Sunday, March 6, 2011

Unpredictable Uprisings

View this slideshow and complete the questions below:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/02/06/weekinreview/06revolution-slideshow-1.html

1. What are the commonalities and differences between and among these uprisings?

2.Without these captions what stories do these photographs tell? If you had not read these captions what would you have thought these photos were about? Why?

3. Do all of these events in the slideshow depict our definition of revolution? If not, which ones do fit our definition and why?

4. What questions do you come away with after viewing this slideshow? Which historical revolution would you like to know more about?

4 comments:

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  2. nick valentine from 1st period said.. 1. some simularities is that the groups are angry who are revolting. they both want change too. Change happened. Some differences were that they were a different group of people each time.
    2.most of the pictures show people either angry or smiling because they may have been victorious.
    3. yes, they do.
    4.I am curios about why the people were smiling in some of the pictures and i would like to know more about the revolution in nigawagwa or whatever the name of that is.

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  3. 1. Some of the commonalities among these uprisings are that none of these people liked how things were working at the time, so they sought to change it. Some of the differences were that some of the uprisings were peaceful, where others were violent.
    2.Without the captions, the pictures tell stories of unrest and rebellion. If I hadn't read these captions, I would have thought the photographs were about wars or protests because they depict people fighting.
    3.All the events in the slideshow depict our definition of revolution because they all show drastic changes in how things were done.
    4.I would like to know more about how revolutions and uprisings are organized. I would also like to know more about India's revolution.
    Sammy S. Period 1

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  4. 1. One of these commonalities is that the leaders of the uprisings were not happy with the form of leadership they were under and wanted to take over so they could run things the way they saw best. One difference was that certain uprisings were done in nonviolent and peaceful ways while others involved many people being beheaded or otherwise killed or injured.

    2. Without captions, none of these photos would have gone together to me. Some of them looked like they were nonviolent political gatherings, some nonviolent protests, some army men, etc.

    3. All of these events are caused to try to change the accepted system in the area for the better, so yes, all of them fit our definition of "revolution."

    4. I wonder what Mohandas K. Gandhi's "salt march" was supposed to do. The event I would like to learn about is Mohandas K. Gandhi's "salt march" since it really isn't explained how this march would affect anyone.

    Michael p. 1

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