Friday, October 17, 2014
After reflecting back on the past two Passion Project weeks, I have gotten a good amount of work done. I haven't gotten as much done compared to the very first few weeks, but I am making good headway. I have finished research with Elian Gonzalez, and am finishing up finding information for the 13 de Marzo Tugboat Massacre. I want to continue my research on the history of Cuba, specifically the types of government it has been run under, as this research was interrupted by the other 2 topics. I also want to incorporate personal stories from my family, and perhaps try to interview a member that has lived many years in the country; my grandmother would be my first option. However, I also have a large amount of family living in Miami that I could also contact. Even though I have already researched much information, there still is much work that needs to be done!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
In my opinion, these past two Passion Project Fridays have been very productive. This topic is very meaningful to me and I have found myself becoming very engaged with my research. I dedicated the first Passion Project Friday to researching the history and background of Cuba and how the country came to be, especially around the time period when Communism was in effect. I gathered several notes on this information in a document, however, I am considering using a notebook to record my information for the following Friday as I work better with paper and pencil. For the second Passion Project Friday I dove deep into the international affair of Elián González. I am fascinated by this story, and I definitely know that I will be including this important affair in the final product. My first two Passion Project Fridays this year have been very successful, and I hope that they continue to be so for the rest of the year!