The Untold Deaths of WWII⚔️

Welcome back everyone to the last post before spring break 2022! For the past few week the PLP 10 cohort has been investigating the “Hidden Chapters of History” in WWII. Unlike any other project in we have done in the past, this one was honestly quite interesting. In the past we have done video and blog post to share to the world, but this time, we did our very own class podcast!


Now that your know how wonderfully exciting this project was I will be giving the more boring of the project outline information. The driving question for this project is: “How might we use stories to better understand the causes and consequences of WWII?” Which I will be answering throughout this post. Looking at the keystones of this project which are:

How might I listen and speak to comprehend text?

evidence of this keystone in my learning was that of the book chat discussions we did through collaborative novel studies, my questions and art for the book chat discussions and I was prepared for each book chat, but I was missing answering part of the discussion questions.

What events within WWII interest me?

For this competency, I made note of things I’m supposed to make, studied for the quiz. This gave me good result on the quiz and gave me deeper understanding of this topic as a whole.

How might I respond to text and tell a compelling story?

I have done detailed research on my topic about my episode, I have the sophisticated learning of the topic that I was able to teach the information in my topic to my peers. During the peer critique I give helpful, and accurate comments to my peers to help them make their podcast better. Which is a evidence of my learning for this keystone.

After we understand the important information on this project, we were asked to pick our topic related to our book and the real world. The topic I chose was the worst maritime disaster in history with a staggering casualties of ~9,600, which included refugees, wounded solders, and nazi officials. Learn more in my podcast at (link).

This project made me realize that I learn small causes can have big consequences. We can learn the cause and consequences of WWII by understanding multiple point of views of an event.

Romeo & Juliet, but with a twist🔀

Hello again wonderful readers! Welcome back to my blog, after our extra long weekend we are back to work. This project in revolved around a classical love story about forbidden love, placed in the Verona, Italy. That’s right it is the one and only, Romeo & Juliet!

first things first, I would like to introduce you to the driving question of this project: “Why does Shakespeare continue to be relevant to a contemporary audience?” which I will be answering throughout the post. In the the project we deconstructed the complex Shakespearean language not just to understand but to create a short film from it as well as showing our learning, and as you may deducted from our driving question, the end goal of this project was to make our own “modernized” version of Romeo and Juliet.

After lots of (rather entertaining) listening sections of classmates embarrassing themselves, we were split into 5 groups and each having to reenact an act from the original Romeo & Juliet. I got the wonderful pleasure to work with Keenan, Ethan, Nate, and Julien. We choose act 5 as this act fitted the most with the idea we came up with. After some “looking-around-for-a-hospital-bed” we settled on: three tables, and a very dirty “white” clothe, and eventually presenting…

Romeo & Juliet (gang edition)

our video was Italian drug cartel take on this Shakespearean classic and was based around the abandoned work of Keenan’s brother. We had to make up same of our own part in order for this story to work. We also had to play multiple characters due to the limiting factor of our small group, for example we have Julien for Juliet (creative right?), but we were thinking of Julien playing as Julien but he was sick and I had to play her instead; however, with the mighty power of team work, I still think we made it work.

Finally, I would like to answer the driving question, while most people may think the obvious answer “well duhhhh, its taught in every school ever!” I personally thought there was a deeper connection between even from centuries ago to present, and history will repeat itself over and over again. Not only are his plays considered to be beautiful works of poetry and literature, but also they provide some great concepts and realities related to each of them. these concepts can help to teach and understand pieces of literature or texts more deeply and help further your comprehension of more intelectual or deep messages.

I hope you enjoyed this post just as much as I did, and have an extraordinary day! (also, sorry for the late post😬)

🏺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:


*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.


*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!

📸Witness to history🦠

Hello internet! It has been a long time since the last time I blogged, I hope you are doing well! Just recently I finished a unit in maker called Witness to History. For that unit our driving question is: How can we, as photojournalists, tell stories of our community during this period of physical distancing? Well, my answer is us Photojournalists can tell stories of our community by interviewing people safely and really try to take the right photos and place them in the right order. The curriculum competencies are:

Be an Empowered Learner: How might I use technology to learn more? To answer the question, I might use technology to learn more by research articles and watching educational videos.

Be an Active Digital Citizen: How might I use technology to connect to the world? I might use technology connect the world by sharing informations and stories of other communities.

As it for our final product, it is our Photojournals you can check that our down below.

I was really proud of one of the important milestone 5 where we did our story board, because it’s my first time getting an “A” from Ms. Willemes! Here some of mine favourites from the book:


Anyways, i hope you enjoyed this post see you in the next blog post!


DI regionals – It’ll Be Over in A FLASH📸

Hello internet, about two weeks ago, on an sunny yet chilly Saturday, the DI regionals is held in Seycove! I was so excited but also very nervous at the same time. Finally is 2:20pm, my group’s challenge time, after a ton of rehearsals we are ready to go, but still very nervous. 8 minutes later, the challenge is done and it surprisingly went… well! Our classmates loved it our teacher loved it, it went smoothly except that the flag didn’t really stand when we’re presenting.

Any ways, going back 1 month, was when we first met our groups and we know what categories we were assigned in. I was in Fine Arts – picture this! – with four other people – Erin, Logan, Dries, and Josh, check out their blog and their most recent posts! – one of the important thing our group first did was identifying and understanding the Challenge requirements as outlined in our challenge document, I was the DRI of the time choice elements which one of the most important part our presentation later. Right after we finished our first milestone for this project the teachers assigned the next, milestone two, where we map out a plan for the challenge and where we find a picture for our solution. Here is a picture of it!

To move on faster, we started milestone three, where we assign roles and responsibilities to each other, I was the DRI of the team choice element 1, we fist decided that a rocket was a good idea which later at the regionals we notice that the rocket was too small of a prop to be the team choice element. What hing the other fine arts team present, all of them doesn’t have cool cardboard costumes like our team so we decided that our team choice element is coming to be our costumes. Last but not least, milestone four! Milestone four is where we plan out the time of how long it will take us to do something. Since Im the DRI of the rocket (because we didn’t know we would be changing the team choice element to our costumes at that point) I planed that it would take us at least 30-60 minutes which it didn’t, the rocket toke us about 20-25 minutes.

Next was building time, I spent 1-3 hours, on average, after school working on our DI stuff. I didn’t have much pictures of us building but here’s some.

On the last Friday, we were so nervous, spent at least an hour on DI after school. The next day our flag wasn’t working, we started to panicking but according to my friends, classmates and teachers we did great! So here is a video of our presentation!

Have a great day, and see you next time!

Celebration and festivals…CHRISTMAS!

Is getting close to the time when Jesus is born, and that means… is Christmas🎄! When you ask a little child: “Buddy, what holiday or time of the year do you like the most?” They ether might say “my birthday” or 90% says… “Christmas!”

For what I know families all around the world celebrates Christmas, is just that some country doesn’t celebrate it like what we do including decorating, having multiple gives, spent time with your whole family, when I was still living at China( if you don’t know that click here!) I loved Christmas even though I didn’t know the meaning of it, but do spent time with my whole family. Christmas is known to be celebrating the birth of Jesus(click here for solving your mysteries behind Christmas). Now I’m in Canada which make me know more about Christmas

now I want to share with your my Christmas photo!


This weekend I will be putting up the Christmas light and the Christmas tree, and I’m pretty sure that my brothers are doing secret Santa at school. Comment down below if i should decorate my room Christmas theme or not.

 Now i have wrote a pome for you

 “Is this time of the year when it snows,

it is the time of the year when happiness is found.

Run down the steps and you already know

below the shiny tree the presents you will see.

look out the window you will see, the snowy weather had just begun.”

any ways thats all for this week’s topic i hope you laughed a little at mr. Grinch, see you guys at next week’s Challenge!