TWIL: The Dehumanization of Non-Obedient Women

What is a Shrew? In literal terms, a shrew is a small mouse like creature, that is known to bite and release venom. I’m going to be talking about the lesser known definition of a shrew, used during the Elizabethan era, and popularized by the Shakespeare play: The Taming of the Shrew.  The name “shrew” was given to a woman who portrayed “non-ladylike” characteristics. As during this era, a woman…

Marking History: Conversant with the Cove

Introduction Throughout our humanities studies, we’ve gone all over the map. From Albuquerque, to Japan, to Germany, and all the way back to Northern British Columbia. For this project, we focused on our own community of Deep Cove. Similar to any location in history, theres a whole array of stories, archives, and events waiting to be discovered. Considering historical perspective was a huge part in the success of this project,…

TWIL: Callow Candidates

This week I learned that some politicians have the audacity to slut shame other candidates. This week, a recording of a BC Liberal’s party zoom call was leaked. This zoom call exposed all of the attendees as bystanders to Jane Thornthwaite’s sexist slander against NDP candidate Bowinn Ma. Once this recording was leaked, people responded, and were disgusted. They showed this by sharing the clip on twitter and other social…

TPOL 2020

This is the question I will be answering for this post throughout a collection of questions, and artifacts of my learning.   There’s no place for people in the future who aren’t willing to continually learn and grow. Not only have I learnt this within the curriculum we’ve covered this year, but the way in which that curriculum has made me look at history, and all the events domino effecting…

“We Are All Irrational”

The title of this post is from author, and entrepreneur: James Clear. In PGP (personal growth plan, for anyone reading this that aren’t my teachers) we’ve spent the majority of the year studying Clear’s values, and discoveries. A couple days ago I came upon an article on his website with the title: “5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions”.  This title caught my eye right away.…

“White Gold”: The Slave Trade’s Role in America’s Sugar Industry

I remember as a kid, going to the grocery store with my parents. We’d enter the doors, grab a cart, and make our way through the walls of food. I remember thinking of it as such an exciting place, all these colourful objects, with different names, from different places. At the end of our shopping trip, we’d begin to load our groceries onto the conveyer belt, and right by the…

TWIL: Week Two

Better Dead Than Red and the Royal Fleeing This is the second out of three of my TWIL (this week I learned) posts. Once again I will be covering two topics, and making a connection between them. In class, as we make our way through Macbeth, and American history of the 1950’s, I’ve made yet more connections to Shakespeare’s world, and ours.  Homophobia in the “Reds” Crisis  Not long after…

MPOL 2020

Something I’ve struggled with ever since I’ve joined PLP is drawing the line, when my work is finished. Even though I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity to revise work in PLP, unlike other classes in school, I can have some trouble figuring out if writing another paragraph, or doing another diagram is really worth it, and hopefully by the end of grade 11 I’ll have this figured out for myself.…

TWIL: Week One

President Truman and Lord Macbeth This post will be the first of many in a series called: “This Week I Learned” (TWIL). As our class studies two different (or maybe not so different) subjects, I will be reporting here on my blog each week to write about the connections I’ve made along the way. My focus for this post, and the once’s to come in the future, will be based…

“A Long Series of Small Wins and Tiny Break Throughs”

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been reading a book called Atomic Habits, written by James Clear. This book is based around the four laws of behaviour change: cue, craving, response, reward. Each section of the book focuses on these four laws, in the result of replacing your bad habits with good ones. The main message in the book is that, the little steps matter much more than you’d…