Humanities and science comic book!

For our most recent project, argh matey, we had a joint class with humanities and science. The humanities side was about explorers, and the scimatics side was about viruses and diseases. Doing a joint project was surprisingly nice and helpful because it was the same amount of work but it wasn’t as much to think about.


For scimatics, our curricular competency was communication. That basically means communicating our ideas, And doing that using proper scientific, finding solutions, etc. For our first milestone we did a mind map. Is my map was showing what we already knew about viruses, and what questions we had. Here is mine:

This is a pretty helpful mile stone because it set off our project with us curious about viruses and diseases. The next mile stone was by far the most fun milestone. We made a disease wanted poster for any disease that wanted. It had to include facts about how many people it is affected, how long have you been around, and more. It was really fun to make because it was almost like you were making a real wanted poster. This is my wanted poster:


I was pretty proud with how it turned out! Luckily our teacher knew that we couldn’t have TOO much fun and we had to balance it out with some less fun stuff. We had to do a con Academy lesson and complete the test. As much as this part was boring, it was very helpful for our learning. There’s not much to say about it except for it was really difficult. The last two milestones were combined with humanities, but I’ll get into that later


For the humanities part of this project we were learning about explorers. The competency that was being assessed was establish historical significance. This basically means how do we decide what is worth being remembered. For the first humanities milestone, we had a pretty strange one. We were told to watch a movie called Osmosis Jones, which I had no idea why we were watching it at first. It was a movie that had two perspectives. One of a man, and one of blood cell inside of him. It made sense later though, because that’s what we were doing for our comic book. The actual milestone part came when we had to write out the story spine of Osmosis Jones, which wasn’t too difficult. Our next milestone was a comic book analysis chart. Basically, we had to read a bunch of comics, and then analyze them for the mood, the writing, etc. For the last humanities milestone, we had to choose an explorer and then make a chart about them. I chose Hernando De Soto, A Spanish conquistador who explored south east America. This is my chart about Hernando De Soto:

This is a picture of De Soto:

Joint work:

For the joint work part of the project, there were only two milestones. The first one was a storyboard for our comic book. This part was not too difficult but it did take me a little bit of time. I don’t really need to see my storyboard though because you are about to see my final product, my comic book. The comic book took a long, long time. Drawing every frame for the comic book took me almost a week. Some parts of the story were slightly exaggerated or made up because we don’t know everything about every explorer. Here is my completed book!


Overall I think this project was really fun and I really got to let out the creativity in me, and I hope I get more fun projects like this in the future!

Coronavirus photo essay

For our most recent maker project, we had to make a photo essay on our community during the time of covid-19. At first I wasn’t really looking forward to it, but it actually got better as it went on. Earlier this year, we did a project on photography so there wasn’t very much on how to take photos, which I think helped on making this a fun project, because it was pretty short. The first thing that we did for this project was figuring out what we needed to know to do a good essay. This was a pretty fast step, and wasn’t difficult at all. Next, we had to conduct an interview with someone that knows our community really well. I interviewed a family friend that has lived here for around 10 years, and asked her what some of the biggest changes she noticed were, as well as some other questions. Here is the interview:


After doing our research, it was time to pitch our idea for our story. This was just a very brief overview of what our stories would be. This is my story spine:

Once our story spine was finished, we had to actually come up with ideas for the shots that we were gonna take, and draw them out. This was pretty straight forward and also fun because I added some funny parts to my story. Here is the storyboard I came up with:

It was finally time to start our project, and shoot the photos that we had planned out. There isn’t much to say about this part except that it went really well and I’m really happy with how it turned out:

Overall, I had a lot of fun doing this project and I’m really happy and proud with how my essay turned out, and it was really cool to be able to witness history and making a photo essay really put into perspective how crazy the circumstances we are facing right now.

School is (was) cool

For this week in the blogging challenge we’re supposed to talk about school and what our school is like. Obviously right now there’s a global pandemic, so no one’s really at school, but I’m gonna talk about what school is like normally.

I go to high school in Canada, and it’s very similar to school in the US, if not the same. What type of school do you guys go to? My normal day consists of four blocks, each 80 minutes long, a 15 minute break, and a 40 minute break. During those breaks I usually eat food, chat with friends, and the best part of all is that we can leave the school during breaks and I can go to my house or go and get food! My school is pretty small, and there’s only around 500 people there. The school itself has three stories but the top one is pretty small and the bottom one is mostly a cafeteria. We don’t have many special events at our school, because it is a high school, but we do sometimes celebrate holidays, by have parties for them. I used to live in California and I went to a middle school there and it was much bigger than my school here, and had a lot more people, but I like my school here better, because everyone knows each other and it feels more like a community.

That’s all I have to say about my school. I really like my school I think it’s a really good school to learn in! If you want to tell me about your school, feel free to leave a comment about it!