Fire and Rose Petals

the fire within us burns brighter than the fire around us

BiBLOGraphy (Nice Pun)

After reading these posts of mine about my eminent person project, I know what you’re thinking. Wow this Nancy Wake lady is really cool. Where can I find more info on her? WELL. Lucky for you, this post is all about the sources I used throughout this project. Take a look. Ever wanted a full retelling of Nancy’s life, from childhood to after the war? Well this book is perfect for.. Read More

The After Effect – Night of the Notables Assessment

You know that feeling where a big exciting event happens, but when it’s over you’re just left feeling… odd? That’s what it’s like now. Night of the Notables was two days ago, and it’s strange to have all the work off my shoulders. No more practicing my speech, or brainstorming for learning centers, or getting a costume put together. It’s all just done. Over. Finished. Before the night there was.. Read More

Interview Search – *A* For Effort

Through this project, I contacted multiple people and organizations trying to find an interview. Did I get one? No. But even though I did not get an interview, I learned a lot about the efforts that go into finding an interview, and how to contact people who may be able to assist in my research. My first attempt in finding an interview was to contact the person who wrote the.. Read More

Speech Draft #1 – 14 Days Until NotN

Hey y’all so below is my first speech draft. Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. What a motto to follow in these grim days fighting against the Nazis. [Take out picture] [Stare lovingly] Oh Henri! I miss you so much. I promise I’ll see you again, once we both return from this gruesome war. I would write, but I know that could compromise both of our missions,.. Read More

We’re Going On An Adventure! (To SFU)

Another day, another blog post. We went on a field trip to SFU recently, and it was a lot of fun. Personally, my goal wasn’t actually to get books for my eminent person study, because she is so unknown to the general public that I assumed there wasn’t going to be any books about her. And I was right. So instead of focusing on the library aspect of it, I.. Read More

Meet My Eminent Person: Nancy Wake

Born in 1912. Died in 2011. Within those almost 99 years lies a story of a woman who fought greatly against the Nazis in World War II, risking her life to end the violence around her. This woman was named Nancy Wake. Nancy was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. Her father left her family (mother and siblings) to go back to New Zealand shortly after Nancy had.. Read More

Night of the Notables Assessment

The Night of the Notable presentation night went really well. I definitely met my goals for this project, and it wasn’t as stressful as I imagined it would be. I had a good number of people come to my learning center and talk to me about my project, and they seemed to like my display. I think that the most memorable part of the night was the great speeches that.. Read More

My Eminent Interview

Though this post is a little late, I am glad that I was able to get an interview for this project. I was able to talk to Andrea Lemire from the Society for Children and Youth of BC on December 3rd. She gave me some very helpful resources that I will be sure to look into deeper as time goes on. She was very kind and we had a quick.. Read More


Well, here we are. The final post of Eminent 2013. It was a long ride, but it is done (for now). Along the way I learned many new things, but all of those things had to come from somewhere. This post is dedicated to all of the resources that helped me become knowledgeable about my subject, and helped me gain a deeper understanding of why this project was a good.. Read More

Document of Learning

Yesterday I presented my eminent speech to my class. Now, I am able to focus all my energy on work for Night of the Notables. My intentions for Night of the Notables is that the people who see my learning center will walk away with a new knowledge of my person, Malala Yousafzai. Her story is gaining popularity, but there are still many people who do not know who she.. Read More