Hamilton: Theme Map

The theme statement I’ve decided to center my map around is “know your goals and morals”, which I feel is a recurring idea throughout the Hamilton musical. Below is a picture of my theme map along with a thorough explanation!   Theme statement: (Know your goals & morals). Hamilton’s whole life is seemingly dedicated to leaving behind a legacy, and he is a very strong believer in speaking his mind and.. Read More

Washington On Your Side: Lyric Analysation

See my last post to learn more about the song (you can listen to the full Hamilton tracklist here). This post is to break down the lyrics of Washington On Your Side, as I was sick the day of my presentation. [There is a video shown on RapGenius’ page for this song where Lin-Manuel Miranda talks briefly about how Washington was like “the Wayne to [Hamilton’s] Drake”, the “Dre to [Hamilton’s] Em”, etc. I’m not.. Read More

Hamilton: Washington On Your Side

In Socials, we had the opportunity to choose and analyse a song from the (immensely appreciated) musical Hamilton. We were all assigned to write a blog post about our songs. My post about the song Washington On Your Side (Act II, track 31) is separated into two; one to answer the basic questions we were provided and the other to thoroughly provide my lyric analysation, since I missed the chance to present it in class… Read More

Socials 9: Midterm

So much has happened in Socials so far, so it’s somewhat integral to blog about it as a whole. For our midterm assignment, we were assigned to put together a list of big ideas along with examples of what we’ve learned from our curricular outline.   “The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change” Columbus European settlers such as Columbus craved the rich land and resources.. Read More

NotN Reflection 2016

My first Night of the Notables was definitely a time I won’t forget. So much led up to that night, all the work and blog posts and hours spent creating my learning center (but it was so worth it when people came up and asked questions). I will continue to be stunned by how much everybody bonds through TALONS and how, even in a couple of months, everyone already feels.. Read More

Annotated Biblography: Josephine Baker

Annotated Biblography: Josephine Baker   The Official Josephine Baker Website Exactly as titled; the official Josephine Baker website. Includes information tabs such as biography, films, music, awards, quotes, etc.   National Women’s History Museum: Josephine Baker Includes short biography/summary of Josephine Baker’s life and major achievements.   amazon.com: Josephine A semi-autobiography written by Josephine Baker and then-husband Jo Bouillon. The edition I read was translated by M. Fitzpatrick, presumably from French… Read More

DoL: Learning Center

The much anticipated Night of the Notables is quickly arriving, and I’m sure many of my classmates are preparing their Learning Centers as I am. My Eminent Person, Josephine Baker, was a dancer, performer, and civil activist among many other titles. She was known for her unapologetic and daring performances and equal rights accomplishments. She was eminent in many ways, and I have learned so much about this woman in.. Read More

DoL: Eminent Speech

For my first Eminent Document of Learning, I have attached a written copy of my speech. This is taken directly from the Grade 9 Eminent speech editing document, and it differs slightly from the one I ended up presenting. (When I presented, I missed some spots and also added some wording that made more sense) [Note: The speech is written from my interpretation of the perspective of Josephine Baker’s son… Read More

Introducing Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (1906-1975), my choice for the Eminent Person project, was certainly a notable woman. Upon first reading about her, I was instantly drawn to the dancer, singer, and civil activist. The connections were inevitable; I aspire to be involved in dance and music someday, and I am very passionate about civil rights and equal rights. As well as our shared passions and interests, we are also both non-Caucasian; surely it.. Read More

(Social) Life Cycle

  The wheel of social evolution brought up in class last week definitely entranced all of us present in the room. It was from the articles written by Tobias Stone (History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump) and Rober J Shiller (An intellectual revolution is coming, says Robert J. Shiller) that we started exploring the idea of the hows and whys of a social evolution cycle. The.. Read More