Below you’ll find the projects that we’re complete for the section of GHS 210 that was taught by Lee Garver.
Grant Goodnight, Ashleign Porter, Darby DeFord, and Megan Hanson
This project focuses on the concepts of freedom and movement of two groups of people, "the poor," a group leaving Great Britain's debtors' prison, and "the pure," a separatist group in pursuit of religious freedom from the Church of England, to the New World.
Josh Hall, Kasey Meeks, Sophia Shultz, Ross Wilson, and Julia Cerra
This project explores how members of the Butler community think about specific aspects of freedom.
Laurel Steinly, Maddie Moore, Ryan Frederick, Claire Colburn, and Chad Slider
This project observes how European migration and settlement led to the oppression of Native American people, and how this relationship between vastly different cultures experienced extreme highs and lows.
Kendall Swartzell, Jack Ciesla, Daniel Mulawa, Claire Edwards, and Alaina Hanke
This project brings attention to the injustices of mass incarceration and explains how mass incarceration, as a form of legal punishment, strips away the freedoms of various demographics, races, and socioeconomic classes more than others.
Henry Baddley, Baylee Johnson, Cyrus Stanford, and Jacqueline Murphy
To be considered "free," what must you be able to say or do? What must you have?
Some define freedom as "the right to do what one pleases as long as they are not to be interfering with someone else's freedom." Others may say if you can simply provide for yourself, then you are free. Does the definition of freedom depend on one's geographical location? How or how not?
So the question is, what is freedom?
Explore the Wix website we created to gain a new perspective on how people around the world today and throughout past centuries may (have) defined freedom.
Brooke Gregory, Madison Himler, Gordon Johnson, Neil Shah, and Jamie Dorris
It is a common misconception that freedom has a single definition. We encounter different types of freedom every single day. For example, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do with with your afternoon, and you have the freedom to petition the government. We must also consider how freedom differs around the world. Not everyone has the same rights as we do in the United States and often times an individuals freedom may be oppressed due to where they live. How do these different freedoms affect our lives?
This website explores our different paths of freedom and puts them into conversation with each other. Each tab will answer 3 simple questions.
1. Why is this path to freedom important?
2. Who is against this path to freedom?
3. What is gained by the everyday person through this freedom?
Through this website you will learn of few of the many paths to freedom and how they change lives around the world, empower individuals, and uphold the principles of democracy.
Shelby Miller, DJ Johnson, Jake Sadowski, Brooke Collins, and Jessica Benzing
After the Civil War, the south was in shambles. It was a time of great turmoil, known today as “Reconstruction.” In this period, the southern economy took a nosedive, African American families were torn apart from the war, and racial tensions rose between African Americans and Whites. Amidst the crumbling and the chaos, however, newly-freed people of color were joining the workforce in ways that had been previously unavailable to them. Through the three former slave narratives, a picture of the Post-Civil-War narrative comes to light.
Rachel Schuld, Colin Daly, Austin Cronin, Lauren Unruh, and Elizabeth York
What is Freedom?
The answer to this question depends on who you ask. People's perspectives on freedom depend on one's experiences, culture, and environment. Along with differences in perspectives of liberty between locations, there are differing understandings within the continents studied. Some comparisons drawn explore the effect of occupation, class, gender, and color on one's freedom.
Explore what freedom means to those individuals in the interactive map we created using Prezi. Travel the world and see how your idea about freedom differs from those of different experiences, culture, and environment.
Gwen Spencer, Jade Jochem, Emma Schneir, and Peter Reilly
This website explores and analyzes two of the main forms of slavery over the course of history, specifically looking at their effects in America. It compares historic plantation slavery through the transatlantic slave trade and modern-day sex trafficking and human trafficking in order to identify how slavery has transformed over time. Although plantation slavery was not the only type of slavery present in the 16th-19th centuries and sex trafficking is not the only type of slavery present today, we chose to focus on these two types of slavery because of their overall presence in Western culture and the similarities that they share. By looking at the primary demographics of these slaves, their conditions, and how these slaves were brought into slavery, people can better understand how one's ability to move and be free is inhibited by slavery. Through the first-hand accounts of people enslaved in these forms of slavery, the emotional impacts and the restriction on individual liberties as a result of slavery are revealed. The transatlantic slave trade and human trafficking serve and have served as ways of moving enslaved people around the world, contributing to a global problem of slavery. As a result, the connection between freedom and movement as it relates to slavery will hopefully be shown. This website also seeks to connect historic forms of slavery with modern forms of slavery to show the change that has occurred in the suppression of certain individual's liberties and the legal responses to restrict those actions.