Archive for August, 2009

Special Education

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Special Education
I plan to research the History of Special Education and I am still working on the specifics. I think most of you have heard of or seen these movies. I work at an elementary school with the Special Education program.

Paper Topics

Monday, August 31st, 2009

A paper topic should be a question with specific content and room for argument.  Any history paper will be an argument for an answer to the topic question.  A short paper (eg. the one for this class) requires a specific enough topic that one can give the necessary information and make an adequate argument within the page limit.  This means that a topic of ‘the Union during the US Civil War’ would be way too broad.  ‘Union Generals’ during the same time-frame would still be too broad.  Even a topic such as Ulysses S. Grant would be too broad.  The topic time and subject specific, so Ulysses S. Grant’s plan for a specific battle could be a valid topic area.  Then one would have to come up with a question to answer, and the thesis of the paper is the sentence or two answer to that question.

Payne 2009-08-31 12:30:01

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Major League Baseball Negro Leagues Hall of Fame Inductees

To begin research on any topic, you have to consider what you already know about it first. This is a list of Negro League players in MLB’s Hall of Fame. Part of the reason for doing this research is because I only know 7 of the 35 inductees listed. Of those 7, most of them I only know by name, and only know 2 or 3 by a few specific stories or stats.

Does History Repeat itself?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

As Tosh states: No one historical situation has been, or ever can be, repeated in every particular. While this statement is true it can be said that History has within it’s vast existence, has precedent. These precedents are made by the introduction of certain circumstances that allow, or force even, a certain reaction. That reaction is usually repeated throughout History. Tosh also notes that, “the future will always be partly shaped by additional factors which we cannot predict and whose bearing on the problem in hand no one could have suspected.” However, all  throughout History economic differences and political boundaries have always been the cause of war or diplomatic resolution. The method of which the outcome will be discerned can be predicted based on the benefits and consequences of the object at hand. But as stated earlier, precedent will decide what course or action will proceed.

Ebbets Field

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

I’m a big baseball fan, so Ebbets Field and other historical ballparks are really interesting to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUTCySLDJD0

Ebbets Field

E.H. Carr

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

E.H. Carr is an historian that writes about comparing his ideas to other historians.   The two very important historians that he compares them to in his book are Leopold Van Ranke and Collingwood.  He believes that one is more moderen than the other, but Von Ronke is more known to historians.  Carr also used scientific reasoning to talk about real life historical aspects.

brief info on etruscan religion

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Religion.
The lack of documents renders the study of Etruscan religion extremely difficult. The religious laws of the land, according to Livy and Cicero, seem to have been codified in three sets of books that bore the generic title of Etrusca Disciplina. The first, Libri Haruspicini, dealt with divination from the entrails of a freshly sacrificed animal. (The Etruscans were known for their skill not only in discerning divine will by examining entrails but also for interpreting omens of all kinds, particularly those based on the flight of birds entering and leaving certain sectors of the sky.) The second set of books, Libri Fulgurales, expounded the art of divination by lightning. The third set, Libri Rituales, was of wider scope; it concerned ritual practices as well as Etruscan standards of social and political life. A fourth set existed, according to the 4th-century Latin writer Servius, dealing with animal gods.
The names of several deities have survived, but the precise functions of these gods are unknown. According to certain late Roman writers, the deities Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva are represented in the Etruscan religion by Tinis, Uni, and Menrva, respectively. Sethlans was the Etruscan counterpart of Vulcan; Fuflans, of Bacchus; and Turms, of Mercury. Catha was the sun god; Tiv, the god of the moon; and Thesan, the god of the dawn. Turan was Venus; and Aplu, Apollo. Above these deities presided a group of nameless powers, personifications of Fate, and probably the original cthonian (underworld divinities of the early Greeks). Many elements of Etruscan religion were embraced by Romans, including the concepts of the cyclic return of the golden age and the appropriation of the rite of human sacrifice, which may have given rise to the gladiatorial games.

found on : http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?v…

E.H. Carr

Friday, August 28th, 2009

E. H. Carr was one of Britian’s chief intellectuals. According to Times online Carr was not educated as a historian and never taught as a teacher on the subject. I really enjoyed reading Carr’s comments on What is History? In Chapter 2 where Carr talks about man being able to ” recognize the extent of his involvement in it.” (54) His comment made me think to what extent is my involvement in histroy. Now I wonder what I might have possibly done different which might bring about a different outcome or not. Definately very thought provoking.

What to choose?

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I’ve always been a huge fan of World War II but there is such a wide variety of topics to choose from that I often find myself pulled in ten directions. I would like to focus on the Manhattan project and the immense amount of time and effort that went into creating a weapon that would change the world forever and spark the atomic age.

P.S. Apologies for the late post. My apartment complex lost service last night

Cheers

Manhattan Project

History 299- World War II 2009-08-28 02:45:50

Friday, August 28th, 2009
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