Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Teachers Funeral

The Teachers Funeral          By : Richard Peck

       What I've read about so far is that Russel who is the main character  his brother Lloyd, and their sister Tansy are out on the lookout for more kids to teach at the one room schoolhouse. They have reached the Tarbox family, and they are not nice at all. None of their kids are educated and their mama refuses to let them go to school, instead she wants them to do chores around the house. The next day while Tansy's getting ready for school one of the oldest Tarbox's (probably around 17) want to learn so he goes to school. But Tansy can't teach very well because  she kind of has a crush on the Tarbox kid. Then they find a snake in Tansy's desk drawer and it is three feet long, so the Tarbox kid kills it and Tansy falls in love with him.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Teachers Funeral

The Teachers Funeral       By : Richard Peck

        So far what I've read about in the Teachers Funeral is that a boy and his brother Lloyd live on a farm and they go to school in a one room schoolhouse and they hate it, they also hate their teacher. It's in the middle of August and school is about to start, when they find our that their teacher died. They are excited because they think that their school will close and they won't have to go to school. But then they figure out that their sister, Tansy will be the teacher and she is only in high-school. Their dreams of the school closing down are slowly tumbling down. Find out what happens next in The Teachers Funeral.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Teachers Funeral

The Teachers Funeral   By : Richard Peck

       So far what I've read about in The Teachers Funeral is that a boy and his brother go to school at a one room schoolhouse. It's in the middle of August and school is about to start, but the one room schoolhouse teacher died at her 40's. So they went to her funeral and they complained that that they had to were shoes. That is what I've read so far about.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Patterns of Empires

Patterns of Empires

       Hello fellow historians, today I am going to talk to you about patterns of Empires. One of the common patterns of empires are the start of them. Because most of them all start off as a small city/village and don't really know what to do. They never really have a true ruler until the expansion of the empire. Those are the patterns of the empires during the rise.
       Some of the patterns during the expansion of the empires are that they always go into war to gain more territories. They also normally have a ruler during the beginning of the expansion, and there is always a riot for who is going to become ruler or the emperor. Once they start gaining more and more territories their lands became huge and it is hard for the ruler and government to control it. Those are the patterns of the empires during the expansion era.
       Another few of the patterns during the empires were that their empire became to big to control it and it fell because of the intruders coming in. Another pattern was that once other lands found out that the military was getting sick or weak and couldn't fight well, intruders came into the lands and took over. 
       Some of the lasting achievements that happened in the empires were paper, it has been worked on for many years. Because it was first developed in the Han Dynasty, then Egyptians made papyrus and now paper is made into many things and different kinds of paper. Also another lasting influence / achievement would be roads, the Romans invented the roads and now there truly is nowhere where roads aren't found. Those are the patterns of empires.