Before this project I was highly oblivious to place conscious learning and my knowledge on the land I live, work, and play on. I really enjoyed getting to pick some of my favourite outdoor locations in BC to dig deeper and research. I learned all about the historic nations and peoples of the land I reside on which grew my appreciation for my home even more. I grew in my reading and viewing skills from this project by finding reliable resources and analyzing them to compile together informative points for my PowerPoint. I will take my new knowledge of place conscious learning to teach others and to work towards reconciliation within my community.
Core Competencies Reflection
Personal Awareness and Responsibility
I really enjoyed doing this project and independently researching but always knew when to advocate for myself and ask questions. Whenever I got stuck or was confused on what to do I always went to my peers and asked them for help when needed. I monitored myself and my class time to make sure I had enough to complete this assignment by the due date without having to work on it at home. If there was anything I could improve on for next time, it would have to be trying to be more adventurous in my writing. I tend to stay true to one writing style without creating texts of various genres, styles or forms which I think would help elevate my project for next time.
Create and Communicate: What did you learn about Indigenous themes, issues, or perspectivesduring this assignment or task and how did you grow in your writing, speaking, or representing skills?
In the process of creating this infographic for the main character in “The Mountain Legend” by Jordan Wheeler I believe I gained a lot of important knowledge. I feel I deepened my understanding of identifying a theme in a story; the theme of this one being the affects of peer pressure, mistakes and how they affect not only yourself, but the people you surround yourself with. Perspective is something that alters the plot of a story extensively. I am curious as to how different the story would be if it was told from the eight year old girls perspective instead of Jason’s, because the entirety of the storyline would be modified. I believe this assignment helped me to grow in my reading as well as my presentation skills. After reading the story I felt I had a respectable understanding of the storyline and the discrete notes hidden between the margins. I learned more about how important the reactions from others are and how they can effect a storyline entirely. I worked diligently on the layout, presentation and wording of my infographic so that it may connect with the story and so that the reader may be able to see my deeper understanding.
Core Competency Reflection:
Thinking Core Competency
I trust that I showed good thinking skills through this assignment and that such is shown through my project. I had to collect facts from different parts of the story to obtain enough information to write on the characterization elements I choose (actions, thoughts, and reaction from others.) To create this infographic I had to fully comprehend the characters and storyline to be able to make such a project. If I had the ability to do this assignment over I would try to expand and deepen my thinking towards Jason’s thoughts and identity.