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Understanding Politics

As a teen that cannot particularly relate to many political narratives and understand politics as a whole, I feel as though I’ve learned a great deal these two weeks. A month ago, I didn’t understand the difference between left and right wing government or what the description of a minority and majority government was. These couple of class discussions have allowed me to view and comprehend politics in smaller categories.. Read More

Wrong and Right – Op Ed

What is considered “wrong” in the event of residential schools? Growing up, I always felt as though I had understood a great deal on aboriginal culture. After all, aboriginal culture was near the only thing we studied in the elementary socials classroom. The problem was that I never understood the darker side between the Canadian’s and Aboriginal people’s relationship. Residential schools were never brought up in all ten years of.. Read More

Socials Mid-Term

  PLO’s I consider successful: A1 Section A1 focuses on applying skills as well as critically thinking. It is typically broad in terms of skills that are practiced; however, it’s the section that our socials class has focused on the most. The section includes questioning, comparing, summarizing, drawing conclusions, and defending a position. For me, questioning was done in class and out. In class, I would typically ask Mr. Jackson.. Read More

My Final Days

Final address to my people: “It’s my final days, I can feel it. In fact, I can barely get out of bed without falling. These past couple days have consisted of me sitting on a chair and contemplating my life. Thinking back at my life, there’s only one thing I would consider fixing, and that’s no other than the rebellion. To be bluntly honest, that rebellion could’ve worked if I.. Read More

From the Jail Cell

Dear Journal, I am currently writing to you from my cold and dark jail cell. I have plenty of time to think in here so I thought maybe I could just write all those thoughts down on here. To start, I can take being thrown into battle, but being thrown into jail, that’s the last straw. It’s ridiculous that I’ve been thrown in here for 18 months. That’s 18 months.. Read More

Republic of Canada and rebellion… a work in progress

Today I had a realization. I realized that the current colonial government is horrendous in organization and disloyal in all aspects. Just last year, I became the very first mayor of Toronto. It was my greatest achievement after being expelled a total of six times by the Tory majority. I had been constantly re-elected and thrown out as if it didn’t matter. Now a year has gone by, and I’m.. Read More

The War of 1812 “This campaign, fought nearly a century and a half ago against an adversary who is now the fast friend and essential ally or Canada, will repay study by anyone seeking enlightenment as to the qualities that make a great commander. ” For me, choosing a link that I could really focus on was extremely difficult. One of the reasons may be because of my lack of knowledge about the colonization.. Read More

A completely different society

Where have we been? This question is definitely the broadest question that I have ever had to answer; however, I do have the idea that because this is a socials class discussion, this question must have something to do with our society’s evolution. Taking this question into my perspective, I see this question as asking where has our evolution of society been? Over the course of thousands and thousands of years, the.. Read More