The Third Level / Pre-Reading

1. If it were possible to travel back in time, what place and time in history would you choose?

2. Many people think that life was simpler a hundred years ago. Do you agree or disagree?

3. Search for images of the late 19th century (the late 1800s). What kinds of things do you see? What is the style of clothing and accessories of the people at that time? Do you see any Derby hats? Do you see any unusual beard styles?

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26 thoughts on “The Third Level / Pre-Reading

  1. 1- If i have this chance, I will choose to get back 10 years to change a lot of bad things I did to some people I care about them, and I lost them because of my mistakes.
    2- Actually I don’t know, but the thing that I know and I’m sure about is each life has it negatives and positives things on people, no one can say life before was better or life now is better.
    3- I see horses, and people who wear different clothes, I think the clothes style that time is formal than these days, the color is black or white, and people don’t smile when they were taking pictures. too many women wearing the Derby hats, and men have a lot of wearied beard style.

  2. 1 If it were possible to travel back in time, I want to go the time, which is I was 12 years old. Of course, I am satisfied with my life so far, but sometimes I think about if I have lived another life, what would happened to me? I want to go back the time, which is I was 12 years old and I want to challenge the new things, such as living in foreign country.

    2 I agree with this opinion. I think that life have many convenient technology, and we can act anything easier than 100 years ago.In 100 years ago, they took a lot of time to do something ; for example, sending a mail. As we can use some technology, we also can use time usefully. However, we must not forget about history and culture of 100 years ago and we should use that idea too for future.

    3 First, the pictures of 19th century are not colorful. Also, the fashion is totally different from today. Of course, I can see Derby hats.In 19th century, many revolutions were happened, which are for technology, fashion, war and so on.

  3. 1.If it were possible to travel back in time, I want to go to Meiji period in Japan. In this period, there are no war, and westernization began, so I think it is very exciting. And also, I like the dress of the Meiji period.

    2. I agree. I think life is simpler than now. Now, we have a lot of high technology, but we cannot handle all technology, and sometimes confused by a lot of information. On the other hand, 100 years ago, people do not have many technology.

    3. I saw a horse-drawn carriage. In the picture, women wear a long frilled dress and showy hat. And also, they wear corsets under the dress. Men wear something like suit, and a silk hat or Derby hat.
    http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/0-9/19th-century-fashion/

  4. 1. If I were possible to go back in time, I want to go a place which God born in and that times. Because I haven’t no religion, but many people believe the region. I really want to know the God is real or not. May be a lot of people want to know the historical issue. I think that it is the most biggest issue in the world.

    2. Many people say life in hundred years ago was simpler. However, I think that people who lived in a hundred years ago was not simple because at that time was just after industry revolution. Many new machine and new technology appeared in the world but there were know rules or regulation. I think this was a chaos. So, I think the time was not simple.

    3. I can see black and white photographs. A man wear a suit and hat. The people who are in pictures look so nobility. Many man wear a derby hat. It’s look so cool.

  5. 1. If it were possible to travel back in time, I want to go back to the time of Showa era and bring many technology to that time and want to earn money.

    2. Many people think that life was simpler a hundred years ago. Do you agree or disagree?
    yes, I agree with it because there are lots of complicated things like technology these days.

    3, I see lots of black and white pictures. almost in every pictures, woman tied their hair up and wearing dress which looks very skiny. man wear the suit and hat and riding a horse.

  6. 1. I want to go to old time in Japan to see my ancestors. I want to go to Yayoi, Heian, Sengoku, Meiji, and Showa period. If they are rich, I want to live with them for a while.

    2.I agree with the opinion. We have to think a lot of things, for example, email, friends, job, and so on. Our life has become more complex.

    3. Almost every picture was rich people. Dresses looked so heavy. Men wore Derby hats and had canes.

  7. 1. If it were possible to travel back in time, I wanna live in USA. Because I really interested in foreign country. But I think if I was born in USA, I must want to learn Chinese.

    2.I agree. Because in a hundred years age, people didn’t have lots of activities can do. Such as watch TV , watch movie, play computer.. etc. They just do same thing in everyday. So I think their life was very simple.

    3.I saw the vases, dishes , women dress …etc. The women only wear long dress and hat. I didn’t see any unusual beard styles.

  8. 1. I want to travel back in the Showa Era because the time developed a lot for Japan and my parents and grandparents were living that time. That’s why I’m interested in the Showa Era.

    2.I agree. 100 years ago, there were no technology things, fashion is also simple, and food is also simple.

  9. 1, If it were possible to travel back in time, I want to go bubble time in Japan. In that time, people use a lot of money and drink alcohol like party. The woman can get anything from man.

    2. I do not think so, because 100 years ago, some war still existed. People do not have money and technology is week. It is hard to live.

    3. http://www.klinebooks.com/cgi-bin/kline/33629.html
    The people take family photo front of building. In this time, picture was black and white. Women wear long dress and men wear like tuxedo. I do not see the any Derby hats in this picture.

  10. 1. I want to travel back to Machu Picchu in the time when people still alive in the place. I want to know how people live in such a high place.

    2. I agree. Now, we have more amount of convenient things than 100 years ago. We can do a lot of things at a same time. It means that we can do a lot of things in a day. 100 years ago, I think, it took a long time to do one thing so the amount of work that people can do in a day was limited.

    3. In Europe, all of women wearing dresses which is more fluffy than now. Also, they are wearing head dresses.

  11. 1, I want to travel Meiji Era in Japan because Japanese society was changed a lot and western countries influenced on that. So, I want to feel the period.

    2, To be sure, life a hundred years ago was simpler than now because there were no technology just like cellphones, internet and SNS. Although we living now think that life a hundred years ago was simpler, I think people living a hundred years ago didn’t feel their life was simple because they also had many troubles with others. So, I think that we cannot say life a hundred years ago was simpler instantly.

    3, Yes, I do. They wore corsets, long dresses, hats, suit, and so on. They look so cool. I like these styles.
    http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/0-9/19th-century-fashion/

  12. 1. If it were possible to travel back in time, I want to go back in Edo period in Japan. I’d like to see their life at that time. Also I want to talk to them and know the differences between now and then. It must be very cool. And If I could, I would like to go to the place which my house is standing now. There were might be some Bushi or Ninja living.

    2. I agree with that many people think that life was simpler a hundred years ago. I think there were some technologies but not so many. So people had to spend simple life like farming, house working and having a family. Their life wasn’t with technology.

    3. I could see women were wearing long dresses and big hats. And men were wearing tight black suits. On the other hand, slaves were wearing almost no cloths. They were just wearing white cloths.

  13. 1. If it is possible, i want to back to time when the car was invented first. I am really interested in cars. I want to experience the first car. Especially, I want to visit to Italy.
    There are many famous cars from Italy. I want to become a worker at beginning period of car company like Lamborghini or Ferrari.

    2. I agree that life was simpler a hundreds years ago. At that time, there were no technology thing. Nowadays, as I learned from some classes, many technologies make people become busy. I also agree with this because especially, in hawaii, telecomunity system is so terrible, so i just gave up to use technologies like computers. Just I used for purpose. I did not use technologies a few month. Actually, it was not uncomfortable.
    I can live without them. In conclusion, the period hundreds years ago was simpler than now because of technologies.

    3. I can see the black pictures because at that time there were no developed technologies. In those, they were wearing politely. People looks like organized.
    Especially, I saw the british gentle men. They looks so strict and clean

  14. 1. If it were possible to travel back in time, what place and time in history would you choose?
    I would choose that time when I studied in Michigan. Because that was the wonderful time ever for me. Studying abroad was my dream at that time. My face radiant with happiness.

    2. Many people think that life was simpler a hundred years ago. Do you agree or disagree?
    I agree with the idea but I think computer makes people busier.

    3. Search for images of the late 19th century (the late 1800s). What kinds of things do you see? What is the style of clothing and accessories of the people at that time? Do you see any Derby hats? Do you see any unusual beard styles?
    The pictures are not color only white and black. Women wore the long dresses. Men wore the formal suits. I didn’t see the hat. I fount the picture that there is a man who has long beard like Santa Claus.

  15. 1. If it were possible, I want to go Atlantis when people lived. Nowadays, many scientists tried to figure out what the Atlantis disappeared, but they did not solve the mystery. I want to know how to disappear the Atlantis.

    2. I disagree, because people’s life is always as similar as any time. A hundred years ago, people did not have many things like electrical goods, but they were working. We just guess at that time people.

    3.I saw the picture in 19th century. Most Korean people worn Hanbok(Korean traditional cloth.)Also, when I watched movie, the movie showed things and clothing.

  16. 1 .If it were possible to travel back in time,I should want to go back to Tokyo Japan from the late Edo period to the Meiji era(about 200years ago) and the postwar of Shouwa era(about 50 years ago) in Tokyo ,Japan.I want to watch changing culture of Tokyo (Edo) in Japan for economic growth such as clothes, industry, and food, life style.

    2,I think agree that people on 100 years ago was simpler life style than nowadays because there were not enough resource such as electronic for life on the day. For that, I think that their life style limited to act everyday When it raised the sun, they went to anywhere and worked for family, after that when the sun fell to the sky,everyone stopped working and went to home. However, I think that when the highly economic growth has affected to change the life style.

    3, I saw the picture that learned historic in the school. I was interesed in clothes and hair and ways of make-up.However,I really never have seen real on the style without selemony and festival.

  17. 1. If it were possible to travel back in time, I would go back 15years ago. And then, I’d want to go travel a lot of places. I think I can not enjoy in my life…. I don’t why…
    2. I agree this opinion because, there are not too much car, people and building. It was so simple and boring. I want to live at present.
    3. I like modern fashion because, I like long dress. On the other hand, it was uncomfortable fashion.

  18. 1. If it were possible to travel back in time, what place and time in history would you choose?
    ⇒I want to travel back to Muslim’s world in the Middle ages because I like the world’s history in particular, Ottoman Empire.

    2. Many people think that life was simpler a hundred years ago. Do you agree or disagree?
    ⇒I agree with this idea. Inventions is very convenient , but they make us busier and more complex.

    3. Search for images of the late 19th century (the late 1800s). What kinds of things do you see? What is the style of clothing and accessories of the people at that time? Do you see any Derby hats? Do you see any unusual beard styles?
    ⇒a corset, dress and a suit

  19. 1. If it were possible to travel back in time, I would choose Edo period in Japan. I liked seeing pictures of works of art in my history textbook and also like visiting museum. I especially like the works of art in the Edo period because they are fancy. I think they were more beautiful in that period because they were not faded. I want to see the works right in front of me.

    2. I think life was simpler a hundred years ago. There was no computer. People didn’t check email either do online shopping. Also, there was no electronic devices.

    3.Women’s hats during the Victorian era are stereotypically thought of as the enormous, feather- and flower-laden creations that were fashionable in the late-Victorian period.During the 1840s, men wore tight-fitting, calf length frock coats and a waistcoat or vest.

  20. 1. I want to go Edo period in Japan, and I want to see hoe people spend time, because at that time, there was no electronics. I think modern people cannot live without electronics.

    2. I think it was simpler than present because technology was not developed. However, I think people had a lot of knowledge than modern people because they had to have wisdom of life without electronics. In present, some people do not do cooking so much or do not work, so they spend bored time i think. But past people were not like such modern people.They had spent really nice time and I think it was a full life.

    3. I searched on the image of google. it was really different with present. Women put on long dresses colored red or yellow like party dress. Men put on black tuxedos and black hat. I thought it looked like Charles Chaplin. Also, I saw horse-down carriages. They were very different.

  21. 1. If I were possible to travel back in time, I’d like to go back the time which my parents were born. I want to know how different culture and habit from these days I live.

    2. I agree with this opinion because these days, we have internet so we can do anything more efficient than before. However, a hundred years ago, people were self-sufficient in food more than these days. That’s why both times are simple and complicated.

    3. Almost every picture is a monochrome. Clothes are very different from nowadays. People in the picture are look rich so I guess that only few people had their own camera.

  22. 1.If I can travel back in time, I would like to visit ancient Egypt. I want to see the process of building pyramids.

    2. I agree this idea, because today there are so many high technology instruments. So I have to handle these things. I think these things are very helpful but, it”s not easy for me. In hundreds years ago, there are not high technology things such as smart phones, computers and tablets. So I think people’s life were more simpler than these days.

    3. In 19th century, women wear frilly dress and hats. Men wear suits, Derby hats and . unusual beard styles.

  23. 1. If I can do so, I choose Yamaguchi prefecture in the 1400’s. In the era, Yamaguchi was “Western Kyoto.” I wanna compare Kyoto and Yamaguchi in the era to know why Yamaguchi was called “Western Kyoto.”

    2. I agree. Nowadays, we are in so much information related to national security, environmental problems and so on. A lot of information are helpful for our lives, but we have more things to care about than a hundred years ago. Our lives are more complicated than before.

    3. Women wore dresses and men wore jackets. Some men wore derby hats and had beard styles which is not usual today.

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