Desert Island Project

Desert Island Artifact


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I can inquire into and present on topics of interest and topics related to my studies.

Doing this project I researched many different styles of government.

I can understand how my values shape my choices.

I know my morals and my values impact my choices especially on punishment and laws around food and labor

My values most certainly change my choices on government in my project. I know that the way I grew up and my ideology has a big impact on most of my choices especially when it comes to government and law

I can develop a body of creative work over time.

I can create an outline and put together my previous knowledge to create an assignment like this. I made a project overtime that was pretty good

I can tell the difference between facts and opinion

My opinions are things that I believe but may not have a specific answer to. Facts are things that are proven and have proof to back it up.


I can find it easy to be part of a group.

I should work with groups more in order to get better at understanding others ideas.


How did I create a government highlighting ethical judgments about controversial decisions, legislation, or policy.

I just thought what would work best with a small group of people and I thought about what we learned in class. The needs of the group need to be taken into account or the society falls apart. It would be interesting to think about how my ideas would be different if there was a different number of people in the group.

Social Studies Reflection.

I’m the most proud of this work because it was everything I learned in 1 project. I enjoyed learning about different landmarks because I’ve been to all of them but I never learned about them. This assignment showcases my development in continuity and change competency because I covered the landmarks continuity and changes very well. This project taught me about the city and its landmarks. I could continue to finish projects before the deadline so I can be more organized. This project shows my communication competency. I communicated well by writing about the different landmarks and going into good detail.

Independent Novel Study Review

Apt Pupil

Apt Pupil | Book by Stephen King | Official Publisher Page | Simon &  Schuster

The Writing Process

Writing the novel study was easy for me because I enjoyed the book. Sometimes I had trouble finding the quote I was looking for. I overcame this by remembering the general time the quote was said and went back and read for it. I enjoyed talking about the story. I did not enjoy finding the quotes to support my statements.

Core Competency Reflection

  1. My strategy for collecting relevant information for specific tasks include searching the general time in the story the quote was said and rereading that section to find it.
  2. I compiled and synthesized information to draw reasonable conclusions when I summarized my novel review to do the presentation for the class. I didn’t just read my novel review to the class I summarized it to make it more interesting.
  3. I am willing to explore controversial issues such as the evil in people (which this book was about), in order to work toward change in myself and the world.
  4. My goal is to work with criteria to improve my work because sometimes I do what I think the instructions are and my work would be better if I focused on the criteria that is given. I will read the criteria before I begin to work.

The Importance of Feedback

My Logo

Reflection on Competencies and Content

It is important to use feedback to make changes and improve your product because you have to appeal to the customer. Listening to feedback will help make things better. People will not listen to feedback if it is not positive. That’s why we use the TAG format for feedback. We tell what we like, ask a question and give a suggestion. By telling what we like, the person is already in a good mood to listen when the suggestion comes.

Core Competency Reflection

  1. I can show a sense of accomplishment and joy. I take pride in my work and  myself.

      I choose this competency because I was proud of the logo and I was happy with Ms Caldwell’s comments.

2. I can form new ideas to create new things. I can also build on the ideas of others.

I choose this as my goal to work on. Sometimes I have trouble coming up with ideas. I will work on this by taking risks and trying new things.

Core Competency Self Assessment


Me and my partner distributed our tasks well. He did the research and I did the writing and it worked well. We did not disagree on anything we worked really well! It was helpful to the group dynamic because we got to work well and had a great time. We worked together like PB&J. We communicated well and we checked the work and decided that it was good to hand in.