Hello everyone and welcome. This post is about images and how to use the right ones. We all know there are billions of images on the internet but unfortunately you can’t use 99% of them. The reason is because they are copyrighted and you have to get writen consent by the image maker to use that photo. Fortunately for you there are ways to get your own. The first is to either take or make your own this is the easiest, the second is to use non copywrited images. To find them I recommend going to Creative Commons and looking there. The last way is to go through the painful process of tracking down the person who made the image and getting written consent but I recommend not doing that.
That’s it for this post I hope you learned something 👋
Hey everyone and welcome back to a very interesting post. As you can probably tell from the title this post is on the topic of Steampunk. In this post I will not only defining the definition of the word steampunk but also answering a question that I came up with which is “ What makes Steampunk such a popular aesthetic?” Or “Why is steampunk so popular?”
Now the definition for the word steampunk is a bit weird but I’ll try my best to explain it. The proper definition is “ A genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.” Now if your still struggleing to grasp the concept of steampunk I define it as, if the industrial revolution had happened in the Victorian Era when everything was powered by steam.
Now onto my question. Once again my question is “ What makes Steampunk such a popular aesthetic?”
If you haven’t even heard of steampunk before don’t worry I hadn’t either but I shocked to discover how popular it is. At the Lincolnshire festival which is the biggest annul Steampunk gathering, over 100,000 people attended this year.
There are many things that make this genre so popular to many different people from the colours to the visual looks of gears, clocks, cogs etc. to the fact that you can make a ton of cool things that don’t exist today. It all depends on what you are interested in and if the steampunk aesthetic fits matches them. So as the answer to my question is there is no one ‘right’ answer. It’s all about opinion some people will love it and some will hate it. It all depends on what you like and your opinion.
Thanks for reading, I’ll see you in the conclusion, Bye y’all
Hello peoples of the Earth I am back with another post. The post is a lot different then the rest of them though. Every year each grade of PLP goes on a field study to somewhere that enhances their learning about a certain topic. Last year we went on a field trip to Oregon to understand the meaning of worldview. This year we went to Alberta to learn and deepen our understanding on identity! Now I’ve already explained the project side of the trip which you can find here. In this post I have for you all the important places that we went to and how the impacted our learning about identity.
We went to many cool and interesting places on our trip. Sadly I cannot show you everything because that would make the post to long and probably would bore you to death. So I have chosen to feature the most important places that we went to.
The first stop that we made was Craigellachie B.C. The reason we stopped here was because it is the place where the last spike was driven in for the C.P.R. The C.P.R. Or Canadian Pacific railway is one of the biggest things that impacted Canada’s identity. The reason for this is because without the railroad there is a chance that B.C. could of become part of the USA and Canada wouldn’t have gone coast to coast. It was very cool to see the spot where the last spike was hammered in.
If you don’t know your western Canadian history then you’ve probably never heard of Rogers Pass. I didn’t until this trip. Rogers Pass played a crucial roll in the the CPR. It was important because it was the easiest was through the Selkirk mountain range and a way for the CPR to continue its journey. While we were there I learned a lot about the history of the CPR. One of the things I learned about was the war on snow. Just like most mountain ranges Rogers Pass has huge amounts of snowfall during the winter. From the very first winter, Rogers Pass had its troubles. The heavy snowfall in the winter piled up on the mountains that overlooked the pass. Eventually avalanches would happen and back then they would wreck sections of the track as well as trains. First the government of Canada built miles of snowsheds to stop the snow from reaching the track. Although this melted was somewhat useful workers still had to clear away the snow from the sheds to prevent pile up. In 1916 the 8km long Connaught tunnel finished construction underneath Rogers Pass. This sheltered the trains from snow. In 1988 the CPR finished construction on an even bigger Mount McDonald tunnel which was 14.7km long to increase capacity.
Today Rogers Pass is home to the Trans-Canada Highway and is home to the largest mobile avalanche control program in the world.
One of the more interesting places we went on this trip was a Buffalo Ranch. The Ranch is owned by a very great and unique person Leo. The ranch is really cool and unique. While we were there I learned a lot about wild life, especially buffalo.
Our most eastern stop on this trip was Calgary we were there for 3 days and had a BLAST! Two places that were really cool were the zoo and Beakerhead. At the zoo we got to see many different animals including pandas. It was amazing!
The other more important stop in Calgary was Beakerhead. Beakerhead is a annual event that brings together the arts, science, and engineering extorts to build, engage, compete, and exhibit interactive works of art, engineered creativity and entertainment. It was a very cool event and an amazing experience!
Now we move onto food. I had many delicious tasting things on this trip. One of my favourites was the Young Elvis milkshake. The milkshake was peanut butter and banana flavoured and it was delicious. Some of the amazing restaurants that we ate at were Big T’s, Red lobster for endless shrimp, and Blaze Pizza. They were all delicious and I recommend any of them.
Now is the part where I remind you that even though this sounds like a lot of fun (and it was) this was still and educational field study meaning we had work to do. Now we already had our Alberta video but we also had some surprise videos that we had to film on the fly.
The first is the ghost town video. On the first day we had to film a video in a historic ghost town. Here is our video:
The second and last video we had to do was at an enchanted forest, here is ours:
I never really know how to end post… I had a great time in Alberta and I got to get even closer to my friends in PLP I am so glad I had to opportunity to go and went. That all for this post thanks for reading.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another post. This one is a follow up to the last post which you can check out here.
If you’ve been reading my post for a while you might recall last years post about the field study from when we went to Oregon. The topic for that unit was worldview. Believe it or not worldview and identity are connected. We learned that worldview is your view of the worldview and identity is how the world sees you. We also learned a lot before the trip. We learned about the First Nations territory’s that are in now modern day British Columbia and Alberta. As well as the impact the Europeans had on the First Nations.
We also learned about the CPR. We learned why it was built and the impact it had on creating Canada as we know it today.
Keeping all that in mind, we started our field study. We also had to answer the driving question. How does the land impact our identity? We went to a variety of different places to help us answer the question. Some of the places we went to were Craigellachie, Columbiaicefield, Beakerhead, Banff, Lake Louise, Drumheller and so many more. We even went to a bison ranch!
One good example of our driving question is Drumheller. Drumheller is a small town that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for dinosaurs . The discovery of fossils allowed a ton of businesses to open such as the royal tyrell museum. The opening of these businesses created more jobs thus creating a town and attracting people from around the world to come.
Our project for this unit was to make a 5 minute video that answered the driving question. Below is my video explaining my answer to the driving question as well as featuring some places that I haven’t mention in this post.
In conclusion I learned a lot about identity. As for the answer to our driving question, my answer is the land impacts your identity in many different ways. From how you live to the activities you take part in. But you identity is not only what impacts you