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Socials DoL 3: Halibut Treaty

Halibut Treaty… What exactly is the Halibut Treaty? The dictionary definition for the word treaty is a formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries, therefore, it can be assumed that the halibut treaty is an agreement made between countries about Halibut fish. However, many people fail to inform themselves on the direct consequence and result of this event, and how it really shaped Canada’s political and economic growth. A reasonable.. Read More

Socials Academic Controversy: Trudeau and Laurier

Is Justin Trudeau currently positioned to be Laurier’s successor? L = Laurier T= Trudeau   Pro (things they have in common) Con (things they don’t have in common) Immigration Both in favour of immigrants coming to Canada Wants to increase the population: in the case of L was to cultivate the land and in the case of T is to even out the wage gap Believe in equity? Cares for.. Read More

Dear John A Macdonald

Dear John A. Macdonald,   First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your investment towards uniting the colonies. I have written this letter to ensure my support for the upcoming Confederation conferences and to convince you where I stand in this issue. I must admit that when I first entered political matters, I was quite opposed to the idea you had with the other members of the.. 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

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

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

Final! – I’m done!

Jessica’s [Jiwon] Social Studies Final Coming into Socials 9, I wasn’t expecting much particularly because in previous years, I did not have much love for this subject.  I think part of the reason was because in past years, all we did was make posters and have writing assignments that became really redundant.  I found that most of the time, History just became dates and information that we had to memorize.. Read More