Blog Post #6

Updates and Changes: I still have not found a mentor, but I continue to work on my project. As I think I mentioned in last week’s post, I ordered some more supplies to make cheese that should arrive soon. Once they arrive, I plan to make some cheese and bring it in to share. Despite not having a mentor, I have been doing research. I went and got a book from the library called “Artisan.. Read More

Socials DOL: A Country of Peace

Background Throughout the world, there exists no stereotype quite like that of the polite, friendly Canadian. Sure, there are many countries who’s citizens are known as being particularly amiable, but nothing can compare to the ubiquitous notion that Canadians are just nice. It’s not just a stereotype. Canada’s history, while having some rough patches and unsavory sections, is generally cleaner and more blood-free than that of most other nations in the world. One only has.. Read More

In-Depth Post #5: What’s Next

01/04/2017 At this stage in my project, I have still not found a mentor. However, after a brief hiatus over spring break, I’m ready to keep on progressing with my knowledge of cheese making. A few days ago, I ordered some supplies I’d been missing so that I can make more cheese. Once they arrive, I plan to buy some goat’s milk from my local superstore and make some basil goat cheese mozzarella. This is.. Read More

In-Depth Post #4: A Rocky Road

March 3rd, 2017 Updates: I have been doing more research about cheese making and using up the last of my rennet before I go on vacation. In addition, I have found a potential mentor through the help of some friends who know a person with cheese making experience. Frankly, I’m relieved that after constant searching, I’m close to finally getting a mentor and being able to ramp up my learning. When beginning this project, I.. Read More

Le Nouveau Maire de Québec

October 1st, 1857 Today is a wonderful day for the Conservatives of Quebec. because I, Hector Langevin, have been elected as mayor of Quebec City. As acting mayor, I plan on making the lives of everyone in the city much easier. I plan to overhaul the city’s financial systems, making Quebec more prosperous and increasing the wealth of the average citizen. I will also focus on transportation, as I plan on constructing a major railway in.. Read More

Socials Precis: The Expulsion of the Acadians

The French settlement of Acadia, from its initial settlement in 1604 to when it was ceded to the British in 1713, was a major territory in the New World. The Treaty of Utrecht gave the British control of a majority of the formerly French lands, where the Acadians lived in relative peace until growing tension and increasingly unstable politics lead the British to expel the Acadians from Acadia. Forced to leave their lands, the Acadians.. Read More

In-Depth Post #2: An Update

It’s been two weeks since my last post, and I’m both happy and disappointed in the events that have transpired since then. Finding a mentor is difficult, especially when you’re working on a rather niche skill like cheese making. Through some family contacts, I was able to find someone willing to mentor me, but due to scheduling issues they were forced to cancel their commitment. Since having my mentor cancel on me, I’ve been focusing.. Read More

In-Depth 2017: Cheese-making #1

Ever since In-Depth last year, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about possible subjects to explore during the project. I knew from the start of my planning process that I wanted to learn a skill that was unique, fun to learn, and that would be valuable in real-world situations. I eventually narrowed it down to three skills that I would be most interested in learning: carpentry, jazz saxophone, and cheese making. I decided against.. Read More

Document of Learning

  For my document of learning, I wanted to share an early draft of my speech. I had so many idea for the direction my speech could take, it was hard to give all of them equal thought. I eventually decided to do my speech on one of the most important parts of Rorchach’s career, his creation of the Rorschach test, more commonly known as the inkblot test. And off goes another person that I’ve.. Read More

Eminent Reflection

Eminent Night and the end of the project has been a wild, stressful, but thoroughly enjoyable ride. It’s still hard to believe that this huge project that dominates most of the first term is over, but I’ve enjoyed the experience. At the start of the year, Eminent seemed so far away. I knew that there were only a couple of months between September and the Night of the Notables, but I didn’t ever think that.. Read More