This site was created by ThinkQuest Team 27942.
members (click on a name to email):
Monte Vista High School
|Joyce was the team leader for the project. She was the one who really held this team together and made sure we all communicated ideas freely and efficiently. She also did the majority of the research for the site, making sure all areas of the Antiwar Movement were covered to the fullest. In addition, to being head-researcher, Joyce was also head-editor, proof-reading all the pages for accuracy and clarity.
Monte Vista High
|Dilip (goes by Bobby) was our primary technical person for the site. He was the one who implemented all the java elements into the site and also developed the cgi aspects of the site - namely, the message boards, chat room and the site search. Also, he optimized all the images on the site so that they were smaller and therefore load faster. Bobby as well set up the multimedia room which contains Video and images he captured. In addition to technical contributions, Bobby helped with the research, in particular the Vietnam War pages and the Timeline pages.
The Chinese High
|Ricky was the site's designer. He came up with the basic layout of the site, and organized how the information would be displayed to viewers. His primary goal was to make the site look fantastic. Ricky also came up with the idea to use Flash technology on the web page. He created beautiful Flash headers and a terrific Flash introduction.
Feel free to send any suggestions or comments concerning the site.
We would like
to give many thanks to our three coaches:
Manasa Chandra Sanabaghatta
Without the guidance
of our coaches, we would not be able to complete this project. Thank you!
If you would like see how we tracked our progress throughout this project, check
out our log, remnants of the message board we used
to communicate with each other, somewhat similar to the discussion
Further Notes from Team 27942:
The goal of this project was educate the public, in particular young people about the Antiwar era of the 1960s. The three of us had only a vague idea about the Antiwar Movement. We certainly, had no notion that the Antiwar Movement had such a momentous effect on both U.S. domestic and foreign policy. All the people in the United States, and certain places around the world, are living in the resonance of the Antiwar Movement.
The Antiwar Movement was a forgotten era in history. Critics of the war also found many ways to express their opposition to the Vietnam War. Thousands refused to pay federal incoming taxes. At some colleges and universities, some students seized administrative offices for a few days in protest of the U.S. involvement in the war. The more radical of these critics invaded draft board headquarters throughout the United States. Maybe because the movement was a revolution, which introduced some of, the most radical ideals into mainstream American culture that sometimes we like to
“sweep” such times of chaos “under the rug.”
Well, our team thought the Antiwar Movement need to be brought back to the surface, so that today’s generation of high-tech and information would be able to look back, some even remember, on the days of turmoil and determination to believe. In the end, we hope to inspire the visitor to appreciate the aspects of the Antiwar Movement and how it affects their own lives.
We invite you, the visitor, to share your thoughts and experiences with
us and the rest of world.