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!
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.
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!
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.
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).
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: Revisited, The 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!
Our academic controversy topic for Tuesday will be “Is Justin Trudeau Currently Positioned to be Laurier’s Successor?” Remember, I will pick one side of the argument, and you must be ready to argue for both sides. This will require you to do some independent research / investigation on Trudeau and policies, promises, and achievements, which you will compare with your already wonderful knowledge of Laurier’s impact on Canada in the first decade of the 20th century.
Your mission will be to create a T-chart or Venn diagram persuasively arguing both sides, which you will post on your blog for Tuesday, June 5th. You must include AT LEAST four additional legitimate and credible sources of information in a works cited list at the bottom of your graphic organizer.
To get started, consider visiting TrudeauMetre, a running tally of our PMs promises, achievements, and setbacks.
I look forward to hearing your debates on Tuesday!