September 20

Sam the Athlete Persuasive Paragraph

The Boy who Played with the Girls

A boy pretended to be a girl just so he could be on the field hockey team.  Sam the athlete by Stuart McLean was about a boy named Sam who accidentally signed up for the girls field hockey team. Sam had never been the athletic type so when he made the team he was very exited. When Sam realized he was playing on a girls team, he receives the uniform; it was a skirt. Sam decides to wear the skirt and pretended to be a girls because he loved playing on the team. “So for three weeks that September, shaved-legged and skirted, Sam lived a lie.” Sam’s mother soon sought the information that Sam’s field hockey team was a co-ed team and he was aloud to wear shorts. Knowing this information Sam still decided to wear the skirt. Sam felt confident, comfortable and content while wearing the skirt and continued to wear it. People disagreed with Sam’s choice to wear the skirt because they were worried he would get bullied or he would stand out and draw attention to himself. Sam should have continued to wear the skirt because it did not effect any of the other players and it made Sam feel free and happy. Sam had distinctively made the choice to wear the skirt to prove people do not have to wear the stereotypical clothing to match their gender. Sam had stood up for himself and for others by simply doing what he felt was right.

September 19

Introductory writing assignment

I chose this photo to be a  representation of Canada’s identity, because the quote  says everything that Canada is. I can reflect on this quote when it says “We have a wonderful land, and great possibilities” I chose this quote because I completely agree with everything the quote says. The quote shows a positive insight on our country. Canada has developed a lot over the past 150 years. This quote gives me appreciation for all of those who worked hard to build our country to be great for all the people who live in Canada. If a Canadian from 100 years ago were to read this quote, I believe they would agree that Canada is a beautiful country. They might disagree a little because 100 years ago Canada was still growing to become a great nation, so it had different qualities than it does today. In our present time today I agree that Canada has a lot to offer to everyone living here and that most people agree that Canada is a wonderful place to live.

This news article gives an accurate understanding of the qualities Canada has. The article explains how our country has been very welcoming to all languages and religions. I feel very proud to be Canadian because we are so accepting to all people of any race or ethnicity. As the article says “Canada became an example to the world of a modern, workable nation state.” We have set examples on how to be a good nation and though it has taken a long time Canada is one of the most resourceful and welcoming countries in the world. Canada had been very welcoming to allow immigrants to come to our country  during the immigration and industrialization. There were multiple events that has shaped Canada into the country that it is today, and I think that this article has a great view point on our Canadian history. I believe that if an immigrant from the immigration and industrialization were to read the article, they would probably agree that Canada has been a very excepting country to all.