land & wealth. According to him that is what a freed man should have. But since he did not have this he did not feel free, and even though he had his freedom slaves still were not allowed to even own or rent property.

This matters in my opinion because not many people paid attention to how the ¨freed¨ slaves actually felt. Most people assumed that since they got the title of having freedom that they received what free people got and they didn't. It was also interesting to find out how some of the ¨freed¨ slaves felt because some of them were happy about getting freedom, some were upset about getting freedom and some were confused in what freedom even was. Some slaves were at first happy to hear that they were going to be free soon but after that they were feeling upset because they did not get treated any different from some people because they still were forced and ordered to do things. Some of the slaves were upset because being a slave was what they knew and they were already adapted to the slavery and did not agree with change at all. The other slaves that were confused did not want to be free because they did not know what freedom was. They also would not know the next step after that. They would also be forced to find their own living arrangements, food and way to make money.


When creating this political cartoon I tried my best to leave the audience thinking and to also make sure that people had questions after observing the cartoon. I did not want the cartoon to include too much text because the audience would not have to think too much about it. But if you observe the cartoon closely and open up your mind the message is within the text…...

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Radical Republicans


Artist Statement:

In my visual it may be hard to understand certain aspects such as the date written and the name of the newspaper itself. I am here to clear all that up. lets start with the date the newspaper was made. It was made on April 28, 1870, the reason why I chose this date was because the KKK was created about years prior. They also had a lot activity during this time with the Radical Republicans and African Americans in general. Andrew Johnson was also Impeached 2 years before this date and the Radical Republicans had a big role in the impeachment.

Now to the second point. Why did I name the newspaper,¨The Philadelphia post¨?

The first reason is pretty simple really, I just like the way it sounds and I also live in Philadelphia. With further reflection though I figure that Philadelphia is a recurring state in African American history. It has been a staple in which African Americans go to, to have a taste of freedom. That is basically why I called it ¨The Philadelphia Post¨.

Finally to the juicy stuff, Why should you care about Radical Republicans? In my opinion Radical Republicans are not afraid to think out of society standards and stand up to what they believe in. You can draw from those traits and learn how they stood up for what they believe in and apply to your own life. Thank you for taking the time to look at my artist statement and actually looking at my visual.

Research:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-wOVY6s3U0be284yN7YBsx66_v3QxoR4O3x81dprUVA/edit
Visual:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a02LhoQH5-0HjQEow_fouSmc3GOxPKqek_w48ztnx3E/edit


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Script

Kali- Maria

Savannah -Linda    

Jevon - Jarome

Ajanae - luisa ‘




Script 1  :


Maria and  lisa walk down the hall


Maria : ¿Vienes a mi fiesta de luisa?


Linda: No, pero me gustaría ir


(Luisa walks down the hallway)


Luisa: Hola amigos , ¿Que tal?


Maria : Hola, bien y tú?


Linda: Hola , mas menos.


Luisa: Bueno, Bueno. ¿Te gustaría venir a mi fiesta?


Linda: ¡Claro que sí!


Maria: ¡Sí Sí!


Luisa: Bueno, Nos vemos allí en siete


(luisa Walks away)



Maria- ¡Estoy muy emocionado!


Linda- ¡Mi tambien!




(the next day lisa and maria are getting ready)


Linda- ¿Me prestas tu brillo de labios?


Maria - Si


Linda-¿Lista?


Maria - Si


( both walk to the party door)


Bouncer- Hola , ID porfavor


Linda- ¿ID? Nadie dijo nada acerca de ID


Maria - No tenemos ID


Bouncer- Lo siento la niña , nada ID,  nada la entrada


Linda  y Maria -Por Favor, Por favor, Por favor Quan Pablo


Bouncer - Llamo a la policía

Linda- No No lo siento


( girls walk away sadly )











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Post civil war suppy route.

Artist statement


For my Visual I decided to create a map showing the supplies that the north sent the south. The shows where the supplies started off and how they got to there location and the distance they had to travel.

There are elements of the visual that might not be 100% clear to the person looking at it. One element that might not be clear to the viewer is that the supplies were being sent from the north and not being sent from the south. People may think this because there is no arrow indicating which way the supplies were going. Another element that might not be clear is what time period this is taking place in. People might not know it is between 1865 and 1875 because there is no date on the visual. One last element that might not be clear is how the supplies were being sent to there destination. People looking at the visual might not know what mode of transportation was being used to take the supplies to one point to another.

The visual I created has meaning for the study of the reconstruction era. It has meaning because it shows what the north was willing to send to the south to help them rebuild. We can see from the visual what the south needed to rebuild and how they would use the materials they received from the north.The visual also allows us to see what specific area of the south needed a certain material and shows where in the north the materials were coming from. It also helps viewers see the distance it would take these supplies to reach there destination. lastly it helps viewers understand that there were certain materials that the south was able to produce on their own and didn't need the north to send them it.


Research link

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1feADhbP_qdShAV22oppXhf2WgJNC6mHNZQ05WSd7TCI/edit


Visual link

http://mapmaker.education.nationalgeographic.com/fkiVlhPoXAMc23iJxJU2YH/


Visual link info

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L_9tP3Jyb000HnnJTXXDt1cnmyMretqZswdVDgisLx8/edit

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Normal

Tell us a bit about your digital story, what did you set out to do?

I tried to get some opinions on what normal is, and if it was okay to be normal and was it something everyone desired. 

How did you accomplish this goal?

I actually just grabbed some of my random and interesting friends.

What do you hope your audience gains for viewing/listening your piece?

To love themselves, and to not think of themselves as negative and try to be like everyone else. To treasure their individuality. 


(Slate will not let me upload my podcast so I will email it) 


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Menu James, Xavier, Saamir

Nombres: James Thomas, Xavier Gavin, Saamir Baker

Fecha: 29-4-15


Para quien es su menu? James “The Great” Thomas.



Tiene el/ ella un dieta especial (vegetarian@, Kosher, Musulman, diabetico, etc.)? Cual?


No. Le encanta todo.





Plan one meal a day

Which meal: desayuno, almuerzo, cena

Comida

Bebida

lunes

almuerzo

pollo frito

refresco


martes

cena

sándwich

café


miércoles

desayuno

helado

leche


jueves

cena

las papas fritas

limonada


viernes

desayuno

lechuga


sábado

almuerzo

hamburguesa

refresco

domingo

almuerzo

pollo frito

refresco


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Design A Menu

Nombre: Emma Schwingel-Sauer

Fecha: April 29, 2015


Para quien es su menu?


Jamie


Tiene el/ ella un dieta especial (vegetarian@, Kosher, Musulman, diabetico, etc.)? Cual?


sin gluten





Plan one meal a day

Which meal: desayuno, almuerzo, cena

Comida

Bebida

lunes

desayuno

arroz tostadito con leche

el café

martes

almuerzo

ensalada

la aqua


miércoles

cena

el pollo

jugo de arándano



jueves

cena

la hamburguesa sin el pan

la aqua


viernes

almuerzo

el sándwich sin el pan

la leche


sábado

desayuno

el huevo

el jugo de naranja


domingo

almuerzo

el tomate sopa

la aqua


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Compromise of 1877

Artist Statement:


The newspaper I wrote was to represent the Compromise of 1877. It tells the audience what the real cause was for the ending of the Reconstruction Era. There are multiple subtitles aligned with descriptions about it. One of the elements of the newspaper which may be not clear to the reader is that it specifically speaks out to what the hidden details were which most citizens and media probably didn't know or speak about. It has perspectives to it, one which is titled ¨what is occurring in the public¨ and ¨behind the closed doors.¨ On the public side it explains what the main things everyone knew about and what the terms were for the South. The closed doors side tells us about what the Republicans gave to the Democrats in trade for Hayes to become president. The South had more terms compared to Rutherford Hayes just becoming President and the newspaper highlights it. Another element of the visual is that there is an image under the ¨Consequences¨ title which may be a little bit confusing as well but it makes the audience think. It represents both sides, the north and the south and what the end product was. The north ended up losing their aid with blacks and the south was practically in charge even though Hayes was president. This newspaper matters and has meaning for the study of the Reconstruction era because it thoroughly represents what the Compromise was for and in many different perspectives. The era was an impact on American History because blacks were no longer in aid and it gave them a chance to stand up on their own and fight for their rights.


Research Link: All quotes with analysis and annotated bibliography. https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1lnxMSfFQs9llJlyRsmESD0LWalluyqm163udDCrbt00/edit?usp=sharing

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Ku Klux Klan: The Evolution

To understand this graphic, you must first know about the Ku Klux Klan, a prominent terrorist group in our nation’s history. The KKK is famous for it’s appalling actions and violence against African Americans and may still be alive today. According to Dictionary.com the KKK is “a secret organization in the southern U.S., active for several years after the Civil War, which aimed to suppress the newly acquired powers of blacks and to oppose carpetbaggers from the North, and which was responsible for many lawless and violent proceedings.” The Ku Klux Klan has had a large influence on the entire country and assisted in changing many things for better or for worse.


Many people know of or about the Ku Klux Klan and it’s part during the reconstruction. However, not many understand it’s true importance during the time. It wasn’t just an ugly mark in our history where thousands were murdered, the Ku Klux Klan made a huge difference in our history that is still influencing us today. The KKK held the south and our country back in time, keeping them from slowly progressing and getting past their racist views. They inspired violent actions and racist views once again, keeping those opinions alive and celebrated. The KKK also influenced the government, keeping racist democrats in power, slowing down the evolution of African American rights. The KKK’s actions more than a hundred years ago are still impacting us today. Their supremacist views and action contributed to our still racist country. Both consciously and unconsciously, our country today is still racist, whether we like it or not.


Research Link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N2VFgaPYXY7kftuJO0hgsiV846zICD15wxzVPzj5kRY/edit
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Black Coded Freedom

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The two things that may be unclear to my reader about my visual are, the reason why Black Codes were created and how they affected African Americans during this time. This matters because if the reader of my visual is unsure about why Black Codes were created, thy will be confused about the codes themselves and will want me to explain more about how African-Americans were viewed during this time. Knowing why the Black Codes were created would help my reader determine and be able to comprehend the rules that the Black Codes allowed and established. Without knowing the reasons behind these codes, my reader(s), will start questioning the actions of the African-Americans themselves. The way the Black Codes affected African-Americans is also a little unclear, I give and state ways that they could affect African-Americans but I don’t really give examples and elaborate on this. My visual that I created has meaning for Reconstruction, because the 1800-1900’s were years of big changes especially the 1800’s.One of the ways people during this time would express their feelings about these events were through flyers and even newspapers. So, for my visual I made a flyer talking about the creation of Black Codes and the type of rules that were apart of these codes. Black Codes were created right in the time of successful Reconstruction to prevent current free African- Americans from obtaining the freedom granted to them through Reconstruction. Black Codes also affected Reconstruction in a very bad way. They defied the freedom and rights that African Americans were given and they overrided the ¨Reconstruction Amendments¨ with the codes. Because, of this African-Americans could not fully take advantage of the freedom granted to them. Black Codes also connect greatly with African American History because, not only were these codes made and set to just African Americans, but they were something African Americans had to overcome. This allowed them to grow and progress and made room for change. Black Codes affected many of their lives in a bad way. However, just like many other events and challenges  that occurred in African American history, we were able to overcome them through faith, unity, and standing together.


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The Weekly British Observer

For my project I decided to create a newspaper that explain the general timeline of the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War. The timeline was emphasized on the contributions African Americans and former slaves made to rebuild the South.

My messages could be distinguished in different ways, but I thought about two messages that would be hard to clarify. The two elements that were hard to clarify were the two pictures in the newspaper. A piece of art can be seen by different people with various perspectives, so it’s important to get the right message across so there won’t be any confusion. The first one is a picture of seven African American men in suits and bow ties. This could produce distinct ideas without the caption at the bottom, however. This picture represents the first seven African American Representatives of the U.S. Congress in the early 1870’s. The picture is a physical piece of evidence that white Americans were getting around to accepting African Americans as responsible people instead of just slaves.

The second picture is the most confusing part of the newspaper because there is no writing portion to back up the thought process of the picture. The second picture is a political cartoon that displays America being rebuilt one step at a time during the Reconstruction Era. The two men in the picture is Abraham Lincoln and a U.S. Governor of Georgia. Abraham Lincoln is lifting a pole which is supporting a ball that turns out to be a picture of the southern states. The U.S. Governor is on the ball and he is stitching up the southern states with a needle and thread. This represents the North supporting the South so they can fix themselves.

This newspaper gets a lot of messages across while educating the reader. Learning about African American participation during Reconstruction is important because most people thought freed slaves didn’t do anything to help America regrow. African Americans educated themselves and thousands in the south, provided labor in rebuilding towns, and provided jobs to churches and organizations, and they did all of this without the North’s help or influence. This independent attitude the African Americans had weren’t well known throughout America to this day, and it’s important to learn about information that is unheard of.

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Religion During Reconstruction

The Artist statement


This representation of a 1866 newspaper give you a feel of the time and what was happening then. The visuals and the statements given help any reader to understand the importance of religion and the church during reconstruction. One thing that the reader might not understand is that the picture in the middle is of the Olive Branch Baptist Church. This church is very historically important because it was the first church built after the Civil War. There is a misconception about these churches that most people overlook, but it is documented fact that these churches were not solely built and run by African Americans. In fact white people contributed to the production of the black church. Also not only did black preachers give sermons, but quite a few of them were given by white men. This go to show that in the eyes of religion we are all seen as equal. This newspaper visual was made to communicate to people that, even though most people didn’t see African Americans as humans, and gave them little to no rights, they could still seek refuge. You could say that these churches were a safe haven for the people. Not only did they churches give a place for people to worship, but they also were very involved in their community and took part in any local events. With the end of the came lots of privileges for blacks, but it also came with many responsibilities and burdens. Many people looked to God for answers, and there was no better place to do this then in one of his holy churches.


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KKK During Reconstruction

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/10NMgLiKDmf2KCSeyoPz0iv90I7IxND4mGR2OJd4sJj8/edit/

This is a newspaper from the North during the Reconstruction period. The newspaper shows the opinions of a white Northerner during the period, and their perspective on the KKK, and how the KKK affected their lives and the time we know as the Reconstruction period. There are two elements to the newspaper that I’d like to review. First of all, there is the one article named “Chaos in the Streets”. This is after a realistic event that actually happened, but only a few years before. The other element I’d like to review would be the picture. The picture depicts a line of Ku Klux Klan members outside a church, symbolizing their emphasis and hope for white supremacy.


Now we ask ourselves, Why does this matter? Why does this represent anything? This newspaper showed real stories on how the values of the KKK affected Reconstruction and even the time before it. The Riots in Baltimore were to protect themselves from the white Massachusetts Soldiers who were marching through Baltimore to go south. This is an incredibly similar pattern that stretches through African American history and the very recent cases of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.  This matters because it will happen everywhere in History, the year is irrelevant. In both years Baltimore was plunged into rioting. The other articles tell stories of some true events as well, the Booker Dewitt story is true but not his actual name. (The name was removed in the FBI redacted files.)

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Inside out: Foreign In America

My initial goal of this piece was to tell more and find out about what little we knew about the foreign exchange students that we have in SLA's senior class. We are all going to graduate pretty soon and I didn't what there to be any missing pieces and or gap in our memories of a person in SLA. I wanted their stories to be hear and shared to the public. 

I accomplished this goal by getting their full corporation to the interview and also by trying to continue the conversation and get more out of the story if there were any one word responses. 

I hope after viewing my piece that my audience will look at Ana and Andre more differently in a good way and become more open and understanding to their situation. 

Here is the video (click on here). 
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Final Script for Skit

Snatch-n-Grab



(Joseph is sitting in his house reading a book.)

Joseph: Me gusta leer.


(James is walking down the hall and knocks on Joseph’s door.)

James: ¿Queries mi casa comigo?


(James kidnaps Joseph.)

Joseph: ¡Clara que no!


(Nadia is looking for Joseph.)

Nadia: Joseph? Joseph? ¿Dónde está Joseph?


James: ¿Queries al cine comigo?


Joseph: ¡No! ¡Ayudame! ¡Ayudame!


James: ¿Queries al parque comigo?


Joseph: ¡No, No, No! ¡Ayudame! ¡Ayudame!


James: ¿Queries comer comigo?


Joseph: ¡No, Clara que no! ¡Ayudame! ¡Ayudame!


Nadia: ¡Aha! Joseph Aqui.


Joseph: Gracias Nadia. ¿Queries al cine comingo?


Nadia: ¡Clara que si!


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What does family mean to you?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/57wr2rlz3ldbpwi/What%20Does%20Family%20Mean%20To%20You.mov?dl=0

My digital story consist of 3 short interviews with my friends asking the very simple question, "What does family mean to you?". This digital story is just an audio piece of their voices telling what it means to them and how "family" has affected them. I accomplished my goal by getting different perspectives on the question and the responses were interesting. I hope the audience gains what I believe the true meaning of family is by listening to audio. That family is more than the people you're blood with because there can be cases where your blood family isn't in your life at all. I am strong believer in being able to pick your family, being able to pick the people you surround yourself with that have a positive impact on your life, that protect you and that you love. These people are your family.   

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Life on the Streets

​https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gRH7W1MXG4kAKPHv6PwP3BwXN_-mo3YSaKC3_hsFo8k/edit?usp=sharing

Tell us a bit about your digital story, what did you set out to do?

We set out to show what the day to day life of a teenager in Philadelphia is.

How did you accomplish this goal?

We took tons of photos, and compiled the best ones in this photo essay. 

What do you hope your audience gains for viewing/listening your piece?

We hope that the audience gains some insight into a life different from their own, to show that this world is full of different perspectives. 

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Memoir

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sMYgsKklybL8wILdlGZOBeF6hJGftN8Nz7-iV-IsoN8/edit#slide=id.g26e00c437_052 

My post is about a memoir for my grandpa.

I write about my grandpa and our relationship, I put some memoirs that we have together and I expressed all my love that I have for them. He was a special person in my life and continued to be. 

I hope that them to like my digital story and to understand my love that I have for him and the importance that has he in my life. 

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Donesha LeeDigital Story

I planned to demonstrate how seniors at Science Leadership have changed from their freshman selves. I fulfilled this challenge by using video clips, audio, and some pictures. I would like the audience to focus on how people have changed within a short amount of time and realize that sometimes focusing on the old can make you realize the new.


Link: https://youtu.be/1Tqcz7M2-b4

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SLA CHANGED ME

https://vimeo.com/126285492

​My digital story is focusing on how the community of your school can change who you are. My goal was to tell a story on how once upon a time, I was a bad kid because of my community. My community was raised on violence and fights. I wanted to tell a story on how coming to SLA changed who I am, for the better. 

I accomplished this goal by showing small clips of my community and small clips on event that I attended at Chicago. I also think that my narrating help because it spoke about how SLA changed me.

I want my audience to know that it is possible to change for the better because I did.  
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Menu - Kate & Asher

Nombres: Kate y Asher

Fecha: 28/3/15


Para quien es su menú? Nosotros!


Tiene el/ ella un dieta especial (vegetarian@, Kosher, Musulman, diabetico, etc.)? Cual?


No, Nosotros no tenemos un dieta especial, porque nosotros tenemos hambre


Plan one meal a day

Which meal: desayuno, almuerzo, cena

Comida

Bebida

lunes

Desayuno

Panqueques y

Huevos

Café


martes

Desayuno

Gofres

Jarabe y Agua


miércoles

Desayuno

Tocino y Brindis

Jugo de Naranja


jueves

Desayuno

Brindis Francés y jambón

Leche con Chocolate


viernes

Almuerzo

Sándwich PB&J

Cocola


sábado

Cena

Cerdo y Ensalada

Cerveza y Tequila

domingo

Postre

Pastel de Manzana y Helado

Jugo de Uvas


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