Operation Iraqi Freedom:
In Class Project Reflection:
For the most part this project went well for me. We had a lot for freedom in what our end projects were with the creative piece. I personally like having so much time to do our own thing. This is because I'm quiet independent and I don't like a lot of structure all of the time. All of us had to write an explanatory essay that was on the war related event of our choice. I chose the 2003 Iraq Invasion, or commonly known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. I ran into a couple issues when working on my essay. Writing my stuffed outline wasn't a problem, everything I wanted to say came easily. Although after that I started to experiences a bit of writers block. Once I stopped stressing about it, and just sat down at home with a cup of tea and my headphones, I wrote the first draft. By this point I still had plenty of time to rewrite and edit different parts of my essay. Because of this the project wasn't very stressful or overwhelming. I was able to rewrite and edit unlit I was completely happy with the final essay.
My creative piece came along while I was still working on my essay. To the right you can see a glass jar with sand in it. I filled it with sand to symbolize how deserty Iraq is. I then placed several objects inside of the jar that were supposed to show pieces of a soldier in Iraq. Over all I really liked the project and how it was conducted. I found it fun to learn about something close to me and not something that I'd probably forget about in a couple years.
All of the objects in the jar were either off my dads army uniform or stuff directly from Iraq. Inside of the jar there is a name plate, captains badge, unit battalion pin, dogs tags, a mini tabasco sauce bottle from an MRE that's full of sand from Iraq, a stamp off a letter my mom wrote my dad, and some Iraqi money.