Project Legacy

How do societies meet their needs?

How do external factors impact the adaptation of a species?


In this scenario based project, students worked in small groups to inquire into how a society meets its various needs. In their groups, students were challenged to select a settlement location based on environmental and geographic factors as well as considering the historical record about the rise and fall of civilizations. As investigation continued, students will consider how their society will meet its needs including a study of economic systems and trade. Additionally, students analyzed and evaluated genetic and environmental impacts on the survival of their population. To ensure their society leaves a lasting legacy, each group created a monument, presented to a live audience with a dramatic component. The monuments were displayed in a museum style, with spoken explanations recorded to help viewers understand key design elements and the accomplishments of their society.

In addition to the monuments, students also created a variety of different products over the course of the simulation. For instance, In Humanities each student created a settlement proposal for their region which used each geographic and historical evidence to support their location claims. As a team, they determined the available factors of production in their region. Using that data they created an economic development and trade plan (examples: Trade Plan – KoalafiedTrade Plan – Selva TropicalTrade Plan – Cocoa Trees)

If you didn’t get a chance to come to the exhibition, you can still access the museum materials! Please click on group name at the top of each photo or the links under their name to access their museum materials, including the audio tour.


The Eruptions

Cocoa Trees

Frozen Peak


Selva Tropical

The Moose

Links: one, two, three, four, five

White Plateautato

Links: one, two, three, four

The Orbit Gum-Project Consume Jasmine

Here is the link to show more about The Orbit Gum.


Jasmine project consume



“This is my story”, said I in the trash.


On a cold winter day, a box of orbit gum is sent into the Jasmine’s shop. “We will be together; nobody will break us.” Said the me. So we stay and stay; we sleep on the night, we talk on the morning, but we are being frightened, we are afraid that if one day, someone will pick us, someday we won’t be together anymore. We don’t know what is would happen after we were been bought. But, unluckily we have to be bought buy some one now, or we’re off the shelf life or been throw away.  And now, we’re on the sales promotion counter, where it’s the most obvious place. “I hope no one will buy us, and it will be much better if we’ve been throw away, FOREVER!”, said the I. Our life is still going on, with fear and happiness.


Then that day come. On a hot summer day, a sweaty woman came in. She has a beautiful face but with a smelly mouth; her whole face looked very unhappy. She said aloud:” Do you have any cheap gum? I want some of them”, “Please follow me.” So he leads the women to the sales promotion counter:” Here are the all”, said the man with a cold shoulder. The woman walked toward the counter: “OH, this looks good”, she pointed at Green Arrow, “that’s 4 dollars, sir”, said the man. “Do you have something else, you know, I want something cheap”. ” these orbit would be a good choice for you, they’re only 1$. ” Enn, I would like to buy them”. So she takes the of box orbit.


The woman piles the plastic packaging off the orbit. “NO!”, said the I, “What does she wants to do!? Everybody turn to defense mode!”, I almost cried out. We stick on the box sturdy, and wait quietly in the box. “1, 2, 3!”, I count in my heart; the women opens the box; so bright. thought I; I’ve never been under the light like that, it drives me dizzy. Then I feel I’m being pulled, a strong energy is pulling me! “NO! Don’t! Orbit, come back! Wait!”, said Orbital; he is my best friend in the orbit family. I couldn’t talk; I just feel like dead. I could hardly see that I’m being stuck into a black hole; Suddenly, I feel my body was in pain like someone is squeeze me, then I realize, I was been eaten and I’m going to die.


I feel my heart is pumping, and I tried to escape; no use; my body was ravaged dilapidated. Like a century so long, the woman stops, and she seemed to pierce my body; “NO! I cried”, no one could help me; I tangled my body. Now, my body is dirty and smelly, like the women’s mouth before; but her mouth is fresh now, I cleaned her with my body. Maybe she thought I’m old, maybe she is tired of me; she opens her mouth, and spilt me on the side walk. I stick on the rock. Well, I’m free now, but I’m not happy. There must be something missing, I’m losing something. Oh no, my family! I lost my family! They are still in the woman’s bag! I have to go back! I have to save them!


As I am realizing, a man steps on me. He shouts,” Dammit!” but he just keeps running quickly. I’m tired of escaping and screaming; so I’m just listening the man who steps on me screaming: “wait! Please wait for me! I’m sorry, I’m so sorry! Please give me one more chance! I just notice that he is chasing the woman who bought me, and that woman bought all of the orbit family! I’m so lucky. Then I don’t think about how could I escape, I begin to think about how to get closer to that woman, and how to save my family.


The man chase the woman all the way to bathroom, I wants to cry, it really hurt me but there isn’t any sound came out. I stick on the wet floor. So disgusting, thought I. I’m been step again, but this time is the woman. I’m hurt but happy, because I could have more chance to save my family. The man walked closer, his face is closer to the woman. I saw the woman’s face is red; she must be hot, so I twist my body around and around, then she kicked the man’s feet, so flew with the shoe on the air and drop near the toilet; she rans quickly and stares at the man with a horror. She rans faster and faster, and the man chasing her faster.


Until they go as far as I can’t see them, my heart could really calm down. I start to pull myself off the shoe, I want to see my family as soon an possible; “Mom, dad! Where are you? Orbital?” I cried out. Where could they be? I’m in a horror. Then I heard a faint voice; “here, we are here!”, It’s Orbital’s voice!!!


I am so exited so I suddenly pulled my self-off the shoe and rolled toward to the coat. “Where are you?” ,I shouted. As I’m searching for the packaging, (Oh I forget to tell, Packaging is the most he is the most powerful person in the orbit family.) the bathroom’s door is suddenly open. Peng!!!!!! The women run into the bathroom and goes right toward me. “No!”, I know she is going to step on me again. And she smashes her feet on my body then quickly run away with her coat. So smelly, thought I: no one’s feet are as smelly as her. But I have to stop thinking about this. There is a more important thing that I have to do is to find my family. Whenever the woman’s left feet goes to the air, I shout: Where are you? Can you hear me? Then she steps on me.


Finally, I heard the familiar voice again. “Orbit! Orbit!”, the voice came from the pocket of the coat. “Hold on, guys! I–‘m–go-ing–to save you!!! But with a cool air blowing, the woman begins to put on her coat. I saw my family bumping, twirling and almost fly out of the pocket. They’re in a great danger now! At this time, the woman looked back, the man is no longer chasing her. She finally slowed her down, and she took a big breath. But at that moment, she is triple in a puddle stumbled. Blood came out of her head. I fly far away from the woman. Silence, only I could hear the sound of my family which is screaming:” Help me! Help me!”, but I can’t; I am stuck into the shoe and not even could been pull out, I’m one with the dirty soles. All I could do is to watch them Fall into the gutter.


They’re dead. They’re never coming back. For a few seconds, I can’t believe what had happened. Then everything became sad, everything became desolate. We can’t go back. We’re supposed to be the longest life candy in the world! Everything is gone, everything is over. That woman is dead, and no one will ever take her smelly shoes anymore. I would rather not live in this world alone. But I have to live with my family’s hope. The rain is falling, I fall asleep on the the middle of the road, because I have nothing to fear.

The weather turned gray and the ground was wet, just like I was in the mood.

“Well, this is my story.”, and I look at the glue beside me on the bottom of the shoe.


Shaking Up Shakespeare!

bekah b ignite pptEven though I have had much experience in the past with this specific type of communication, I feel like I was really able to expand my understanding of this topic because I worked with different people this time around, some of which had no knowledge of this (drama) so I was able to learn how to communicate and teach them which they said really helped with their performance in the end.


I have discovered that throughout my whole experience with drama over these past few years, I have really unlocked my passions and I discovered how much I love drama. From this experience, I decided that I really want to act because I can express myself and really be me even while playing a character. In my case, I really want to pursue acting and if I apply skills like physicality, projection and also characterization to my acting, I can increase my understanding and play any character better in the future. Unlike in the past when developing a character was difficult for me. I have definitely learned so much (and I do still continue to learn every day) that I can apply to myself and my life which has changed so much because of this new skillset.

Shaking up Shakespeare!

This ignite week project was about creating a play using stuff from Shakespeare. I chose this project because I want to act a little bit more since I have a deathly fear of acting. I learned a lot of Shakespeare quotes (and insults!) and also learned how to stage fright. If I had to do something different, I would probably not get too excited since I nearly knocked my tooth out by stage falling.

FA Mythbusters Blog Post


Ignite Theme Week: Express it! Feb. 23 2017 Facilitator: Brendan Riley, Kristen Damburger
Student Name: Mateo Munro Grade: 7
Project Guiding Question: How can we use the Scientific Process to bust or confirm myths?
Project Description
Students will use the scientific process to bust or confirm myths.
L21 Target Area:
L21 Reflection:

For FA Mythbusters, my goal was to create an original scientific experiment that could help me in real life. I have succeeded by being able to create a test about sleep, but I did not have enough research done. What I found out was that 7 hours of sleep had the best results, but I find that hard to believe because the earlier hours did extremely good, and I only interviewed 8 people.  I feel as if this is inconclusive due to lack of supporting evidence, because of a lack of information. So, if I came to a wild conclusion that 4 hours of sleep is the best for memory because 1 person that took each hour did not score as high as the person that slept 4 hours means that he is best, people will find it hard to believe because usually, the less sleep you get (Normally), the harder it is to memorize facts because when you sleep, the memories from the previous day are developed with your neurons, and then your memory is stored, which only important parts through the day are remembered.


For the subject of Create, I felt as if I did an extremely original project, because no one else did anything similar to mine. I also feel as if this experiment slightly helped me by giving me a small amount of insight into this project. This is also resourceful for other people that watched my video because now they know more about this. I think that these results could come in handy for something like a test that you want to get a high score for. Other things that could come in handy with knowing the relation with sleeping and memory are knowing if you are going to get good sleep the next night, because if you have to stay up late the next night, you could sleep longer so that you would not forget important events that happen that day.


Some things that I learned through this project are that sleep is consistent to reflexes, you need lots of data to be able to come to logical conclusions, and that the human body is hardwired to go to sleep at around the same time if repeated enough. I learned that reflexes are consistent to sleep, the least being the lowest, and the most sleep has the highest reflexes. You need lots of data to come to conclusions because no one will believe you if you have so few experiments conducted. This is because of logic, because if you see a stupid claim with no backup, you would doubt it. If you saw a logical point with plenty of evidence backing it up, you would be quite sure it is a logical conclusion that shows good reasoning and intelligently written.


Project Artifacts:

My Video













Capturing Double Exposure

I chose this because it seemed the most interesting and I love taking photographs and editing. I learnt quite a bit in this one week project. I learnt about editing and how hard it really is, and different online apps and websites I can use. During this week, I have learnt a lot more about PicsArt during these days and am grateful to be able to use my favourite app. If I were to do this differently, I would have watched more videos on how to make Double Exposures, so I could spend more time playing around with the app on the first day, and I had some ideas to start off with.




Songwriting Clinic

Before all of this, I knew nothing about music software products. I chose to try and create a deep house track, since deep house is one of my favorite genres. To make this track it has been a few hard-working hours of trying to figure out the software, and trying to put together a complete song structure. There were many frustrating times, that things just didn’t fall in place, and I had to start all over again, but I tried to overcome these things. I had to put in a lot of samples and also make my own sounds using a pen tool, that drags notes, and I had to add every single note individually in some parts.

Shaking Up Shakespear!

I chose this Ignite Project because it I have always loved acting and have done acting before (film academy in 5th grade and iMovie in 6th grade) but I have never done live acting. I felt that Shakespear is exactly that so I decided to try it. I learned that in fight scenes the victim is always in control and that Shakespear made many phrases, words, and even names that we use today. If I did this again, I would make the fight scene better because I felt that it was lacking and I would also try to get a different part.

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