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My Coat Of Arms

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Alex Schilman

on 8 October 2012

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By: Alex Schilman My Coat Of Arms Canadian Flag My first, and by far most important symbol is the Canadian Flag. I am a part of the Canadian collective identity, and Canada is the nation to which I am most loyal, and the nation I feel the strongest connection to. Being a Canadian has affected my point of view on many issues, and it has affected how I look at the world today. I include the flag because I am a proud Canadian, who enjoys hockey, maple syrup, and free healthcare! German Flag Polish Flag I apologize in advance for the extreme vibrancy of background colours in this presentation Flag of The United Kingdom (Union Jack) Clarinet Trombone The second and third symbols I have chosen are the flags of Germany and of Poland, as the majority of my family comes from there. From these ties, I feel a strong connection to these countries, as they are the birthplace of my family. I am very proud of my German heritage. I show that by delving into the culture and the language of my birthplace, by learning German in school. The instruments on the left are the two I am skilled enough to play. I have been playing the Clarinet for 5 years, and I have been playing the Trombone for 2. Playing in band has been one of my favorite hobbies throughout the years, and it is a big part of who I am. I feel like a part of the band nation. The people that work hard every day to improve their skills, and eventaully perform for peoples enjoyment. that is a nation I love to be a part of. The Deathly Hallows Mockingjay Combination http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/emblems-of-canada http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Poland http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchUK/Symbols/UnionJack.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombone http://www.clarinet.org/ http://www.apollosaturn.com/saturnv.htm Criterion Evidence Possible Symbol What people do I have shared intrests with? People who read, people who love music, people who play music, people that work hard in school, people that are interested in science What are the loyalties to my nations that are the most important? Loyalties to Canada, and loyalties to the countries of my origin. A book, symbols from a certain book, favorite music album cover, instruments I play, Periodic table of the Elements Flag of Canada, Flag of Poland, Flag of Germany, Union Jack What nations I belong to influence my identity, or the way I live? Loyalty to Canada, working hard in school, playing my instruments, love for science A solved Rubik's Cube I also include the Union Jack, because my family also has ties in England. This connection is smaller, from a family point of view, but if you think about the history of Canada, this symbol may be the most important symbol on my coat of arms. I live in Canada today because of the British colonization of North America, and my loyalties to Canada, to an extent are also strong loyalties to Britain. This flag represents a large part of my life, and a large part of my identity. The symbols I chose above represent another one of my major hobbies and intrests. Reading and fantasy are a big part in my life, and works like J.K. Rowlings "Harry Potter", Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" and J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" have been among my favorites. My favorite books contribute towards shaping my fanasy-filled identity, and contributes to my belonging to the "reading" or "nerd" nations. I am not the most avid reader, but the select books I do read I enjoy greatly. Lord of the Rings "Elvish Script" To what extent should nation be the foundation of identity? Pictures & background information Project outline Robert Gardner, Margaret Hoogeveen, Daniel McDevitt, Angus Scully, Exploring Nationalism Toronto, ON: Mcgraw-Hill Ryerson. 2008 Canadian Flag, Timetable, Textbook, stack of textbooks, instruments, rockets Stack of intimidatingly large textbooks The symbols on the right are a Rubik's cube, and a stack of text books. I use these two symbols to represent my intelligence, and my dedication to school. The stack of textbooks represents the amount of social homework I get on a long weekend. Although there is lots to do, and there's lots of work to be done, it's worth it, as I consider myself a very academically successful student. I use the Rubik's cube to represent my intelligence. I used these symbols because school is a big part of my life, and my identity. The images on the left represent my love for science. I am a big collector and lover of model rockets, and I am facinated by space and chemistry. This has become one of my major academical intrests. Because of this, science has become a large part of my identity. I also find myself as a part of the scientific community, although not a big part, yet. My love for science, and the things I have learned have caused me to see differently into issues such as global warming, or fascinating things like the space race. I hope to be successful one day, and I hope that the hard work I put into school will pay off. The group of people in the honours classes all have the same idea, I assume. So I like to think of myself as a part of that collective nation, as part of the future leaders of this world. I think that nation should be the foundation of identity, to the extent that it does not reduce your induviduality to zero. I believe that a sense of nation can contribute to personal identity, but it cannot be forced upon someone. For example, in medieval times, people that lived in England under the monarchy would be loyal to the crown, and have a nationalistic feeling towards England. Although, if you were a refugee, or a prisoner of war, forced to integrate into society, you would not have the same feelings toward England that the other English citizens might. I think that nation should be the foundation of identity to the extent that it doesn't affect past loyalties. For example, a previously Italian citizen, who moved to Canada. He is able to swear alleigence to Canada, and abide by its rules, but he is not required to give up his past nationalist loyalties. I think that a feeling of nation is the structure of everyones identity. Connections to your country, to your religion, to your heritage, to your traditions, and to your fellow citizens. This core shapes the foundations of your identity, and allows things like connections to family, to friends, to school, to your job, and to your intrests to form around this ideal structure of nation. Wrap Up: My Criteria What nationalist loyalties influence my life from day to day? Loyalties to Canada, requirement to live my by the laws of Canada, requirement to live by thew rules of my school. To get school work done on time, and to be responsible to know my school, and job timetable. Canadian Flag, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, school emblem, textbooks, Job store name or emblem
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