Presentation on theme: "Greenwich CT is a commuting suburb of New York. Greenwich station, the station that Claudia and Jamie used is still standing and in use. The Train fare."— Presentation transcript:
Greenwich CT is a commuting suburb of New York. Greenwich station, the station that Claudia and Jamie used is still standing and in use. The Train fare at their time from Greenwich to New York was $1.60, current fare is $9.00. The trip would take 40 to 50 minutes. There are still ten trip passes like Claudia found in the trash can, and they are now $76.50. The highest recorded temp in Greenwich was 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest was -10 degrees F. The highest average precipitation is in September. It was where Jamie and Claudia lived in The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler. Thats Greenwich CT. Greenwich, Connecticut Nate Stauffer
Mah-jong Madison Halcovage I was researching about allusions and an allusion that I was researching about was Mah-jong. Mah-jong is a Chinese game that was developed in the 1800s. Mah- jong is similar to rummy the card game. It is played with small rectangular tiles with some Chinese drawings and symbols on them. There are 136 standard tiles. They are numbered from 1 to 9. There are 4 of every kind of tile. There can be 2 to 4 people that can play at a time. There are clubs you can join to play Mah-jong to.
American Automobile Association Sam Kirchhoff American Automobile Association or AAA for short is a company that lends support with pretty much all vehicles. It was founded by Henry Ford on March 4th 1904. Ford was an engineer and he also founded Ford motor. He was a very successful man because of his extremely good businesses. Both Ford motor and AAA are very good companies.
Transistor Radio Laicie Ray The allusion I researched was a transistor radio. What I already knew about the transistor radio was that it was a type of radio that some people today dont use. What I wanted to know about the transistor radio was how it is different from a typical modern radio that are often use presently. Also when they were created/marketed? What I learned about the transistor radio was that definition of it is – Its a usually a small battery – powered radio equipped with transistors, and that the radios were marketed in 1954. I found out that the way transistor radios are different from the modern 2013 radios is because a transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor based circuitry. While modern radios are not always small and now people have created apps to let people have access to radios on their phones.
Woolworths Michael Toth When I first got this word I was confident that it was a retail store because it sells radios. I really wanted to know what other products the store sells. I found out that they also sell cheap household items. The store was founded by Charles S. Woolworth. The store started in Utica, NY. This was a success so now you can find Woolworths retail store anywhere in the world. Charles and a brother started the business. Their names were Charles and Frank Woolworth.
Neanderthal Man Emilee Whitley I am doing a Neanderthal man. From the book I know a Neanderthal man is in the context of the book, and it is a type of man. I wanted to know what a Neanderthal man was, here is the research I came up with. A Neanderthal man is an early person who you might consider as a caveman, but they are not. Also, they have more heavily muscled hands than we do.
Electric Percolator Amariah Blanton An electric percolater is a coffee machine. It was the first coffee machine ever made. It was usually a one that did not need to be plugged in but then they changed it. It mostly is not used any more. It is mostly used for camping or something outdoors.
Travelers Checks Isabelle Borr For my allusion, I had travelers checks. They are an exchange for hard currency at people can use in different countries. My guess was that it was just money orders for traveling, and I was right it was. I also wanted to know are they still in use? It was not surprising that they are still in use, but its not very common. Credit cards now take the place of travelers checks because if you use them in different countries just like travelers checks.
When I first came across the word Chancellor of the Exchequer in the book called From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler I thought it might have something to do with a position of money. I thought it might had something to do with this because the two main characters of the book were talking about which restaurant they wanted to eat at for lunch, and the character Jamie said no to a restaurant the other character Claudia wanted to go to because it was expensive. When I figured what this word meant from the sentence I thought it might have had something to do with the power in the government. I went to the library and looked it up in World Book Student. What it means is a person who is responsible for finance. Im glad I looked this up because now I have a new vocabulary word to say and actually know what the definition is! Former Chancellor of the Exchequer in England Chancellor of the Exchequer Elizabeth Wagar
Olivetti Emilee Whitley For my allusion I am doing Olivetti. From the book I know it is on Fifth Avenue, and Olivetti is a place. I would like to know some more about Olivetti. A fact I found is Olivetti is a typewriter and printer company. This company took over one fifth of Italy. Also, they created a diverse version of communicating.
Typewriter Nate Stauffer What I Know: I know that typewriters use letter keys to stamp ink in the shape of letters on paper. They made it easier to write things over again, so you didnt have to hand write it. They were used before computers were around for typing. What I Want to Know: I would like to know how typewriters work, how the key pushed the stamp. I also would like to use one sometime, but theyre considered antiques. What I Learned: There are 3 types of typewriters manual, electric, and electronic. Each uses a different technology, a daisy wheel, a microchip, or a font ball. Some typewriters have special keys such as different language characters, or mathematical equations.
Macys Amariah Blanton Macys is one of the nations premier Omni channel retailers with facial 2012 sales of $27.7 billion. There is 80 stores in 45 cities there is also licensed employees. Macy's was known as a federate department store.
Joan of Arc By: Madison Halcovage Joan of Arc was a French National heroine who was a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Joan of Arc was a peasant girl once. She recued France from defeat in one of the most darkest periods War with England. She once lead a French army against the English who had laid siege to a city of Orleans. People often called Joan of Arc the Maid of Orleans in honor of that victory.
Clara Barton Michael Toth Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, MA. She was a nurse. She founded the American Red Cross. This organization helped people who were injured at war and in terrible disasters. She was never married but did have a relationship with John Elwell. Her mothers name was Sarah and her fathers Steven. Her brothers name was Steven also who she went to school with everyday. Her only friend was Nancy Fitts who was a great friend. Clara had 4 siblings.
Florence Nightingale Denotations English Allusions Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820. She was a celebrated British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. In 1860 she established St. Thomas Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. She became deceased on August 13, 1910
Sir Lawrence Olivier Sam Kirchhoff Sir Lawrence Olivier was an actor, director and producer. He lived from 1907- 1989 and had a 6 decade career. Lawrence was in 3 Shakespeare shows as an actor and director and was considered one of the best actors of the 20th century. He had 3 wives at different times and 4 children. Olivers work on stage ended in 1974 but he stayed in movies until the year before his death. When he died at the age of 82 he left his wife Joan Plowright as a widow.
Hamlet Isabelle Borr The book was said to be one of the most powerful dramas ever written. Hamlet was a prince from Denmark characterized in William Shakespeares book Hamlet, the Prince from Denmark. Hamlet is about when he is deeply sadden by his recent lost of his father and doesn't like that his mother remarried to his uncle. Hamlet is about when he is deeply sadden by his recent lost of his father and doesn't like that his mother remarried to his uncle. Then he visited his mother he becomes aware that someone is eavesdropping and thinks it is Claudius. So hamlet stabs him and kills him. In turns out to be Polonius, the kings advisor Then Hamlet gets visited by his fathers ghost telling him that his Uncle,Claudius murdered him. Then he visited his mother he becomes aware that someone is eavesdropping and thinks it is Claudius. So hamlet stabs him and kills him. In turns out to be Polonius, the kings advisor Then Hamlet gets visited by his fathers ghost telling him that his Uncle,Claudius murdered him. One day,His mother while watching the duel (that the king is planning to kill Hamlet She drinks a posioned cup of wine that was prepared for Hamlet. Later Hamlet kill Claudias After that Hamlet get expelled from Denmark and would be sent to England to be executed, but comes back to Denmark One day,His mother while watching the duel (that the king is planning to kill Hamlet She drinks a posioned cup of wine that was prepared for Hamlet. Later Hamlet kill Claudias After that Hamlet get expelled from Denmark and would be sent to England to be executed, but comes back to Denmark
ETRUSCAN Etruscans were ancient Italian people who lived in Etruria. They ruled over Rome for many years. Up until 400 B.C. there economy was not doing very well. The Etruscans art was very plain but had a little pop into it they also made bronze and clay sculptures. They believed in the afterlife so they put in jewels, stone, and precious medal into the tombs. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar186060&st=etruscan By: Elizabeth Wagar