My name is Josh and I am a student at the Robert J. Lister Academy. My mission in this class is to go to Monteverde, Costa Rica to study the native plant and wildlife. The reason I want to study those subjects is because I have always been interested in foreign countries and nature. I also want to study the geographical terrain for my future plans of joining the military when I am of age. We need to raise about $1,800 per person to be able to go. We have done alot of hard work already. This is not a vacation - this is a learning opportunity of a lifetime. We have a class we are taking and we will be studying topics like the economy, ecology, world affairs, etc. Another reason I want to go is because I have never left the country. This will change my life to be exposed to a new culture besides here in America. The reason it will be a life changing experience is because most people do not get the chance to leave the country, and I could be one of them. I also want to see what it is like in a country without a military, unlike America. In a place like America, everywhere you look there is some type of military image. I want to see how the people of Costa Rica live without a military. In Costa Rica, I will study hard, and make the best of the time spent there.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chapter 2

The subject of this blog is about the second chapter of the book Walking With Wolf.

In the beginning of chapter 2, it is talking about the beginning of the Quaker religion. It is talking about it being started in the mid-seventeenth century, which "was a period of great Religious and political ferment". For all followers of Quakerism after that it was a way of life.

It then goes on to talk about how life was for Wolf when he was growing up. both sides of the family were Quakers. Their education was in Quaker schools. It goes on to talk about how Wolfs mom was put into a mental hospital.

After that it goes on to talk about historical facts about W.W.II, the Presidents, military drafts, and many other things.

In conclusion I hope to be able to learn more facts and be able to relate to the book and to a Whole lot more.

1 comment:

  1. Josh,

    When you spoke of the "...great Religious and political ferment", my interest was immediately piqued. It was an amazing time in human history that led individuals to believe in their value as thoughtful beings. It was truly a time when ideas changed the world.