Today is going to be my last reflection for Humanities for my grade 8 year. For this project we were tasked with making a book that would tell a story of an object from New France. For my object I told the story of a British Claymore sword used by Sergeant James Thompson. The main goal of the project was to show what life was like in New France. We started this project by making a video about an object that was important to us during this pandemic. Below is what I created.
After we made a video we researched different jobs in New France and had to create a character that we could feature in a story about New France. Then we had to communicated our character in one of several ways. One of the options was to make a Sports card that shows your character here is what I did.
Then it was finally time to make our stories. We started off by making a story mountain. Here is what i did for my story mountain. I tried to make the story exciting and similar in style to some of the historical films we watched in class, but I got the feedback that I had gone too far with the violence in my story mountain. I rewrote the story line to adjust the violence after I got this feedback.
The next step was to write our actual story, then put this story into book creator with an artifact write up and an about me page to make an ebook. Here is my final story.
Now I will reflect on the competencies:
Communicate: How did I share my own ideas when I wrote, spoke, and represented New France through my Stepping Stones and Milestones?
I feel that I showed this competency when I was telling my story. I showed this by telling what it was like in New France in my story using different characters that I researched, and using an artifact that I was interested in. I have done lessons about swordsmanship for a number of years so that is why I chose to tell the story of the Claymore sword.
Evidence: How did I evaluate evidence and artifacts to decide if they were adequate to support a historical conclusion and story?
I feel that I showed this when I was researching the artifact that I chose, which was the sword of Sergeant James Thompson. The main website for my research was a virtual museum and they had been able to trace the sword back to find its original owner, which I felt was enough evidence to support a historical conclusion. I thought that this could fit into a cool story of being passed down from generation to generation.
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