Document of learning : PLO B2

PLO B2: Evaluate the impact of interactions b/n aboriginal peoples and Canadian explorers/setters from 1815-1914

I definitely feel that at the beginning of socials, I had no idea about the oppression of aboriginal people by Canadians. However, now that we are over halfway through socials, I understand that aboriginal people were always treated as less than equals to white men. While this may have made sense back in the day, it definitely doesn’t make sense in today’s day and age. Whenever I hear about the treatment of aboriginals during the 1800s, I feel terrible for the people who had to endure that misery.

I now know that at the beginning, when European settlers first came to North America, they were friendly with the aboriginal groups. After politics became involved however, a different story emerged. It wasn’t until John A. MacDonald founded Canada in 1867 that the situation became a lot worse for aboriginals. The moment that he introduced residential schools, along with other methods to make aboriginal people “more white” was when MacDonald’s true intent for the future of aboriginal people appeared.

When I look at this picture, the first thing I want to ask is how did the aboriginals react to MacDonald’s policies. Based on present events like Ferguson, I would expect the aboriginal groups to object to this, but I don’t know what they actually did. I suspect as I try to find out more about my question, I will learn more about how the Canadian Government worked at that time (entire C section), as well as the daily lives of normal people and aboriginals (B1).

In-Depth Post #7 (De Bono post #8)

Hello everyone! This week will be my last post for in-depth. This week I will be talking about De bono’s topic 16: Interruption. But before we get to that, lets take a look at what two recipes I made over the past 2 weeks:

First : Blueberry muffins

As it is practically the same recipe as this, with the only changes being that I used the same amount of blueberries instead of apples.
Here was the result:

If you couldn’t tell already, I love muffins!

The next recipe was my first attempt at using a recipe that uses normal ingredients by replacing what I am allergic to. I was a little ambitious with my first recipe: PIZZA!
Here is the recipe I used (It’s from my foods 9 class) All I replaced from the dough was the flour, into my own gluten free flour mix. For the toppings, I used tomato sauce, substitute cheese, and ham. Also, instead of making two smaller pizzas, I made one large one (Part of the reason was because I had to make the crust thicker or the pizza would fall apart).

My collection of ingredients
My yeast in warm water.
The rolled out dough
All the toppings on before it goes into the oven. (I know the ham doesn’t look very good)
After it was done baking.

Review: I thought the pizza was great…for my first attempt at a gluten free vegan pizza. I’m not exactly sure how this compares to the original recipe, but the crust edges were extremely hard and the center was not spongy at all. But, I would consider it a pizza, because it did taste like one. Overall, I would make this recipe again, but not before researching whether the yeast was actually necessary.

Time to talk about De Bono!
This week: Interruption.
I’m going to honest, I’m don’t really interrupt people when they are talking unless it is to ask clarifying questions. Because I am still learning, I often ask clarifying questions when I don’t fully understand what my mentor is talking about. My mentor always takes these questions in stride because she is very patient. For this reason, she almost never interrupts me when I’m talking. One example of when she did interrupt me was in this post. (There is a sound recording, it happens when I am talking about substitutions for dates in my date squares). I respond by considering he opinion. I feel that all our interruptions are justified as both me and my mentor only interrupt when necessary. Interrupting someone is often helpful to both people, but only if you do it correctly.

I hope you enjoyed my last (for now) post for my In-Depth project. Feel free to check out my posts for other subject.
Thanks for viewing!