At the end of your A6 section is a viewing activity. I’ll add another option, so you can decide which you want to watch.
A. Club Native: This documentary is filmed by a woman from the Mohawk reserve that was involved in the Oka Crisis. She documents the lives of four women from her community and reflects on what it’s like to be a woman in the Mohawk nation. For example, they’re not allowed to date White men or marry them and if they do they are expected to leave the community.
That documentary is in Section A6 of the Moodle course if you choose it.
You also have instructions for Before, During, and After viewing for that documentary.
B. An alternative visual to watch is a graphic art film that was released last year by artist Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip. He heard of the story of Chanie Wenjack from 50 years ago, a boy who was taken from his family and sent to a school to train him to be white. Chanie escaped and tried walking the train tracks to find his way home, but ended up dying on the side of the railway days later from the cold.
This film has no dialogue or words, only the song lyrics to go along with the images.
It is also a challenge at practicing your perception and use of inference – you have to interpret events and read between the lines to make sense of the events and sequence of them.
That documentary is also in Section A6 of Moodle, but here (below) as well. The documentary is the first 40 minutes of the following film.
It’s been many years since I was able to make a celebration video for the Sr Girls Basketball team who won Gold in the 1A Provincial game a few years ago. We watched it again recently and it brought back a lot of memories. Here it is again for those who were a part of it.
Part of the PeBL / personalized learning approach is incorporating current event topics to our studies. This event at Standing Rock, North Dakota happened last year, but is still in conflict and has yet to be fully resolved.
Instead of studying the poem “Now That the Buffalo is Gone”, study this poem/song written about the events of the summer/fall of 2016.
We’ve recently finished studying events in history where culture groups were in need of protection from persecution. It’s a pretty heavy, but important, topic!
In our discussions yesterday we made comparisons of more recent world events, after the Travel Ban (#1) was enacted in America. The reactions from people across the USA were amazing to see; the positive reactions were amazing. The negative ones, discouraging.
I said I’d collect some of the examples so you can see what happened.
In spending time setting goals for your Semester 2 courses, we would like to start a conversation with you about Multitasking while working and Distracted Learning. There’s an article link posted here. Please read the article and, once finished, join Socrative Room 252858 to respond to a few questions. Once finished, we will combine all the student responses to see if there are shared responses to the article. You will also get an individual PDF with your responses that may be shared along with the article link with your parents to encourage a continued discussion of this topic at home.