Hello TALONted Folks
I was just reading through my first blog post and it is actually quite dangerous, due to the cringe levels of my writing skills. However, after deciphering through the bad vocabulary, I was able to make out, that I still have similar interest in regards to socials. I’m into philosophy, and equality! Which I think I’ve been able to get my fix on, this year. I didn’t really have very many expectations, but after this year, I can only say good luck to my future teachers (My expectations are a little high).
So here is some material that I learnt this year! Although I will never be satisfied because socials is awesome!
I learnt about how
Collective identity is constructed, and can change over time.
This can be displayed with
-Judy Garland’s career’s rises and pitfalls (My eminent person project)
-America before vs after the 2016 election, we, over in Canada don’t have a soft spot in our hearts like we did after the election of Barack Obama.
-France was always an influential country with a very high military status, as well as the feudal system. During the French Revolution, they were on the verge of becoming a constitutional monarchy, but went farther, and became a republic. They continued to be influential, even getting other countries to revolt as well, even though they were technically following America. During this revolution, the country was very uncivilized, and chaotic. As the revolution simmered down, the political aspect of France returned to its usual state, a leader. But for a long time, it seemed like people just kept fleeing France, so it didn’t look like a very good place to live, to outsiders.
I also thought a lot about how
Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between society.
You could compare this to
-Barack Obama dissing Trump at the correspondence dinner, to how kind he was on Trumps inauguration day.
-Cromwell’s rise to power
-When researching Judy Garland, I read about her different kinds of fans: Garfreaks, and Garfans. The fans that had been to her concerts or had met her, were just fans, those who hadn’t, were commonly Garfreaks, doing anything to attract Judy’s attention. This included committing crimes, in “Support” of their idol. They often got into fights about who was the better fan. This killed some, but badly injured many. Lots of money were spent, in attempt to restore cities to their original state, pre-vandalism
Finally, Mr. Jackson, taught us about how
Emerging Ideas and Ideologies profoundly influence society and events
-Oliver Cromwell’s Prayer book
-Racism and sexism since Donald Trump’s election
-Hamilton was obviously a very prominent character back in the American revolution, although we seemed to have forgotten about him, about three years ago. He was a forward thinker, with ideas unheard of to the majority of the public. Although he didn’t have the original idea to have a revolution; without him, it certainly wouldn’t have succeeded. He was the brain behind the papers, the voice behind the noise, and the force behind the strength.
My whole English civil war project, and Eminent are on Ethical judgement, and I chose to do so.
I did my eminent speech from the point of view of Judy Garlands shoes. I was able to create a character for them, and infer how they may have felt about certain ongoings.
Cause and Consequence
I analyzed the start of the stone wall riot, and think that it was clearly Judy Garlands influence on the LGBTQ+’s, that began their fight to freedom. Without her, they thought everything would go back to the way it was.
Continuity and change
I often focus on different perspectives, from different times. I need to work on different perspectives from the same time. I hope to focus on this next year, especially in my blog posts and documents of learning.
I need to focus more on the “Why” instead of just telling people things without backing them up. I can do this by always supporting every detail, with three pieces of evidence, or reasons why that fact is correct.
I need to focus on real occurrences, and how they affected other events. Not just people during these times. This includes doing some research on the becoming of an event, during my work block/homework time.
What comes next?
As most of you are aware, I am mildly obsessed with Hamilton (Aaron Burr). So HOPEFULLY I will become president one day, and Lin-Manuel + crew will come serenade me because they think I’m as amazing as I think I am! I will obviously continue to listen to Hamilton music, and do as much as I can in regards to equality, especially between the sexes.
Besides that, all I can do is sit in anticipation for next years socials. Because I’m willing to WAIT FOR IT!