Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights)

Hello everyone, Today I will be looking at the effects of colonization on native Canadian's and their stories. How has the presence of foreign conquerors forced them to adapt their stories, if they had to at all? Lets take a look at the Coast Salish peoples of British Columbia and their folklore. According to an article written on "The Canadian Encyclopedia" by, Marjorie M. Haplan, art by the Coast Salish people have been found dating back to 3,000 years ago. Now, anyone that has done...Read More...
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Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights)
Hello everyone, I will be changing my question a bit to better reflect my research. Instead of just folklore I will be looking at cultural practices, (religions, festivals, mythology and/or folklore). I feel as though I will be getting a better look at the cultures these ways, I will inform the reader which one of these topics I will be touching upon for that specific round. I will still be looking at colonization on these topics. Thanks, Sophie.Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Let's take a trip from Europe to West Africa. Due to me being a part of a culture where the mommy water was a rather prevalent belief, I'll be using a primary source. My mother. I will also be changing the format since this is more of an interview style and I'll be writing her response as well as mine. This will also be split into two parts the interview/research an the analysis. Start of interview: Me: Hello Mom! I was wondering are there any Igbo folklore that you can think of where the...Read More...
Last Reply By Rosemary Makena (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone. For my final research round I will be looking at something that, ties into a previous research round; universal events. Universal events are events that are talked about in (nearly) every cultures mythology. Popular universal events include: floods, famine, creation, etc. Flood, famine and creation are the myths we will be talking about. Now these myths follow a pattern and are often times caused by the influence of the gods of said culture, if not gods then a god like...Read More...
Last Reply By Rosemary Makena (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, today I will be talking about archetypes and their objects. Now, if you are confused by what I mean by this, I will explain. In many stories we see different heroes and villains with objects that they are strongly tied to, whether it be an evil queen with their mirror or a prince charming and his sword; these objects appear again and again in multiple stories, but what is the symbolism behind these objects in their stories? Let's find out. Before we start however, I would...Read More...
Last Reply By Rosemary Makena (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! Today I will be looking at the tropes of archetype characters. There are many that occur throughout dozens of stories. I will list a few, give a definition for them and inform you of some characters that fall into that category. 1.The Femme Fatale The Femme Fatale is as she sounds, a dangerous woman. She's seductive, mysterious, and draws people to her like moths to a flame, yet she knows exactly what she's doing even if she plays innocent. Femme Fatales are often related to...Read More...
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Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, today I will be discussing the mythological entity known as the Aswang. A demonic Filippino being. Before I start I would like to acknowledge my friend Vincent Castillo for some of the information provided in this research round. Having ties to the philippines and its culture I'm happy to share some of what he said about this entity. Getting started, according to Vincent the Aswang is an entity that has: shape shifting capabilities reproduction capabilities morally grey...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
In my last research round I did an interview with my mother on the information surrounding the Mommy Water, an ancient water entity that has been noted throughout west Africa, as well as being one variation of the mythical creatures known as mermaids, which has been noted world wide. Throughout history. Today, for this research round I will be taking key points from the information conjured on the Mommy Water and will use that to assess any possible diseases that could be attributed to it.Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
To learn how Mythos are created we must first look at what exactly are mythos? Mythos, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is, "A pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristics or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture." So in Layman's terms, mythos' are the reflected beliefs of a culture or group. Beliefs in this term ment to be something that the group puts symbolic importance on. however this does not tell us how exactly myths are created. According to...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
There is no question that the Nazi' regime had a play in the course of science. The experimentation that was at play during the ww2 era completely goes against all moral and ethical practices that are put in place today; due to Hitler's views anyone that wasn't part of the "Superior Race", had a disability, or were LGBT were fair game in such acts against autonomy. Such acts including... forced sterilization of disabled and mentally ill people as to prevent reproduction of "undesirable"...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Hello Readers, for my last research round I'm going to be looking at how, with the knowledge we have of the past. How does this all affect us today? I believe now, more than ever, is the best time to discuss the influence of propaganda to sway the people into believing what you want them to. We have looked in depth at the catastrophic effects that can happen when propaganda runs unchecked and government has free power. Just recently one Global Powerhouse had completed the inaugural process...Read More...
Last Reply By Finley MacAlpine (JH-Alumni) · First Unread Post
The laws in place of art during Hitler's reign were some of the most intense laws regarding artistic expression during those generations. In Germany, Ideal art would be seen as "Art whose exterior form embodied an Inner racial ideal" (Grosshans 1983, p87) Government sanctioned art had to hold qualities of both heroism and romance as said in "The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia" (p. 335) Their desire for such regulations, and dislike for art work that strayed from said models,...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Just a few decades before the Nazi regime were to take power and right after the end of World War 1; a few new art forms were making waves. One of which, Known today as surrealism, was thought to have taken inspiration from a type of art form in the same category known as dada. While dada did taper off as surrealism came to be, dada is still a prominent symbol in today’s society its timeless nature of “the government wont save you, no matter how patriotic.” has made its mark around the world...Read More...
This week we will be looking at the Nazi's propaganda efforts toward literature. Hitler's Reich Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbel, was the spearhead for the fight to bring arts & culture in line with Nazi ideals. The Nazi party's need for control lead to the thought that all viewpoints that deviated from their own were to be censored and eliminated from the media. Anyone who dared to break the rules laid out around censorship, could expect anywhere from deportation to imprisonment;...Read More...
Last Reply By Nicole Shimmin (Johnston Heights-Alumni) · First Unread Post
For my first research round we will be looking at Hitler's personal views on art. Hitler's artistic views fell mainly in favour towards realism, Hitler appreciated statuesque blonde nudes as well as the ideal soldier, not to mention rather fond of the depiction of realistic landscapes. The art that Hitler didn't appreciate was often seen as degenerate art. He opposed modern art for its tendency to express an abstract, non-representative message. Some more well known modernist artists that...Read More...
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As I reach the end of my inquiry cycle, I thank you all for Joining me and learning along with me. For Round 6, We will be looking at two terms in Quantum mechanics/physics and what exactly they mean, then I will give my opinion on Quantum mechanics as a whole. the two terms I will be looking at are String theory and Loop Quantum gravity, I mentioned both of these terms in my 4th round of research that you can read here , First we will start off with string theory, and we will use our friend...Read More...
Last Reply By Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) · First Unread Post
In this research round, I will be discussing the theory of general relativity and what it has done for the scientific community. According to Wikipedia general relativity is, " The geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics." This explanation is a lot to take in, so as doing such in my first research round i'll be breaking it down into understandable parts. The main thing that might confuse some would be...Read More...
Last Reply By Stephen Kinyua (Thome) · First Unread Post
Hello Everyone, For this research round, I'll be defining terms that will further our shared understanding of how Classical and Quantum physics differ, and how the relate to one another. Physics is a rather extensive field of science that is extremely complex once you get down to it. Yet the laws of Physics dictates everything we do. According to Crain's Petrophysical Handbook, the "Laws of Physics" can fall into two categories: Classical Physics which deals with how things act in our...Read More...
Last Reply By Audrey Heath (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello! This research round's topic will be Quantum Computers effect on consumers. On my last research round post, I got an excellent question about how Quantum Computers will work with the computer programs we have today. As mentioned our conventional computers work in "bits" while Quantum Computers will work in "qubits". The great thing about our conventional computers is that they work in a rather simple way known as "binary". Binary simply refers to a system that is set. Binary has no...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
In my research post , we worked out the basics of quantum mechanics. Now we shall look at Quantum computers, and why we should be excited about them. Quantum computers are the future of technology and they will solve many big problems that plague our current version of the computer. Computers traditionally work with 1's and 0's these 1's and 0's are actually seen as "information"; they are commonly refered to as "bits". These bits can truly only be in one position at once and leaves us with...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
According to Google, quantum physics (QM) is the "branch of mechanics that deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of quantization of energy, wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, and the correspondence principle." Now, at first, this sounds like a whole "bunch of confusing". But once we break it down, it makes sense. It is the "branch of mechanics that deals with the mathematical description of the...Read More...
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