Historical Thinking

I believe that out of the six questions mentioned in Peter Seixas’ The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts, the most important one to consider during social studies this year is “how can we better understand the people of the past” (11). As we discussed in class, personal bias often gets in the way of learning about past events. When we judge people and events that came before us, we are basing our.. Read More

Socials Final

EXPECTATIONS Coming into socials 9 this year, I was excited but also quite nervous. Although socials has always been a subject that intrigues me, throughout middle school we only touched on a few things – which led me to believe I would be unprepared for the things we would be discussing. I didn’t have super high expectations, but not super low ones either. It was surprising how much I enjoyed.. Read More

Jeanne-Henriette: Final Address

I am Jeanne-Louis-Henriette, and I have gone from being Marie Antoinette’s lady-in-waiting to being nothing more than a peasant. As I look back at my past, I realize that I haven’t really accomplished anything. The King and Queen are both dead, and I am now living on the streets with nothing more than a few coins to help me survive. Although the times I spent with Marie were great –.. Read More

French Revolution: Jeanne-Henriette

What’s it like being best friends with the Queen you ask? Ha. I was rather wealthy to begin with, my father being the highest-ranking clerk in the foreign office! I am proud to say that I grew up in a cultivated society, and by the age of fifteen could speak English and Italian. It was my high academic accomplishments that got me a job as Marie Antoinette’s lady-in-waiting in 1770. You must.. Read More

Hamiltons Legacy: Theme Map

The concept of legacy is one that is quite prominent in this musical, and in Hamilton’s life. He had an obsession with his legacy, a craving to leave a mark on the world when he dies. Let me tell you, he did leave quite a legacy behind him. “I may not live to see our glory, but I will gladly join the fight. And when our children tell our story,.. Read More

Right Hand Man: Hamilton Song Analysis

Right Hand Man is the eighth song in the musical, and is about Hamilton’s fixation with his legacy, Washington’s difficulties during the war, and how they both came together to form a team. Thank you to Mr. Jackson, because I had never heard of Hamilton before this (ITS SO AMAZING HOW COULD I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT??) and this was hands down my favourite unit of all time. It’s crazy how.. Read More

Socials9: Midterm

Recently – in Socials 9 – we have been discussing/reflecting on the things we have learned so far in our first few months of talons. For our mid term assignment, we were asked to put together a list of big ideas and examples of things we have learned (through readings, discussions and personal research) that prove those ideas. I chose to focus on three big ideas, and write two examples.. Read More

Crikey… Another Eminent Post?!

This night was an unforgettable one, filled with laughter, nervousness, talking and eating. Everyone did a great job with their learning centres and speeches, and I can’t wait for next year’s eminent. I decided to make a video with some of the footage from my Gopro… Enjoy!!     Biblography: Short Biography of Audrey Hepburn Very reliable biography of Audrey Hepburn that includes many useful facts, and was a great source.. Read More

NotN Reflection 2016

So… eminent is over. Woah.     When this project started, I was extremely confused, stressed and worried about everything: my speech, research, learning center and how I would choose my person. To be honest, everything sort of just happened and it was all over in what seemed like the blink of an eye. I actually really enjoyed this project! Now that it’s over, I feel both happy and sad; I.. Read More

DoL: Eminent Speech

I decided to post my final speech draft on here, because I didn’t go too in-depth with my library post; I feel like I should post one more document of learning before my final reflection post. So here it is, my speech on Audrey Hepburn – told from the point of view of her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer.   Audrey Hepburn The world saw my mother as a star. They saw.. Read More