Neglected Stories OR Where To Start Exploring Aboriginal Writing

October 30, 2013

In August of this year (2013), our advisory group (comprised of thirteen students) arrived at the Native Women’s shelter in Montreal, tanned from summer vacation, feeling good about ourselves for helping out some ‘people in need.’ We expected to paint the fence and return to school to discuss it. And then to eat lunch. We… Read More

Why Al Pacino’s Accent Makes No Sense OR What Makes a Book Endure?

October 28, 2013

Our grade 9 English class just finished watching the film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. It’s the one in which Al Pacino plays Shylock and speaks with a strange accent that’s neither Jewish nor Italian. But, he’s Al Pacino, so I guess he can make up whichever accent he wants. I guess. Anyway, we’re… Read More