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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Olympics

I am so excited that the Winter Olympics are here once again. Sochi 2014 promises to be the host of many extraordinary events as the world's countries come together to cheer on their athletes. There is so much to look forward to this coming February. 

One thing that is exciting is the addition of some new winter events. Take some time and write a paragraph below of an Olympic Winter Sport that you are looking forward to catching next month! You can also look at these awesome infograhics!

Oh yeah... and don't forget to look at the schedule to see when your event is being held!


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Test Taking Vocabulary

GRADE 7s!!!! Here is a great video that supports what we have been talking about in our writing. This shows the importance of adding specific details to our writing to support the points that we are trying to make. Keep this in mind for our current writing tasks!

Christmas Games

Nelson Mandela

I don't think that there is a better 21st Century example we can use in our class to discuss Human Dignity and Reconciliation than Nelson Mandela. We only need to look to his example of how he treated his captures to understand what respect for others and reconciliation means. 

Use this period to research Nelson Mandela and respond with a paragraph on how you think he connects to our Focus on Faith theme, Human Dignity

Here are a few links that will help you begin:

Nelson Mandela's Life Story (We watched in class on Friday) 

Mandela Release From Prison Speech
Listen to the amazing response he gets from the crowd! 6 minutes of non-stop cheering! Amazing. 

Who Is Nelson Mandela?

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Fabricating Beauty - Body Talk

Write a comment sharing your ideas and feeling about this video. When you are complete, read and comment on 2 other classmate's posts. You may choose to answer some of the following questions:

- What did you find most surprising?
- What types of techniques did you see being used to alter/modify the images of the models?
- Do you think the models feel about their images being manipulated?- Why do you think advertisers employ the techniques (such as lighting, air brushing, camera angles, etc.) in their advertisements?
- Are advertisers manipulating their audiences?
- Have you felt manipulated by advertisements in the past?
- How might the techniques used in advertisements affect the audience?
- How might these advertising techniques affect how a viewer feels about him/herself as well as others in the community? 

Photo Manipulations

Read the attached article (CLICK HERE) and post a comment of your thoughts. You may choose to answer the following questions: 

Why do you think Kate Winslet complained about the magazine photos? 

Do you think that magazines should be required to identify any manipulations made to images in their magazines? 

Are you aware of any similar complaints or lawsuits that have been filed by famous people over image manipulation?