Socials DoL #1: Significant Object

INQUIRY QUESTION What is the story of my great-grandmother’s “sunhat”? I had a hard time finding a significant object, as most things I own that are personally significant aren’t particularly historically significant. After talking to my aunt, however, I chose a hat that was owned by my great-grandmother. I never got the chance to meet her, as she passed away before I was born, but I was able to visit her old.. Read More

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

In-Depth #3

It’s week five of in-depth, and I’ve finally gotten a mentor! Although she’s a hairdressing teacher at a high school in Burnaby, she is an expert in the field of makeup. Our first meeting ended up being just over an hour in length, and we discussed many things such as the law of colour (complimentary colours, the colour wheel, primary colours, etc), application techniques, possible resources that I can use.. Read More

In-Depth #2 (sorta)

Hello! I’m writing this for the second time (it’s quite frustrating) as I posted my in-depth #2 post last night but somehow it got deleted. I’ll try my best to remember everything I wrote in the last post. In-depth has been happening for a few weeks now, and I have not yet been able to find a mentor. I’ve reached out to a bunch of different people through email, but have not received.. Read More

R+J: Juliet Is An INFJ?

For this assignment, we were asked to choose a character in Romeo and Juliet, and take the 16 Personalities test in their point of view. I chose Juliet, as I believe she’s a beautiful character and her personality is quite complex. According to the test (this obviously isn’t 100% correct because it’s based on my own interpretation), Juliet is a INFJ-T, or an “Advocate”. A brief description of INFJ-T’s: they are introverted, intuitive,.. Read More

Romeo + Juliet Act II: Critical Response

Based on our readings so far, I agree with the statement that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is one of “‘infatuated children’ engaging in ‘puppy love’”. When the two “star-crossed lovers” first meet eyes, Romeo claims that he has fallen in love with the young girl, even though they have never once spoken to each other. He is drawn to Juliet by her beauty, just as he was drawn to his previous.. Read More

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