- In order to be accepted by others you must skew your heritage.
- You should live up to the expectations others have for you rather than following your own goals you have set for yourself.
- A person's responsibility to their family or community should take precedence over their individual goals or dreams.
Whether you are reading "If I Ever Get Out of Here" or "The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", you explored the themes of self-identity, stereotypes, community and cultural awareness. At the beginning of our novel study you were asked to reflect upon one of three statements centered around the themes of our novels:
After 40 hours of canoe training and weeks of planning our canoe trip has officially come and gone. As we embarked on our bus journey and said goodbye to our canoe support vehicles, both nervous anticipation and excitement filled the air. After completing our three days of paddling, you have now entered into the class of those that have paddled through the "ScienceTrek Strait", survived the ticks, sandy food, and what "just around the corner" really means when measuring distance! Take the reader of your blog on a journey that paints a picture of the roller coaster of emotions you experienced on the trip along with the fallout after we hit land at the Victoria Boathouse.
What are you most proud of? Did you surprise yourself with your ability to cook without seasoning your food with a layer of sand? Do more than just tell the reader what happened but lead them deeper into your experience. Your blog should be posted by Tuesday, June 11th.