CHC 2D Summative 2010
Mr. Winegarden , Ms. Cheung, Ms. Leduc, Lancer Library

Topic: Event or Person Studied in Class (1900 – 2010)

Based on your final products - it is wise to keep the following items in mind as you are researching. All of these are explained in detail on your assignment sheet.

  • 5 Primary Documents - show different perspectives
2 related artifacts or photographs
3 articles , letters, diaries, manuscripts, government documents etc.
  • 2 credible sources – at least 1 print resource
  • Research items which will help you create “The Story” – you must develop the chronology of the story and present the information using images / graphics and words. (If you would like to use a Blog format or Photostory , see Ms. Morton for help)
  • Significance
    1. event/person recognized at the time as being important?
    2. resulting social/economic/political changes? Dramatic or minor? Widespread? Short or long term changes?
    3. Has the event been memorialized in popular culture or history?
· Did your person or event:
-create something that everyone recognizes as uniquely Canadian?
-become well-known by most Canadians?
-help define and give expression to our values?
-help connect us together?
-distinguish us from other countries?

N.B. 1. Be sure to refer to evidence from your research when doing this section
2. Provide different perspectives on the person or event (touch on both the positive and negative) in this section
3. Connect (which requires explanation!) the significance of the event to a broader topic or theme

  • Quotes and References—Use quotes from your primary and secondary sources in your project. Reference these quotes parenthetically (see” how to incorporate quotes” - wikispaces) in the project AND include a list of works cited at the end of your project

For Pictures and Photographs:

Keep in mind that Google images is not the most efficient route at times – there are too many variables. If applicable, your event may be illustrated history books in the reference section. e- library (Ottawa Public Library site) , many databases allow you to choose pictures by subject prompt.

Excellent Resources
On-line Research

1. Google Timeline

Click on “ Show Year” - left tab
Be specific in your search
Ie. Economic Depression in Canada, Canadian participation in war, Women at Work, War Measures Act in Canada, Women’s roles in Canada, French English Relations in Canada

2. DIGITAL LIBRARIES (very cool)
Universities house an enormous amount of information. You don’t have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you.

Scroll down a lot – Academic Research
Peace and War in the 20th Century

2. Canadian Primary Sources : Wonderful pictures
( Library and Archives Canada)


Discover the Collection – Canada’s Continuing Memory

(Vimy Ridge – War Diaries)

(Mackenzie King)

Virtual History
(Persons Case)
3. CBC Archives (see wikispaces for link)
4. SWL Wikispaces for all your links

This gives you direct links to SWL Library (Researcher) Ottawa Public Library (Articles and Research Online , and Online Databases (Knowledge Ontario) ,

When you are using the Ottawa Public Library Online -

  • Use your library card and access hundreds of magazine and journal articles. Go to the Ottawa Public Library website (you will need your OPL library card barcode as your password and the last four digits of your phone number as the pin number)
  • Click on “Articles and Research”
  • Click on “Browse all Databases” (menu on left).

· e-library Canada - choose “newspapers”, audio/video, podcasts
· Academic OneFile
· Biography in Context
· Canada in Context (History – View all)
· Reference Gold Centre

· Cut and Paste primary resources into Word and enlarge
· If you have accessed a primary source on youtube, make sure you make it accessible for your teacher at school . Save it on a memory stick using (choose MP4)
· Guides for annotated bibliography and parenthetical notation and works cited are on the left hand column on the SWL wikispaces
· Choose something which engages you!

It is always fun to include quirky information about your topic, the social climate of the times, and perhaps an explanation of why the event played out the way it did, or why the person made certain decisions. Think …”Juicy Gossip”, major events taking place during the time period, surprising quirks, etc.
(I call this “From Drunk to Crazy”)