Let’s Get Riel People

Recently we did a project about ethical dimensions. The driving question for that project was How can we present past actions and decisions through images to help us make decisions of what is fair or unjust? For this blog post, I’m going to be talking about what I think are the three most important milestones. The milestones I chose were 1, 2, and 3.

Milestone 1: The first milestone I’m going to be talking about is milestone one. What we had to do for the first milestone was we had to find an event within the last 30 years involving indigenous peoples and write a one-page paper explaining the who, what, when, where, and why. I chose the Oka Crisis. In the assignment I talked about how it started, who was effected by it, all those sorts of things. Overall I think this first milestone was an fun assignment. I enjoyed it because I find it pretty interesting to find out all about things I didn’t even know existed. It’s amazing what you can learn from the internet.

Milestone 2: The next milestone I’m going to be talking about is milestone 2. What we had to do milestone two was we got our groups (mine group was me and Angelo ). Then we had to pick a topic, we picked Big Bear. The next step was to research all about our topic. Find out as much about it as we could. I think this was a very important milestone, and plus it will be very useful in the future. It was really cool and super interesting to learn more about Big Bear and his story.

Milestone 3: The last milestone I’m going to be talking about is milestone 3. What we had to do for milestone three create our images. I really enjoyed this milestone. it was definitely my favourite. I thought it was really fun brainstorming what we were going to create and getting to actually create it. Each group had to make three images. Me and my group member, angelo, decided amongst ourselves who would make each image as well as who would write the Instagram caption for when we post it on our class Instagram.

In conclusion, this was a very interesting and fun project, and I enjoyed reading and learning about Louis Riel and Big Bear. If I were to do this project again, I probably would have worked on my time management a bit more. Now finally, the competency’s connect and understand ethical dimensions. I think I meet the competency connect because, throughout the project, I looked at the textbooks and the graphic novel we read through other points of view to help me understand how other people and I understand the texts. I think I meet the competency Understand Ethical Dimensions because I have shown my ability to decide if actions and decisions of the past were fair or unjust. I showed this in the debate where the discussed if Louis Riel’s execution was just or unjust. I also showed this competency through all of the writing we did about if he was a hero or villain.
Welcome back to another blog post!


– Emily ✌️

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