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Holocaust Museum

posted Oct 17, 2011, 10:47 AM by Joy Lauer   [ updated Oct 17, 2011, 10:48 AM ]

This was a really cool website. It was awesome that we could go through the museum and it was set up well so that we could see everything. My favorite part of the Museum was the artifacts gallery. I liked how we could see all of the different pictures and information about each one. When going through the museum, I learned that through all of the propaganda used, the German's changed everyone's views about the Jewish people. I hate that the children were even treated unfairly. It's just sad to see how badly the Jewish people were treated during the Holocaust!
Two examples of propaganda are:

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:21 AM by Joy Lauer   [ updated Oct 17, 2011, 9:22 AM ]

This years Pepsi Assembly kept me interested the whole time. I think that the way they used the music that is popular today and the videos were what made it interesting. They used specific points in movies, songs, videos, and more to make the information that they were trying to get across easier for teenagers to understand. If they didn't use the videos and songs, it would have been more difficult to understand. The way they incorporated everything into the assembly made it that much more affective. If they showed us a video like the Pepsi assembly but didn't have any of the extra stuff in it, then teenagers would lose interest and just not pay attention. That is my opinion on the Pepsi Assembly.

Response to 9/11 Documentary

posted Sep 16, 2011, 10:46 AM by Joy Lauer

The 9/11 video that was played on the history channel was very impactful. Before watching the video, you don't realize completely what people went through on that day. I can't even imagine what people went through that were in the Twin Towers. When the terrorist attack happened, I was only in second grade, I didn't know what was going on. I didn't understand it. I remember the day after the attack, I was at my dad's house, and we were supposed to be celebrating my birthday (which was the 8th), but all my family could focus on was the attack. I was really mad, but now that I look back at that, I realize how stupid I was acting. The video just made me realize even more how ridiculous I was acting. Overall the video was really good, and made you realize how lucky people are.

9-11 article

posted Sep 12, 2011, 10:25 AM by Joy Lauer

I think that there are people using 9-11 to make money just for themselves. Like the wine company is only donating 10% of there profits to the 9-11 memorial. I think that there are actual people that are raising money for the right reason, they are donating most of their profits to the 9-11 memorial. Just like with other things that raise money for breast cancer, some of the companies are raising money for themselves, and only giving a slight percentage of profit to the cause. I think that the memorial was a great idea to remeber those who died. Overall I think that the companies need to donate a larger portion of profits to the cause.

Chapter 1

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:13 AM by Joy Lauer

  While reading chapter one, I realized that technology has changed a lot in the past years.  We used to just go from house to house to talk to people, and send snail mail.  Now we use the internet and our cell phones for any socializing.  I realized that technology is a huge part of life.  Everyday we are using our cell phones for texting. 
    Another huge part of today is the media.  We get most of the political information, news, entertainment, weather, and more from the media, even though the media isn't always right, like it says in chapter one, "The media is like our immune system. If it overreacts to everything, we actually get sicker.... or eczema."  Culture today is based on what we do everyday, including what we do and what we watch. 

Blogging Dangers

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:11 AM by Joy Lauer

Some dangers when blogging can be that you give out too much information.  The information that you give out on the internet will ALWAYS be there.  If you put too much information on the internet, then when you are trying to get a job, your potential bosses could find things innapropriate or bad things that could make or break you getting the job.  The concern about too much stuff getting leaked onto the internet is legitimate.  It is legitimate because not only will your bosses see them, but bad people can see your blogs and get ahold of you, or there could be stalkers who follow you, because you put your address, or your phone number. One rule we should follow is don't put any personal information on the internet or on the blogging sites. Another rule is be careful with what you say, anything you put on the internet is on the internet forever. The third rule to follow is be careful with the pictures posted, again it will always be on the internet once it has been posted.

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