Indepth blog #6

I should start off by saying that I apologize for missing the last post. The things and tasks that I have been doing and my schedule lately have really taken over so I apologize, however, I’m thrilled to share my progress with you this week on my In-depth.

Even if I wanted to criticize myself right now I wouldn’t be able to, I am so happy with my progress thus far. The intricate language of Arabic is an amazing one indeed and I am so proud to call it my heritage language. Its delicate and intricate characters make you appreciate it that much more. The high level of complexity can get frustrating, yes, however, once you understand the concepts, it become easier to go about your tasks with the language. I love meeting with Maysa and getting to constantly widen my knowledge on something so close to me. Even though I never had the chance to learn and grasp the reading and writing of Arabic as a child, Maysa and my family have showed me that is never too late to learn. As long as you want to, you can and I cannot wait until I am able to showcase my learning during In-depth night.

Now moreover on to my progress. I am reading more and more fluently. It has become easier for me to differentiate the characters and their orientation in different types of words. I am also improving my nuqta positioning however it is something that I continue to struggle with because it is something you kinda get the hang of over time and people who are fluent obviously comes easier because they know the alphabet and which letters do contain the nuqta whereas I am always learning. Adding in from De Bono, the Nuqta is a concept that I struggle with but will continue to focus on as the weeks go on. I have seen a large improvement in my writing and reading and I will hopefully be able to show you my progress in three weeks! Adding more of De Bono’s thoughts, I had ran into an unfortunate situation last week. I originally meet with Maysa on either Tuesday or Thursday after school and sometimes both. However, last week I had the basketball banquet at the school on the Tuesday we were supposed to meet. The banquet is when we celebrate each team’s season and hand out rewards to the deserving players. Being the captain of the junior girls team I knew that I had to attend and celebrate with my girls. So, I informed Maysa and she gave me an alternative. Since my mom is fluent in Arabic as well she gave my mom the stuff we working on to teach me that week since we could not afford to miss a week of learning. I was very happy that I was able to find such a convenient alternative to my problem and continue my learning of Arabic.

Thanks for reading this week and I’ll be back soon to report my progress once again! šŸ™‚



Nadia in Arabic (right to left)

Long Live the French!

As a proud politician of Lower Canada, I Louis Joseph Papineau promise not to let you down during this journey of ours. I refuse to let one person dictate the way we do things forever. I want to give you the chance to give your opinion on your province and your country. It is your country and one person has no right to decide everything for you. After being elected in 1815 to be the speaker of the Legislative Assembly in Lower Canada as well as, the leader of the Lower Canadian political party, Parti Canadien. I want to settle things between us and the English (Upper and Lower Canada), therefore, my push for having the general public contribute to our society adding their thoughts and opinions. After constant declines of many different offers that were just trying to shut me up, I knew that simply “trying” was no longer good enough if I wanted to protect the French.

Upon many years later, we had finally received approval from the Legislative Assembly regarding the 92 resolutions that my party and I proposed to them. After the resolutions finally reached Canada a few months ago, Ā frustration broke out in all the British People and had brought us in British colonies reforming everything we could. I was determined to protect the French and strip the Brits from their power. In addition, my good friend George Etienne Cartier helped us successfully defeat a British group in the battle of Saint-Denis, we could see the light that was freedom from the British. Although defeating one force, we weren’t too confident in being able to defeat the next two groups. With me having to leave Montreal, it only made matters worse and more worrying. The last thing we needed was to be captured by Governor, Lord Gosford. However, being in the Legislative has its positives, I am lucky enough to know a guy who goes by the name of Wolfred Nelson, a co-member of theĀ Patriotes.Ā I was able to find a place to stay after I left Montreal. I am worried, yes, but I don’t fear the British. I believe that we can defeat them and continue our rebellion and achieve our goal of freeing the French. I’m passionate about my people and I promise that I won’t let you down. I promise that you won’t regret electing me!

Louis Joseph Papineau


Growing Independence

Being Canadian is one of the most rewarding feelings a person can feel. Our beautiful provinces, scenes, and people makes living in Canada a great experience each and everyday. In Social Studies 10, one area of study is the confederation and the growing independence of Canada, which is the topic of the article I chose to discuss.

“Growing independence from Britain and early struggles between the provinces and the federal government are hallmarks of this period.”

This quote was taken out of the article I chose to discuss. It talks about the process of Canada’s independence from 1867-1931. Since we focus on the years of 1815-1914, I mainly focused on the

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1860’s-1910’s part of the article. This included theĀ British North America ActĀ in 1867, Ontario’s win over Manitoba regarding the western part of the province in 1889 ]Canada (Ontario Boundary) Act],Ā and theĀ Colonial Laws Validity Act in 1865. I chose to discuss this article because I feel that it is important for citizens of their country should be educated and aware of the importance that comes with Canada and its road to being Canada. Before, I never thought about why are here? Or why we celebrate Canada on July 1st? However, just from reading this article and discussing certain issues in the classroom I have begun to realize how important Canada really is as well as, thanking those who fought in World War I to give us the freedom we have. Learning about these milestones in Canadian history has allowed me to relate to the questions we discussed in class and over blogs “Where have we been?” and “Where are we going?”

This article highlights the PLO (Prescribed Learning Outcomes) in the Governance section in the Social Studies 10 curriculum. PLO C2 talks about the confederation of Canada and its province and territory development. This article I felt helped me understand a good portion of C2 ; however, I am itching to learn more about the beautiful country we live in and widen my knowledge about its development as a country whilst obtaining all PLO’s.