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Communication and Collaboration

April 24, 2012


If you’ve been following the Age of Exploration blog lately, then I’m sure you’re well aware that we’ve embarked upon a new project in the last week or so. The main goal of this project is to produce a documentary as a class about a topic (somewhat) of our choice, as well as to learn […]

Learning is Fun! (Kind of)

December 7, 2011


The process of researching in this class is a long and sometimes tedious procedure. With projects that span over the course of about a month, it is easy to lose motivation along the way – as well as to get distracted. As a researcher, it is incredibly easy to stumble upon a small fact that […]

Selfish Motivations Lead to Political Power: King Henry VIII’s Role in the Reformation

November 17, 2011


King Henry VIII, ruler of England from 1509 until his death in 1547, played an instrumental role in the Reformation, with his determined split from the Roman Catholic Church hugely shifting the source of power in 16th Century Europe. Although other rulers before him had various political motivations for breaking away from the church, none […]

Partway Through the Project

November 2, 2011


When I first began this project I knew very little about The Reformation, other than that it was a division of the Christian church that happened many years ago. Because I knew so little about it, I decided to begin my research process by reading background information about that time period, as well as what […]

Pushing Past Procrastination

October 24, 2011


I initially chose the class Age of Exploration to satisfy my history requirement for two primary reasons; I had heard from upperclassmen that it was interesting and not extremely difficult to do well in, and I had also heard that there were no assigned tests during the duration of the class. I’m going to be […]