Job Shadowing Questions

  1.  What did you learn from your presentation? I learned that it takes a lot of work and responsibility to be a police officer and that most people have a bad perception of police officers so its very dangerous.
  2. How well do you think you did on your presentation? I think i did very well on my project, there are some other things and details that i could’ve added like my career that i would like since i said i don’t think being a police officer is for me.
  3. What are some presentation techniques that can you incorporate in to your next presentation? I could maybe incorporate a video or a little bit more information on being a police officer.
  4. What if anything, could you have done differently to change the outcome of your presentation? I don’t think i could’ve did anything more because i did everything that i was supposed to do that was on the rubric
  5. Finish the following statements:
    • I wish that I would have added a little bit more information
    • If I could present my presentation again I wouldn’t  forget to put what career I would like to pursue instead of being a police officer.
    • Now that I have reflected on my presentation, I see that there are some changes that i could’ve made to make my presentation overall better for me and the my class mates.

Harriet Tubman

Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 to March 10, 1913) escaped to freedom in the North in 1849 to become the most famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. Tubman risked her life to lead hundreds of family members and other slaves from the plantation system to freedom on this elaborate secret network of safe houses. A leading abolitionist before the American Civil War, Tubman also helped the Union Army during the war, working as a spy among other roles.

After the Civil War ended, Tubman dedicated her life to helping impoverished former slaves and the elderly. In honor of her life and by popular demand, in 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew JacksonB   on the center of a new $20 bill.

In 1849, following a bout of illness and the death of her owner, Harriet Tubman decided to escape slavery in Maryland for Philadelphia. She feared that her family would be further severed and was concerned for her own fate as a sickly slave of low economic value. Two of her brothers, Ben and Harry, accompanied her on September 17, 1849. However after a notice was published in the Cambridge Democrat offering a $300 reward for the return of Araminta, Harry and Ben, Tubman’s brothers had second thoughts and returned to the plantation. Harriet had no plans to remain in bondage. Seeing her brothers safely home, she soon set off alone for Pennsylvania.

Making use of the network known as the Underground Railroad, Tubman traveled nearly 90 miles to Philadelphia. She crossed into the free state of Pennsylvania with a feeling of relief and awe, and recalled later: “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.”

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

I think the should not raise the retirement age for Social Security because when people retire they are around the age to receive social security. I don’t see a reason why they would raise the age for social security to me that would be useless and would also make retired people wait longer to be able to receive social security. The best way to make social security to work would be to have everyone pay into social security and for the government to keep their hands off of the social security funds. Also to make the government give back all the Social Security funds that have already borrowed, stolen, or misappropriated, for other programs besides Social Security Benefits. If the Social Security funds had been used, only as intended, the program wouldn’t be in jeopardy of running out of funds today. The other main, much needed, boost would be to make EVERYONE pay into Social Security. Do away with Government Employee Retirement programs, other than Social Security. Everyone should pay into, and benefit from the program. The social security should’ve never been misused in the first place if they never misused the social security money there wouldn’t be an issue.