Monday, March 20, 2017

History Day Project Reflection

     We did our project on Susan B. Anthony. She took a stand in history by standing up for what she believed in, women's rights, specifically getting the right to vote and equal pay wages. We made an exhibit, and designed it to look like a voting booth. The thing I like most about our project is the design of our board. We spent a long time trying to figure out how to make the board, because having a solid wood board would be way to hard to manage. We agreed on having a wood frame with fabric in between, and the amount of time spent on it makes me feel proud of how it turned out. Everything is color-coded and exactly where it needs to be.
     I think that the one of the most interesting things I learned about Susan B. Anthony is that she didn't start out focusing on women's rights, she became interested at a temperance rally when she wasn't allowed to speak because of her gender. Another interesting thing is that she was arrested for illegally voting in the 1872 election. She was fined $100 and refused to pay it, and never did.
     Probably the hardest part of this project was making the board. The fabric was an issue, and we kept running out of glue sticks. The papers weren't always cut straight, and paper and fabric would rip occasionally. During this project I improved as a learner and a student by realizing that things won't always go your way, things can break and get messed up. I gained more knowledge about women's history and Susan B. Anthony. Between now and History Day, we need to improve on our annotations, specifically putting them in the right order, and we need to attach our title. The things that I am the most proud about are our annotations and the way the board looks. We spent a lot of time working on our annotations, and they turned out pretty well. (Minus the fact that they're in the wrong order.) The board also took a long time, and it looks a lot like our design that we wanted from the start.
     Our topic relates to the history day theme because Susan B. Anthony took a stand in history for women. She fought for the right to vote and equal wages, and the 19th amendment was created because of her hard work. To future students - always, always, always use your time wisely. If you don't use your class time well, your going to have to spend a lot of your free time working on your project.

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