On the fourteenth of October, we the TALONS program went on a trip (in our favorite school bus. . .) to the Vancouver public library downtown. While it also counted as a cultural event to get to know the grade nines, my personal goal was to collect materials on the illustrious Sun Tzu.
My first point I would like to put out there is that it was a success. Multiple times! I managed to secure a wonderful book from the Vancouver public library, and I was so in the zone that that weekend I went to my local library and found another book that was even more useful! Two books for the effort of one, that real literary skill right there. In a week I had all the information I could ever use.
Now, after the initial (second hand) information has been gathered, it is time to work on some firsthand gathering (i.e. the interview). I have some ideas about whom to interview. I was thinking for an initial sweep of the local universities history departments, seeing as he was pretty influential and no one is still alive to remember him personally. If you have other ideas, feel free to let me know about them in the comments. I will read them when I have the time. Until next time,