Book Report- Run by Kody Keplinger

I like this book so far! I like both characters, Bo and Agnes. Agnes is legally blind. She is frustrated because her family thinks everything is too dangerous for her, so she is very restricted. Bo is a “bad girl” with a bad reputation. She wants to help her and Agnes escape their small town they live in to start new lives! I think this is a good idea, but I think they will also get caught and in trouble for it.

 

By,

Shira K.

Making Predictions , Dewey

What has happened so far? Vicky describes her life before Dewey. She lived on a farm at a time when women were oppressed. What I predicted was that due to her rebellious nature we can assume that she will leave the farm and pursue an education. What actually happened was that Vicky didn’t let anything get in the way. She moved out and eventually got an education. 

Vicky explains how Dewey has helped people’s relationship grow stronger. What I predict will happen next is that she will have a touching story on how Dewey has personally affected her. What happens is, her telling a story on how Dewey helped her mother daughter bond.

The library is doing renovations and Dewey is curious about the outside. What I predict happens next is that the author provides foreshadowing when Dewey is curious about the outside world. What actually happens is that Dewey gets out and he gets lost for  a couple days. He gets found. 

Every one is beginning to like Dewey. My predictions is that Dewey is going to make it big. What actually happens is the media ran stories on Dewey. He gets featured in other countries and even Japan sends a news crew to film a documentary. 

Women’s Rights and Clothing

I studied Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s speech at Seneca Falls. I had to comment on women’s equality then compared to now. Below are my thoughts: 

Yes, women have equal rights specifically when it comes to clothing. In her speech at Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton stated, “We do not propose to petition the legislature…to clothe every woman in male attire.” This demonstrates men had attire that women couldn’t wear. In the 21st century it is more acceptable for women to wear men’s clothing than men to wear women’s clothing. According to the research project, Roaring Twenties! by Jordyn Ostrowski And Derek Tomczik, women “were now able to dress how they wanted…” In conclusion, currently men have more restrictions in what they wear compared to women.

Battery Park Farm

Before…

 

I wonder if I will get to take a bite of some of the food that is grown at the farm.

I can’t wait to see all of the workers and farmers working on the farm.

I think I will get to pick my own vegetable and take it home!

I hope I get to see and try a vegetable I’ve never had before.

 

After…

The best thing I did was eat lunch at the park with my friends and teachers by the big water fountain.

I cannot believe I saw a squirrel sitting on the top of the cannon at the castle.

My favorite part was walking along the water with my friends and teachers.

I will always remember the water fountain in the park.

 

By: Shira K.

Women’s Job Equality Past & Present

Women have just as many job opportunities as men in the 21st century than in the 19th century. In Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Speech at Seneca Falls in 1848 she exclaimed, “to declare our right to be free as man is free…to have disgraceful laws as give man the power to chastise and imprison his wife, to take the wages which she earns.” This shows that women are less equal then men. In the present day, women have more opportunities than in 1800’s. I read this in the article International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family.  The texts states, “over the course of the twentieth century, women’s labor force participation has risen  from 20% to over 60%.”  In summary, presently women have job opportunities that are the same as men.

Equal rights 

Women and men have more equal rights in the workforce today compared to the 1800’s. In the 1800’s, women had to give their husbands their wages. I know this because in Elizabeth Cady’s Stanton speech at Seneca Falls. She expressed that men have the power to “chastise and imprison his wife…to take the wages she earns.” Today in the workforce, women are making progress. The presentation titled, “Men and Women in the Workforce” by Sidney Kirk discusses the progress. Sidney Kirk says, “In the 1830s mill women made an average of 2.25 per week compared to men’s average weekly earning of $6.50-$7.00.” Jumping forward to 2012, Kirk states, “…the median hourly wage for women, full-time and part-time workers combined was 84% as much as men($14.90-$17.79).”  This demonstrates progress is being made in wage equality for women. In summary, women are making gains in breaking the glass ceiling.