After researching the topics covered in the index of the book I was very interested in the maritime aspects of America. I would love to learn about sailors and the height of the trading and ocean based industries that were prevalent during the beginning of the United States. Pirates would also be a large part of sailing culture.
Apart from early America I would also love to learn about the 20s or 30s because there was a lot of socioeconomic crisis as well as booms in those eras. Similarly a post war 50s/60s would be very interesting to see considering that we don't normally focus on the aftermath of ww2 and the U.S. role (becoming a major power and the rising tension of the cold war).
In all I am sure that this year will be teeming with great projects and great learning. I hope to push myself to break out of any "comfort zones", of sorts, that I might tend to fall into when studying history.
I didn't receive any guesses as to what my images might represent, therefore I will just talk about what they symbolized. Starting in the bottom left corner I drew a guitar to not only literally symbolize my ability to play guitar but also my love of music in general. For as long as I can remember, music has been a part of my life whether it be from overhearing the music that my dad played in the car or the scores played in movies. just to the right of that I drew my dog Odie. He has been with me since I was around 8 and I essentially grew up with him. The fire symbolizes my favorite of the four elements as well as my passionate personality. The rocking chair represents my love of crafting and creativity, I find woodworking and the artistry that goes into it very fascinating and enticing. I hope to some day have a workshop where I could craft such items. Last but definitely not least the Chilean flag represents a large part of who I am as my mother is Chilean and I identify largely with the country. I have only actually been to the country once but the curiosity and passion that I have towards it has shown in at least one school project every year since then. In all I tried to set the picture up as a warm living room because it reminded me of home, and as the saying goes: "home is where the heart is."