Chris Brown's Project Pages
My Personal Bio
I am an Anthropology and Sociology major with a minor in History. I
take classes mainly at Tempe campus, and live in Mesa. I am a fifth
year senior graduating in May, and hope to attend graduate school at
ASU Tempe in secondary education. I plan to teach high school
history/social studies, and I would love to do so in my old school
I grew up in
Virginia just outside of DC until I came out here to ASU. Everyone
always pictures West Virginia when I tell them that, but I assure
you it is very different. The DC area is definitely a modern city,
and I don't know why anyone here ever complains about traffic. Just
try driving into DC... EVER!!!
I think I
bring a solid background in the social sciences to this class, and I
am willing to drive in South Phoenix. I can't carpool with anyone
because I already carpool with my FiancÚ and will probably get to
class an hour early, but I have four seats open to anyone.
My Home Town Memory Map
My house is just below the
middle of the map. I lived there for 18 years before coming to
ASU. Behind the house is a wooded area. My friends and I used to
play there all the time, making forts, attacking each other,
attempting to capture live animals for future medical testing.
(Thankfully this never happened)
street is the house of my oldest friend Daniel. He was two years
older than me, but I knew him since I was born. Next door is the
house that had new owners every two or three years. I only knew two
of them, but my closest friend in 5th and 6th grade lived there
until he moved to Alaska. Next to that is Kent's house. Kent was my
age. We played basketball in both our driveways all the time, but
never really did anything else together.
At the end of
my street was a large cul-de-sac that all the neighborhood kids
gathered in to play all sorts of sports. It never occurred to us
that grass might be softer to fall on.
major road was the high school everyone went to, except me. It was
the largest in the state, and while I technically graduated from it,
I stepped foot in the building for standardized tests alone. Its a
Next to the
school was the library, where my bowling friend Joseph and his
mother worked. My dentist's and doctor's offices were in the complex
just behind the library. Then there was King's Park, where the
grocery store we never went to was. My parents always thought it
smelled funny or something, but I only remember going in by myself
after I started driving. There was also a great Chinese food place
in the shopping center, and a People's (later to become a CVX).
the other housing development that looked like an extension of our
own, except the houses were twice the size and 20 years newer. OK,
so it didn't look exactly like ours, but I remember the woods I
played in that was there until one day a big fence went up and
bulldozers tore out all the trees. Maybe that experience is why I am
so interested in Urban Sprawl.