Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Artist Donatello

Donatello was a renaissance artist and sculptor from Florence. He lived from 1386 to 1466. He created statues of prophets for the church and models for the gates of the church. He also worked with other artists. .

I think that Donatello was a great artist. He creates the sculptures so life like.  

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Medici family

The Medici family didn't start so powerful they gained there power. The Medici family was a family of bankers and lived in Florence, Italy in the 14 century. They were like any other family but they gained more power by bribing people, causing violence, and killing people that were in there way. They supported many of  the great artists and thinkers like Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Galileo. They were very interested in the arts and secret ideas from the Romans.  

The family got even popular when the Pope said that the Medici's bank was the most reliable bank.  They earned so much money that some of the other banks went out of business. They supported Brunelleschi but most people didn't support him. Although, when he started and finished building the dome people were amazed of his work.

I think the Medici family had a great impact because if it wasn't for the Medici family the dome they were trying to build wouldn't even be finished. Also they brought back classical arts. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

History with Trina, lesson #1

                                               History with Trina

By the end of this lesson you will learn interesting facts about the population

1. Quick question:

2. Watch this video.

3. Take this quick quiz quizzing what you learned from the video.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Slave perspective short historical fiction story

                     I am a salve and I'm working for my life. I am 7 years old and It's not my fault that I was born a slave, so why do I have to work for my life, why can't I be a priest or merchant or maybe even a ruler. Why do I have to do this? Well, I guess I'll never know because I'm just not so smart. I never get to go to school or anything all I do are 3 things, work, work, and work.
                       We live in fear, well at least I do. I live in the fear of my to master dies because when he does all is lost, your life, everything. They think we should be sacrificed. I mean they would think different if we sacrificed them not us. Like.........a priest I mean he makes all these people make sacrifices when we don't want to so the priest is bad for making people do things especially give there life away when they don't want to.

Monday, February 13, 2012

San Francisco KIPPsters are against cyber bullying


Cyber bullying is two kids on the internet and one of the kids are making fun of the other kid or harassing them.
I am against cyber bulling because first it hurts emotionally. Secondly, it can make someone think of suicidal or even suicide. Last but not least, it can ruin your future and reputation.