# Tag: history

## What I Learned Today 1/14/15

History: The American Empire Many politicians felt that they needed to concern themselves with other countries around the world to grow their market reach to get more money. War wasn’t an option, but happened in the mist of Cuban people revolting against Spain. The Usa’s government was not concerned with the citizens that rose against them, but the people who…

## What I Learned Today 12/30/14

To Kill A Mockingbird: Ch 28-31 Jem and Scout went to the school that night for Scout to be a ham for the school’s pageant. They went and Scout accidentally fell asleep in the middle of the performance. Later that evening, they walked back and heard rustling. They turned, and thought that Cecil was trying to scare them. Once they…

## What I Learned Today 12/29/14

Pre-Algebra: Fractions & Mixed Numbers Important: Division by a number distributes over addition: If c is not zero, then   (A + b)/c = a/c + b/c Division by a number distributes over subtraction: If c is not zero, then   (A – b)/c = a/c – b/c Concept: When performing arithmetic with fractions, it’s often useful to simplify the…

## What I Learned Today 12/19/14

History: I had to choose a female historical person I read about in my history book to write an essay on. I chose Sojouner Truth. References: Wikipedia Sojourner Truth was born at Swartekill, New York, in 1797 and died at Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1883 when she was 86. When she was born, she was given the name Isabella Bell…

## What I Learned Today 12/16 & 12/17/14

History: Revolutions Like the last chapter, people are unhappy. Some angry at taxes, but taxes just come from laws. Some rebels that used to revolt previosly did not join in on these new revolts. All of this started from farmers. When farmers stopped paying money for their land because of taxes, the government found that there was clearly room in…

## What I Learned Today 12/12/14

History: In history, slavery was one cruelest human acts. American slavery was worse than the slavery of other countries. For example, slaves were burned, hanged, and mutilated in all sorts of ways. The main reason it happened is that they had a need for labor. In settlements, they couldn’t take Indians because they were more resistant than anyone else in…

## What I Learned Today 12/10/14

Please note: A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of the common people rather than political and economic elites. So, when you see Sage's chapter summaries, the history will be much different than the history…

## What I Learned Today 12/2/14

Minecraft Homeschool: Ancient Civilization I learned a bunch so far this week about ancient civilization. People say “a barrel of a gun” because the way you make a barrel is the way the first cannons were made. A crayfish is an iron thing with multiple cutting blades at the front and back and spikes on the four wheels it had.…

## What I Learned Today 11/25/14

Minecraft Homeschool: Ancient Civilization In MCHS, my task was to make the inside of the castle that I had made last week. I learned 1. there is an herb that will satisfy your hunger and thirst for 5 days. 2. there is a mixture of herbs that are a complete pain killer used in the medieval times. 3. a peasant…

## What I Learned Today 11/19/14

Yesterday, I went to the dentist and orthodontist. I had no cavities! I have to have four teeth pulled to make room for my molars and wisdom tooth. The orthodontist is then going to put spacers and a spacer bar inside my bottom teeth to make room for all my teeth, and then I will need braces. Right now it's…