Current Events!!

 North/South Korea (Kim Jong Un)

Nuclear Threats

JFK anniversary (cold war)

Gay Rights ban in Sochi/Putin

Cattle deaths (100,000’s died)

More gay marriages in the states

Canada Cancer Cure

Hurricane Sandy Rob Ford

Boston Marathon

Nelson Mandela

The movie shootings ( ALL SCHOOL SHOOTINGS)

The kenya Mall 

First time Snow in Egypt

The Philippines

Weather Crisis

 Toronto SNOW (14000 flights)

 The fly’s

Kony 2012

Media Influences (Miley Cyrus) Beyonce, Macklemore, North West, 

More universes (MARS WON)


Kids in Egypt are being names Twitter and Facebook

Calgary Flooding 

The Royal Baby (Prince George) 

People working for the government saying screwing this we want to make more money.

Video Stores ( NETFLIX) 




I can define slavery.

I can identify when slavery occurs.

 I can identify the basic values governing slavery.

 I can explain when slavery began in North America.

 I can explain how a group of people in history rationalized           the treatment of people as slaves.

 I can explain why many people accept their role as a slave.

 I can list 10 key events in the history of slavery in North America.


-It lasted U.S.A 1619-1865 Atlantic Slave Trade

-It lead to civil war, which is war within your own country

-Still impacts today!

-Without cotton in the South the North would not have been able to industrialize economy.

 – 3 quarters of the worlds cotton came from the United States.

– South = Agriculture

                  Less rails, cities, roads, connection

Weaker in the civil war

1860- 4 million Slaves in the South

-Racism was Rampant

– Even the poorest white people tried to have/buy slaves

   (Status symbol)

– Divide between social classes was the culture

– Majority or “imperializers” say they are helping them!





– Those who enslave justify slavery!

– Dehumanization

-Torture                                               PROPERTY

– Fear tactics

 – Slaves were property

 – Whipping

 – With holding food


Politics in Canada

Political Parties of Canada

Conservative party:
Current leader: Stephen Harper
How many seats in the House of Commons: 162
Background into your party: This party has been #1 or #2 in the elections.
1. death penalty, harsher penalties for harsh crimes

2. citizens should have a right to bear arms (USA)

3. global temperture changes are NATURAL- THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING

4. Opposed to same sex marriage

5. Lower taxes for people

6. Want to drill; land and see; MORE MONEY; MORE RESOURES. Oil Oil Oil

7. Immigration open; but if you break the law… you shouldn’t have the same rights
8. They are for individual wealths and freedoms
9. Less UNIONS
10. More privatization on health care to ensure QUALITY is consistent.
11. (Grandfather)
12. Less programs for the needy- lets just make them better
13. NO legalization of Marijuana
14. Less on welfare and social assistance
15. MORE about foreign affairs (Except Syria)

Liberals party
Current leader: Justin Trudeau
32 Seats in the House of Commons
Background into your party:
1. Pro choice (Women have the right to make decisions about their body concerning babies)

2. Speak out for food security; MORE food to the hungry; MORE FDA

3. Leaglize marijuana; more tax money to put towards programs for those in need

4. Stand up for youth employment; Find jobs for the young

5. Don’t support the death penalty

6. Sustainable public health care system

7. More affordable access to post secondary
8. Parks, recreation, less private ownership

9. Want the parliament to belong to the people; MORE SAY from the people
10. (Gramma)
11. Aboriginal and immigrant programs to help them practice their culture/beliefs

NDP party:
Current leader: Thomas Mulcair
How many seats in the House of Commons: 100
Background into your party:
1. Moving away from original capitalist way;
Capitalist: individual wealth
Trade and industry is controlled by the people (not by government)
PRIVATE companies and profit
(Move more towards a communist style of living)

2. Partner with the oil parth on development

3. SOCIALLY progressive against marijuana (NO POT)

4. Help those in need. SPEND MONEY to help those who have none.


6. Greater access to ABORTION across the country.

7. Expanding PUBLIC health care
8. Aboriginal people; GIVE THEM THEIR LAND AND MONEY

Green party:
Current leader: Elizabeth May
How many seats in the House of Commons: 1
Background into your party:
1. Green Green Green

2. New party….. new policies…. Time to make a stand.

3. We are the cause of climate change

4. MORE tax on big buisness and carbon

5. Rewamp CHild Care… more taxes for parents who want to stay HOME!

6. SELLLLL the marijuana! Make tons of tax.

7. Higher taxes
8. More focus on education; GIVE the smart teenagers/young adults MORE MONEY
9. Want women to have the right; For abortion

Bloc party:
Current leader: Daniel Paille
How many seats in the House of Commons: 4
Background into your party:
1. Quebec (OWN COUNTRY)

2. Environmentalism

3. More money from big business/ carbon tax

4. Women have a say. Pro aborbtion

5. LGBT Same sex marriage

6. Crack down on pot smokers

7. Legalization of assisted suicide
8. No Senate!
9. Troops OUT OF Afghanistan and Syria
10. Never were involved with the Iraq war…. Was not our place
11. Less worry with foreign affairs

Fix Me Prediction/Main Character Pictures

What do you think is going to happen to the main character? I think she will find protection in the zoo, maybe makes her feel like she finally belongs. That the animals wont judge her, can’t talk to her, and at the end of the day the animals cant take a dirty picture of her.  I think Brian and her will catch up at the end of the book, and i think it will end up being extremely awkward when they see each other. I feel like she might take her own life at the end of the book. Poor Auntie is frustrated and don’t know how to raise the kids. They are teenagers and basically got handed the, she loves them but she doesnt know how to reach out to them.

Comments: -I have mixed emotions about the author not telling her name. We know her nickname is Leia but apart of me just wants to know her name already!


luke castellan