Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pilsen PowerPoint

September 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm, by

Pilsen View more presentations from Zach Silver. The purpose of this piece is to show the attempt to unify and beautify the community of Pilsen. I’m proud of this piece because it conveys the effort to create a safe community in Pilsen. I learned that there are many organizations that are working very hard to [...]

Chicago Murals

September 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm, by

Murals of Chicago on PhotoPeach I learned that you can express anything you want through art. There is an unlimited amount of things you can paint or create. I love that the Pilsen community is expressing their love for art … Continue reading

The Art of Community

September 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm, by

Neighborhood on PhotoPeach Many people contribute to the image of a neighborhood such as, political leaders, businesses and block clubs or community leaders. Political leaders have the money, so usually they have more leverage in the community. The political leaders in Pilsen put in eagle flags to represent the Mexican presence and Aztec calendars to [...]

Exploring Pow Wow

September 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm, by

The purpose of this piece was to choose a rhythm that you want to know more about and share it with the class. In this video, I had to include adjectives that describe the rhythm of pow wow and a notation of the rhythm. I chose “naturalistic” as one of my adjectives, because the things Read More…

Exploring Pow Wow

September 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm, by

The purpose of this piece was to choose a rhythm that you want to know more about and share it with the class. In this video, I had to include adjectives that describe the rhythm of pow wow and a … Continue reading

What are the colors of your neighborhood?

September 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm, by

How many colors do you see in your neighborhood? In Chicago, no matter how many (unless you live in Rogers Park), Pilsen arguably has more… many more. Here is a MAP of Murals in Pilsen around the theme of Immigration: pick up a Sunday in Chicago’s Fall and open your eyes. Pass by the J-Def [...]

Feeling desTROY’d…

September 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm, by

Today, I’m desTROY‘d. If you are too — even if only a bit — please check the Holla for Troy Davis, by the poet Kevin Coval: If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please ask either Amy Goodman or Atticus Finch on what it means to kill a mockingbird: both can tell you the [...]

CO’s GCE Portfolio 2011-09-20 21:56:27

September 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm, by

Why did you conduct your census? I wanted to learn more about restaurants businesses in Chicago. How did you conduct this study? We went to different restaurants but all the managers were busy. So we called some of the manager … Continue reading

Census for the homeless

September 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm, by

1.Why did you conduct your census? I conducted my census to learn about the people who are in need on the streets of Chicago. In addition, our goal is to help improve their lives. 2. How did you conduct this study? I conducted my survey by interviewing who are homeless. 3. Where did you conduct Read More…

Student Econ Topics

September 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm, by

During today’s class, we spent a good deal of time reviewing how we use googledocs, blog posts, and diigo. First, however, the students shared their questions. Below is a picture of my chicken-scratch which highlights their topics of interest. …