It’s that time of year again! It’s time for MPOLs… I kind of have a love-hate relationship with MPOLs and TPOLs. The ones I’ve done so far have gone well, but I always get nervous and stressed if I’m not prepared.
For Humanities, we did 3 projects in this semester. The first one we did was called The Power of Geography. This project linked with our Alberta trip. The final product was a book that showed our understanding of how the five themes of geography (movement, regions, location, place, and human environment interaction) connect to places that we have been on the trip.
The second project was in my opinion the most fun. It was called Storm The Barricades, and it was all about revolutions. The final product for this one was a video on how we thought that a revolution was ineffective or effective.
The last project we did was called Full Steam Ahead, and we were learning all about the Industrial Revolution. The final product was going to be a slam poem. I am quite proud of my slam poem, and most of the work I did in this project, especially because it was a very short one. Here’s my Slam Poem:
What was the biggest early consequence of climate change?
The Industrial Revolution.
How did the skies and oceans once blue go murky we need to undo.
We need to undo this pollution, this burning of coal,
We need to undo the many many problems that we, ourselves have created.
This planet was once so full of life, so vibrant so silent.
Yet now the honk of cars and the rumble of trains disturb our natural world.
The boat engines roar, the whales wash ashore this world, this place, can’t take it anymore.
Factories made over animals homes, over bees nests, these machines don’t stop.
They go and go like a raindrop.
They fall and fall till they make a puddle, a little grey puddle in the middle of green.
A grey city in the middle of the world.
It grows, and grows.
It grows until all of it is grey.
No longer a puddle but an ocean.
This Industrial Revolution a confusion why is this planet dying??
We need a solution not another revolution and no more pollution.
8 billion population how much more can we take?
How much can we take before we break?
Sure, one or two family’s help because
Every little bit helps but for it to help
We need everyone to help.
We need to make a big change so I ask you
When you go home to your families
Don’t bring lunch in a plastic bag,
Bring lunch in a lunchbox, a reusable lunch box
Water in a metal, reusable water bottle.
This will help our planet,
Yet we need more.
Have we learned nothing from before?
Everyone says to change,
But no one does.
Here, our forest it’s beautiful.
But if we continue on this path there will be no more skiing.
There will be no more hiking, mountain biking, or running.
These amazing forests will be torn down.
And in it’s place will be a massive metropolis.
The whole world will be one huge city.
With not enough plants to produce oxygen,
We will die.
We are facing more than just unhappy living conditions,
More than just cramped cities,
We are facing more than not being able to enjoy
the opportunities that this wonderful place has given us
We are facing death.
Now it’s time for maker AKA Vibrant Videos! I liked maker a lot this year because it was primarily focused on videos, which I enjoy making. The first thing that we did was we made a documentary about a chosen topic, mine was climate change, I interviewed two teachers, and put a lot of work into it, so I’m proud of it. Within this last week, we also learned about growth and fixed mindsets. This chart was very helpful, and I think that it shows the idea of a fixed or a growth mindset very well. This is my goal picture:
Last but definitely not least is science! Science was probably my favourite subject this semester (besides band). My favourite project was probably the unit that we did on electricity, even though I didn’t love my final product. Anyways, on to the projects!
The first project we did was Handle With Care, and I thought that it was really fun! The project was a little bit difficult because it was at the same time as the Alberta trip, so it was a bit different for some people. The first thing that we did was learn about wildlife management, and make a news report. I’m really proud of my news report, because I thought it was both funny and informative. Once done that, we went on the field study, and when we were back, we did some learning about the earth spheres, then we learned how much plastic comes off of washing just one piece of fabric. Hint: a lot. Then we went on to make our Scratch Project!
The last project we did was called Exciting Electricity! I liked this one because I think that I understand current and how to make a circuit well, so I did enjoy learning about it, especially because we got to do it hands on at the end of almost every class! I was away for the day that we started so I was a bit behind. We made an operation game, with a theme of our choice. I chose a chicken because I couldn’t think of anything and I love the sound that they make. Our game had to include five playing pieces, (eggs), and a light!