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Dr. Frederick Banting and His Road to Discovering the Ultimate Treatment

The autobiography non-fiction book that I am reading about Dr. Frederick Banting is titled, Breakthrough: Banting, Best, and the Race to Save Millions of Diabetics by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg.  I am currently ⅔ finished and around my book!   “Which one should I have left, sir?” This quote seems fairly unimportant at first glance, but once I read the background behind the quote, I immediately knew that it.. Read More

Sir. John. A. Macdonald – Worth A Long Second Look

Mr Morris Humanities April 20, 2018 Historical figures are often held at a higher scrutiny regarding their negative actions then positive as they affect a wider array of people’s livelihood. Recently, this sparks the debate over Canada’s first prime minister Sir John. A, Macdonald, who is receiving criticism for his promotion of the Indian act, and similar legislations, that goes against modern Canadian principles. Although some argue that Macdonald is.. Read More

Indepth Post #5: We’re almost there!

It’s so amazing to see that in-depth has already passed half way. At the beginning of this project, composition seemed like such a long road ahead of me, however, after composing some pieces of my own, I noticed that there isn’t anything hard at all. You just make music you like to listen to, and although it’s a bonus if others like it as well, essentially you should be the.. Read More

Socials DoL 2: Inquiry Question Residential Schools

To what extent were the impacts of the Residential schools felt in the Indigenous community and how or how not is the government attempting reconciliation towards Indigenous peoples who were sent to Residential school? To answer my inquiry question, I made a short video! The script is below in case anyone wants to follow along. Note: To mark ethical judgement, please refer to the script as I added some information after I.. Read More

Socials DoL 1: The October Crisis

“There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada. Those qualities are what make us the first postnational state.” -Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2015)   Definitions (Google): Identity: The fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Mainstream: The ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts. Postnational: Postnationalism or non-nationalism is the process or.. Read More

In-depth #4: Long Talks and Self-Realizations

“I think good music is music that people like to listen to, and even if that’s only one person, it’s still enough.” Jiwon Hwang Nearly 2 months have already passed since the start of in-depth! Due to my busy schedule, in-depth is becoming a challenge to work on everyday, nevertheless, I “try” to dedicate at least 30 minutes to add to my composition. Spring break is also coming up soon,.. Read More

Socials Blog Response 2: Sourcing a Significant Personal Object

https://imgur.com/a/uUFWa ^ picture of my object Inquiry Question: What is the story behind the rope bracelet that is always around Jiwon’s wrists? Source: Although this bracelet seems like a secondary source, the material (rope) itself was probably manufactured at a factory, this is a primary source because it was simply a long piece of rope before it was created into a bracelet. Furthermore, it is true that Mr. Salisbury was.. Read More

Socials Blog Response 1: History and Us

Based on our conversations in class today, your prior experience, and the “Guideposts to Historical Thinking” handout, which historical thinking question do you believe is the most important to consider for a vibrant and challenging Social Studies experience this year? Why? Although all six of the different questions of historical thinking are of importance in social studies, I believe that historical perspective is the most important when discussing history and their.. Read More

In-depth #3: The Road to Composition

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 weeks since I wrote my in-depth learning contract! Needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two about composition through working on my own composition and guidance my amazing mentor. Last In-depth post, I mainly talked about my first mentor meeting, analysing composition, and trying my new-found website, www.flatio. I also set some goals/tasks last post, and I’m quite proud that I.. Read More

In-depth #2: Composition is Stressful… But I made a Lot of Progress!

On my in-depth learner contract as well as last week’s in-depth post, one of my main goal was to find an online resource that will help me compose and write music neatly and efficiently. After much researching, as most websites require some form of money, I found an all-free website called flat.io. (Link: https://flat.io/dashboard ). This website is great because it allows you to compose for multiple instruments, perfect for.. Read More