In-Depth 2018!

It’s that time of year again… I’m honestly so excited for in-depth, as last year I had a lot of fun and learned so many useful skills. For my in-depth project this year, I chose to do MAKEUP! I know that this topic seems quite broad, but I’m going to be experimenting with eyeshadow, eyeliner, and other products to create different “looks”. I chose this topic because I’ve been using makeup.. Read More

Zip DoL #4

Describe the ups and downs you have encountered to date in your inquiry. Specifically, when were you frustrated or struggling in your inquiry, what did you do to address the situation? The most difficult part of my inquiry was definitely filming and editing my short film. First of all, one of the main characters wasn’t able to make it, so I had to fill in for her. This meant that.. Read More

Zip DoL #3

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself at the start of the project? A piece of advice I would give myself at the start of the project is to not dismiss my “bad ideas” because they may be useful later. I tend to be VERY hard on myself (I’m sure most of us can relate to this), and at the beginning, I completely discarded most of.. Read More

Zip DoL #2

Take a moment to reflect on your inquiry plan. Do you need to make any revisions to your original plan? If so, why? If you haven’t made any changes to your plan, why do you feel you have been so successful in sticking to it? Zip has been going fairly well so far, although I definitely will need more time than I thought to complete my short film. I was.. Read More

360° Leadership

One of the main concepts from the 360° Leadership lessons that I can apply to my everyday life is “Learn to lead with the restrictions others have placed on you”. Often when I’m in a group and not in a leadership position, I give up all hope of being able to lead. This leadership lesson taught me that I can lead from the middle as well, and it all starts with understanding/valuing.. Read More

Zip DoL #1

Since I haven’t accomplished much so far other than a bit of research and my proposal, I’m not able to answer any of the questions given to us. Here is a short update! I have just begun to dive into my research, and so far I have found that the most valuable sources to look at are actual short films rather than websites. Although websites contain important information as well,.. Read More

Zip Proposal: Short Film

Guess what? It’s that time of year again! For my Zip project in Grade 9 I chose to write short stories, but this time I would like to explore a different type of media, and create an experimental short film about my experiences as a member of the LGBT community.   “What are the most important aspects to consider when creating an experimental short film?   I chose this area.. Read More

NoTN Reflection

WE DID IT! I still can’t believe eminent is done… forever. I’m so incredibly proud of everyone. The speeches and learning centers were truly amazing, and it was so great to see everyone’s hard work finally pay off. It’s kind of bittersweet I guess; although I can’t even begin to express how relieved I am that I won’t have to go through this again, I’m also sad that this was my last.. Read More

Eminent Annotated Bibliography

New York Times A useful, concise article illustrating Barbara’s main accomplishments, and the most important parts of her life. It is the first website I used when beginning my research; it sparked my interest and admiration towards her and motivated me to choose her as my eminent person. “Pioneer Lesbian Activist Barbara Gittings Gets the Biography She Deserves” A website including parts of Barbara’s biography (I didn’t know she had.. Read More

DoL 2: Speech Drafts & Final Copy

I decided to post my speech drafts and final copy as a document of learning! I’m actually incredibly proud of my speech, I really like the way it turned out. Good luck to everyone with their learning centres and the grade 10s with their speeches   Final Speech: Where does it hurt the most? I’ve pondered this question for most of my life, and after searching through the painful memories.. Read More