Think you can do better🤔

Ah yes, finally the great project is about done. When the school first started, it was near the last election which ended around Monday, September 20, around a month ago, which gave my teacher the fancy idea to start this project “Think You Can Do Better?” The driving question of this project is: How Should We Govern Ourselves? Throughout this project, I have learnt that we should govern ourselves by having elective representatives that are accountable for their actions and that they must perform their duties according to the wishes they represent not for themselves or interest, like for example money. That way the citizens of that country are to have fundamental freedoms, free and fair elections, accountability and transparency from their leader.
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transparency (from democracy principles on YouTube)

At the start of the project everyone in my class did a quiz to figure out where we were on the political spectrum and which party might we agree to the most. (if you would like to take the quiz consider visiting this link!). Mine was in the upper left quadrant but it’s more centred, meaning I valued that citizens of our country to have fundamental freedoms and rights.

Another example to support my answer is the blog post I did which point out how human rights and equality is so important to us as Canadians and the Canadian government structure etc.

Later into the project, we were assigned group according to our political believes and views which later turned into our own little political parties. In my party, which was later named The Traditionalist Party of Canada (TPC), was our dearest, Indie; obviously the “best” listener, Quinn; our “world famous” hokey goalie, Nate; and finally, our “best” candidate, Logan! TPC offers one of the most efficient ways to solve current and past issues in Canada.


What make us unique?

after long amounts of deliberating we came up with some solid points that would get us rolling in the right direction. So our party is unique in the fact that we want to revert to our past, but only our economic past, the goal is to get our economy thriving like it was post war. We still recognize that the future is today so we want to move forward with equality, so that’s why we are economically right wing but at the same time socially progressive. Unlike other parties, us as the Traditionalist Party of Canada aren’t making the climate crisis our main concern, we of course acknowledge that it is a problem but we are convinced that our economy is in a worse situation at the moment.

What Makes Your Party Unique?

We plan to model our economy on the best parts of our past

We will utilize the natural resources we have to improve our economy

We will decrease the wealth gap by increasing taxes on the rich

We will create much more affordable living for everyone

We will create more high paying heavy industry jobs

We will create a stronger middle class

We will ban foreign buyers from Canadian Residential space

 


Why You Should Vote For Us

We know that the past few years have been a difficult time for everyone and our economy has taken a massive hit due to the pandemic and we need to revive it. When we talk about the Traditionalist Party of Canada we think of the future, and no not just a couple years from now but future generations down the line. Not only do we promise to sort our economy out the cost of living also has to change. We live in a beautiful country but as the years go on the pricing is getting ridiculous, our aim is to lower this cost by banning foreign buyers and only allowing Canadian residents to by property. If these points take your fancy then we are the party for you, the Traditionalist Party of Canada has a proper plan of action to help our country thrive economically.

 


Conclusion

I found it very interesting researching how much how much having a accountable and transparent leader could influence a country. It was also fascinating to learn about other democratic systems of voting such as proportional representation which may just be more of a equal voting system. In my first post for this project I reflected on the election and related it to a research topic of choice. I chose to research how human rights and equality is so important to us as Canadians. This project really taught me how many different ways one can run there government. It also made me aware how our current system of government often favours the rich and majorities. I never quite realized how minorities have such a hard time getting a say in government.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post please leave a comment and check out my other classmates post!

The End 😀

Traditionalist Party of Canada 🇨🇦

Traditionalist Party of Canada Press Release

What makes us unique? 

 Our party is unique in the way that we aren’t left wing or right wing, we’re economically right, but socially progressive, we’re not even considered to be central. Our party works to stabilize the economy and decrease the wealth gap in a right wing style, however we also see that the future is today, and we are supporters of equality and human rights.

Why choose us?

Unlike many other political parties we have pretty important and specific platform, without too many distracting promises and ideas. We really just want to fix the broken and unstable economy while decreasing poverty, and balancing income equality. We also are not super aggressively anything, we believe that after the COVID19 pandemic our party has a good plan of action, to get everything back to normal economically.

My other post that you can check out here, talks about small parties of Canada, and why they never win, however, our party is actually a bit of a balance between the liberals and conservatives, making us the best of both worlds. We are in fact a small party, and it’s quite possible that we won’t even come close to winning, but we aren’t a single initiative party like a lot of small parties, making us more likely to win then say, the marijuana party.

Vote for us, Traditionalists!

“Everyone is =“🕊

Ayooo, I have not blogged at ALL this summer being busy with math and CLE, but, no worries, I have returned! But along with my return, something else also did! Yes, it’s the Canadian federal election, and our school also ran a school student vote. Later into the project, we would be making individual political parties with people who have similar believes and views like us, which in that case, we would need knowledge on Canadian politics. However, my big question for this post is “why are human rights and equality so important to us as Canadians?” to answer that question, let’s first take a look at a picture of the structure of the Canadian government I drew.

Now that you know more about democratic principles you might know why I think it links to the other principles. Canada is a Parliamentary democracy and a constitution monarchy meaning it’s ruled by a prime minister but the Queen is our head head of state and is guided by our constitution. All people livening in a democracy has guaranteed rights, Canadian charter rights and freedom ensures our freedom/ rights in Canada, meaning no one will have less privileges because of one’s race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, or sexual orientation. Which means you would have the right the vote like everyone (Free and Fair Elections), you would have the rights to know all about the government before voting them (accountability and transparency), you can only be arrested if you did anything illegal (the rule of the law), you would have the rights to meet with you friends in public or the private (fundamental freedom), you have the right to protest (citizen participation). But how do we elect our governments? Well, Since we are a democracy which is a type of government where a majority of the people are included In political decision making. Citizens elect politicians through a vote to make decisions on their behalf, but if you must, Citizen are free to run for office and they have the protected rights like freedom of speech and religion. To farther understand the democratic principles, because human rights and equality really links to all the principles, let’s watch this video!

The candidates of the parties run for an election in each riding and anyone whose an adult could run for or participate. Speaking of there are actually three level of government : Federal, Provincial/ Territorial, Municipal. A Federal government is responsible for the entire country, handle all matter of national and international concern. Provincial/ Territorial government are responsible for their province or territory, and Municipal governments manage their city. we vote for representatives for each levels, they are then responsible for proposing, studying, debating, and voting on bills, which are potentially laws. All the others were mentioned in the drawing earlier.

Link to vid

Now that that’s cleared up maybe we can move on to things within and outside of Canada itself? Like maybe… whether or not we still need the Queen as the head of state. Check our friend Meg’s blog for another amazing blog!

Our Identity as Canadians 🇨🇦

Hello internet, it’s the last month of the school year! The project we got when we first entered the new quarter in my opinion the most significant piece of Canadian history —  The Great War Exhibit! the project where we as students worked individually to create a video essay about a WWI artifact and a Canadian WWI Soldier. Through determining the historical significance of WWI, we analyzed and gather evidence to tell the story of their soldier, in my case with the aviation scarf I would have had to research a pilot. On June 1st and 2nd, we hosted the WWI Discovery Box (link) at our school library and presented and showed our learning to our fellow students in our school. For this project, we focused on: How might we use artifacts and film to show the significance of WWI? With the question in mind, we started the project by looking at the timeline of the war, from how it originally started and how it ended!

1914: the archduke of Austria-Hungry, Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo by the 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip, a member of Young Bosnia, on 28 June 1914. The archduke was an important figure to the Austrians so when he died the Austrians blamed Serbia and declared war on Serbia. While Germany is on Austria’s side, Russia joined Serbia’s side and just like that the two sides started forming, the Great War is about to break out. To dive deeper into this event I have learned that it wasn’t really the assassination of the archduke itself trigger the whole thing it was the nationalism and the allies coming together to protect themselves as a group.

 

1915: battle of Ypres started. The Battle of Ypres was known for the start of the use of chemical weapons during WWI. Many would say the Germans had started it, but really,  they had only started using chemical weapons because the French had started using tear gas. The Battle of Ypres resulted as 59,000 British (including 6,500 Canadians), estimated of 22,000 French, and 35,000 Germans casualties. There are, many types of gases, like in August 1914, when the French first used tear gas— a colourless to light yellow liquid with a fruity to aromatic smell with the effects of coughing, crying, breathing difficulties, and temporary blindness— against the German troops. Many chemical gases like the tear gas are: chlorine, first used by the Germans in April 1915; phosgene, first used by Germans in December 1915; and finally, the most deadliest gas, mustard gas, first used by the Germans in July 1917. With all these knowledge it’s really hard to remember, so we concentrated all the important facts and made a keynote presentation. While listening to the other groups present, I noticed that to other people they could find other things important.

1916: The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was fought during the First World War from 1 July to 18 November 1916. In the summer of 1916 the British launched the largest battle of the war on the Western Front, against German lines. The offensive was one of the bloodiest in human history. Over the course of five months, approximately 1.2 million men were killed or wounded at the Somme. The Canadian Corps was involved in final three months of the battle. When British soldiers “went over the top” of their trenches in the wake of the barrage, the result was catastrophe: tens of thousands were mown down by machine-gun fire or caught up in barbed wire and then killed as they tried to reach the German lines. The British lost more than 57,000 men killed or wounded on only the first day of the battle, with little to show for their sacrifice. The battle of Somme was also known for introduction to tanks, and how Francis P. received the metal of valour. This event was also included in the keynote presentation we did with the battle of Ypres, throughout the other’s presentation I could focus more on how terrifying the introduction of machine guns and tanks was to the soldiers during the war.

1917: battle of Vimy Ridge, Many Canadians view the four-day Battle of Vimy Ridge, from April 9 to 12, 1917, in France as Canada’s greatest battle. It was the first time that all four Canadian divisions had fought together under a Canadian commander. The Canadian troops captured the impenetrable Vimy Ridge from Germany, which British and French troops had been unable to do. For many Canadians, the victory was a defining moment of national pride, and the possible birth of our nation as we emerged from Britain’s shadow. Canadian troops also earned a reputation as formidable, effective troops because of the stunning success. But it was a victory at a terrible cost, with more than 10,000 allies were killed and wounded. During this part of the war I think it’s where we as Canadians fought together to proof that we are more than capable of becoming a independent nation and we’re not to be messed with.

 

1918: World War I ended at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the Allies claimed victory against the Central Powers. During the four years of battle, over 37 million people were killed and nearly 22 million were wounded. In addition to this massive loss of life, both sides experienced social, political, geographical, and economic short-term and long-term consequences. Between 1914 and 1917, nearly two million Russian soldiers were killed in World War I. Another five million were wounded. Russia had never been prepared for a world war. Its army was made up of peasants and working-class men who had been forced to fight. They barely had any training and no weapons, As more and more soldiers died and food in Russia became scarce, the Russian people grew tired of Tsar Nicholas II’s rule and wanted out of the war. These conditions led to a continuation of the domestic upheaval that had begun with the 1905 Russian Revolution. In 1917, two more revolutions engulfed Russia and caused the collapse of the nearly 200-year-old Russian Empire. The first revolution was in February 1917 and resulted in the tsar abdicating his throne. The Bolsheviks (a political party) and the Provisional Government (a group of members of the Social Revolutionaries and the Cadets) took control. The second revolution—the Bolshevik Revolution—quickly followed in November 1917. The anti-war Bolshevik party defeated the Provisional Government to gain full control of the Russian government. On March 3, 1918, Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and exited the war. During the learning of this time period I noticed how much this war impacted just one country, like the change of a new political leader could completely change if the country is still a part of the war or not.

Finally,1918-19: the ending of the war, In March 1918, Germany and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, marking Russia’s exit from World War I. With its eastern front now secure, Germany removed its troops and sent them to the Western front. Germany that launched a major campaign against the Allies to try and win the war. After many advances, Germany was eventually pushed back. Now it was the allies turn to mount an attack. On August 8, Allied forces began a series of concentrated attacks on key German positions. This was known as the Hundred Day Campaign. Canadian troops were assigned the task of breaking the Hindenburg Line, Germany’s main line of defence along the front. They were successful. Canadian General Arthur Currie sauce as Canada’s finest achievement of the war, even greater than its victory Vimy Ridge the previous year.Slowly but surely Allied troops advanced against the Germans. Finally, on November 11, Germany surrendered. The armistice was signed and World War I was over. In January 1919, delegates met in Paris to hammer out the terms of the peace treaty. Canada had played a very important role in the war and was thus invited to participate. Britain, France, and the United States dominated the talks, but Canada clearly made its presence felt. The result of the Paris Peace Conference was the Treaty of Versailles, which laid out harsh terms for the Germans. At Prime Minister Borden’s insistence, Canada was allowed to sign the peace treaty as a separate nation, totally independent of Great Britain. This was an important symbolic recognition of Canada’s emerging sovereignty over its own affairs. With all the knowledge in mind we did out final video with a soldier and artifact of WWI of out choice, we put together our learning throughout the whole war and created a piece of it that is more significant than knowing what and who the soldiers (in my case a pilot) and the artifact’s role was during the vast war.

The curriculum competencies for this project are:

Socials 9 | Establish Historical Significance: How do we make choices about what is worth remembering?

I can assess the significance of people, places, events, or development and compare varying perspectives on their historical significance at particular times and places, and from group to group.

Examples of this is The Battle of Vimy Ridge…

Maker 9 | Global Collaborator: How might I use technology to connect to the world?

I can use technology to connect to others, locally and globally, to generate and enhance my ideas.

Example of this is our YouTube video 

The could be seen as a short one compared to the 7 years war but the consequences of this war was larger, more significant, and more thing had happened during the war. I learned lots of stuff during this project, like the how a ugly the weather was during those days the soldiers fought the the damp trenches, how short a pilot’s life span was, how significant the battle of Vimy Ridge meant for us Canadians. The answer for the driving questions I learn through out this project is: we learn the significant of the history behind those of the ones brought peace and identity to our country today, if it weren’t for them we wouldn’t be living to way we are now.

Anyways that’s it for this post enjoy the rest of your day/ night, peace out!

Video Manic🤪

Hello internet,  as our last project ended the last project of this quarter came—  The Case for a Nation! the project where we learned about all nationalism around the world. For this project, our driving question is: How can an understanding of nationalism in the past, help us make sense of today? With the question in mind, we started the project by looking at the definition of nationalism!

Nationalism: Pride and loyalty that citizens have for their country or nation

First video: our first video was more of a practice video. We wrote out some questions about nationalism then ask one of our parents in our Interview for Nationalism video.

Second video: we stared with animating the first 10 seconds of the trailer of The Mandalorians. We then needed to choose a country’s nationalism while we did our movie planner, I chose the American because my mom, which is my audience for this video, would understand it or has more interest in know about it.

Third video: after looking a few examples of tutorial video we toke notes on, we started to do ur movie planner which include know your story where we choose the type of tutorial video, screenplay, storyboard, and so on…

Fourth video: after all those videos we chose our partner for our fourth video, which I chose my best friend Simon.we looked at what we had in our recent video, our animatic, while we were doing our movie planner, we put together an combination of the American Nationalism, the German Nationalism, and nationalism in general.

https://youtu.be/4VZ7-_oxKa8

Finally, fifth video: with the last video we had we got our parent’s reaction to the cumulative video. We filmed and edited our parent reaction. Some of which are funny and some kind of serious. Although we had some problems doing our screenplay and storyboard the video still ended up perfectly fine!

The curriculum competencies for this project are:

English 9

Designing Texts: Have I used writing and design processes to plan, develop, create, and refine engaging and meaningful texts considering purpose, audience, and message?

English 9 / Social Studies 9

Using Resources / Use Evidence from Various Sources: Have I found diverse sources and evaluated them for their relevance, accuracy, and reliability?

Maker 9 

Empowered Learner: How might I use technology to construct knowledge?

I learned lots of stuff during this project, like the how a formal a MLA work cited is wrote and the definition of nationalism, how many countries when thought almost the same things. The answer for the driving questions I learn through out this project is: We can use knowledge of nationalism in the past and compare it to today to understand political movements, ideals and conflicts. By comparing the past to the present day, we can predict and prevent events that tie into nationalism.

Anyways that’s it for this post enjoy the rest of your day/ night, peace out!

Frankensteins? Industrial Revolutions? Frankenstuffies!🧟‍♀️🏭

Hello internet,  as our last project ended the first individual project of the year came —  The raise of the Frankenstuffies! the project where we learned about all the Industrial Revolution around to world about the 17 century. For this project, our driving question is: How do revolutions transform the world? With the question in mind, we started the project by torning stuffies apart creating a new one!

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Since this is a individual project we had to do everything by ourselves, we name our frankenstuffies, wrote their bio, and learned about what life was like a little bit before that time period which honestly was super different and I think the world grew a lot since then. There we started to plan out our story, we had our classmates peer critic our story and shorten our story so it fits in a 3-5min video which got a very decent mark on. I end up changing my character a lot from its original bio, which I thought was totally fine because a lot of other people did too. Though, I did also keep little bits of the original bio and story.  Then, I wrote my screenplay, then changed that into a storyboard to plan out every shot I would be using for my final film.

The curriculum competencies are:

Creative Communicator: How might I use technology to create and communicate?

Establish Historical Significance: How do we make choices about what is worth remembering?

Analyze Cause and Consequence: Who or what influenced events to occur and what were the consequences of those events?

Designing Texts: Have I used writing and design processes to plan, develop, create, and refine engaging and meaningful texts considering purpose, audience, and message?

Comprehending Texts: Have I applied a variety of strategies to comprehend texts and express an understanding of how texts use features?

I learned lots of stuff during this project, like the how a formal screenplay is wrote and the different industrial Revolutions that happened in the pass hundreds of years, how many countries when thought almost the same things. The answer for the driving questions I learn through out this project is: Revolutions transform the world through the change of a system to a more efficient form. This system spreads through both societies and industries. Therefore causing a fundamental change in trade, power, and causing mass migration and immigration.

Anyways that’s it for this post enjoy the rest of your day/ night, peace out!

 

bloopers below

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🏃‍♀️ Running a Remake 💨

Hello internet, this is my first post of this school year! As quarantine and our first quarter ended the second quarter came — the quarter where we started PLP 9, the PLP quarter. For this project our driving question is: How might we learn video skills by recreating a short film? With the question in mind we looked at the film “RUN!”

With my group Amy, Logan, and Ethan from, there we wrote down the angles and the sound which I was responsible for. I got the role as the “other runner” which is the one that ran while the main character hid. We planned how we would get every shot and how we could get all the sounds we need.  Then, we filmed our golden standard then the actual remake (final product), and then lastly we edited our film and added the sound and finished our final product.

The curriculum competency is:

Innovative Designer: How might I design a solution to a problem, process, or challenge?

I learned lots of stuff during this project, like how long does it actually take to produce a film. Next time of course, I won’t be bragging about the new movie coming out so late.

Anyways that’s it for this post enjoy the rest of your day/ night, peace out!

🏺Every Object Tells a Story🇨🇦

Hello internet! It hasn’t been a long time since the last time I blogged, because the school year is coming to a end! Just recently I finished a unit in humanities called Every Object Tells a Story. For that unit our driving question is:How can artifacts teach us about settlement, peoples, and life in New France? Having that question in mind, we first watched videos about New France, from when they discovered it to the end of the wars.  Then I learned that the people who settled in New France used that artifact and basically it’s up to you to imagine how they could have used it and the story behind the artifact. The curriculum competencies are:

Communicate – How do I share my own ideas when I write, speak, and present? To answer the question, I share my own ideas when I write, speak, and present by handing my work in regularly to my teacher and I show them to my family, because that way they can have comment on my work and it helps me improve my learning.

Use Evidence from Various Sources – How do we evaluate evidence to decide if it is adequate to support a historical conclusion? We can evaluate evidence by researching on the internet about the artifact weather if it is a adequate to support a historical conclusion, to check if the resource I got was right I would look on other websites and see if the sources match.

As it for my final product, it is my story you can check that out down below.

Anyways that it for this post enjoy your summer break, see you!

🇪🇸 Argh Matey🇵🇦

Hello internet! We recently finished a project named Argh Matey, which is  project that us scimathics Humanities  combined , and i thought that was pretty cool! The humanities s part of this project is the history and story of our explorer that existed in 1400-1600; and the scimathics part is the part about cells, diseases, bacteria, and viruses.

For my humanities part I chose Christopher Columbus -who rediscovered America- And for my scimathics part I chose a virus call the smallpox. The driving question of this project is: How do cells and diseases interact?  and, What is the significance of global exploration? now for all those question our teachers taught us how to answers them and we combined them and put them into our comic book. For the first question how a disease and cell is where a disease wants to take over the body it has to kill all the white cells first and to do that it has to interact with all the cells. For the second question the significance of global exploration it the connect the world together.

Moving on, here is the final product of this project, I first made in Comic Life that, by taking screenshots I exported the book into Book Creator so I can embed it. Here the result!

I know the cover isn’t the best but i hope you like the content of it. Here some drawings i used as the background.

Here’s a blooper:

Well I didn’t know Christopher Columbus Likes to take selfies.

Anyway the curriculum competencies of this project are:

—humanities

*Connect: How do I understand my own and others’ personal connection to texts I read, listen, and view?

I understand my own and other’s personal connection to texts I read, listen, and view by knowing there personal life and comparing it to texts I read, listen, and view.

*Establish Historical Significance: How do we make choices about what is worth remembering?

we make choices about what is worth remembering by trying to do so and learning form our pasts.

—Scimatics

*demonstrate a sustained or curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest.

For this competency all my milestones and steppingstones are completed to the best of my ability.

*communicate idea, findings, and solution to problem using scientific language, representations,

and digital technologies

for this competency the Bacteria/virus characters interact in a scientific way with body cells in the comic book. Correct diagrams are used.

*Evaluating: Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence

Symptoms and logical outcomes of the chosen disease are included in the story.

 

anyways that’s in for this blog post, hope you enjoyed reading this blog post!

Exhibition Reflection Post-Star Wars

Hello reader! It has been a long time since I wrote a blog post, this blog post is about my recent project we finished- Star Wars mini blue sky project. For those who does not know what star wars is check out this link, and this link for the most recent Star Wars movie that came out 2019’s December.

Back on task, for this project the driving question is: How might I design and build an answer to my own inquiry? My inquiry was: how might we find out how trees function the same on Endor like on Earth? I answered my question by researching parts of trees and habitats/ environment of  both planets, earth and Endor. While doing this project I learned more about both trees, earth and Endor. I made a poster and two model of trees on endor and on earth to show my learning which we were responsible for gathering all materials for our project. During the process we used the LAUNCH cycle where we Look, listen and learn; Ask tons of questions; Understand the process; Navigate ideas; Create, make design; finally, Highlight and fix, lastly we launch our projects!

Milestones:

Milestone 3
For milestone three we understanding the process or problem through an authentic research experience. You might conduct interviews or needs assessments, research articles, watch videos, or analyze data. We research for answer

 

We also had to make a YouTube video version of our LAUNCH journal.

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