Sunday, March 19, 2017

National History Day

      Hannah, Hailey, and I, did a website on Lewis W. Hine. Lewis is the man who changed the ways of child labor, taking a stand in history. This is the website we worked on for this topic;  http://99930703.nhd.weebly.com/. What I like most about this project is that I got to work with some of my best friends. I don't usually get to work with them, and I don't usually get the time to do big projects like this, both of which I like.
      A few things I thought were interesting about Lewis was that he had the courage to stand up for what he thought was right. It's unusual to see that now. As well as, how he got into those places. He faked jobs, such as being a janitor, to get those pictures! That is pure bravery and courage if you ask me.
      Something you could say I would want to do better, or things that were just hard about this project was getting the facts. Most of our facts were inside pictures. It's very difficult to make a whole website made of pictures. Not everyone can tell what your saying by looking at a picture, but that is just the way they learn. Everyone learns differently.
      I improved as a student by working on my fact taking skills, observing pictures and what they mean, and being able to work in a group of friends. I have never been amazing at fact taking, but because of this project I am able to take better quality facts and more of them. With observing pictures I have become more skilled, and I will be able to make better predictions on images I see. Also, in the past, I never got to work with people I enjoyed working with. That's just how elementary school goes. I never minded that, I just wish I got to work with a bunch of smart girls.
      If I got to change anything with this project it would have to be that I simply just want more on the website. More facts, pictures, a video maybe. The more the merrier, right? I feel like our group should have found more facts to support our pictures a little more, and since Lewis Hine told his story through pictures, we should have recreated his story the same. I would also like to change our communication skills, because there was a lot of confusion with who would do what, when people would do things, etc.
      Even with that said, I am still very proud of what we got done on our website. Especially, how we set up our website. We had a lot of design, a good theme, it was organized, and it was easy to read/go through. I'm proud of how I got the website working, and how I learned about how to work certain areas, such as buttons to go to another page.
     This project on Lewis W. Hine relates to this year's theme; taking a stand in history, because Lewis stood up for what he believed in- taking a stand, for the future of child labor- in history. He changed the ways of working probably forever, and has impacted society greatly.
      For future kids that are going to go through National History Day I have one suggestion. The suggestion I have for you is to organize your time. Time organization is almost how you could be graded on this project. I guarantee you if you don't have time management you won't finish, or it will look sloppy and something your not proud of in the end. I would think that whatever people are doing they should be proud of what they are doing. You guys probably have heard this same concept a bunch of times, but it is important and you take this advice.

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