Talons English 10: View and Respond

Based on our conversations today, respond to the following question:

How might we begin to “reject the single stor[ies]” in our lives?

Informal post due: Wednesday, October 3rd.

Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, provide evidence directly from the text to support your point, and argue for the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

T10: Stuart McLean’s “Emil”

In a well-developed paragraph, respond to the following question:

What piece of wisdom does Morley end up taking away from her experience(s) with Emil?

Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, providing evidence directly from the text to support your point, and arguing for the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

Due date to be discussed in class. Responses should be included as post on your blog.

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Outline Review / Tips:

i. Hook: An introduction that attempts to ‘hook’ your reader into your topic.

ii. Introduction / Summary: Introduce the text you are discussing and give credit to the author. Give the reader some brief context into the story (no more than a sentence or two).

Example: In Stuart McLean’s “Emil,” Morley comes to understand that ___(insert theme statement)_____

iii. Point / Thesis: Make your point concisely / answer the question directly.

iv. Evidence: Smoothly transition quotations into your own writing to add to the flow of your work.

v. Explanation: Connect the dots for your reader so they do not need to infer your meaning. Be clear!

T09: Talons 10 Counterparts, Documentary, and more info on the Fenian Raids

Hello Talons, I am looking forward to our end of the year Confederation Conference. Please peruse the following resources.

REQUIRED Viewing Homework:

Canada: A People’s History – The Great Enterprise – Please watch from 48:00 to 1:17:30 by Friday

 

Grade 10 Founding Father / Mother Counterparts:

ENGLAND

Aislyn

England

Queen Victoria

CANADA WEST

Lucas

Canada West

George Brown

Charlotte

Canada West

Anne Brown

Jiwon

Canada West

James Cockburn

Deon

Canada West

Sir John A. Macdonald

Sid

Canada West

William McDougall

CANADA EAST

Owen

Canada East

George-Etienne Cartier

Jason

Canada East

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt

Liam

Canada East

Thomas D’Arcy McGee

Meesh

Canada East

Sir Etienne Paschal Tache

THE MARITIMES (NEWFOUNDLAND)

Yuwen

The Maritimes

Charles Fox Bennett

Nicole

The Maritimes

Frederick Carter

Elyjah

The Maritimes

Sir Ambrose Shea

NEW BRUNSWICK

Phia G.

New Brunswick

Edward Barron Chandler

Sam

New Brunswick

John Mercer Johnson

Tony

New Brunswick

Samuel Leonard Tilley

Michelle Y

New Brunswick

Fictional Historical Actor

Lauryn

New Brunswick

Charles Fisher

PEI

Emily

Prince Edward Island

George Coles

Mackenzie

Prince Edward Island

Mercy Coles

Melissa

Prince Edward Island

John Hamilton Gray

Sophia M

Prince Edward Island

Thomas Heath Haviland

Tori

Prince Edward Island

Edward Palmer

NOVA SCOTIA

Megan

Nova Scotia

Sir Adams George Archibald

Connor

Nova Scotia

Jonathan McCully

Carter

Nova Scotia

Sir Charles Tupper

Nathan

Nova Scotia

Joseph Howe

Additional Optional Reading:

“Green Terror: The Fenian raids on Canada might seem comical today, but back in 1866 the threat posed by Irish insurgents was no laughing matter” by Steven Henry Martin

T09: Canadian Confederation (1867) Role Play Assignment

Talons,

ROLE PLAY SIGN-UP: TALONS 10 – Canadian Confederation Conference (1867) Role Play

GROUP WORK: BNA Colony Prep Work (Group) – Wednesday June 13th

CONFEDERATION DOL – Not required

FINAL ASSIGNMENT: Talons Confederation Role Play Assignment 2018

Welcome to the great Confederation Conference, 2018! Now that you have completed your pre-planning research, it is your task to get into groups for each of the colonies that were present in the initial Canadian Confederation conferences, leading up to 1867. Below are a list of notables, organized by specific colony. Feel free to conduct some preliminary research before choosing a historical actor to represent.

Brief Overview of Historical Actors:

  1. How two dozen Fathers of Confederation got the Canada deal done: This is the story of the 1864 booze-soaked bull sessions that begat a country
  2. Mothers of Confederation
  3. Conduct individual research and prepare a persuasive defense, in case numerous students are interested in your part.

PLEASE NOTE: Each colony must be have full representation at the time of the conference (that means that at least three students must be in each group — minus England). While there are many founding fathers / mothers who MUST be in attendance, you are also free to create your own historical actor, once the main contributors have been chosen. In the event that someone has chosen your notable, please prepare a 30 second defense (using primary or secondary source evidence), to prove why you should have your chosen role. We will conduct sign-up on Monday and Tuesday (April 30th and May 1st).

T09: Pre-Confederation Role Play Preparation

Hello Talons!

Attached to this blog post you will find digital copies of the Canadian Confederation Role Play prep sheet, as well as several online secondary sources from Horizons: Canada’s Emerging Identity, Canada: RevisitedThe Suburban, and The Canadian Encyclopedia. More sources will be added as the date for the role-play comes closer.

For now, your task is to answer and familiarize yourself with the questions on the prep sheet before you are given a specific colony to represent. Please answer the questions in-depth, as the more prior knowledge you have, the easier and more engaging our final debate will be!

STEP 1: PREPARATION ASSIGNMENT HANDOUT

Canadian Confederation Role Play Preparation (PDF)

Canadian Confederation Role Play Preparation (.docx)

ASSORTED READINGS / SECONDARY SOURCES

Overview: The Suburban — “This Northern Dominion: A Personal History of our Peaceable Kingdom” by Alan Hustak

Reading #1: Horizons: Canada’s Emerging Identity Ch. 3 — Building a Nation

Reading #2: Canada Revisited Ch.9 – The Drive to Nationhood

  • MANDATORY: Please read at least ONE of the required readings above. If you choose reading #1, start with “Toward Confederation” on page 100.
  • CHALLENGE: For a better idea of the overarching consequences of Confederation on indigenous peoples, as well as the general values of the Victorians, please read the chapter in its entirety.

Optional Reading: The Canadian Encyclopedia: “Quebec Conference” by Philip A. Buckner, revised by Richard Foot

 DUE DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 11TH