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Hell Yes!!!!!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by buckeyefool, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    Just got an email from My professor in my last class..........All A's the quarter......Hell yeah!! Now I really have a reason to drink tonight
  2. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

  3. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    Geek :biggrin:

    Have fun!
  4. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Didn't take ENG111 this quarter, I take it?
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Didn't Thump say you were a "Food & Consumer Science" major?

    Sissy nerd...
  6. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    No taking classes for Teacher Licensure.......History 325 and Geography 460
  7. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    What do you plan on teaching?
  8. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    I want to teach History or Government
  9. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    I saw an ad in the New Orleans Times-Picayune where the NOLA school district was recruiting professionals, anyone with a BS degree, to teach and get their teaching credentials at night for free. Of course you basically have to teach heathens in a war zone. I see quite a few taking their teaching degrees on the road once they are finished. If you could make it through it might not be a bad retirement plan.
  10. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    There are a few districts around the country that do that. I think Columbus has a pretty nice deal set up right now.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    That is what I did in was called the "Critical Needs Program" but has been changed to PACE. I went one saturday a month for one school year, then once every 9 weeks the 2nd year, and then took three grad courses (Human Growth & Development, Reading in the Content Area, and Teaching the Exceptional Student).

    Easy at the time, but I hear the program is very tough now.

    The only requirement is that you teach in a "Critical" District is VERY poor, but I wouldn't trade the kids for anything.
  12. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    I imagine they feel the same way about you.

    My wife's kids love her. I think it comes through pretty clear to the kids who cares about them.
  13. Deety

    Deety Senior

    Smart idea to bring in good teachers wherever you can get them. In northern VA, there was a concerted effort to recruit from retired military personnel. I understand most of them could handle a classroom pretty well... eventually. :biggrin:

    Of course, around here, the schools like to chase away teachers. The city schools will only hire teachers who reside within the city limits. Not only is this horribly expensive for young teachers, but it creates numerous other problems. I know one widower who is now giving up the house he and later his children grew up in because he's marrying a school teacher who can't live that three miles over the line. Stupid.
  14. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    How did the Portugese settlement of Brazil contribute to the development of the Atlantic slave trade? I need 5 reasons.

    This is serious.
  15. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    Drunk post alert:
    As Europeans fought for control of the trade on the African Coast, new battles of conquest began in the Americas. In 1492, Columbus mistakenly landed in America in his search for India. His mistake opened a new world of discovery and conquest for the Europeans and a world of devastation for the native Americans and Africans. After Columbus’ initial trip, a flood of explorers and fortune hunters followed. In 1500 Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered [​IMG]Brazil for the Portuguese. The Spanish American and Portuguese possessions multiplied from then on. The main economic activities were ranching, mining and agriculture. Spain carried on a prosperous trade with its colonies throughout the sixteenth century. The discovery of vast silver mines in the 1540s enriched the colonial inhabitants and increased the volume of trade across the Atlantic.

    Though not initially inclined to do so, other European countries sought to expand their own empires and trading systems and soon joined the Spanish and Portuguese in the Americas. By 1609, the English had conquered Bermuda. By 1623, they also possessed Antigua, Monster, Nevis, Barbados, and other islands. Guadeloupe and Martinique belonged to the French by 1625. The Dutch, Swedes, and Danes also joined in the rush to the Americas.

    But the colonization of this new world was not easy. Many European traders who crossed the Atlantic did not want to colonize, but only to profit from the trade. It is reluctantly that many traders decided to live away from their native countries. For example, England's initial plan for the Americas was to put as few people as possible overseas for the efficient running of their trading systems. But soon, the European countries were pushed into a colonial administration by their drive for profit. With the success of sugar and tobacco in the new world, small farmers and profiteers came in droves to the new world to gain from the prosperous new trade. This was only the beginning of the colonization process. To work [​IMG]the large plantations which soon formed, the English and other Europeans sent over white indentured servants. At the same time, the Spanish and Portuguese planters especially were exploiting Indian labor against the will of their governments and of the Catholic Church. The conquistadors raided the interior to find more Indians to exploit. Soon , most of the Indians, unused to the work, died of disease or were worked to death. To replace their dwindling resource, the Portuguese began to import slaves from their African ports. Thus, the African slave trade came to the new world.


    Columbus' exploits in the Caribbean Islands for the crown of Castille opened new opportunities for trade and wealth for the Spanish throne. Spanish society of the period was conquest oriented. Even until 1492, the crown was still contending with Moorish settlements to the south. The expansionist mentality was Ingrained in the society . Columbus wanted to establish forts and trading posts , in which Spaniards would work for a salary, to facilitate trade with the native peoples. However, the crown preferred to populate the areas discovered by Columbus and to transplant Spanish society to America. In line with this policy, a large shipment of people and supplies left Spain in 1493 destined for Hispaniola, now the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo became the capital of this new settlement.


    The Spaniards employed the encomienda system to exploit the labor of the Indians on the island. In the ecnomienda system, a tribe of Indians is given to a powerful Spaniard by the governor for his exploitation. Gold was the only commodity the Spanish could easily produce. So they forced the Indians to mine it for them. [​IMG] This gold supported the colony for twenty years. The colonists traded it for the European goods they desired such as wine and olive oil. The Portuguese monopolized the sugar trade. The colonists' desire to replicate their old society in the "New World" led to increased trade across the Atlantic in European cloth and manufactured goods as well. The Spanish felt that their society was the best and sought to impose it where possible. Italian merchants initially funded and controlled trade between Spain and the Indies, but eventually, members of the Castillian throne took over.


    Conquistadors led Spanish expansion on the mainland in the search for gold, pearls, and Indian Slaves. With their metal weapons, shield, and armor, they easily captured Indian tribes. They later conquered present day Panama and Peru (The Incas) to the south and Cuba and Mexico (The Aztecs) to the north. In their wake they left their culture, mores, and religion. The discovery of silver mines in Peru in the 1540s boosted trade across the Atlantic as booty hunters made their fortunes.


    When the gold reserves began to run out, the Spanish resorted to planting sugar around 1515. They brought sugar experts from the Canary Islands and copied the plantation [​IMG] styles of the islands. They also began importing black slaves. By the 1540, there were several large sugar plantations in Hispaniola and around the Caribbean. Spanish throne imposed trading regulations and licenses on merchants heading to the Caribbean with complex restrictions. In spite of all of Spain's efforts however; smuggling was rampant. There was a strong demand for slaves, and a guaranteed profit for anyone who would provided them.


    The French threatened Spanish possessions in the New World. Separatist organizations in Holland prevented serious interest from being developed in the New World in the very early 17th century. Florida was the focus of France's attacks. Soon French pirates and buccaneers were intercepting Spanish ships entering and exiting the Caribbean

    SUGAR Complex sugar cultivation began in Cyprus and Sicily long before the Portuguese began exploring the African coast. The Italians took control of the sugar trade and actively traded it and financed its cultivation. They brought the techniques of sugar production, estate `management, and commercial organization to the Iberian Peninsula, the Atlantic Islands and later to the Americas. The Atlantic Islands included Madeira, Sao Tome, the Canaries, and the Azores. With Italian funding, the Portuguese developed complex sugar plantations and monopolized sugar production. Later, the Dutch West India Company became middlemen for the Portuguese as well.

    Umm, Silver, Gold, Sugar, Beef, Weed?

    :wink2: :beer:
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2005

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