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Problems in Human Rights


Pick one of the topics listed below.

  1. Chinese Head Tax
    • Why did it start when it did? Why did it increase? Why did it stop? Did we make amends?
  2. Women get the vote and/or Women are declared persons
    • What is the WCTU? What role did they play? What is maternal feminism? Why did it happen first in the Prairie provinces?
  3. Japanese-Canadian Internment
    • What triggered the fear? Why were these people picked on? Was the fear rational, irrational, or both? How did we make amends?
  4. Igor Gouzenko and the Cold War
    • Why did Gouzenko want to stay in Canada? What knowledge did he bring? How did it trigger panic? Did the panic remain in Canada?
  5. Rooster Town
    • What's a road allowance town? How did the Metis end up in these strange locations? Who says they were cheated? What have we done to make up for it?

Methods to Present

How can you share the information with the rest of us? There's a ridiculous number of choices.
  1. Google Slides
  2. Cartoon
  3. Song
  4. Poster
  5. Poem
  6. Children's book

Group Size

  • 1 or 2 people.
  • You may work individually. You don't have to be in a group.


What do you need to find out?

  1. What the problem or issue was.
  2. The location.
  3. How the issue affected us in the past.
  4. How the issue still affects us in the present.
  5. When it happened.
  6. What current rights are violated.


  1. Is the story told fully and completely? Are there bits missing?
    •  When the others hear your tale, does the teacher have to fill in gaps?
  2. Does the project reflect high standards and values?
    • Does it look and/or sound polished?
    • Did you use the presentation method effectively? 
      • For example, Google Slides should have lost of pictures while a poem doesn't really need this.
    • Is it an effective presentation that spreads information in an easy to understand way?
  3. Do you talk about how the issue affects us then and now?
  4. Is the location given?
    • In what place or places did your event happen? It's better to list too many locations than too few.
  5. Is the time period/s given?
    • When did it happen? Provide ALL relevant dates because there may be a lot more than one important date.
  6. Is the information correct?
 Is the story told fully and completely?
Are bits missing?
 Is the information correct?
 How did the issue affect us then and how does it affect us now?
Where did this take place?
 When did this happen?
 Is the project done with excellence?

Apr 17, 2019, 10:40 AM