My name is Eathon. A boy that lost his one and only family member when he was 15. Before this big turning point that happened in my ordinary life, I was a coward, and a person that never takes any risk. Though, I had changed throughout this revolution, I came from a faint-hearted person into a risk-taker, all thanks to my Uncle—he told me to be brave. In this journal entry, I recorded all my feelings and experiences during the revolution. As you read, this journal is going to bring you to the past viewing the American Revolution again, through my eyes. If you want to learn about how a rebellion changed people’s lives, then I invite you to read this journal.
Many things changed after the revolution: we had a president instead of a monarch, the ideas of equality spread because people saw the succeed of Americans revolt and thought that change was possible, the government changed from a monarchy into a democracy, the senate was created instead of the parliament, and most importantly, we won independence from British. on the contrary, there were things that stayed the same: slavery is still happening to people, we still had a body of government(senate) that makes important decisions, only white and rich men had power, and women still didn’t have more power than man.
Our video is about the process of americans gaining independence and forming their own society. The American Revolution started because of the French and Indian War. This battle caused England to loose lots of things, so, they started making the colonists to pay tax. Afterwards, theses people couldn’t bear anymore and started the revolution. Eventually won their independence.
This is a humanities project, we had to chose a book and talk about the concept. In The Skin Im In, by: Sharon G. Flake The theme is about not letting people control you and being who you really are.
“It takes a long time to accept yourself for who you really are. To see the poetry in your walk”(29 Flake). Maleeka, the protagonist really cares about others opinion which causes her in not liking her looks, her skin color, and who she is. Her teacher is telling her to accept herself and this takes time. “I was walking down the hall in one of Char’s dresses, strutting my stuff, looking good. The Char walked up to me and told me to take off her clothes… I thought she was kidding. She wasn’t. So I went to the girl’s bathroom and put my stuff back on” (13 Flake). In the story, Maleeka wears Chars clothes all the time because she thinks her own clothe is different to the others. To wear Char’s clothes Maleeka has to do what she wants her to do and that includes doing her homework. She is basically acting as a slave of her.
I used Piktochart to make this movie poster.
Citation of Picture “The Skin I’m In – A Haiku Deck by Shelayne Phillips.” Haiku Deck: Presentation Software and Online Presentation Tools, www.haikudeck.com/the-skin-im-in-education-presentation-2qmFocUkgm.