1.) In this rather large project of what the truth of war is, we have gone over lots of material that I myself have learned alot from. So, from the beginning of this project, I knew little of the Vietnam war as knowing that we were going to be learning about it. We started out reading a very interesting book that I enjoyed reading, The Things They Carried. This book should receive a 10/10 rating is was that good. I am usually not that kind of person that always “dives into” the book, but it was such fun to read with reading all kinds of stories in it. As we were reading it we have taken little tsts, going over what chapters we have read, and much more helping everyone with understanding the book. As we read the book we started watching these videos, or documentaries call the Ken Burns Documentaries focusing on all why the Vietnam war started, what was going on behind the war, both sides, and MUCH more to cover. I had thought that this was just as great as the book with such great information, stories, facts, and like I said much more! We had then a few weeks ago, had the privilege to interview a few Vietnam vets and got to listen to them. Now, I think that these interviews were the best. We all got into 3 groups with having a different Vets to interview. Mine was George and he was such an amazing guy. He told us his personal stories of what he experienced, what he thought of the war, and how it was after and before the war as how he changed. As a reflection of what we have learned from this whole project, we had built a walk through museum like exhibition of the truth of the vietnam war. It included war scenes, reflection, behind the war such as a family watching the news, and more! As myself, I have learned much more with STILL a question of what is the truth of war… my answer? It's in who experiences it.
2.) With all of the knowledge that we had learned, we had built a walk through exhibition that was kind of a musume like exhibition presenting to the public. We had many rooms for exhibiting such as a war zone, a at-home sense, a protest room with music playing, and last our room with being the retrospective room. Our room was basically a summary of what the war was like including past event with a HUGE timeline of the whole war and special events. We in our room including myself, a Project manager Jackson, Grady, Mackenzie, Delaney, and Gabby, we pulled off making a very exiting room. Our room consisted of a few stages. Stage one is that you walk through following the arrows on the ground leading around the room making a giant donut shaped room with on the right side, showing a very well painted mural of the war painted by a great artist Mackenze, after that on your left there is a rack full of dog tags that all of the guests had received at the beginning of the exhibition representing everyone to hang them up as a remembrance of those who we lost in the war. As you go through you will be asked is you want to sit and watch just a little of a Ken Burns documentary that Jackson put together that was shown by a projector. Right after that we have last a giant board that was saying to write down your thoughts on war and what's the truth of war. As Myself taking a shift in it, I had seen no bad thoughts from anyone about our room or anything on the exhibition. Just great positive feedback saying that we nailed it and myself knowing that we all had gotten a great understanding of the vietnam war and presented it in a great way too!
3.) Throughout this project I have found many strengths in my skills BUT many weaknesses also. With being in the group of the Retrospective room, I think my collaboration in this group was okay. I would find myself working on a assignment really hard but then I would get distracted with things such as Youtube. BUT once my group member would call me out on it, I was back on to work. So, I want to be honest and say that I didn't do my best on this when it comes to time management also. FOr an example. When We would be working on the timeline at the right time to start and work on it, I could also get side tracked on something also like when I was assigned on making the timeline with somebody else, we would be working very hard then I would just get side tracked on like either non productive stuff or something that wasn't that important. Bringing that around, I think or time management was “off” but we still pulled it off with a great room. Taking the timeline for an example, I myself thought that we would have a lot of time and it would be easy so I would just do it on the last day to work on it… and that's exactly what I did! I procrastinated till the last minute and I had to crack this out on the last day and not having extra time to proofread it. I think for what we made, we all did a great job. I did feel a little challenged but not too much because I did have all of what I needed to do with all of the information needed to do that task and so it made those tasks a lot easier to accomplish but I did feel rushed at the last few days because after all, we did- or at least myself procrastinate. I grew by collaborating with my fellow group members and getting along with their diets because at the beginning, I did feel myself and others ideas not being shut down, but cleaned up in a way that would be more better to present. So, therefore I did grow and adapt into others choices.
4.) I think that this project did not change a lot of my thinking on the war except that I have learned in my opinion of what the truth of war is and that is that there is going to be deaths, but to be honest of what I have learned, I think the truth is all in those who have fought and have experienced it so if you are finding the truths of war and what happened, your best bet would not to just go online and search it but to do what we did. Read an amazing useful book with multiple stories, watch multiple documentaries of it, and last my favorite is to listen and interview a vet like George. I truly think that if just just search it up of what it is, I don't think you might not get the right answer as what you want it to be. After this project, I have taken away a few understandings. Those understandings are that war is not just what some people think it is. As what I thought war could be is blood shed, missiles, guns, basically physical fighting but really, it could be verbal non physical wars. Another understanding I have taken was that there is a lot to it and A LOT of facts behind why that country got in war or such like with the politics, government, and such, and last that some people can't understand including myself, if what the truth of war it and what I take away is that it's all inside whom who fought.