Category: Humanities

Spring Exhibition Reflection

Spring Exhibition 2023

To give some background on the spring exhibition, during the time we went to Oregon we were put into groups where we had to create advertisements for certain assigned business’/company’s such as Kam Meng or Yaquina Head. My group got High Life Adventures for our company, which is a zip lining place located in the wilderness of Oregon. During our time in Oregon we had to interview these company’s and ask them questions in order to help finalize our advertisements. During this process of trying to make a good advertisement it took me 5 different drafts before I could get to a descent advertisement.

You can definitely see my progress as I went from a pretty bad draft to a fairly descent one in the very end. The top drafts were my first ones and as you go down they get newer and newer. The one at the very bottom was my finished and final one.

Our finished ads were the things which we presented at the spring exhibition. To present everything we got some thick string and hung all of our ads on sort of a “zip line” which we hung up from the wall to the back door at the exhibition as you can see at the very first picture at the top of this blog post. All of our ads were up there except the best High Life Adventures ad which we all came to an agreement on. Our group all did a vote on whose final ad was the best and decided that’s Adam’s ad was the best to present as the main ad. The best ad was printed to be bigger than the other ads and was then placed on a little board to stand out.

During the progression of making the ads, we did learn a lot about some of the different advertising techniques and appeals such as logos and pathos, as well as rhetorical questions and vague claim. I mainly used pathos which uses emotional connections, I tried making the zip lining in my ad look very fun and exciting. I also used a bit of “sense of power”, I made my ad look like it’d give you power by flying through the air in a zip line.

Some things that could have gone better was the fact that there weren’t enough breaks and people would just wonder off and “go explore” some of the other stations. I remember there were even sometimes where there was like only 2 people at our station because everyone else was again “on break”. So I think we should’ve had some sort of resting period for like 15-20 minutes just for people to regain their energy. Another challenge was having to stand up for hours and hours, don’t get me wrong I don’t have a problem with standing up but I just find having to stand in the same spot for like 3 hours very tiring and very difficult. Next time I suggest we should use chairs instead of just standing in one position the whole time.

Now for the driving question, “how does advertising persuade, sell, and influence society?”. I think advertising can persuade society by attracting people to buy their products and can sort of make them want to buy it by the way the ads present themself. Ads can also influence society in many ways, like if there’s a really good ad on surfing, the person who sees that ad may want to go and try surfing or possibly want to maybe even try advertising. Advertising can also be a really good way to sell products to society and can be a good way to get a certain message out or showcase what you have to offer to a large amount of people.

Overall I think even though there were some challenges and difficulties in the Spring Exhibition it was definitely a very fun experience and was a good opportunity to talk to people and practice public speech and presentation skills. I really enjoyed talking about my progress within the ads and showing my growth as a PLP learner. I hope to do this again in the future!

Trip to Oregon

As you possibly know a few weeks ago we went on a trip to the Oregon coast. I was in the second group so my trip was from May 27th to June 2nd, the other groups’ trip happened much earlier. A lot happened during those couple of days in America but it was definitely a wild journey with all kinds of amazing activities and places. My favourite place was probably Bullwinkle’s which was this sort of arcade place which was full of games and fun activities like laser tag and go carting. You can read all about it in my book on Oregon which I made in book creator at the bottom. Anyways Oregon was awesome and super cool and is definitely a place I want to visit again.

Consequences of Colonization Reflection

During this last little while in humanities we’ve been looking a lot at the colonization of the Indigenous people and the outcomes of that, and how that’s affected the world. Particularly we’ve been looking at things such as the Seven Years war, the Royal proclamation, and the Covenant Chain and how these events really effected the Indigenous peoples’ lives.

Anyways let’s look at the first keystone going all the way back to April 14 with the Art Chart. During this assignment we had to choose an image, (I chose image #12) and we had to make implicit and explicit references about the image that we took. We had to talk about some of the Indigenous and European qualities and what kind of perspective our image is, sort of stuff like that. This is the image which I got:

For keystone 2 which was actually very similar to keystone 1, we had to re interpret our original image which we took and change it to how the Indigenous possibly saw the Europeans. So I changed my image from what seems to be a religious guy trying to spread Christianity among the Indigenous people to what the Indigenous probably saw him as, which is a weird guy with a big beard in robes pointing to a weird stick thing.  Along with that we had to create a chart sort of explaining what we reinterpreted and what we did. So for me, I talked about how the original image used to be a balanced perspective but is now a very Indigenous perspective with the Indigenous people seeing the Jesuit holding the cross as really odd and possibly evil and dangerous. My original image is the one up top, here is my reinterpreted image:

Now let’s talk about keystone 3, for this keystone we had to answer the driving question “What are the consequences of the colonization”, I’m not going to talk about what I had to say to answer that question because it’d be very long. But basically we had to answer the driving question and write a script between the length of about 2 to 3 minutes for our final assignment which was actually the AR Makr Video. But for those who are curious this was my entire answer to the driving question:

And finally to rap up this entire sector let’s finish off by talking about the final assignment which was the Ar Makr video. For this assignment we had to basically read off our script but also showcase our original image and reinterpreted image at the same time showing the differences. My video luckily ended up to be right about 2 minutes with both reading my script and showing the 2 different images which was good.

But anyways I had my ups and downs during this sector in humanities having assignments which I really enjoyed but some which I didn’t quite enjoy. But overall I found learning about the colonization was quite interesting despite it being quite sad and depressing at times, but it was overall good and an enjoyable sector!

Explorers Humanities Reflection

During this project we had to create a book using book creator showcasing a story based on one of the many few early explorers and also showcasing some images related to our story. I made a little story about a guy who sailed with Christopher Columbus and his journey through the sea. I think I learned a lot during this term, I learned a lot about some of the early explorers and their impacts on the world. I also learned a lot about the world back then and how it changed and all of that. Overall I think this term was very interesting and I hope to learn more about it in the future!

Link to my book:

Renaissance Reflection

During the Renaissance project I learned a lot about innovations which helped changed the world such as the printing press, lenses and the clock and how they shaped the world today. For example, lenses have changed into many things we use and see today such as the microscope and the telescope which have both severely impacted the science world. I also learned a lot about the renaissance times and the shift from the more medieval times to now. It was pretty cool seeing things such as pen and paper shifting to the printing press and then to digital computers. I also enjoyed learning about triptychs and what makes a triptych and all of that. It was cool seeing very famous triptychs from the past and seeing how detailed and thorough they were. Overall I really enjoyed learning about the renaissance time and I hope to learn more about it in the future.

Ideas from Europe and Asia changed the world by bringing out new worldviews and new inventions which were builded upon on and which took shape into many modern day things we use nowadays such as modern day glasses, telescopes and microscopes. Because of the discovery of lenses we are now able to see planets thousands of miles away and see objects way smaller than the human eye can even comprehend. Not just inventions but ideologies were builded upon into the world we see today. Because of Martin Luther’s beliefs religion has curcically changed, from the Chaitholic church lying and gouging money from people to now simple groups of people praying among the lord is what Martin Luther’s beliefs have been turned upon. This is how ideas from Europe and Asia changed the world.

New ideas in the renaissance changed the renaissance world by the invention of glasses, the clock, telescope, and the Lantern. With the Invention of glasses people who couldn’t see before were now able to see more details and had better vision. The invention of the telescope made it easier to see things beyond the world, the early telescope helped discover Neptune and some of the other planets in the solar system. Laterns also had a big impact on the world, it was a more convienient light source, instead of having to dangerously walk around with a giant flaming torch in your hand you could safely walk around with a caged long lasting candle. And as for the clock, it made it a lot easier to keep track of things and events and was a good way to keep track of where you are. Without the clock we would all be very confused.

Modern ideas which were invented recently included the modern lamp, digital clock, and modern telescope. The modern lamp was very convenient because it wasn’t really dangerous and was powered by electricity instead of a literal burning fire and was easy to activate, all you have to do is flip a switch. And finally as for the clock, it has evolved to modern digital clocks which you can convieiently walk around with on your hand or on a device. And as for the modern telescope it has drastically helped us in the field of science particularly astronomy and astrophysics. Because of the modern telescope we are able to see things millions of miles away and can see black holes, stars, weird galaxies and things we never imagined before.

Traditional ideas that people had before the renaissance included pen, paper, wool clothing, and simple weapons such as axes and swords. Pen and paper made it so that people could write books and record events. If it wasn’t for pen and paper we wouldn’t know so much about life in medieval times or periods before that. As for wool clothing, it helped people stay warm and helped them against the harsh weathers and tough terrain of the world. Back then it was basically the equivalent to clothes we wear nowadays. Without wool/fur clothing a lot of people would’ve died from hypothermia and other environmental challenges. Simple weapons (when I say simple weapons I mean like swords, axes, knives and stuff like that) were probably one of the most important things to exist back before the renaissance, it helped catch food and helped people get their meals and also helped them against enemies and invaders. Without simple weapons the world would’ve been a very barbaric place with people beating each other with their fists and using rocks as a replacement for swords and axes.


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