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Propaganda

posted Oct 19, 2011, 7:35 AM by Ashley Oliver

This website gives you a ton of information on the Holocaust. In the themes section, Making a Leader talks about how propaganda was used by the Nazi Party. 
It was used to create a rise in political promience by making Hitler seem like a person who would be a good leader for Germany. Propaganda was used to show what was happening in Germany and with Hitler. I believe propaganda has been used a lot and will keep being used. It started with churches and such but had gotten a lot bigger. I think propaganda can have a big effect on some people today. 

An example: 



Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:22 AM by Ashley Oliver

After watching the Pespi assebly I didnt think it was as good as the past year. Yeah I thought it was good, but I thought the past years have been better. I was a little disappointed just cause I thought that over the years they would have gotten better but they havent. Over all I thought it was good and it told a good story. I liked how they used movies and such to show examples of things. I also thought the music was really good, I think a lot of songs can also tell a story and I think they used the right ones at the right time. If I had to compare it to the years before than it wasnt that good, but I think they could do better. I really liked the story behind all of it though, in how you make your own choices and how they had all sorts of different high school students to talk about the same things but have their oen point of view on it. It helps people understand better I think just cause its people your age and explaining it for you to understand better. Overall I liked the Pepsi assembly.

9/11

posted Sep 12, 2011, 10:24 AM by Ashley Oliver

What do you think about the plans for commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11?  How much is too much?  Who makes that decision?  What feels right?  What feels wrong?  Explain your thoughts.  
 
    I think the plans for commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is wrong. They are trying to exploit 9/11 and it is wrong. Companies should not be making money from doing something for 9/11. It is to much when companies are making money from it when they shouldn't be, I don't think it is right at all. It would only feel right if they weren't making money from the 9/11 things they are doing.

Chapter 1 review

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:18 AM by Ashley Oliver

After reading chapter 1, the most I remember is all the different ways technology had changed over time and that is what I was most suprised by. I found interesting is that the media is always changing. The way I responded to reading this chapter was very eye opening and I did not know a lot of what I read so I learned a lot.

Blogging Responsibly

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:12 AM by Ashley Oliver

 There are many dangers in blogging unsafely. They can cause teens to get realy low self esteem if they dont have it already. If you are wanting to blog make sure they are things that will not hurt other people in any way. Blogs can cause people to feel very uncomfortable and unsafe. All that can do is lower someones self esteem. By lowering someones self eteeem it can cause so many different things, and none of them being any good. It can and has caused peolpe to be suicidal.
    The most legitiment reason to watch what you are blogging about it cause it really can effect other poeple and how they feel about the things you are talking about. The last thing you would want is to say something that could effect someone in a certain way and change there life. You might not think it could have that much of an effect on someone but it really can. It could change there life a lot more then what you would think. Blogging is a way for people to view other peolpes thoughts about certain things and get there opinion.
    By blogging you could get less of a chance to do what you want in life. If you are posting about something and later apply for a job you want but you are blogging about things that they would not think are exceptable, you could loose a chance at getting that job. While students are blogging they should keep in mind that things are going public so to watch what you are saying and talking about. Because it can effect people in many ways.

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