Music Monday “LAND” Map Assignment: Self Assessment

Core Competency Self-Assessment

How did you select images and words to create meaning? Was this easy for you? Why or why not?

I selected images that went with the quotes I choose. Since I chose quotes that explained the physical appearance of the Indigenous land before it was taken as well as the appearance of where they were living after their land was stolen I drew what was described. These two were quite simple and easy to think of because the quotes from the song were able to provide an image of the land. The figurative drawings were a bit more difficult to think of because they needed to symbolize something. I decided to draw a child in a spoon because the term “scooped away” was used a few time during our discussions in class. The saying referring to the Indigenous children taken away from their families and communities at birth without the consent of family. I decided to draw an image of someone being shushed to symbolize the silencing of the Indigenous people by having their children, culture, and land taken away from them.

English 11 Poetry Reflection

My Poem

This is a poem I created about an inanimate object.

Curricular Competencies Reflection

The purpose of my poem is to bring an object to life to the reader through the use of poetic devices. I used detail to describe the feelings and my thoughts into this poem. My intended audience for this poem is anyone and everyone because we all eat and need nutrients in order to survive and we should stop taking things for granted because many people are not as fortunate as us. A seed is something that brings life to all. They allow us to life and thrive even if we do not deserve it. Something as seemingly simple as a seed is so important to us because it keeps everything going. I used metaphors in order to help the reader picture what I wrote about. The description of the growing process is to help the reader imagine how small the seed starts out to be, but then becomes something extraordinary. I used strong words to emphasize the great significance of a seed.

Creative Thinking Core Competency Reflection

I chose the topic of my poem about thinking about the small things. I first thought about a food or a plant, but I went further and chose a seed because it grows all food. The only problem I have with writing is getting distracted with every little thing, so in order to stay on task I turned off my phone and sat in my room in silence without any distractions until I was happy with what I wrote. I worked hard and thought deeply and came up with a poem that included all of my thoughts about something so important but small like a seed. My poems first section is about a seeds purpose in general, the second section is about the growth of the seed, and the third and last section is about the result of the seed after it has provided me with food and nutrition. The nutrition is what allows my mind to grow and expand which makes my poem unique because it is about the big picture. Next time I might add different senses to my poem in order to describe clearly.