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Telling the Story

You (and your group) are going to pick one of the Canadian topics below.

  1. Chinese Head Tax
    • Include references to the CPR, changing rate of the tax, reasons for the tax, effectiveness of the tax, reasons for endings the tax, when and why we apologized, etc.
  2. Women's Suffrage
    • Include references to why women wanted the vote (hint: not to be equal to men), how it connects to Prohibition, where they got the vote first and why.
  3. Women Declared Persons
    • Figure out: Why weren't they person? What difference did it make, being a person? Why would you want to be a person? What did they have to do to become a person? Who was involved? What was the JCPC? Why these people? How did they eventually win? Who became the first Senator? Why her?
  4. Japanese Canadian Internment
    • tell us what triggered it, why we afraid, what a fifth column is, how close the Japanese actually got to Canada, when the internment ended, whether there was ever an apology, and why it matters today.
  5. Defection of Igor Gouzenko
    • Include references to who he was and why he knew what he knew, how Canadians responded, what the fallout was in the next year or two, what the fallout was in the next 10 years, and why it matters today
  6. Rooster Town
    • Where was it located? Who lived there? How was this settlement part of the bigger problem of road allowance towns? What happened to the town? What were the attitudes of people to the residents of Rooster Town? What can we learn from this?
You are going to research the topic. You will find out:
  • What triggered the event
  • Who the significant players were
  • What the significant dates were
  • Why the event mattered then
  • Why the event matters today and what we can learn from it
You will tell the story in an exciting, intriguing way. You are NOT doing a presentation, you are telling a story. It may be told:
  1. Orally, just like story time when you were little, in about 2-3 minutes with different voices for the narrator and various characters.
  2. Visually, with drawings (about 6) to show your big ideas
  3. On video, with about 2-3 minutes of online story telling and costumes,
  4. On audio, recording the story in about 2-3 minutes with appropriate sound effects.

Make your story fun, interesting, exciting, and meaningful.


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 Basic details of the story are told. Story put into larger context to explain why it "matters" Story told with enthusiasm and appropriate gravity.  Story told in a lively, creative way that displays originality.  Story put into moral context to explain why it matters today and what we can/should learn from it.

James Dykstra,
Nov 27, 2017, 11:27 AM