The powerpoint was enjoyable and further extended the importance of the Europeans versus gay rights. I was hoping to see more of an American view of it, though I think that my thought was influenced through my study of the KKK and their version of discrimination. I liked the multiple examples that were given throughout the presentation, and how they layered and reinforced the severity of discrimination in Europe, also the reflection on Whistle Stop served to be true in perspective.
I enjoyed going through your power point and you did a great job giving many examples of how they were mistreated in the 30's by the German. Just like Nenad said it would have been nice to see America's view of this and if they were just as discriminant as the Europeans were. Another piece of advice I could give was maybe make the power point just a little more appealing such as adding more photos. Other then that good job!!
The strenghths of this product were its simplicity. the sentences were not too long and did not contain too much information. I like that you did not use animations, that way I was able to focus just on the information give. You made good use of your pictures and the connections made to the novel were clear and helpful. I would not change anything about the appearnce of this product. The product provided a lot of helpful information about gay rights although it took a German view on it instead of an American view. I think it would have helped more to know more about the American gay rights since the novel takes place in America. But otherwise I found this product to be very well done.
Kristen, good job on your powerpoint. It was very detailed and intrigueing! You did very well with presenting key facts and relating the topic to the book. I learned a lot because of your powerpoint. I learned that Europe, and especially Germany, was the country in which discrimination on gays was initiated. This then led to gay rights being discriminated everywhere. I also learned about the pink triangles and the harsh lives they had to live during the Holocaust.
To improve, i think you could have added a few more pictures to add "colour" to the powerpoint, but overall it was really well done. good job!
It was sort of bizarre to read what the government created, Paragraph 175. The religious condemnation of homosexuality was oozing through their words. It was somewhat confusing to read that multiple events influenced homophobia, but only see Hitler as a bullet point, I would have thought there would be more issues; it might be better to just state that WWII had a large effect on how the South regarded homosexuality. Also, there were some tense problems in the Whistle Stop section (switches from past to present). Other than that, the information is well laid out and interesting. It's REALLY surprising that it only appears to be male-male relations that were condemned, with no information about female-female relations. All in all, your presentation was interesting to read and well-designed. Well-done.
This was a very simple powerpoint that I think was a strong representation of what you were trying to get across about gay rights in Germany. Although a bit of colour may have added some interest to your product. I learned a great amount about discrimination in Europe, specifically Germany, and how that affected citizens. It would have been slightly more effective to focus some of this product on gay rights in America, since that is where the novel took place, but overall well done!
I know that you found it difficult to find information about the gay rights movement in the USA - perhaps because it was so underground (Europe seems to be ahead on social issues at times). The prejudice found in the extreme form in the Nazi Party would have surely been echoed in the mainstream society. That's why we keep looking at Whistle Stop as a special place, where people forget to hate based on superficial things, and simply love one another.
This will be where we start to interact in the "outside of class, online" world. Continue discussions from class and start new ones.