welcome to history 2!
|if you want trinkets they are on the shore. but if you want real treasure you will have to dive deep into the ocean.
Office hours: MW 10:20-11:10, TTh 12:10, and by arrangement
OPTIONAL extra credit this week:
Check out the most current corporate democracy fight regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United, a lobby group in Washington DC that argues that it is a legal person and entitled to make big election campaign donations. Write enough so I see you understand, and then explain why you either support or oppose the ruling. http://www.citizensunitedagainstcitizensunited.org/
Who says college students can't be generous donors?
Respond to the Snapshot's many problems by donating even $5 or $10 to a worthy organization. Check out Room to Read's list of the top 100 international groups at http://www.roomtoread.org/document.doc?id=837, or look for US social justice groups you like at http://www.socialworkdegree.net/social-justice-organizations/
My own personal Top Four:
Oxfam (money to refugees and the truly poor hit by disasters)
Second Harvest Food Bank (local work to end hunger)
Common Cause (against corruption in government)
Kiva (micro-loans YOU make to people who use the money well.)
Like to sing? Learn some sea chanteys and rock out on an actual historical boat: Join us at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for the annual Sea Music Festival, a celebration of maritime heritage through songs, instrumentals and dance, on Saturday, September 13, 9;30am-5:00pm, with the pier reopening at 7;00pm for the 7:30-9;30 festival chantey sing. Performers will be on 2 venues on the pier, and aboard the historic floating ships Balclutha and Eureka : http://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicfestival2014.htm
Visitor Center: 415-447-5000.
Admission to pier, free. Ships admission fees apply for all shipboard performances (Balclutha and Eureka): Adults, $5. Ages 15 and under (accompanied by an adult), free. Free with national park passes and for active military with I.D. No advance tickets. Purchase boarding passes from ticket booth, located halfway along the pier. Avoid the lines at the trcket both and arrive early (pier opens 9;30am, first events are capstan and pumps demonstrations aboard Balclutha, 10;30.
In the evening, join the special festival evening chantey sing aboard the 1890 ferryboat Eureka, 7;30-9;30pm, including a reunion of the park rangers who have hosted the sing since it became a park program in 1981. Reservations only needed for the chantey sing: 415-561-7171 or email@example.com.
Past extra credit options are still on the past homework page. For more extra credit, go to the homepage