Connecting the Shore to the Core🌊

Welcome readers, you can use shore to the core to describe someone who is a very strong supporter of their home land, and this very project was to tell readers about the history of the land my classmates and I live on. The project Shore to the Core was influenced by the Museum of North Vancouver, also know as MoNoVa. The driving question for this project is: What significant developments occurred after WWII in Vancouver and across Canada? With that question in mind my class and I interview our client, Carol Ballard, the program coordinator of MaNoVa.


Before we get into the interview with Carol, I will briefly introduce choose my local topic of choice, The Ironworkers Memorial second Narrows Crossing. This bridge played a huge role in connect North Vancouver through the Burrad Inlet to Greater Vancouver, which eventually resulted in the population growth and rise of the suburbs (learn more about that in Quinn’s post). The Ironworkers Memorial second Narrows Crossing was renamed to honour the 18 workers who died in the collapse along with the 1 rescue diver and 4 other worker who also died during the construction process. I thought my topic was significant to the people of North Vancouver because around 121,778 (as of 2021) vehicles pass through this bridge every day, way more that there are on The Lion’s Gate Bridge, without this the connection between North Vancouver and Greater Vancouver would be weak, and it would be less convenient to travel between the two lands.

Moving onto the interviews with the project coordinator and our client, Carol Ballard, we learned that our multi-paragraph composition must have multiple sources, which can include interviews, audios, and writings. A strong theme, this will hook your audience in and make sure you stay on topic. Another one was having a clear audience and purpose in our multi-paragraph composition. Since everyone in my class are making a multi-paragraph composition, Carol suggested that we organize all of our multi-paragraph compositions into a zine format.

(link to zine)

To answer the driving question, during the project, I notice a lot of things shaped the North Van it is today. As for my topic, without this connection of a bridge, the bond between North Vancouver and Greater Vancouver would be weak, this bridge North Vancouver a chance to grow and thrive as a individual community.

The habits to success🔗

Welcome readers, have you ever wondered how all those rich people became so successful? Perhaps it’s because of their parents, but even so, if you do all these habits just might also become successful one day. For this project, which is named Believe in Good, has the driving question of: How do you plan to move forward to be your most effective self? which the answer will be shown in my assignment choice board. Believe in Good was based on the book Sean Covey wrote called 7 Habits for Highly Effective People/ Teens. These habits were split in to 3 section, the private victory, public victory, and the renewal.

The first section of the 7 habits was the habits of self management, the private victory. With habit 1 being proactive, habit 2 begin with the end in mind, habits 3 first things first. Habit 1 is where you prepare everything before hand, ask for help in advance, plan ahead, and think before you act. Habit number 2 habit number 3 are very similar, with habit number 2 hope you you overcome problems in life and find your values and what matter to you the most. Habit number three comes after that having a schedule and order to things that get you control of your life, this can include finding balance of your social, personal, and school life. For this section of the project I used audio reflection for my assessment choice board, which included three songs. Song1: this song is about a person prioritizing sportsmanship and went to the Mountain to practice in isolation. Song2: about instead of being upset that you have no money work for the money. Song3: this song is about forgiving yourself and let yourself prioritize in what you believe is the most important to you.

The second section of the seven habits was the habits of leadership, and the public victory. With habit for being think win-win; habit 5, seek to understand then to be understood, habit 6, to synergize. Habit 4, thinking win-win can boost the relationship status between you and your friends and family for making smart decisions on the way. Habit 5 requires you to listen to people sincerely, listen and consider others opinion no matter who they are, and most importantly don’t just say “uh-huh” while daydreaming about what’s for lunch when you’re talking to someone (example from Covey’s book). Habit number 6 requires you to do both habit for and habit five, an example of synergizing is having asked to be with people either you don’t like or don’t know for a project, but in the end it’s bad grades with bad relations or good grades ok or new relationships if you syllogize with your group or your partner. For this section of the seven habits I decided to draw a comic about the tortoise and the rabbit race but in the end they both win because they synergized with each other.

The last part of this habits book is the renewal, which was all about allowing yourself to rest. This is the key to get control of your life, improve in relationships, make smart and sober decisions to overcome problems, be productive andddddd drumrolls… Be happy! This includes resting when you have to, not wearing yourself out, and being gentle with yourself. For example, let’s say you just came home after a long day of school, but you still got homework! No worries, take a 45 minute nap and power through your work maybe that would even work other than not resting and continuing on to your work for, let’s say, another 4 hours.

Over all, I use technology to construct knowledge by doing research and giving myself a stable understanding of the topic of research and contact peers who might know, connect to this topic and expanding my knowledge on this topic further more.