Education

Should we delete bad history?

English

Tim Fontaine writes an article called “destroying personal accounts of residential schools would just compound the tragedy.” The author states that books give facts, but the accounts of each child that attended residential school have a story. Fontaine said that it’s sad to see the Supreme Court rule in favor of erasing these records. There are 38,000 testimonies of survivors of abuse and misery. These documents state’s the author, are proof of the reality that happened in these residential schools with precise details. It is a dark chapter in Canadian history.

Kirpan in Quebec Schools

English

The supreme court of Canada, after much discussion, ruled in 2006 to allow kirpans in Quebec schools. The vote was a unanimous 8-0 in favor of allowing this ceremonial dagger to be worn in schools by members of the Sikh religion. It was established, by the court, that the kirpan was never intended to be used as a weapon by the boy (Gurbaj Singh) and that it was an integral part of his religion and faith. This issue arose half a decade ago (2001) when the boy was playing in the school yard and his kirpan fell from his clothes.

Physical activity as a solution for anxiety?

English

In our class of sustainable happiness, Anne-Marie and I proposed a project to our school. This project consists of finding a problematic in our school that involves people who are surrounded by stress situations. After many consultations, teachers and students agreed that we do our project before the evaluation week, known as the end of the semester. This period is mainly characterized by anxiety. Studies reveal that while the end of the semester is approaching, students declared that they have a rise of stress.

The Future of Employment for Students & the Future of Technology

English

For my final project, I was able to have the opportunity to speak with Diana Mihaela Baranga the Co-Founder of UpStartED, which is a company hosting the first Youth2Tech Conference held in Montreal. It is designed to introduce youth to the future. The conference will present how technology is shaping the new economy. This conference I feel will fit into what I have been researching during this class which is the issue of employment and how it has been affected as well as how it has been changing.

5. Choose one of the films that we have screened in class and discuss whether it would be an effective way to teach people about this historical event or period? Etc.

One of the best films the class as watched to discuss historical events would have to have been Rhymes for Young Ghouls. The film is set in the mid-1970s on an Indian reserve with a residential school looming nearby. The main story of the film sets around the tragic back story of Alia leading up to her and the local members of the reserve community robbing the residential school.

The Wear of a Book Tells a Great Tale

"The Trial of Witch-Craft, Shrewing the True and Methode of the Discouvery: With a Confutation of Erroneous Wayes" by John Cotta is a small 5 by 7-inch hardcover book written in English by John Cotta in the early 17th century. The book seems to be good quality, but on further investigation, it becomes apparent that it was rebound multiple times, and has a new cover. When you open the book, some pages are trimmed, showing how it was aligned every time the book was rebound the pages were aligned for the sake of making the book look better.

Tout finit par ce payer"

J'ai ecrit cette poésie pour mon texte fictif inspiré d'une vraie histoire pour demontrer la morale suivante, "Tout finit par ce payer"  

 

Le prénom, Ziad, nom? Pas besoin de savoir 

Certains me voient à l’école, d’autres à l’abreuvoir

Parler aux filles, c’etait comme de l’eau à boire  

Un jour je m’appellait Jean, un autre je m’appelle Edouard 

 

Plusieurs femmes m’aiment, grâce à mon sourire

Les émotions ne m’affecte pas, mais les cœurs je savais acquérir 

Sans mettre de l’effort, pour moi elles étaient prêtes à courir

Fidélité d’un Homme Sans Cœur

Ce texte fictif est pour but d'illustrer la citation suivante: « Fidélité, c'est la seule chose qui manque à l'homme pour se nommer parfait.» - Henri-Frédéric Amiel.