Ms. Halas Moulton

Mrs. Halas Moulton teaches Graphic Arts, Digital Tech, Science, Social Studies, Make, Environmental Issues and World Issues

Posted: November 1, 2018

  1. Define where you think the line is between cultural appropriation and cultural sharing.  Use a picture from the internet to make your definition more concrete.  Paste the two images in your reflection.
  2. Does the discussion of cultural appropriation infringe on freedom of speech?
  3. What do you think about author Brihana Joy Gray's suggestions - "A few simple questions can help us think about specific cases: (1) Is there a historic record of exploitation between the appropriator and the originating group? (2) Is the originating group and its culture being celebrated, appreciated, and respected, or are they being degraded, mocked and accessorized? (There’s a difference between Eminem’s genuine relationship to the environment of 8 Mile Road and his immersion in Detroit hip hop and, say, a person wearing a tacky, cruelly stereotypical, and cartoonish Mexican Halloween costume.) (3) Is the appropriator actually claiming to be the owner or innovator, or allowing the media to create a false origin narrative? (E.g. Elvis as the “King” or Miley Cyrus’s “invention” of twerking.) (4) Is differential economic enrichment occurring? Is the cultural product more valuable in the hands of the appropriator, and does that have wider financial or political consequences for certain groups?"

  • Watch a video from the series "Abstract" on Netflix and write a half page journal of your thoughts or observations while watching.

    Example: It was amazing when s/he did ____________.  I never realized that ___________________.  I would like to try ________________.  It wourld be really cool if_____________

  • Re-design a terrible piece of graphic design from the internet.  Use white space and rule of thirds to really make your image more balanced and attractive.

    (In Photo-shop, press Ctrl-K to open your Preferences. Click on Guides, Grid & Slices from the list on the left and change the settings for the Grid section as follows: Gridline every 100 percent, Subdivisions 3, and click OK. When you turn on the grid by pressing Ctrl-‘(apostrophe) a rule-of-thirds grid will be superimposed over the image.) 


Posted: October 15, 2018

  1. Create a cup - Tinkercad tutorial  (link is externa

Tinkercad is external)

(you must create an account or your work will not be saved – it’s free)

    2. 3D printing - What are five things that would improve your life by 3D printing?  If you were not limited by ability what is something you would like to make on our 3D printer? What are the dangers of 3D printing?  What are three possibilities for the future of 3D printing?  150 words - indroduction, evidence/examples, conclustion

Posted: October 15, 2018

Four steps:

1. Find a problem that needs a solution that you can provide.  Develop a sophisticated project that you can complete in two weeks.

2. Prepare your project proposal – see below

3. Gather materials MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO GET THE NEEDED MATERIALS soon enough to be working away in class

4.   JOURNAL, JOURNAL, JOURNAL your process. Also document your process with pictures and video

DUE:  Project Proposal must be completed AND submitted by Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Project must be completed by October 31st.

Posted: October 11, 2018

Choisis une des thèmes ci-dessous: 

Présente tes recherches sous forme de présentation, visuel, vidéo ou écrit.

Date d'échéance: le 26 octobre

Posted: October 5, 2018

Merge two animals. Be inspired by looking at photoshopped animals on youtube.  You can also choose to do an animal and a fruit etc….  Go through the lesson attached.  It shows you how to change colours and the displacement map is great for substiuting textures (fur/feathers etc.)


Binary Data animal_merge_4.notebook10.11 MB

Posted: October 3, 2018

Code a makey makey piano. Example

Use this site for the code:

Posted: October 2, 2018

May 31st

Dutch Resistance

Anne Frank


June  1:   

Holten  Cemetery  (1/2)  [soldier  bio  from  each  school] 

Holten  Service  (Full)  [wreaths,  poems,  what  we  ask  for  on  their  end...] 


June  2:   

Groesbeek  (Full)  [no  official  ceremony,  soldier  story? 

Sunset  March/Nijmegan  (Full)  [historical  blurb,  memorial/laying?]  


June  3: 

Vught  Concentration  Camp  (1/4?)  [victim  bio  from  each  school] 

Adegem  Cemetery  (Full?  maybe  1/2)  [soldier  bio?]  No official  Ceremony 

Passchendaele  Canada  Gate  (Full)  [pier  21  connection] 

Tyne  Cot  Cemetery  (Full)  [soldier  bio?] 

Ypres-  Menin  Gate  (Full)  [wreath  laying?  poem?]  Upon  request ,  the  Last  Post  Association  allows individuals  or  groups  who  support  our  mission  to  take  part  in an  extended  version  of  the  ceremony.  During  this  extended  version,  the  participants  can  lay  a  wreath   (which  they  must  provide  themselves)   to  commemorate  the  fallen.  Bands, choirs,  etc.  who  wish  to  perform  as  part  of  the  ceremony  must submit an  application  in  advance


June  4: 


•German  Cemetery  (1/3)  [German  side?] 

• Ring  of  Remembrance  (1/3)  [soldier  bio?] 

• Beaumont-Hamel  (1/3)  [soldier  bio?]


June  5:    

• Longues-Sur-Mer 

• Arromanches  360/town 

• Juno  Beach  Center 

• Tailleville  (ceremony  Full)  [collaboration  with  Westlake  Brothers  Souvenir 

Group,    Plaque?] 

• Tailleville 

(D-Day  survivors  Full)  [where?  set  up?  prepared  questions]    small group  leads  speak  and  translate  French,  direct  conversation 

• Collaborate  with  Cassigneuls,  and  Christophe  Colette  and  his  French  students, 

Arnaud  Blin  and  Maryvonne  Lepine 


June 6th

Les  Hirondelles  Beach  Ceremony  (Full)  [anthems  (FR/Can),    Dramatic,  wreath?,  special  presentations? readings,  singers 

• Stele  Ceremony  (Full)  [Dramatic  continued,  wreathe?  Poem,...] 

• Cemetery  Ceremony  Beny   sur  Mer  (Full)  [Dramatic  ?  Wreath? 

Tent  (Full)  [Audio  visual  display] 

• Collaboration  with  Mayor  Jean-Paul  DuCoulombier,  school  officials  and  students  in  Saint  Aubin-Sur-Mer

• Carpiquet  Ceremony  (Full)  [Dramatic  finished,  wreaths,  anthems] 


June 7:

Chateau de Verseilles

Paris  (versailles)



Posted: September 25, 2018

  1. Paint the colour wheel provided appropriately
  2. Colour a colouring page from the internet.  Colour using complimentary OR analogous colours.  You can print and colour by hand or online using Photoshop or artrage
  3. Get a photograph (your own or from internet but must be copyright-free) and  re-colour the image using complimentary colours OR analagous colours (the colour relationship that you didn't use on assignment 2). Use Photoshop.  See the lesson below
  4. Reflection 2 - A) Find a busy screen shot of a movie or TV show that you like. B) Print the image off and glue it in your sketch book.  On a SEPARATE piece of paper.  C) Pull out the main colours in this picture making a colour palette. D) Reflection - Why do you think they choose those colours? Did they use any of the colour relationships? Is it effective? Are the better choices for colour that you would prefer?
  1. Vidéo et budget - le 26 septembre
  2. Quiz - fédéral, provincial, municipal, tribu - le 27 septembre
  3. Refaire Vote Compass - le 1er octobre
  4. Test - note d'introduction et le gouvernment - le 5 octobre


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