Socials Reflection 2

Ethical Judgement: What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of our current electoral system? How fair is it?

Benefits:

it shows the representation of the people and doesn’t allow a single government to control Canada every election. If we voted for a single government, that would mean that the laws would be changing every 4 years and everyone would have to keep changing how they do things.

Drawbacks:

Can sometimes have more MPs for a group that had less overall votes.

 

 

Ethical Judgement: What benefits and drawbacks of each type of change should you consider before using it?

Lobbying:

with lobbying, you can propose and create laws that go to the house of commons. Lobbying shows that more than a few people have thought about this and it is probably a good idea, which may encourage the MPs to vote for it. they don’t really have any legal power, they just have friends on the inside.

Civil Disobedience:

It makes a giant statement and can even encourage others to do it as well. It can start something big and get millions of people to notice. Drawbacks, you practically have to accept all the repercussions. If you don’t, it shows that you aren’t willing to sacrifice a single punishment just to make a stand which can be very hurtful to your cause.

Petitions:

Very easy to get started and as long as you aren’t the only person who believes in it, it can be very easy to pass the petition. The one problem is that the House of commons doesn’t have to do anything about it after hearing it. If they are just feeling lazy, they can just ignore it and move on with the day.

Community Walk

Provincial:

This is a road sign that is supplied by the provincial government. This effects me because I have to study them for my drivers exam.

This is a picture of a box that contain electrical components. It effects me because it is there because of BC hydro which is where my mom works.

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This is a bus stop. It effects me because I have spent hours waiting at many just like it.

Federal:

(use your imagination to put me infront of a bank)

This is a bank. It effects me because it has all my money.

 

Municiple:

This is a trash can. It effects me because I threw some trash I found in my pocket into it.

This is a road. It effects me because if it wasn’t there, I would be at a much higher risk of being hit by a car.

This is the PoCo Recreation Center. It effects me because I work there.

 

This is a road. It effects me because if we didn’t have them, I would be at a much higher risk of being hit by a car.

 

Social Studies Reflection 1

Ethical Judgement: Which political ideologies do you agree with most and least? Provide examples of how they align or misalign with your beliefs..

I like what Canada has built. I like the inbetween of Liberalism and Socialism. I don’t know exactly which i would choose to be my favourite as i don’t know anything about most the ideologies outside the few notes we were given. The ideology I hate the most is definitely Fascism. The fact that no one gets any choice in what they are allowed to do is… disturbing, to say the least. My life hasn’t been very exciting. I haven’t been exposed to much throughout my life, so I can’t provide any life examples why I believe this. 

 

Significance: How does Canada protect us from an autocracy? (Representative Democracy, Constitutional Monarchy, Unwritten constitution, Federal system, Parliamentary system)

The system Canada has forces anything major to go through literally hundreds of people that are either voted for by the people, appointed by the queen, or requested by the governor general. The only way an autocracy would come by is if the house of commons, the senate, the governor general, and possibly even the queen all agreed for someone to be the dictator. The members of parliament are voted for by the people. The members of the senate were regular, everyday people before they became members of the senate. Practically all of Canada would have to say, ‘Yup, we need autocracy.’

 

Evidence: Are the different positions (MP, Senator, PM, Cabinet, GG) compensated appropriately? Explain why or why not.

Right away, the governor general should be paid almost $300 000 A YEAR. All they have to do is say yes every couple of months. As Canadians, we don’t really seek out war. With that being one of the only other jobs the governor general has to do, all they have to do is say a single word a month and they get paid more than the average person does in 5 YEARS. The senate and the house of commons are not too different. The senate is requested by the Prime minister. The senate and the house of commons can come together and raise both of their pay whenever they want. All they have to do is get what they want and make it look like it is for the better of Canada (sometimes it is). So they get what they want while getting paid about 5 times more than the average canadian, who some of are undergoing very physically intense work for barely enough to live off of.

Poetry Analysis Project

“Top” by Kevin Spenst

After learning “me” and “I”

but well before my father learns

a restraining order’s

between him and our home,

we share some good times.

 

Remember the back of his bicycle.

 

I sit on a seat secured over the tire.

Our laughter lolls like exhaust

as we drive over bumps in the lawn,

dandelions losing their heads

between the tires and spokes.

 

Remember his Suzuki.

 

The Z holds pre-literate powers in its

70s font blazing like Evel Knievel

sideburns. Gear shift jerk. The smush

of my ear against black foam lining.

The outer shell of my white helmet

presses into his large back. Another

gear shift knock. Fraser Highway’s

convenience store shacks blur by.

 

Until one intersection flips

onto its side and freezes as if caught

in our single headlight.

 

“Are you okay?”

 

My open mouth is the reply.

 

As a child I didn’t know what drove him.

 

A complicated accident to report;

 

many words spinning out of reach.

 

 

 

Analysis

The poem “Top”, by Kevin Spenst, is a poem that is able to create a lot of imagery without actually using many poetic devices. It uses a few similes, a few describing words, and a little bit of onomatopoeia. They way he wrote the poem makes you feel like you are actually there and experiencing it with him. It feels remorseful. It feels like he is trying to remember the good times while experiencing the bad times. At the end of the poem, the poet staggers the rhythm of the poem as to bring attention to it. This poem is most definitely a lyric. If it is not a lyric poem, then nothing is. It is interesting to find a poem where it could easily rhyme in so many places with such rhythm, but it doesn’t. This points in the direction of saying that the words they chose are very important in the story they are trying to tell here. The poet is explaining what it was like to have his dad around when he was young. He had a fun dad but after a car crash, his dad had a restraining order put on him so he had to leave. This is a story of a boy who lost the fun in his life.

Week 14 – Math 10

This week, I learned how to find the system of a pair of lines without using any digital help. We will use the following two lines as an example:

x-2y=4

3x-5y=2

To start, we have to isolate a single integer within one of the two equations. The x on the first line has a coefficient of 1 so it would be easiest to isolate.

x=2y+4

Now we will use this equation as a rule for the system. We will use that equation and put it into the second line.

3(2y+4)-5y=2

Now that we have the equation, we can solve for y.

3(2y+4)-5y=2

6y+12-5y=2

y+12=2

y=2-12

y=-10

Now that we have y, we can solve for x with a previous equation. It is easiest to use the equation where we already isolated x because it saves us a step.

x=2y+4

x=2(-10)+4

x=-20+4

x=-16

Now we have both the x and the y coordinates and we now know where the two lines meet.

(-16, -10)

It is always good to verify that you have the correct answer so to do this, you have to put the x and y coordinates you found into the original two equations. If the equations are correct, then you have the correct numbers for the system. If at least one of the equations is wrong, double check your work, and if it is still wrong, you did something wrong previously.

Week 13 – Math 10

This week, I learned about General form of slopes. General form is like slope y-intercept form and slope point form, except it barley tells us anything. It is just an easy way to find the x and y intercepts. General form always has the leading coefficient as a positive number, never has fractions, and always has a zero on one side of the equation once simplified. It is easiest converted through slope point form which the formula is

y-y1 = m(x-x1)

y1 is the y value of a coordinate and x1 is the x value of the same coordinate. M represents the slope of the line. To change slope point form to general form, we just have to move everything to one side of the equation. For example, we will use the following equation:

y-2=5(x-3)

To start, we remove the brackets using distributive property.

y-2=5x-15

Then we see that the 5x is positive, so we keep the equation to that side. In order to move everything else, we inverse the operation that the number is using.

y=5x-15+2

y=5x+13

0=5x-y+13

There we have general form. To find the x intercept, make y a zero and solve the equation. To find the y intercept, make the x a zero and solve the equation.

Week 12 – Math 10

This week, I learned how to determine the slope of a line. Unfortunately, I cannot display graphs on this site, so I will just be using coordinates. For this blogs example, we will be using the following coordinates:

(4,5), (6, 10)

For the sake of the example, these coordinates are two points along a line. There are two ways to find the slope of a line. The first requires seeing these points on a coordinate plain. What you do is you start at the point that is closer to the left and count up or down from that point until you are at equal x value to the second point. that difference is going to be your y difference. If you count downwards, then the difference is negative. You then do the same thing with the x value but instead of counting until you are at the same x value, you will count until you are at the same y value. You will end up with the following differences:

x – 2

y – 5

You then put the two numbers into a division statement where the y difference is the numerator and the x difference is the denominator. That will look like this:

{5/2}

That is the slope for the given line. The other way is where you follow the following equation to solve for the slope:

y of first coordinate – y of second coordinate/x of first coordinate – x of second coordinate

If you follow that equation, then you will get the slope for the line.