On your blog, you will do a post demonstrating your understanding of the requirements for graduation.
Replace the blank lines (with instructions) with the appropriate information.
You can use the PowerPoint and document I showed you earlier in the semester to find this information. It is in the password area of the blog.
Reminder: Course credits are only earned on classes that are Grade 10 level and up. You only earn credits if you pass the course.
Fill in the info below, then copy and paste it into the body of your blog post:
In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them (insert where to do so).
I will complete Grad Transitions 12 whenever I have English 12. If I have it in 1st semester, I must complete everything except the interview before the sale of winter ball tickets_. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before the end of april.
Here is my Digital Autobiography for planning 10.
To keep me safe at work, I will…
To keep others safe at work, I will…
Mark’s story was the one that had the most affect on me because he was in person, but he also permanently lost the ability to use his left arm, which is not something I could live with. Although I may not have to work at a sawmill or anything with that level of machines, I think I can learn to always stay as safe as possible, think before I do, and also think of the worst that could happen so I can prepare for it.
Many people are living with rough conditions but how does one cope with hardship? The book, Indian Horse, is written by Richard Wagamese, and is a story set in the 1960s, Ontario, Canada. Sugar Falls, written by David Robertson, is set somewhere in Canada in the 1960s. Both stories are set in a time when Canada wanted to assimilate the First Nations so many First Nation children aged 5+ were sent to residential schools in order to be assimilated but also faced many different kinds of abuse while they were attending these schools. Similarly, the main characters in both stories find a way to deal with being in a residential school. In Sugar Falls, Betty’s relationships with her family remind her that no matter how bad her situation is, she can always use the strength in her relationships to cope with her hardship. However, in Indian Horse, Saul uses hockey to deal with his hardship. His love for hockey and happiness he gets from playing temporary distracts Saul from the reality that he is in. Ultimately, one learns that you could deal with hard times by having something meaningful to temporary escape from reality.
Saul and Betty unfortunately experienced types of abuse while attending the residential schools. Betty experiences sexual abuse from the residential school: “Flora told me once how she got through the abuse… she would numb her body so she couldn’t feel it… when it was my turn, I did the same… he called them happy rides when he came for us and made us sit on his lap” (Robertson, 27-28). On the other hand, after Saul witnesses many kids “die of tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia, and broken hearts at St. Jerome’s” (Wagamese, 55), Saul completely retreats into himself: “That’s how I survived. Alone… I ached in solitude.” (Wagamese, 55). Saul knew that he couldn’t do anything to change his situation, so he stayed quiet and suffered alone. Not being able to resist or run away, both characters need something important to them in order to cope with their hardships.
Saul plays hockey to distract himself from the horrible reality he’s in. Ever since he was 8 and wasn’t old enough to play on the team, practicing individually early in the morning after cleaning the ice became Saul’s highlight of the day: “For the rest of the day, I’d walk through the dim hallways of the school warmed by my secret. I no longer felt the hopeless, chill air around me because I had… the ice, the mornings and the promise of a game that I would soon be old enough to play” (Wagamese, 66). Although Saul witnessed many kids suicide and get beaten, playing hockey gave him an escape from that: “When I hit the ice, I left all of that behind me” (Wagamese, 83). Through hockey, Saul can temporarily escape from the horrors of the residential school.
Betty copes with her hardship by remembering the words her father told her. Betty’s “promise to be good” (Robertson, 16) to her father and the strength in the relationships between herself and her family gives her a way to cope with her hardship. For example, when Flora asked if Betty wanted to run away with her, Betty rejects her: “I want to, believe me I do, I just can’t, I made a promise to my father” (Robertson, 31). The promise was important to her, so she stayed. Furthermore, when she finally had enough and was about to leave, she remembered her relationships with her family: “And as quickly as I forgot, I remembered everything… I remembered Sugar Falls… I remembered the words of my father” (Robertson, 36). The strength in the relationships gave her a way to cope and to stay strong.
In conclusion, one learns that you could deal with hard times by using something important to themselves to escape from reality. In the book Indian Horse, Saul uses hockey to cope with his hardship. Playing hockey for Saul has become a way to deal with being in a residential school. On the other hand, In Sugar Falls, Betty’s relationships with her family remind her that no matter how bad her situation is, she can always use the strength in her relationships to cope with her hardship. Although Saul may have been able to cope better than Betty, an individual still learns that having something meaningful to temporary escape from reality can cope with hardship no matter how bad their current situation is.
I did very well on the conclusion and the thesis statement because of the new things I learned to do that was important to a conclusion.
I need to improve on adding more background info and information from the story next time. I also forgot to add a hook so I will remember to do that next time.
Racism has made different races feel shame for being different. From What do you remember about the evacuation, Joy Kogawa says, “and I prayed to the God who loves all the children in sight that I might be white” (Kogawa line 31-37). She is ashamed of being Japanese because of the racism that happened after she returned home from the evacuation. Another example is in Sugar Falls when Sister Marie catches Betty speak Cree to her friend, she knocks her down and says, “You are to speak only English, not your shameful language” (Robertson, 29). Sister Marie is trying to make Betty feel ashamed of her language. Finally, in Indian Horse, Saul and the Moose were at a restaurant but got kicked out for being First Nation, then they each got beaten up and peed on one by one, which is the most humiliating and disrespecting thing anyone could do. Even though racism is not as serious as before, some of the shame still lingers in some people today.
Humans want to communicate
Humans have / need a a dream
Humans have a desire to help others
Humans seek happiness
Humans need friends / Humans need companions
Humans want to learn / seek knowledge
Humans need to express emotions
Humans can be ignorant and should be more aware
Humans are violent
Humans fight for what they believe in
Humans have conflict/war
Humans prevail despite conflict
Humans may abuse power
Humans want to be remembered because most like recognition
Humans may be discriminatory / racist
Humans like to make our lives easier and better
Humans like to help and fight against perceived injustice
Humans are curious and seek knowledge
In the book The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, I learned that in the hard times, you can rely on your friends to help you out or comfort you. In this book, there are 2 gangs, one is called the Greasers, and one the Socs. The Greasers can be easily identified by the way they do their hair, and the Socs consists of naughty kids with rich parents. In the story, Johnny and Ponyboy from the Greasers get beat up by the Socs while they were walking out on a dark night. Johnny ends up having to kill a Soc for self defense. Instead of going to jail, Johnny runs away with Ponyboy, even though Ponyboy did not murder the Soc. Their friends from the Greasers also help out Johnny and Ponyboy as they try to evade the cops. By reading this story, I learned that you can ask your friends for help when you are in a hard situation.
This is a Ritz cracker box that I made in class.
Then after, we were instructed to create a orthographic projection and measure our object
Then we were supposed to make a orthographic projection on our phone (borrowed from a friend).
From this project, I learned how to,
-Create 3d orthographic projections
-Measure all the parts of the phone
-Use the triangles to make the 3d shape on the right side