Final Blog Post

On monday I am graduating from grade 8 and in September I will be venturing into a new experience. This will be my very last post because I won’t have time in grade 9. I am definitely looking forward to going to high school and meeting new people. So with out farther ado goodbye, farwell, Cya later!

.:Political Cartoons about Confederation:.

For a history activity my class had to find a political cartoon about Canada’s confederation and find the meaning behind it. This is the cartoon that i found:

This picture shows Sir. John A. Macdonald talking to a bunch of little girls that are supposed to represent the provinces and the “father” of these girls is going crazy because Macdonald is treating them like they are stupid. The artist of this comic chose to make the provinces little girls because Macdonald was talking to the actual provinces like they were stupid and children are thought to be uninteligent and in those days girls we thought to be even less inteligent. I think that the artist is not in favour of confederation because the father of confederation: Macdonald is portrayed as very minipulating in this comic.

 Cartoon

.:Inadequate Water Supply:.

For our last science project for our science unit about water, we had to get into groups of 3 or 4 to make a presentation to address one of three problems. We could choose from, an inadequate water supply, unnecessary use of water, and poor water quality in a water shed. My group which was me, Alexandra and Jared, chose to make our presentation on an inadequate water supply. For this presentation we had to make a prezi to illustrate the problem and and a solution. If you would like to learn more about an inadequate water supply watch my prezi below!

 

Racism a World Issue

For a project for school we had to choose a world issue and make a presentation explaining the problem and how we can fix it. I choise to make my presentation on racism. As I explain in my prezi racism can be about any race not just black people as we sometimes think. To learn more about this issue and how to stop it you can look at my prezi below.

 

History Interview

Sir John A. MacDonald

 For a history project we had to make up a fake interview with one of the following people: Brown, Cartier, or  MacDonald. We also had to do this with a partner so that one person could be the interviewer and the other person could pretend to be the person of our choice. I was parnered with Dylan and we choose to interview Sir John A. MacDonald. He was our very first prime minister and an important politicial figure for many years. To learn more about his life listen to our interview!

This is our podcast:  interview 

The Sir John A. MacDonald picture is from a blog post about Sir John A. MacDonald.

.:The Peyto Glacier:.

For a class project we had to use a website called Glogster to make a poster about one of the four glaciers

The Peyto Glacier

in Canada. Glogster is a website that lets you make fun, iteractive posters about whatever you want. We had to make a glog/poster about one of four glaciers: the Helm glacier, the Illecillewaet glacier, the North Moraine Hill glacier and the Peyto glacier. I chose to research the Peyto glacier for my project.

To view my Glogster click here!

The peyto glacier image is from:The University of Saskatchewan

Learning About Canada’s History

In history we are learning about Canada and when all the provinces and territories were formed. We all have to write a post about what we learned and what we remembered about Canada’s history. We have to follow these prompts so here goes!

I remembered that… Nunavut was the last territory to join Canada and that the Yukon had experienced a gold rush.

I noticed that… Ontario used to be called Upper Canada and Quebec used to be called Lower Canada.

I was unaware that… Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were the original four provinces.

Picture: ‘NUNAVUT, CANADA FUTURE PROPOSED SAMPLE license+plate

.:Automated Self Checkouts:.

My class did a final project for our science unit about automation. For this project we had to chose a job that has been automated and make a presentation about its impacts on the environment, society and the economy. For example we could have chosen to talk about the automated ticket dispenser at the movie theater or ATM’s. I chose to write about self checkouts at grocery stores. We had to talk about how it was automated and the impacts it has. Here is my prezi about self checkouts.

 

.:2011 in 48 Seconds:.

For a school project everyone in my class had to make a video using a new online progam called Flix Time. This video had to be about 2011 and everything that happened in the world this year. Some of us chose to make a themed video such as new movies,extreme weather, events in Canada. I chose to make my video about all of the riots and deaths in 2011 which is for the most part all of the horrible events of this year. I decided to do this because there weren’t many good things that happened in 2011 other than the royal wedding and I rememebered that there were many riots and protests this year. With out farther ado I would like to present my video about 2011.

While we were making our videos we had to think about what was the most changing event of the year then when we finished our videos we had to write a paragraph about that event and why we thought it was the most changing event.

I thought that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan was the most changing event in 2011. I thought this event was the most changing because the effects of the natural disasters will not end for years and years to come. The disasters also set off a nuclear explosion which has made an area in Japan unliveable and won’t me liveable for hundreds of years. The radiation from the explosion has also gotten into the ocean and has been drifting toward other countries so now the radiation has effected more than just Japan. Even though this disaster has cost so much it does have a bright side. It has brought the world together to help Japan. I thought that this event was very similar to the devastating earthquake in Haiti because it also brought the world together to help and has been the only other time I’ve seen so many different advertising about donating to one cause. That’s why I think that the natural disasters in Japan have been the most changing event in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Audit of my Blog 2.0

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As another part of  CHALLENGE 10 we must do an audit of our blog, which is just summarizing what you did with your blog this year. We were given a few questions to help us with it. This post will examine my blog starting at the beginning of the school year. So here I go.

  • How many posts did you write?

I wrote 28 posts including this one. 

  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

21 of these posts were for the challenges and 7 were for school or my own interests.

  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I’m not really sure how many comments I have had this year but in total I have 199. I think that about 20 are from this year.

  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?

One of my posts from the first challenge received the most comments. This post was about my blog avatar and I’m not sure why it got the most comments. 

  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

My favourite post to write was for challenge 9 and it was a post about favourites. This was a fun post to write because it allowed me to write about some of the fun activities I do and share that with the world.

  • Did you change blog themes at all and why?

I changed my blog theme at the very beginning of the year because I decided that I liked the one that I have now better because it reminds me of Harry Potter with the ink and the paper. 

  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have 17 widgets and I think that this is a good amount because my widgets are all pretty useful so I think I can get away with have this many widgets. For one of the challenges we had to talk about widgets and what was a good amount and what kinds of widgets we like and what kinds we don’t like and based on what I wrote in that post I think that I have a nice amount of widgets on my sidebar. 

  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

I have 6 blogs on my blogroll that are students or teachers overseas. 

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