Friday, January 22, 2010

Haiti after the earthquake

Haiti has always suffered from poverty and now that this massive earthquake has toppled most of the architecture into nothing but dust and chunks of glass and steel. There are many groups that are helping Haiti recover from this disaster and are shipping relief supplies into the places that have been struck. It will be very difficult to recover from this tragedy, and when they do it won't be completely. This country will need help from a country like us to help them recover. If a million people donated five dollars they could be well on their way to recovery. I personally am going to make a small donation of ten dollars to the Red Cross fund.

Haiti History

I read some facts about Haiti rediscovered by Christopher Columbus of Europe and I have found out that for years they have had many problems with their government. But despite the problems they were the first country ta have African slaves fight for their freedom and ever since then they have been free. For quite a while in history there were many groups who have tried to control Haiti. A very bitter, cruel group had controlled Haiti for quite some time and many of the citizens moved to the United States to evade the government. The Ciboney Indians that originated from South America, migrated to Haiti in around 2000 B.C. and when the French had found the land they had decided to colonize in the land and transform it into a monstrous sugar plantation. Many of the natives from the land had been turned into slaves to work in the plantation. Then when they decided to fight back they were announced free by the government.


I think that blogging is a good way to get your opinions to be heard beyond the classroom. I personally like the idea about sharing my opinion with people and your not just limited to what you can say about your opinion. I also like having different things to write about everyday. I also like how I don't have to speak aloud in front my classmates. So I, in general like blogging.

The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is about twelve districts that choose children from the ages twelve through eighteen that are chosen at random, one boy, one girl. These children are forced into a ring with the clothes on their back and the skills that they have learned. These twenty four competitors are forced to a battle to the death.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

monster vocab-Human


Steve wishes that he could just be considered human and be treated the same as anyone else despite the area he lives in. Because what really makes us different other that appearance.

Monday, January 11, 2010

My opinion on capital punishment

I think that if the person who is being sentenced for death has killed multiple people then well what is one life gone than the others to follow by that person. But I also think that it is wrong to kill someone for killing someone to show the world that killing is wrong. But also if others are in danger there are other ways to keep the public safe from harm.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Guilty, innocent?

I think that Steve could be guilty because of the kind of signs he is giving off, and the circumstances of Steve's situation and the fact that inside he knows or feels like he did something wrong. Like when he walked away when the women were talking. And the fact that he had just walked out of the store when he couldn't find mints.