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.
Source

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 😀

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!

🇪🇸 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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Is The End of Our World!😱

Hello internet, just this week my class finished a project called is the end of our world. During this project I learned how to use GarageBand more efficiently. For this project the driving question was: Who or what has challenged your worldview from the transition from elementary to high school?  to answer the question our teacher a hit song from the 90s Is the End if My World as I Know It by R.E.M. and our teacher create a lyric templelt for us to field in to make or own lyrics.

To get ideas for our lyrics we created a MindNode bassed on our worldview using the 7 aspeccts of worldview. On the MindNode we had to write the expectation of high school which some ture out to be the opposite. here is a link to my MindNode. moving on to the next big milestone – milestone three – where we record our songs. I had a bit of diffricuties keeping up with the song’s tempo since my lyrics are quite squeezed in together. Some thing I would improve next time is definitely to count the syllabus of the word before writing them down. Here is a video for my individual song.

I know is kind of bad but luckily when we are doing the peer critique we could chose the persons we are comfortable to let them listen to you song, and of course, I choose one of my best friends- Annie! The very next day we were assigned to our groups, I was in a group with Ryan and Nya, go check out their blog and recent posts, we mixed up our lyrics together and we put our best parts into the song. We also had to have photos of us in grade 7 to grade 8/now here the video.

Now, this:

Create: What literacy skills am I using to write, speak, and represent in the texts I create? 

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

was our curriculum competencies! Which was pretty mind blowing.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon.

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!

Da Ultimate Design Challenge🌊

Hello internet, this week is da last week till spring break, and the week that my group finish the ULTIMATE DESIGN CHALLENGE !

First lets began with the driving question: How can we design a pool for maximum volume? So me and my group – Indy and Nya, check out their blog – first went with the idea of two pools with a hot tub in between them, but later we saw an photo of a pool with a living room inside of it so we went for that idea instead.

 

what to improve:

I should probably stop going off task and help my group mate more  (even though I help them a lot already).  Other things that I should improve on is remembering to put units for our calculation, and double check out calculation, because some of our calculation is incorrect.

Here is some screenshots of our pool design:

 

Curricular Competencies:

Applying and innovating:
Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through personal or collaborative approaches. Me and my group didn’t do as well as we could of on this curriculum competency, we did pay close attention to teacher instructions but we spent most of our work time in class off task.

Reasoning and Analyzing: Model mathematics in contextualized experiences. We follow all instructions our teacher give us, but we definitely could do better on building the model cooperatively because me and Indy did lot more on it than Nya did. However, Nya did most of our calculations for us.

Communicating and Representing: Explain and justify mathematical ideas and decisions. My group definitely messed up on some of the calculations and forgot to put the units of the calculations, but other than that it was pretty good.

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