No matter how you take in this basically deserted mystery island, there is no doubt that it is marvelous. The mystery behind how these giant stone like people were placed where they are is really what draws you in to want to learn more. Going into this, that is really all I knew about Easter Island. I did not know about the agriculture, or lack there of, or about the rapid decline that happened after humans basically ran it till there was nothing left.

Analyzing cause and consequences I believe is one of the best ways to go about this…

Africa has always been known for violence, and usually nothing good is ever said. This module opened my eyes for many things. I discovered just how large Africa is. I seen agriculture like I have never seen it before, nor have I learned about it in any classes beyond this one. I think that is a large issue today, we do not learn properly about the African culture. I also discovered many interesting facts about communicating what is learned and how we learn it. We can learn a lot from oral communication records, but they can often be misguided as…

Religion is particularly different for me to learn or think about. I grew up in a non religious family, and have only been in a church for a few funerals. So for this particular module, I did choose to not interact on the slacker page very much. I did still read and use emojis to react to some classmates. What I do know personally about religion is that you believe in one specific god and follow by his rules/lead. Other than knowing this, I only learned a few other things through high school history and word of mouth by others…

Wow! I have so many unanswered questions from this module. Yet I learned so much. This module was packed full of so much information on not only the Silk Road, but trade along it. In this module we listened to two different podcasts. One from Fankopan and another from Hansen. Both authors had different theories on what they found significant about the Silk Road. But they did have a lot of similarties.

Frankopan’s podcast was significantly harder for me to follow. While he had a lot of information, I felt that he bounced from one topic to the other relativley…

The Roman empire is the most intriguing part of history to me. While we know a lot about Rome and its culture, there is so much we do not know. The unknown and the possibilites of what you may learn is what is so intriguing about it. When most people think of Rome, they instantly go to the gladiators and the fights. While this is all so interesting, why don’t we hear more of the art that surrounds Rome?

Looking at artifacts, statues, and art from Ancient Rome, we see grey colorless statues. In this module I learned that many…

At the beginning of this module, I was not fully interested. I am not a person who participates in yoga and do not find it to be intriguing. However, I learned a lot of very interesting information from this module. The point of this module is to explain that when talking about yoga you should also know that Hinduism goes along with it.

Although it has been second guessed if the Hidu’s even started yoga, they do partake in the past of creating yoga. When one talks about yoga today, no one ever mentions any sort of religion that goes…

This particular module was hard for me to follow. I feel as if i was over loaded with information that I unfortunetly was not able to contain. I have reread each section and am still left with some questions. It is hard to process things that we were not there to witness or see and I feel that is one of my struggles. This is what historical perspectives is all about, opening your mind and letting your mind be able to let in new information.

Civilization was created just as agriculture and domestication was expanding. Exchange of goods and services…

Farming and agriculture are known world wide, but it has not always been like this. Agriculture actually began due to a ‘mistake’ made by hunter/gatherers. During the process of gathering plants, often times the plants were picked prematurely, causing the seeds of said plant to drop elsewhere and mutate into a different species of plants. This grew into being able to grow wheat and straw, among other species of agricultured plants. It is beleived that there was never truly a “light-bulb” moment for humans to realize that they should farm. They were almost forced into doing so in order to…

Many may ask why cave art or primary art (objects) is so important. We can find many facts about the way people from around 14,000 years before us, lived. Cave drawings are just one of the many items left behind. Paintings of mostly larger animals such as mammoths and bears line the cave walls. Unsure of why the cave art was created in the first place, it is not necessarily a reflection of what they hunted. Just as artist do today, they may haver painted out of pure enjoyment.

Scientists are not sure why early humans chose to paint in…

History is found all around us. From the mathamatical equations we need to do a homework assignment, to our family tree; there is a historical story behind it. Finding out these stories can be challenging but can also be fun!

History is learned differently and perceieved differently by each person. Professional Historians are able to follow a chronological timeline in order to find out about history. Profesional Historians usually have a specific part they are researching such as a certain time in history (1500 for example). Non Historians (learning for college) often look at history as a whole and not a certain period.

History has always been interesting to me, but I have never sat back and thought how everything has its own history. To me that is so interesting.

Kala Robinson

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