CHY 4U: Sorry about the Cats Part…

Rotary engine via Flickr, by fatedsnowfox Good citizens of Nonexistia, Our proud but surprisingly backwards nation is on the verge of tumultuous change. The old ways of doing things, like the time-honoured tradition of working the fields with small plows pulled by cats, will soon disappear; in their place, we will see unprecedented mechanization and…

ENG 2D: Organizing Your Ideas

Ladies and gents, You have probably noticed that I am not in the room right now. Good for you. It is exactly this sort of observation that proves you are capable students who will go far in life. I will return sometime during this period. I’ve already said nice things about you to Ms. Sheeler,…

CHY 4U : Test Review

Topics Causes of the Revolution (some are listed below) Divine Right of Kings Absolutism Louis XIV The Palace of Versailles Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Philosophes (Rousseau in particular) The Estates General The Tennis Court Oath National Assembly The storming of the Bastille The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen The Women’s March…

ENG 2D: Film(ing) Conventions

Earlier this week, we did the unthinkable: we recreated a theorist’s (Roland Barthes) argument about professional wrestling, language, and codes by hosting/deconstructing our very own wrestling match. Hopefully, the conversation that followed help you understand the basics of conventions and film genres. Understanding media conventions is one of the expectations of the curriculum; it is…

CHY 4U: Napoleon’s Greatest Hits

Please keep the following in mind: He was Corsican, which meant he was a bit of an outsider in France. In fact, in his early career, he was more interested in Corsican nationalism than French independence. He attended military school in France. While he could barely read French, he impressed many with his tactical prowess.…