Get Baconized!

First source: http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/17thcentury/articles/baconsrebellion.aspx

date: April 29, 2010 last modified on July 8, 2013

Context: Biography

Content: Covers early life and rebellion

Significance: Has detailed information about his early life as well as a timeline

Use: Timeline of events could be used on the board

Second source: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5800

Date: unknown

Context: Declaration

Content: Bacon’s declaration 

Significance: Has specific details of his rebellion and reasons 

Use: Could be used on the board as well. 

Third source: http://www.foundersofamerica.org/bacon.html

Date: Unknown

Context: biography

Content: Easy summary overview of his lis

Significance: Clear and gives details but is short

Use: Can be used as an overview of events 

 

March 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

Sam’s primary source adventures

Each team member must research and read three primary sources written by your history banquet character and answer the following questions for EACH source. Each team member is to separately post their findings on the blog:

 

Primary Source One: (http://bit.ly/1r5qptN)

What date was each of the sources written?

2001.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

It is a detailed biography.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

The historical overview of Joshua Chamberlain’s Life.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

The article goes into detailed account of instances, backgrounds, and quotes from Chamberlain’s life.

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source will give both facts about his life, as well as giving a fair idea of the personality of our character.

 

Primary Source Two: (http://bit.ly/1iq1xaZ)

 

What date was each of the sources written?

Unknown.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

It is a detailed biography.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

It is a detailed biography.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

It differentiates from the above biography in multiple scenarios. 

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source will give both facts about his life, as well as giving a fair idea of the personality of our character.

 

Primary Source Three: (http://bit.ly/1mkOsnP)

 

What date was each of the sources written?

Originally published in Gettysburg Magazine, January 1992.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

A journal entry.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

A first-hand account of Joshua Chamberlain’s affairs in Gettysburg.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

Oftentimes we cannot possibly know what an individual was thinking, especially if nothing is recorded. However, this article offers us the rare opportunity to do just that.

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source gives us great information on what Chamberlain’s thoughts were and how he implemented them. This will make any presentation we do seem much more “real” to be able to convey things such as “…And then I thought ______…” etc.

 

Primary Source Four: (http://bit.ly/1h1oY7D) [because asian = overachiever. Duh.]

 

 

What date was each of the sources written?

Unknown.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

A Biography.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

Another overview of Chamberlain’s life.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

I have chosen three biographies because each differs slightly and offers key facts.

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source will give both facts about his life, as well as giving a fair idea of the personality of our character.

 

March 21, 2014 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Nathaniel Bacon Sources

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/amerbegin/power/text5/BaconsRebellion.pdf

-1705, modernized 2006

-article

-It has a lot of details about Nathaniel Bacon’s Rebellion.

-has a lot more Details about Bacon’s Rebellion because it was written a long time ago

-help us get more details about the rebellion.

 

http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/bacon_nathaniel_1647-1676

-April 29, 2010

-article

-it tells about Nathaniel Bacon’s Life

-It is one of the only things I could find that told about his whole life and not just the rebellion.

-We will use it for what we tell about his early life.

http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/bacons-rebellion.htm

-June 1987

-article

-About Bacon’s Rebellion

-Interesting, easy to read, written by historian in that area.

-Help us get in details about the rebellion.

March 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

John Barry Sources

1.

http://www.ncscv.org/john-decatur-barry

-Written by Craig Pippen in 2013 (it wasn’t very specific)

-It is an article

-The article goes over the major events in his life

-It tells us about the man who greatly affected the war

-It can help answer some of our interview questions

2.

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/Biographies/BiosJohnDecaturBarry.htm

-No date provided

-Biography

-It tells a bit more about his life before the war.

-It gives us an idea of what his life was like as a younger man

3. http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/generals_confederacy/john_decatur_barry.htm

-No date

-Biography

-It goes over his part in the war

-It’s nice to know about all the side events in a war

-It gives us lots of extra information on his injuries, battles, promotions, etc.

March 19, 2014 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

John Decatur Barry Presentation Sources

Danielle Wood

Source 1

http://genforum.genealogy.com/barry/messages/1935.html

Date: May 15, 2003

Context: genealogy forum post

Content: John Decatur Barry’s birthplace, birthdate, parent’s names, education, first and last positions in the war, time of death, and grave site.

Significance: It provides all of the known info on John Decatur Barry’s early life.

This is all that is known about his life before the war.  We will use these few known facts about his early life to tell his story.

Source 2

http://www.aphillcsa.goellnitz.org/barry.html

Date: N/A

Context: Biography

Content: John Decatur Barry’s time in the Civil War

Significance: It gives the complete history of his promotions during the war and the battles he took place in.

This will be used to give a clear history on his promotions throughout the war and his part in the major battles.

Source 3

http://ncpedia.org/biography/barry-john-decatur

Date: March 22, 2013

Context: article

Content: John Decatur Barry’s life

Significance: This is our most detailed source regarding the battles he took place in and his life before and after the war.

This will be of great use to us in our interview regarding his life before and after the war.

 

 

March 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Cricket

Cricket

        Cricket was invented in 1877.  It was played mainly by fast, athletic men.  William Gilbert Grace was one of the first cricket players.  He played for 44 years and retired when he was around 50. The required equipment is kind of similar to baseball.  One thing you need is simply a ball.  Cricket balls are normally red or white and they are wrapped in twine and then covered with leather. Next, you need a bat.  The bats are all wood from some sort of willow tree.  Some other necessary pieces of equipment are stumps and bails.  Cricket was played in some schools and some people just played it for fun. It isn’t played in America as much as it used to.  I think that there are many ways that sports are important. It brought many families together by giving them an enjoyable activity to either participate in or cheer for.  

March 9, 2014 at 8:11 pm Leave a comment

Basketball

Who played it?

Basketball was invented by James Naismith while he taught physical education at International Young Men’s Christian Association. He created the sport to be a combination of soccer, baseball, and football, encouraging teamwork and competition. When the sport started getting more popular, being played mostly by college teams around 1896. The sport got its first professional team about 2 years later.

Equipment

At first, teams used a regular soccer ball, until the official basketball was made in 1894. James Naismith, for the first game, used a peach baskets as the goals (thus how the sport got its name). The goal then advanced in 1893 to a different type of basket with net that was fastened with chains at the bottom to catch the ball. In 1912, the typical basket was made, open at the bottom to allow the ball to fall straight through. The team players wore either football pants, jersey tights or short padded pants and knee guards.

Basketball then and now

Originally, the game was played in two halves, each half 15 minutes long, later changed to each half lasting 20 minutes. Team sizes were also different; at first it didn’t matter the size of the team, however, it eventually changed in 1897 in which five players were on each team.

Importance of the history of sports

Learning about the history of something helps everyone see how it has changed, advanced and progressed. Everyone is familiar with sports because it is a big part of our culture. Thus, by learning about the history of sports, we are learning a little bit about the history of our culture, other than just learning about the wars, government and laws that were formed and how they were formed.

 

Sources: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/55245/basketball

http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2013/04/history-basketball-time-final/

http://hooptactics.com/Basketball_Basics_History

 

March 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

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