Thursday, March 29, 2018

Reading B: Jakata Tales

The Elephant Girly Face
Girly Face was a nice elephant. Heard bad men talking and started killing people. King made good men talk around Girly Face and he turned back into a nice and well-behaved elephant.

The Crane and the Crab
Crane likes to eat fish and tricks them by putting them in his mouth with the hope of the pond. Eats them instead. Does the same with the crab but the crab sees through the crane and kills the crane.

Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbit

Girly Face Killing ( The Baldwin Project)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Reading A: Jakata Tales

How the Turtle Saved His Own Life
People think turtle is a demon, want to kill him. Think of throwing him in the water to kill him and the turtle tricks them and tells them that he hates the water and will die. They throw him in and he is back in his home.

Crocodile and Monkey
Crocodile wants to feed his mother monkey heart. Monkey says that his heart is in a tree so the crocodile takes him there. Monkey tricks crocodile when crocodile opens his mouth to eat him and monkey escapes.

The Foolish Timid Rabit
Basically Chicken Little with the sky is falling. Coconut falls on Rabbit's head, he tells everyone that the earth is breaking up, every animal believes him and then the lion tells the rabbit that it was just a coconut.

The Ox Who Won the Forfeit
A strong ox's owner bets money that he can pull a thousand carts. But he whips the ox in front of everyone and the ox does nothing. The ox then tells him to be nicer and not whip him. When the owner is kind and encouraging, the ox moves the carts and wins his owner's money back.

Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbit

The Jatakas Book (Indian Epics)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Tech Tip: First Tweet

I have had a Twitter account since around my sophomore year of high school. I think Twitter is a powerful medium to reach people on the internet with little amounts of words. I haven't tweeted in almost two years but I think I could get back into Twitter soon. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Week 8 Progress

I realize that I am a little behind on this class. I'm currently in 18 hours of classes, plus 15+ hours a week of extracurricular activities. This has been one of my busiest semesters and it's hard to keep up with an online class as well. But I'm determined to succeed in this class and do more extra credit assignments to make up for it. I might even get ahead over spring break just so that I'm not stressed about my progress. I really enjoy this class and the assignments that go with it. It's one of the more interesting classes I've taken and I've learned a lot about Indian storytelling that I didn't know before.

Week 8 Comments and Feedback

I feel like the comments in this course are helpful to get to know the other students without actually meeting them. I always love getting comments on my blog and project from other students and they are always encouraging and helpful. I think that my comments are helpful too. I try to find something in common or something I particularly enjoy about every other students' blog post and put that into my comments, so that they know I was really reading their post, not just commenting to comment. The comment aspect of this class is one of my favorite parts of the course.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Wikipedia Trails: From Blues to the Indian Removal Act

I started my trail off here because of the Sita Sings the Blues movie I watched the other week. I love blues music but wanted to know it's origin. It started in the Deep South and has roots in African American traditional work songs that date back to the era of slavery. It's crazy to see how far blues has come.

Elvis Presley
The blues then took me to Elvis Presley's page, otherwise known as the King of Rock and Roll. Presley died at the young age of 42 due to poor health. His health was poor because his diet consisted mainly of heavy, rich and unhealthy Southern cooking like chicken-fried steak and biscuits and gravy.

Elvis had Cherokee blood in him, so I clicked on this link. I actually have Cherokee blood in me as well!

Indian Removal Act
The Indian Removal Act was an act signed by president Andrew Jackson in 1830. This act forced Native American tribes to migrate west past the Mississippi River and walk the Trail of Tears. The act went down in history as cruelty towards the native people that were moved from their homes and forced to go to unfamiliar territory, where many of them died on the way.

This was an interesting trail to go down. One minute, I'm looking at a good genre of music, the next minute, I'm looking at a very sad and unfortunate event in American history.

Andrew Jackson (Wikipedia

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Tech Tip: Blogger Template

For this Tech Tip, I changed the background image on my blog. All you have to do is go to the Theme option on the Blogger page and customize the background. I encourage everyone to edit their blogs!