War, yay

War, yay! Anyways, where do I start? How about in Sarajevo, 1914, where an Austrian archduke has just been shot. Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were the first casualties in a war that would kill 15-20 million, and affect countless more through PTSD, wounds, or being displaced. So how do I factor in? If … [Read more…]

Louis riel tastes funny beaver game

Confederation, heck yeah! We started with the confederation simulation, that was cool, we made Canada a thing. I think this helped me learn about the “struggles” of being an old white man Yadda yadda Catalonia something something current events, I don’t know, I didn’t have wifi, and then we just sort of dropped the thing. … [Read more…]

Does it work? I’ll be shocked if it doesn’t – Blog Post #36 – Exciting Electricity

(In David Attenborough voice) The Vexillasaur is one of natures great mysteries, secluding itself in the great vexillashroom forests of New Brunswick. It survives on minishrooms found atop the verdant Limegrass. The Vexillasaur has no natural predators, and until human contact, was believed to be a myth by the three (3) inhabitants of New Brunswick. … [Read more…]

Call the M-PoLice

“Thank you for coming to my presentation of learning. I am the expert on my own learning. I am also responsible and accountable for my own learning. You can expect me to give an honest evaluation of my progress. We will discuss my strengths and opportunities for growth. Thank you in advance for listening and … [Read more…]

Exhibition Pain, Annoying Group Members, and a drive out to Surrey

Driving to South Surrey, Sending 7 emails to the Ukrainian armed forces, sending 3 emails to the Canadian army, painting miniatures in class, and finally, getting an interview with a naval history expert.  This project didn’t start like that though. It started with a movie. James Cameron’s 2009 hit “Avatar”, which was all good, other … [Read more…]

Nation X Simulation

This was an exercise in revolutions, decapitations, and war. Each of us was assigned a group, A. The Peasants, B. The Shopkeepers, C. The Police, and D. The nobility, I was in group D. And I had the job of fixing the nation peacefully, and when that didn’t work. Violently.   The first day was … [Read more…]

Goals, what do they mean?

I’ll preface this post by stating that I’d learned about all of this stuff before, so not much of it was new, but aside from that I enjoyed this project. Anyways, on with the show….. Long ago, in the realms of elementary school, we were taught about goals, and how to make the “SMART”, which, … [Read more…]