Introduction To Clara Barton

Eminent last year, was definitely one of the most memorable moments of my grade nine experience. I gained a lot of knowledge around research, interviewing and public speaking. Having done this project before, I assumed this year would be even easier. However, oddly enough, this year’s eminent has been an extremely bumpy ride. From stress of picking a person to the grade ten speeches, I can tell this year is.. Read More

Learning Outcome B2: Residential Schools in Uttarakhand

To demonstrate my understanding of the PLO B2, I drew a political cartoon accompanied with text to explain it. Take a look at it here: In order to provide children with quality education, recently, the government of Uttarakhand has announced to open “residential schools” in all 13 districts of the state. The reason I put residential schools in quotes is because these residential schools are not like the ones we.. Read More

Document of Learning: Political Narrative

Since I was very first introduced to the idea of politics in elementary school, I had never been a big fan of it. Like most children, the new political gossip was much less important than catching a new episode of the Teletubbies. Unfortunately (or fortunately??), there comes a time in high school where you begin to dive headfirst into the topic that is politics. Thanks high school. At the beginning.. Read More

Document of Learning B2: Why am I such a bad button blanket sewer?

All throughout elementary school, every year, I studied a little portion about Aboriginal people. Though it was never about residential schools or their interactions with European settlers, this topic is something I had been introduced to at a very young age. In elementary school, especially in grades 4 and 5, the ideas I was introduced to about Aboriginal Canadians were very light topics; these topics included food, games, and clothing… Read More

In-Depth Post #8 (Weeks 13, 14, 15 and 16)- 2015

These past few weeks have seemed to just fly by and before I know it, we’re already transitioning into May. With adventure trip and in-depth night quickly approaching, I am waiting for myself to finally realize that I have plunged into the horrifying time that is AprilMayJune. From conversations with my tens, I was expecting the worst for the next few weeks; however, I have been pleasantly surprised with my.. Read More

Socials Mid-Term 2015

For my 2015 socials mid-term, I decided to demonstrate my succeeded PLO’s and PLO’s that need improvement visually through a mind map. I chose to use a mind map to demonstrate the socials PLO because it lets me visually see the topics I need to work on without having to read a lot, unlike an essay. With that being said, though I did make a mind map, I also wrote.. Read More

Pat Whelan: Final Address

My final address: “My minutes are slowly but surely coming to an end. As I wait to be fetched for my public hanging, I can’t help but think back on how it all happened. As soon as Thomas D’Arcy McGee was killed, the assassin was immediately assumed to be a Fenian. Ok like sure, the police found the exact same gun that was used to kill him in my front.. Read More

Pat Whelan: From the Cell

Dear Journal, Day 23 Twenty-three. That’s how many days I’ve sat here, alone and cold, in this dark prison cell. Without even the company of a cell mate, I spend my days praying that somehow, I will get out. Let me tell you how I got here. The past few years have been hectic. With father and mother passing, a rocky relationship with my brother, and countlessly moving, I was.. Read More

In-Depth Post #6 (Weeks 10, 11 and 12)- 2015

I can’t believe that in-depth is halfway done already! Spring break has been a great two weeks to catch up on in-depth. Although I had many plans for the break, I was still able to fit in some drawing time. I’m beginning to worry a bit about how many portraits I will end up finishing; however, I understand that portrait sketches are not to be rushed. On that note, I.. Read More

In-Depth Post #5 (Weeks 8 and 9)- 2015

Time has been flying by like crazy these past few weeks. With balancing environmental issue projects, socials studies blog posts, extracurricular activities, and planning for a week long family road trip, in-depth has become my go-to when I’m in need of relaxing. Over the past few months, I have learnt that a great way for myself to relieve stress is to draw. With my in-depth project being centered around drawing,.. Read More