Students in Ontario taking English should only study Canadian literature because we are completely swamped by the American culture around us. This is a Canadian tradition because we have always been a “branch plant” of another country starting with
The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
He was able to gain a plethora of knowledge on his area of expertise as he read more intensively. However, these may have been the only books the person read in their entire life, narrowing their understanding of other topics to a primitive level. Birkerts emphasizes this when he says, “The villager, who knows every scrap of lore about his environs is blessedly unaware of cataclysms in different lands. News of the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 took months to travel across Europe” (Birkerts 73). This quote is able to illustrate the lack of outside knowledge encompassed by those of previous generations.
So therefore wasn’t able to have a large impact in relation to the brits. But in fact their impact still shapes Canada as a country to this very day. As there is a very large population of French natives. After the British won the 7 years’ war in 1763 against the French, England to over that eastern territory, which is today know as Canada, that the French had control over for a short period of time. But the British never made the citizens of Newfoundland (Canada) speak English and force British customs upon them.
I would allow students to remap Canada related to identity. Student’s will be able to build on their own family background, ethnic groups, family experience, food etc. I would provide students with my example, but also encourage students imagine Canada how they see it. However, I would urge students to use primary and secondary sources to back up their argument. Bahbahani & Hyun (2008) argue “major step in embedding geographical thinking resides in making the curriculum problematic so that the study of geography is more a matter of challenges to thin through than it is information to be remembered” (p.3).
Being a first-generation Canadian and when Canada is as diverse as it is, I never got the opportunity to truly connect with my own religion. I realized early on that having that knowledge of diversity provides a competitive advantage in the business environment, as communication and connections are easily built. To accomplish this, I decided to join the International Languages Program in grade 6; however, even with the four years I spent in the program, I never truly built the connection that I had so desired. It was not until grade 12 when I had that opportunity, as David Suzuki Secondary School (D.S.S.S.) introduced its first ever Sikh Student Association (S.S.A.
Having guidelines to follow, Wallace’s writing class wouldn’t be as fun as a descriptivist classroom setting, to me. I personally would enjoy being in a descriptivist versus a perscriptivist because they use language today as people speak it. Being a descriptivist you would have more room to experiment, journal, brainstorm, and free write. I wouldn’t enjoy going by set rules and the norms and not be able to experiment with different ways to write. I think its important for kids to explore with there writing and be able to express who they are, limiting kids from such a young age can limit their ability to be creative with writing.
This is why it is important to read books that has as much impact as an axe on a frozen sea; so much so that it causes the frozen sea to break. In the stories: Life of Pi, Night, and the play Macbeth, written by Yann Martel, Elie Wiesel, and William Shakespeare respectively, the human condition is exposed to the reader. It shows them the different aspects that composes humanity. In Life of Pi many scenarios occur that drive the
Introduction: When we think about culture, we automatically associate it with all of the stereotypes that are known. However, many of us never actually take the effort to find out the true culture of a place, which is why when we go to other countries we are clueless as to the culture and its practices. I believe that it is important to learn about the culture and any relevant information about a country before going there, which is why I have decided to look into the culture of the country Canada and its social practices. The country of Canada is in the continent of North America and it is well known for the friendly culture and open minded citizens. A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011].
In Canada, we believe that democracy is the best choice to choose who leads our governments and with voter turnout descending, it seems as though that election results will not always represent what people want in terms of the leader of the government. Canadians, especially young Canadians, seem not to understand the importance of voting and how the results affect their lives. When Canadians decide not to vote, the motivated voters decide what all Canadians will accept as the party who will be the next government in whichever jurisdiction the election took place. With these reasons, I strongly believe that the importance of voting should be more emphasized to Canadians as voter turnout has been descending, it will stimulate stronger participation and interest in political activity and the importance of voting is not understood by the majority of youth in Canada. Voting should be more
I believe a president should not give one group of race more rights or opportunities then he or she would another. He should had govern and educate everyone despite their circumstance or race. Literacy is important because the more Literate Americans there is there more of an influence they can have new generations and more they can give to society. My opinion is that schools especially during the high school years the teachers should not limit how literate their students should be on a level. More students need to be inform of more writing styles, higher vocabulary and more challenging books.
Print. This article mainly focuses on the elders in Canadian Aboriginal communities, namely on what role they play in preserving culture and oral tradition. It also discusses how digital storytelling (explained by the author as being any “short narrative told in the first person and enhanced by visual text and symbolic imagery”) affects the practise of oral storytelling. This article will support the argument that
We as young scholars can easily comprehend the importance of literature, but if our reach to success is limited to only one source of information then we would not be able to comprehend the full expansion of knowledge. The fictional novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury expresses the critical aspects and values of reading books and that censoring out books including fiction limits the knowledge of a society. Although non-fiction adds additional preparation towards the understanding of information of the real world, fiction should absolutely be a primary part of the learning experience at least until college levels because it allows students to expand their imagination to spark creative ideas, does not limit their capability of expression through literature, and gives them a passion to reading. There are countless