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Organization: The key to a strong project?

April 25, 2012

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This past week in the Age of Exploration class, we began a new project, in which the entire class will work together to create a documentary on a part of the American Revolutionary war.  Perhaps the most complicated part of this project will not be creating the documentary itself, but organizing and utilizing the skills […]

An Exploration of Presentations

December 9, 2011

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For my most recent project in Age of Exploration, I studied and read extracts from the Malleus Malificarum, a treatise written by Catholic Inquisitor Heinrich Kramer.  Written in 1486, the Malleus’ purpose was to detail methods for the prosecution and eventual execution of witches, and to discredit all those who denied the reality of witchcraft.  […]

The Development of my Project

November 2, 2011

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I began this project by learning as much about the Reformation as I could.  Instead of immediately choosing a topic, I decided to learn as much as I could about topics such as Lutheranism, Calvinism, and other aspects from the Reformation.  Finally, I decided that Witchcraft and Sorcery would be the most interesting topic for […]

The Power of Research

October 27, 2011

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My attraction to the research-based history class Age of Exploration began with three qualities: Creativity, freedom, and independence.  I am, and always have been, a creative and independent thinker who prefers flexibility and immunity from strict rules and guidelines.  I am an enthusiast of having the opportunity to learn about what interests and is relevant […]