Sunday, September 22, 2013
Good Morning Students! Welcome to the 20th Century History challenge. What can I say about the advancement of technology that this timeline, highlighting many (not even close to all) significant accomplishments of our ancestors over a mere 100 years, doesn't prove? For better or worse, it is undeniably impressive.
1903-The Wright brothers make the first flight at Kitty Hawk
1903-The first silent movie is shown, it is "The Great Train Robbery".
1903-The first World Series is held (Boston Americans (w) vs Pittsburg Pirates)
1904-New York Subway system opens
1905-Einstein proposes his "Theory of Relativity"
1909-NAACP is founded
1912-The Titanic Sinks
1913-Henry Ford creates the assembly line
1913-Personal income tax is first required in the U.S.
1914-The Panama Canal is opened
1914-World War I begins
1920-Women earn the right to vote in the U.S.
1922-Tomb of King Tut discovered
1924-First Olympic Winter Games (Chamonix, France)
1927-The first talking movie, "The Jazz Singer" is released
1928-The first Mickie Mouse cartoon is seen
1928-Penicillian is invented
1931-U.S. gets a national anthem
1932-Scientists split the atom
1937-The Golden Gate bridge is opened
1939-World War II begins
1939-First commercial trans-atlantic flights
1944-Ballpoint pens are introduced
1945-The first computer is built
1945-Microwave oven is invented
1946-The bikini is revealed
1947-Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier
1947-Polaroid cameras are invented
1948-Big Bang theory introduced
1950-First organ transplant
1952-Elizabeth is crowned Queen
1953-DNA is discovered
1955-McDonalds corp is founded
1964-The Beatles invade America
1967-First heart transplant
1967-First Super Bowl (Kansas City Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers(w))
1969-Neil Armstrong is the first man on the moon
1969-Sesame Street begins
1979-The Walkman is intorduced
1981-The PC is introduced by IBM
1990-Hubble Telescope is launched into space
1991-The Soviet Union collapses
1993-The internet takes off
1997-Scientists clone sheep
To think that a mere 100 years ago most people had never even ridden in a car is mind boggling, considering at this point in time we are all sitting in different areas of the world, having on online crafting challeng together on our personal computers. Anyway, I really want to use this class to capture a piece of the 20th century for our future generations to get a glimpse of, so that is the crux of my assignment for you!
YOUR ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK:
*Please do a LO (size of your choice), which can be single or double paged.
*Please use a photo, or set of photos, from the 20th Century (the more detailed the better) If you already scrapped all your photos from the 90’s, find an image from the internet that you’d like to document.
*Please highlight the year you are documenting prominently on the piece.
*Please document who is in the photo and where it was taken (if you know).
I found an older photo of our first Pit, Bandit. Photo was from 1995 in our first house, and it was just Mark, myself and Bandit, and boy was she a spoiled little girl.