Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post. Recently in Humanities, we have been working on a project about Juno Beach. What does this mean? You might ask. Well we’ve been working on expanding our knowledge of Juno Beach so that we could write a persuasive composition. Throughout this post, I will be taking you on the journey of this project. I’ll be sharing the ups and downs of this project as well as what I enjoyed and what I didn’t enjoy.
Driving Question – Why is it so important to preserve the Juno Beach Centre?
Answer – The Juno Beach Centre is a significant historical site in Normandy, France, where Canadian soldiers landed during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, in World War II. The Juno Beach Centre serves as a commemoration and a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who fought and died during the war, and it is considered an important symbol of Canada’s role in the Allied victory.
To start off the entire project, we did lots of building knowledge. I really didn’t enjoy this part because it was a lot of sitting and making notes off of a projector. While I’m very glad that we did do this, I would have preferred to do individual research. Eventually, I would end up doing that. But this helped us get a baseline understanding of WWII and the events. I feel like this was a really educational way to start off the project. Below, you can see all of the meticulous notes I took ⬇️
Next up, we started working on our historical significance skills. After taking all of these notes, we had to show that we had learned something. So, we chose our 3 most important events and wrote about them use the PEE method. This method is something that I found really helpful when writing and is something that I will continue to use going forward. I spent a lot of time writing my answers and trying to successfully use the PEE method. After having some helpful feedback, I made my answers even better. Overall, I am really proud of the writing that I did for it. Here, you can check out the writing that I did.
After doing this, we started working on rhetorical analysis. I already had some existing knowledge on this, but it definitely needed a little revamp. This part of the project let me do that. This is one of those subjects where I sometimes struggle with because I know what it means to me, but sometimes it’s really hard to say it in a way that makes sense. Through the activities that we did, I was able to work on my rhetorical analysis skills. Overall, my end analysis I’m really proud of. After some helpful feed back, I made it even better. Below, you can check out my final rhetorical analysis ⬇️
Next, we worked on our persuasive writing pieces. For this, I did additional research which I think is a flex. I spent a lot of time working on this. When I mean a lot, I mean a lot. I probably spent over four hours writing and revising. I got 10 pieces of feedback from different people along the way. I gave out over 20 pieces of feed back which I think is a flex. While I did get annoyed with how long it was taking towards the end, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I really think that my writing is strong and I’m really proud of it. Below, you can read my final piece of writing ⬇️
Finally, as a flex, I helped with the publishing of all of our documents. I helped create the craft space that would eventually hold all of our documents so that anyone and everyone could see them. This was my biggest flex I feel like.
Overall, this project was super fun and I gained a lot of information about WWII that I didn’t have before. I learned so much about different writing techniques and skills. I also learned that sometimes less is more. Thank you so much for reading this post on my most recent Humanities project!