CHC 2D Summative
Mr. Winegarden , Ms. Cheung

· Human and Political Rights (including women’s rights)
· Economy
· Social Changes
· Canada’s International Status
· French-English Relations
· Science and Technology

Find a picture that represents each of the events you have chosen and explain how the picture links the event and theme together
  • 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, many databases allow you to choose pictures by subject prompt.

2. Part Two - Assignment
  • find two recent news articles that relate to the theme that you selected in Part One (please use articles with a Canadian focus).

  • in a developed paragraph explain, in your own words, how the articles relate to the theme and how these articles link to the past events that you discussed in Part One. (2 articles and 2 paragraphs)

Be as specific as possible in your search. Often the articles will give an indication of why they are writing about your topic. Look at the titles of the articles – this will give you a hint as to how much of a connection there may be. The writer may tell you directly how your topic/event in history links to their article.

Consider the following:

    • How your event influenced future decisions, policies, or social thinking in Canada
    • How your technological / scientific advancement impacted further research and societal lifestyle
    • Are the decisions or actions similar or completely different to what occurred in the past?
    • Has enough progress been made since your event or have we regressed?
    • Is history cyclical?

II. On-line Research

Excellent Resources

A. Lancer Library – Google Lancer Library or go directly to
1. This gives you direct links to the Ottawa Public Library, and Online Databases

B. Ottawa Public Library Online ****
This is a valuable source for free online databases. 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”
Browse all databases (menu on left).
Canadian Newsstand
E-library Canada - choose “newspaper
Canadian Periodical Index
Canadian Reference Centre
Discovering Collection
National Newspaper Index

Google Timeline

Steps for using Infotrac

a. Enter trillium in the ID box
b. Click the continue box on the Gale Database page
c. Click Advanced Search on the yellow tabs at the top of the page
d. In the limit results section, click the to documents with full text box (this limits your research to sources where you can print the full article)
e. Enter your topic in the search boxes. Use entire document in the drop down menu to the right.
f. For this project, Student Edition , Browse subjects, Advanced Search, “Canada at War” , “News” Tab
g. You can choose from Magazines, Academic Journals, Books, News, Multimedia using the tabs at the top of the results page.


Gale’s Infotrac Databases

Gale’s Infotrac databases are linked to the library’s on-line resources page (****>On-line Resources). Enter “trillium” as your password. These instructions refer specifically to Infotrac Power Search but similar principles apply to many other databases.

This example illustrates a search on Olympics.

1) Search the “Entire document” rather than subject or keyword if you want to maximize the quantity of your results.

2) Limit your results “to documents with full text” so you can actually access the article.

3) Limit the publication date to ensure that the results meet the criteria for your assignment.

4) Use advanced search options to narrow your search and eliminate irrelevant results using “not”. Remember to search the entire document to maximize the number of results.

5) Make a conscious choice of the search type. Search “Entire Document” to catch all references to your search terms. Choose “Keyword” or “Subject” to narrow your search to articles with more direct relevance. Try a variety of combinations of keywords.

6) Check the tabs above your result list. Note that there are very few results for “Books” in this list but a huge number of results if the “News” tab was clicked. By narrowing your search to “Peer Reviewed” you will only search academic journals.

7) Scan the results list for articles with title that sound appropriate. If you find many irrelevant results consider re-doing the search and excluding (using “not”) a term that is common to many of the irrelevant results. Note that the citation indicates the source of the article and its length. Save time; an article can be skipped if it is too short or too long or comes from a publication from outside your field of interest.

8) Consider creating a “Search Alert” to notify you when new results for a good search become available.