so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.



dol – Canada Roaring 20s

Cause and Consequence The roaring 20s was the period directly following World War I. As such, Canadians were eager to enjoy life, leading to increased innovation, consumerism, and prosperity. Canada underwent significant cultural, political and economic change. The beginning of… Continue Reading →

Independent Novel Study Speech

Hook:   Crowds love a good outfit. Crowds love a good performer. And crowds love national pride. These were the things Emily Pauline Johnson embodied when she was an admired performer and poet of Canada. When Canada was a small… Continue Reading →

Sir John A. Macdonald: The Canadian Patriot

  In an age of progressing social views, Canadian values are shifting to adapt to the growing discourse around minority groups and historical figures. As information about John A Macdonald’s controversial legacy is resurfacing in the eyes of the general… Continue Reading →

Canadian Biography Check-in: Flint and Feather by Charlotte Gray

Indian graves and Indian memories will fade as night goes on. Forgive the wrongs my children did to you, And we, the redskins, will forgive you too.   Canadian Identity: E Pauline Johnson’s “Ode to Brant” illustrates the shift in… Continue Reading →

DoL – Is Canada a “post-national” state?

Canada’s myriad of cultural, social, and economic differences within its physical borders poses questions of ambiguity about Canadian identity. Canada is a nation with national values that result in economic and social success. Canadian identity shares the values of “openness,… Continue Reading →

Independant Investigation #2

  How is Hannah Ingraham a microcosm of a refugee’s experiences during war?   Historical Significance Outline the focus of your inquiry and provide background knowledge. Why is this an important and significant question to ask about the past? Provide… Continue Reading →

Document of Learning – The Schuyler Sisters

A: The Schuyler sisters introduces Peggy, Eliza, and Angelica Schuyler, daughters of Philip Schuyler. They come from a wealthy family with high level connections and influence in New York. The sisters are downtown, examining the drive and excitement of the… Continue Reading →

Independent Investigation #1

A: The focus of my inquiry is to evaluate the significance of the alliance between Champlain and the Wendat people and how it paved the path for further interaction and positive/negative relationships between indigenous peoples and Europeans. The Wendat Confederacy… Continue Reading →

Letter from 17th Century

Mother Sutton, I hear their rushed whispers about me, and the stares that follow me as I stroll around town. The people stare at me, they speak of you in frantic exclamations. Master Enger has spread his lies about us,… Continue Reading →

DoL – The Wheels of Revolution

My chosen event is the Stonewall Riots, which were a series of unabashedly aggressive protests and clashes in retaliation to the police’s raid of the Stonewall Inn. This in turn led to the Gay Liberation movement, which is primarily what… Continue Reading →

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