Tutor profile: Emma K.
Conjugate the verbs Caminar, Correr, and Ir into their present tense forms.
Caminar is an "ar" regular verb, meaning that its conjugations will include "a" in many of them. Thus, our conjugation will be: Camino, caminas, camina, caminamos, camináis, caminan. Notice how they all have an "a" in the suffix, after the root of "camin"? If we conjugate "correr," then, we can see how the "er" verbs work: Corro, corres, corre, corremos, corréis, corren. See how the "e" is in each version of the verb? These are patterns that you'll see in each regular verb in Spanish. However, with "Ir," an "ir" irregular verb, you'll see how strange the conjugations can get: voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van. Although it's an entirely irregular verb, it still follows the same conjugation patterns of the regular verbs, but you have to memorize its strange roots.
Subject: World History
Often, history is a rote recitation of the accomplishments of Caucasian men. Who are two non-European women who have affected change throughout world history, and how did they interact with people outside of their culture at the time?
Women's place within world history is often covered up or ignored in favor of discussions of Napoleon or Julius Caesar, but their accomplishments are no less important. Queen Nzinga of Angola ruled in the 17th century, at a time when European incursions into the African continent were becoming more and more frequent and insistent in their violence. Her resistance to European invaders involved playing different European powers off of each other while holding onto her own power. In China during the 19th century, Ching Shih, a female pirate, terrorized ships regardless of their origin; British, Chinese, and Portuguese merchant vessels travelled in fear of her rampage on the seas. Both of these women demonstrate that there is a place in world history for women and people of color outside of the European diaspora.
Subject: European History
When you hear the word "Reformation(s)," what events in European history would you include in such a list?
The idea of a "Reformation" goes beyond such a simple concept as the Catholic Reformation, or the Protestant Reformation. A reformation implies a total change in ideas, policy, and even culture. As such, various reformations could include the English monarchy's choice to split from Catholicism under Henry VIII, the Ottoman conquest of Eastern Europe before being turned back at Vienna, Catherine the Great's revitalization of Russia, the Industrial Revolution and the subsequent reactions to industrialization, and the rise and fall of Russian Communism in the 20th century.
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