Humanities Seycove learner project

What have I learned through humanities in these last couple weeks. Doing a project that only me and one peer have done has been a different experience for me because last year I did do the Oregon trip and I feel it would be a better learning experience to have went on the Alberta trip. Having more peer support helps me get motivated to do my work, but I get stressed out when I have to help my peers a lot. I improved on my organizational skills and I have gotten way better on making my book creator pages look nice, organized and spaced well with designs that relate to the topic. In this project it was my first time using comic life 3 and I found it a useful tool to show evidence in a different way




These are the different themes of Geography and during this project I learned how they affect different places, how to understand them to think of examples and to know what they are and how they affect places

My book creator was a rocky expirience but it worked out well in the end. In the first week I was having trouble with the questions because they felt really confusing and almost philosophical, but after getting help and explanations from teachers I learned to understand them and more importantly simplifying them so i could answer and understand them better

Maker video post 2023

For our first maker project this year we did four videos: what inspires me video, silent video, TikTok video and investigative video. The first one we did was the what inspires me video and i found this one the most fun and engaging one to edit and make. The reason I found it engaging is because it is easy to talk about yourself and the things you do and like. For this project we learned how to edit and make good videos, I personally think it was a good idea to have this video as the first because people put lots of work into it and learned how to use their editing apps very well. Here is the link to my video:  Here is the link to my video:


The second video we did was a Tiktok style video and from doing this one i learned how to match the video with music and use a lot of cool features on CapCut like text to speech and transitions. This was the one I enjoyed the second most when filming and editing because i didnt need to go many places and got all my shots at Seycove. If I did this video again I wouldn’t change much about it. Video link:





The third video I completed was the ocean silent video. Making this video was fun but it took longer, I needed more revisions and it was harder to do because we had to do it with groups but I just did it my self with my group as actors. While making this video I used a water line filter to mimic the ocean and it looked really realistic, so I will definitely use that filter again if I need it. This project really thought me to lead and cooperating with group mates as a leader.If I would do this video again I would get more shots so that the story is more apparent video link:



The investigative video was the hardest video for me, but it was fun to edit and I felt really good when I handed it in. Interviewing and finding people to interview was the hardest part but after that editing it was easier. I improved my skills in asking questions and gained confidence in talking to people by myself.  I tried to make my video different and include an aspect about myself and my answer to the question and I feel like it worked out very well Video link:



Working on these videos was a great learning experience, my editing skills have greatly improved. I love working on videos and I am exited for future video projects 

Gr8 tpol

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 I’m going to be presenting my learning from this year and how I am ready for grade 9 plp. I really enjoyed learning this year with plp and I have learned tons. Im exited for starting plp 9 next year 

My best subject this semester was science, I have improved my understanding of cells and microorganisms. I find science very interesting, so it is easier for me to focus on getting my work done. This year I have been doing my best work at science and its been working very well

For my first science project we made poster about washing your hands to put up in primary schools,  for this project I used Canva to make it and it had a nice free background to use

I learned how our bodies work and ways we protect ourselves from bacteria 

One of my favourite projects in science this year was making a scratch video game. It was quite stressful and i procrastinated a lot but in the end i finished my project by borrowing some code from another game. It was fun to try peoples games. My game was a maze where you had 30 seconds to collect parts of an atom and the more you got the higher the score 


This semester we had many projects for humanities  but the first one we did was blue eyed brutes in horned helmets and other tall tales. In this project we made a travel log for for an explorer and I chose  a French guy below is my diary entry as him.

My name is René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle but just call me Robert. I was born in Rouen, France. When I was young I was always thinking if there was any other country or place that hadn’t been seen by any eyes. When I grew up I knew what I was gonna do. I wanted to explore past the known colonies in America so I could give France an advantage in battle and resources. I traded metals and weapons lime pots and pans with the indigenous people for a canoe. I started out at the Illinois River. While canoeing I had to be completely focused because the water was choppy and hard to journey through. When I was close to crossing to the Mississippi River I had my first close call. There was a tree that stuck out from the bank and I was seconds away from hitting my head on it, luckily I noticed it or my journey would have failed. I got to the Mississippi River and it was easier from there. When I got to the end of the river I noticed the ocean was much greener than the ones I’ve seen. I claimed the land for France so we could have a advantage in power, land  and named it Louisiana. 


How I have improved my focus this year

setting up reminders on my phone:

putting reminders dears on my phone helps me more then putting reminders on things. This is because I’m quite forgetful when it comes to school work and I dont use my iPad for entertainment on the weekend so i will not touch my iPad until the school week starts, I recognized this so i use reminders on my phone. Some reminders I have to help me: every hour I have a notification to go back to work, which most of the time  helps me realize I have gotten off task and I have a reminder that asks me: do you have any work to do? This helps me remember and has saved me many times


another strategy I have is setting a due date a day or two before the actual date and not allowing myself to hang with friends, go to the skate park or play video games until I finish it.I find it better to finish work early so you don have to worry about it and be completely free after your done.

What my work looked like last year

photo from my power point presentation about Métis people and fur traders


Even though I got a good grade when I look back on it looks quite basic and uninteresting. This is because I didn’t do it until two days before the due date, therefore i couldn’t do my best work. In grade 7 I didn’t do anything to help me not procrastinate and that’s why I feel great about getting better at handing my assignments in on time. Last year on average I turned in 50% of my work on time. I would just avoid it but with my strategy’s I have improved immensely, I’m not all the way there yet, because I still procrastinate, for example I should have done way more work on my tpol before my presentation but I just winged it and hoped for the best.

This year for humanity’s I would estimate that 80% of my work is handed in on time I would have done better but lately I have been having some family issues causing me stress and sleep deprivation, but life happens and my goal is to improve.

the first semester of humanity’s I turned in 14/19 projects on the same day it was due and on the second it was 17/23 on the due date day.

Comparing my ad from science before we did the medium is the message project, you can see it is way more attention grabbing ad interesting

(science ad for washing hands made on Canva)

(Ad made for exhibition, Clark’s restaurant)

My writing last year. I used to just write really run on sentences that didn’t connect to the subject well and i have improved the quality of my writing, by keeping the topic in mind and deleting un relevant sentences that dont add anything except to the word count

(my hero/villain story from last year)

(My mpol)

Last year I had lots of trouble with presentations and public speaking. This year it has become way less daunting, but I still dont enjoy it and prefer other ways of showing my learning. I can present easily now but last year I would worry and stress a lot, but with help from grade 7 teacher I got way better at it, because I felt more comfortable with my peers because I had spent most of my elementary career with them and I was close friends with a most people


now I can do presentations with the right preparations and its thanks to my grade 7 teacher and presenting to my group in the first semester of grade 8




Oregon trip

This year was my first year in PLP and the first trip I went on was the Oregon trip. We did lost of learning but most importantly it was really fun. I came to the trip late because of a band concert the day the large group left but i didn’t really mind, because I got to share two large vans with 6 friends that also attended the concert. Sadly with us being two days late we couldn’t attend the highlife zip lining and it looked like a blast, most people said that the day they did the zip-lining was their favourite day because they also rented a limousine after the bus broke down

What I learned in Oregon 

I learned a lot in Oregon and it wasn’t all educational, some of it was life skills, for example we learned how to manage our time really well because the teachers didn’t wake us up, they didn’t tell us when to do our work and so I learned how to manage my time and not procrastinate. we did learn a lot about marine biology as we had spent many days at the Hatfield marine biology center with many educated employees and did many field studies. One of the field studies that we did was gathering shrimp and checking if they were male or female and if they were pregnant, then we put them back on the beach

Spring exhibition 

I found the spring exhibition way more enjoyable then the winter because my project was better I spent more time on my add then the Pandora’s box from last year and I just didn’t feel proud presenting it before. This year it was different though because 


 the medium is the message 

 For this semester of school I have learned a lot about advertising in our project: the medium is the message. For this project we visited business’s in Oregon and had an interview, we then started drafting ads. Below is my first ad


I didn’t understand the design principles and it was quite basic so I knew I had a lot to improve. After talking to my teachers and getting revisions I checked the Basecamp lessons to make sure my ad represented my business. We learned about how different colours bring out certain emotions. Kelly Green (which is similar to the green I used on my ad) is used to make us feel: safety, harmony stability reliability and balance. 

Clarks restaurant mainly focused on advertising their ice cream, milkshakes fries and burgers, even though they have a menu with 9 pages. the day before group 2 trip left Clark’s called Ms Kadi and told her that we should all try the ice-cream and milkshakes

How poor Europeans benefited from the colonization of Canada



For this project we  did 3 keystones

keystone 1:

we did a guided questions sheet to start a guide for when we are doing keystone 3

keystone 2:

we did a paragraph organizer for keystone 3 and it was really helpful to look back on when I was working on my script.

keystone 3:

keystone 3 was a video on AR Makr talking about a class that came to colonize Canada I talked about poor Europeans that came for wealth or a new start

Here is the photo I used when talking


below is my script

Poor people from Europe came to colonize and settle in Canada because they didn’t have good jobs or opportunities in their home country. Poor Europeans sped up the process of colonization by doing most of the manual labour and hard work: building settlements, starting trade routes with the First Nations and gathering  natural resources. These include: wood furs etc. We


Poor Europeans also helped increase the population because they got grants for land. They moved to New France for a new life but it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. The weather conditions were extreme and they didn’t know the land, which resulted in lots of early deaths.

In conclusion poor Europeans impacted canada by building up infrastructure, trade and increased the population by starting family’s 


new exploration

We went to cates park to take a perspective photo of the people arriving to America or the travellers perspective. I chose to do the perspective of the indigenous population seeing them arrive.






Magnificent Mpol

Thank you for coming to my presentation of learning. I am the expert on my own learning. I am also responsible and accountable for my own learning. You can expect me to give an honest evaluation of my progress. We will discuss my strengths and opportunities for growth. Thank you in advance for listening and for offering feedback that I can use to improve as a learner

 Hello everyone, welcome to my Mpol presentation blog. In this blog I’m going to talk about my projects that I did this semester. With the outsider’s being our first big projects for us grade eights and the first project we did in high school and it was a new experience that was also fun. The learning style with the outsiders was good because we read two chapters a day, keeping us interested and invested in the subject while not having much home work. I enjoyed the in class activities and work, because it was simple and easy to understand. 

The work that i am the least proud of this year is would be my avatar project. I wasn’t very committed to because i was sick when we were building the boxes, and not able to get help from teachers or feedback from peers. I was just at home without many materials. With the avatar project i had an amazing idea but not the skills to make it happen. The idea from it was that all things are connected to the earth and that we can be sustained by our planet forever if we treat it right. Something about the presentation day was that I wasn’t committed enough to stand the whole time. I found it quite frustrating how we were there fro 12 hours that day, and if i could change something i would have liked no school during the day

About me blog post. We did a page on our blog that was just about ourselves. I found it fun because we get to talk abut ourselves but also weird because if anyone wanted to know about me on the internet they could easily find out. 

PLP is getting me out of my comfort zones with, presentations and exhibitions. I may not like it now but i know the reason i went into PLP is to get ahead in life and get a solid education. With each project and post i feel myself slightly more confident and ready to put myself out there again. I like the way we get revisions and feedback to make our work the best we can or at least close 

My favorite blog post was the the geek out post. Here are some images from it:


I did three topics: clash royale, valorant and hiking. My dream day would be to wake up, go skiing or hiking, and then play video games at home. This project was fun and easy because it is a topic I enjoy talking about and its easier to get into the flow of writing. 

Core competencies 


 At Seycove i have made many new friends  and i don’t t have trouble talking to people and making new friends. I am a good teammate most of the time when we do whiteboard activities but sometimes i don’t know either the subject or people and can’t contribute my all. 

Thinking. I am good at generating ideas that make sense and are logical.  When we do whiteboard activities in maker and humanities i am able to contribute with my group and connect ideas. When we did peer revisions this semester i can accurately give feedback and things to improve on


I can work with assigned groups well on activities but may not ask for advice on projects, i will speak what i want to say if i need to and help with activities on whiteboard or activities elsewhere 

How did ideas from Europe and Asia change the world in a triptych

The new ideas and practices from the renaissance and how they changed the world today. People from the renaissance invented new ideas and practices we still use today. Fro example c section was made popular and also a tool called a Trocar. The idea of the tool is the same but the actual tool has been streamlined to be more safe. Its use is to poke a hole in your body to let bad fluids out


The antibiotics of the renaissance. Maggots were use a sort of wound cleaner, almost like antibiotics. People observed how they ate dead skin and cells and thus they were used to clear out wounds and infections



Inequalities. During the renaissance if someone was different or did something that wasn’t easily explained, like new medicine it was seen as witchcraft. People would also accuse others of witchcraft if they didn’t like you or had more power Hospitals were invented in between the 7th ad 12th century but were not like they are now. They had bad service and the medicine wasn’t fitting for the injured. Earlier in the renaissance they were like care homes today. It was said that god gave people illness because of their sins and wrong doings. With advancements in medical knowledge they started transforming into places that could actually heal people and help with injuries. Hospitals provided good food to people in recovery because it was accepted that it could help maintain good health


Why medicine was the most important invention that came out of the renaissance. Medicine has helped nearly triple the lifespan of an average human and make life way easier. Now minor injuries like infections can easily be treated when in the Middle Ages they would have ended your life.

How the renaissance evolved medicine more than the Middle Ages. The reason is that people started studying the human body and doing autopsy’s to find out how someone died and what went wrong

This is my blog post on my triptych project


I made this triptych on SuperimposeX. It is pretty fun to use this app and easy too. I made the choice to do medicine because it affects all of our lives today. If we didn’t have medicinal knowledge or antibiotics covid would have been an even worse time.

I learned a lot about what medicine impacted us and how medicine is a big part of our life, even if we dont notice.

My favourite part is the comparison to phone cameras and glasses and the iPad to a printing press

My least favorite part is the panting above my head. It represents how people in the renaissance were looking back and changing things but its not too obvious

Avatar box exhibition

We had an exhibition at Seycove for our avatar projects. We decorated a room to fit a theme and presented the boxes we made. My room theme was the abandoned planet and my box was a tree connected to the earths core, with two N’avi people eating the apples from the tree

from this presentation I learned how to interact with guests and present a project to people I dont know.

if i could change something about the experience I would have like to have less time at school during the day. It got overwhelming to be at school for almost 12 hours in a row without being able to sit down for the last 6 hours (I still sat a little bit in between guests). If we were to do this exhibition again, I think I would be able to do well and present in more depth