Quebec School Drop Rate: Help Kids With School

In a previous post, the drop rate of Quebec's schools was adressed, and it was obvious that something is off with our system. As many causes were identified, one of them for sure is that school doesnt stimulate the interrest from kids/teenagers. In this post, there will be a link to an organization for volunteer work, to help kids with their homework and participation in school.




It's Not Only the Cold Weather Causing Red Noses This Holiday Season

In a recent article published on August 8, 2017, by Melanie Marquis and Giuseppe Valiante from the Canadian Press and posted on the CTV website, the Federal justice minister wants to decrease alcohol levels when driving. They want to lower the level to ensure less impaired drivers on the road and to be able to give a higher fine to the people who drive drunk.

Representation of men and women in TV, 1950-2000


1. Identify 3 television shows to explain how men/dads/husbands have been depicted since the early days of TV (1950-2000)

- Father Knows Best 

- Good Times

- Malcolm in the Middle


2. What was unique about the Archie character in All In The Family? (NOTE: this show aired from 1971-1979)

Blog Post #1 Question #6: What purpose does film serve in the history classroom or in the telling of history?

The purpose that film serves in the history classroom or the telling of history is its use it has as a teaching device.

Films allow students or audiences to gain a different prospective on historical times or events. The message that each film or story teaches can vary depending on the information given, the topic, the event, the time, the place, or the person at hand and on a person’s ability to draw his or her own conclusions from that particular film or story.

What purpose does film serve in the history classroom or in the telling of history? Blog Post #1

Film as a younger medium is an odd choice for historical use. With the first films being shown publicly only happening in 1893 there’s only just over a century’s worth of historical film to use which limits its usefulness in teaching history. As well as this film is flawed as a teaching tool in that sometimes historical accuracy takes a backseat to drama in an effort to make a profit.

Waste Not Want Not

Here’s a little food for thought… Canada wastes an estimated $31-billion dollar in food each year. That’s a lot of money rotting in landfills.  In the CBC article by Melissa Mancini and Nelisha Vellani, they explore Canada’s enormous size  and cost of food waste, the lack of our government’s legislation and management, and how Canadian organizations have taken a lead to the food waste management problem. The agricultural Minister, Lawrence MacAulay expresses in the article that food waste policy is currently not of priority for the Canadian government.

Blog post 1. Question 1

Memories are generally constructed by one’s experiences of certain events, such as wars, natural disasters etc. Having firsthand experience is one of the best ways of understanding history, as we will know the graphic details of certain events, such as the Sabra and Shatila massacre through the eyes of Ari Folman and his former comrades.

What purpose does film serve in the history classroom or in the telling of history?

 Nowadays, some schools teach history by serving films. They serve films to students in the history classroom and tell what happened in the past in the world instead of opening a history textbook. There are two purposes why films are served in the history class.


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Why are dropout rates higher in Aboriginal communities than in the rest of Canada?

On average, Aboriginal people in Quebec are less well educated than all Aboriginal Canadians, who are themselves less well educated than all Canadians. In Quebec, the proportion of Aboriginal people is almost three times greater than elsewhere in Canada, and a larger proportion of First Nations people lives on reserves. The poverty among the Aboriginal people is increasing in Canada. This meaningful issue is one of the main cause of school dropout of the Aboriginal people.