Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Historical Fiction Narrative

I was born into a slave family, although I loved them, it seemed that my parents didn't love me. When I was 7 years old they had to sell me to another couple who lived a pretty pleasant life as Merchants. I usually wasn't treated badly when they made me carry the goods from from the house, cleaned up the house, or made me tend the twins. I thought that my life was as perfect as it could get, but I was wrong, it got worse much worse. The man who took care of me for 5 years suddenly got sick, the Priest told the merchants wife and children that there was nothing left to do except pray to the gods that he would get better. The next morning when I walked into the room, the merchant was dead, his face was pale with red-ish splotches all over his frail body.

The priest whispered,  " If you were a good girl, you would sacrifice yourself for your master!" I was so scared that I ran out of the house sobbing. The odds were not in my favor, if I went back they would make me sacrifice myself for my master, and if I ran away I would certainly get captured and killed! I had no time to make a decision, they were already searching for me. I decided to make a run for it, I ran as hard I could into the misty, dark rain forests.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Comment on the Primary Source Video

In my opinion the video was really informative and really awesomely drawn. I noticed that there  were a few problems with the timing of the pictures. Also, I noticed that some peoples papers were not in the video though. I really liked how smoothly the video went and how a lot of the drawings portrayed the text so well. Some people’s drawings were very simple and some of them were really detailed, I also liked that about the video. The drawings were a nice mixture of simplicity and detailed. I really hope that we can do some more of drawing and interpreting the text that Mr. Sanders gives us. :)

Africa Key Geography Activity