Or turn the story of Columbus around a little. Imagine that Native Americans discovered the British Isles in 1492. They were searching for flint, because they used it as currency. Because they had a military prowess that nobody could resist, they quickly enslaved the British Isles natives, and in a couple of generations had exterminated the Isles entire population, while the natives were forced to mine flint. It was also a mere prelude to invading Europe and killing off about 95% of its inhabitants. The Indians, after they had secured Europe, wrote histories that extolled the virtues of their race and European culture was nearly wiped off the map. The English and Celtic languages became as extinct as their cultures and people, and the Indians could not have cared less, and never even mentioned or cared about the people that they exterminated. Would the Indians therefore be a "great people"? Or, might some legitimately lament the passing of a people and culture that might have contributed much to humankind? Imagine a world with no Shakespearean writings. Would that be something to celebrate, or something to lament? Some might think it would have been great, given the course of world history. Not me. can have something worthwhile to offer. Perhaps the gentle Taino could have taught the world profound lessons of peace. We will never know. It is one of history's ironies that Christians exterminated them.
Bigelow used as a textbook for his class, and the students then studied history textbooks and critiqued their highly slanted presentations of the New World's "discovery." The people being discovered may as well have not existed as far as the textbooks went. The focus was all on the Spaniards and their awe of the new land, taking possession of it in the name of the king and queen, the glory, etc. Who likes to hear they have been lied to for their entire lives? At least regarding the Columbus Myth, those students began getting their brains unwashed, which helped them cast a critical eye at other myths they had been told. If only every American history class did the same.
Keep a close eye on a teen who is depressed and withdrawn. Understanding depression in teens is very important since it can look different from commonly held beliefs about depression. For example, it may take the form of problems with friends, grades, sleep, or being cranky and irritable rather than chronic sadness or crying.
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Many schools address a student's suicide by calling in special counselors to talk with the students and help them cope. If your teen is dealing with a friend or classmate's suicide, encourage him or her to make use of these resources or to talk to you or another trusted adult.
As those acts became known and were seized upon by Spains European rivals for propaganda purposes, the term came into being to dismiss such events as mere propaganda. The events used to score propaganda points, but that did not make them less true. As David Stannard and others have made the case, the Spanish genocidal temperament was far from unique. The English and their political descendants, the Americans, had attitudes every bit as genocidal as the Spanish; they just had fewer opportunities for slaughter.
Returning to the Spanish court with the six Indian captives who survived the return voyage (most of his captives had already died, and only two would survive a whole year), along with gold nuggets, parrots, and other New World paraphernalia was Columbuss finest hour. He was named Admiral of the Ocean Sea, cut in on 10% of the New Worlds loot, and a second voyage was immediately planned. Before he met with Ferdinand and Isabella, Columbus drafted a memorial regarding future colonization plans. Nearly two-thirds of the document was concerned with how to handle the gold. Inserted between paragraphs about securing the gold was a paragraph about building a church and converting the Indians. The sovereigns agreed with the document in principle and the second voyage was planned. The Spanish names of the sovereigns were Fernando and Isabel, and Columbuss Spanish name was Cristóbal Colón, but this essay uses their anglicized names.
The current investigation will seek to determine what influence, if any, that the portrayal of suicide or attempted suicide on televised drama series has upon individuals who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or who have displayed suicidal tendencies in the past. Psychological studies have defined several forms of depressive illness. Unipolar depression is diagnosed in the individual who experiences, in recurring episodes, five or more symptoms within a two week period. Individuals with or manic depression typically experience fluctuating episodes of depression and mania(elevated moods or irritability). Dysthymia, a less severe but more , is diagnosed in individuals who experience lengthy episodes of depression, often lasting two years or longer. is particularly troubling to parents, educators and the medical profession as it is a leading cause of death. Â , , academic pressure Â and depression are among the leading reasons that teens consider taking their own lives. Methods of suicide vary between age and gender with suffocation by hanging being the most common. There isÂ evidence that exposure to suicide not only increases the risk of taking ones life but also the method.
What follows is the most significant revision in the 2014 version of this essay versus its 2001 version, and I ask my readers to bear with me. This may seem tangential, but I believe that it is germane. I first published this essay in 1998, as one of the first, if not first, essays on my site as it exists today. After hiring an editor, I published an updated version in 2001 while asking if I could publish the lengthy quote of his work that I will retain in this 2014 version, in his honor. Not long after that 2001 version was published, an , and I also began reading criticisms of my statement that the Spaniards completely exterminated the Taino, made by people that claimed Taino heritage.
This year, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the country’s most prestigious university, lost four of its students (and one professor) to suicide. For a high school kid who has been trained to constantly aim for academic excellence, getting into KAIST is a dream come true. But living this dream means a relentless struggle to survive the rigors of a highly competitive environment. The suffocating pressure of schoolwork is blamed as a big factor in pushing the students to end their lives.
For many years, Bill Bigelow, an Oregon high school teacher, played out the same scene for his students. He seized a student's purse and announced that the purse was his. He held it. Was possession enough? He removed the lipstick and announced that it was his. He then knew the purses contents; was that enough? His arguments rang hollow, particularly when the students saw his crime in the making. They did not yet know that the student whose purse was seized was the teacher's confederate. When his arguments failed to convince, he then asked, "What if I it?" The students chuckled a little, but rejected that argument as well. Then Bigelow asked, "So why do we say that Columbus 'discovered' America?" In that spirit, this essay will investigate the feat of Christopher Columbus, the original American hero.