Language Arts 8 – February 15

Today we defined a few more words including discrimination, prejudice, and abysmal.

We listened to “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan, a BC poet! This poem was written with the hope of “further[er] exploring] the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.”

We had a lot of feels about this poem (which is not about pork chops…or sweaters). If this brings up overwhelming feels, please come talk to me.

We will be linking “To This Day” to the short story “Eleven” that we’ve been working on.

“The animated film for “To This Day” was released onto YouTube on February 19, 2013. The video received 1.4 million hits in the first two days and currently has over 25 million.[2][4][5][1] It features the work of 12 animators, supported by 80 artists.[6][7]

  1.  Shane Koyczan (19 February 2013). “To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan”YouTube. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ Matt Galloway (22 February 2013). “Anti-Bullying Poem”CBC News. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. ^ Dominique Mosbergen (25 February 2013). “Shane Koyczan’s ‘To This Day’, Anti Bullying Poem, Goes Viral”The Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  4. ^ Natalie Sequeira (22 February 2013). “Shane Koyczan’s anti-bullying poem goes viral”Quill & Quire. Archived from the original on 26 February 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  5. ^ David Haglund (22 February 2013). “Watch a Powerful Short Film About Bullying”. Slate Magazine. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  6.  “B.C. poet Shane Koyczan wins hearts of TED crowd with anti-bullying stories (with video)”. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 15 March 2013.

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