Final
CHC 2DF Ms. LamoureuxLibrary Research Path
WWII
Research requirements :

  • include at least five sources that are comprised of FOUR of the following (scholarly journal or article, website, book, encyclopaedia, popular writing (magazine or newspaper), primary document
  • always using proper bibliographic format
  • bibliography is on a separate piece of paper and properly organized


Keep in mind as you research:
  1. You must have 3 areas of focus and you must write notes from your sources. You must give specific examples from your research that supports your claim.
  2. You must discuss the entertainment value and your recommendations for the film.
  3. Your essay must be written in your own words. Information must not be simply 'lifted' or copied from your sources. Summarize and paraphrase the ideas and identify the sources even if you have modified the wording. Give the sources of quotations.
  4. Always use parenthetical notation to give credit for all ideas and writing that is not your own. This appears in brackets immediately after the paraphrased or quoted item (author’s last name or organization’s name, page number or other identifying location)

TIP:
Primary vs. Secondary Sources
From Charleston Library website : __http://answers.library.cofc.edu/faq/46619__
A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. Primary sources enable researchers to get as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event and or time period. Examples include:
  • ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): CASE STUDIES, Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records
  • CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art
  • RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Examples include textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, and encyclopedias.


SWL Library Resources
A. General Encyclopedia – can be a good starting point, but not acceptable for scholarly research.
B. Books and Reference Books : 940 section in the stacks and reference section
On-line Research
  1. WikiSpaces ( Sir Wil Library) You can navigate everywhere from this site. It also provides you with all the guides you will need for this assignment - academic integrity, parenthetical notation, bibliography, and links to databases. __http://swllibrary.wikispaces.com/__

2. Go to __tinyurl.com./sirwilresearch__

At home - you will need a password. It is TRILLIUM.

Click on Gale Resources : Do a full Power Search or Click on Academic Onefile, General Reference Gold, Military and Intelligence Database,
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  1. Ottawa Public Library Online: Ottawa Public Library Website : Connection to Electronic Databases https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/databases/search-all
Scholarly Articles and Journal Articles are available on these Databases and THEY ARE FREE. You can access them at school or at home and are much more reliable than the general internet. The bar code on this card is your user name and your password is the last four digits of the phone number you provided on your application.
  1. Go to the Ottawa Public Library site
  2. Sign in on the right side. You will be asked for your library card number (barcode on your card) and your password (your last four digits in your phone number.
  3. Go to the BROWSE at the top of the page and Click on “ON LINE RESOURCES”
You will have the choice of directly typing in your topic or you can “browse all featured online databases” to explore the different and interesting areas offered.

  • Use Access Video on Demand - many short clips and documentaries informative videos
  • GLOBE AND MAIL Historical
  • Other General datablases(check box for Full Text Only), Academic OneFile , General Reference Gold, Student Edition, CPIQ



WEBSITE SUGGESTIONS

Useful Websites

__http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii__

History Channel __http://www.history.ca/video/#video/search/WW%20II__
Government of Canada __http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/search__

Canadian Museum for Human Rights __https://humanrights.ca/search/site/all/World%20War%202__


__http://besthistorysites.net/ww2/__

*Amnesty International – __www.amnestyinternational.org.uk__
~Genocide Watch – __www.genocidewatch.org__
*Human Rights Watch – __www.hrw.org__
*Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) – __www.migs.concordia.ca__
Teaching Human Rights Online – __www.homepages.uc.edu/thro/index.html__

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee of Conscience – __www.ushmm.org.conscience__
University websites










Notes on the Format of the Essay
Your research paper is to be written in a formal, academic style.
Your essay must be written in your own words. Information must not be simply 'lifted' or copied from your sources. Summarize and paraphrase the ideas and identify the sources even if you have modified the wording. Give the sources of quotations.
Instructions:


1. Individually, students will review a movie from the topic list or of your choice if approved by the teacher
  1. Your essay will assess the historical accuracy(thumbs up or thumbs down) of the movie in THREE specific areas. NOTE: It is NOT a plot summary of the movie!
  2. After viewing the film, you will select 3 areas to focus on in your research. Students will then prepare a bibliography and research notes.
  3. Students will then create a research essay that clearly assesses the historical accuracy (and entertainment aspects) in specific areas of the film.

Movie Review List and Focus Areas


Areas of FocusWeapons/military strategyMedicine CostumesModes of transportationHistorical eventsCross-cultural interaction
CharactersGovernment structure/politics
SettingGeographical features
ArchitectureRole of men, women, and children is society Values and beliefs
Class structure
Technological innovations

Suggested Historical Movies:
Saving Private Ryan
Tora Tora Tora?
Swing Kids
Enemy at the Gates
Thin Red Line
Schindler’s List
Story of Anne Frank
Pearl Harbour
Life is Beautiful
Jacob the Liar
A Bridge too Far
Stalingrad
Das Boot
Valkyrie
Inglorious Bastards
Other_

Step 2 Historical Movie Essay: Bibliography (10 marks)


1. Students will create a bibliography based on resources compiled for research. Remember, your research should involve searching the library catalogues, indexes and databases, and Internet resources.



2. Criteria for bibliography:
  • Minimum of FIVE sources that are comprised of four of the following: Scholarly journal or article(online), Website, Book, Encyclopaedia / electronic media , Popular Writing (magazine or newspaper) , Primary Document
  • Typed: 12 font, Times New Roman
  • Title: Bibliography
  • Sources are listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name (if no author, then title)
  • Sources are properly formatted in MLA style with no missing information
  • Use __Citation Builder__



Level Four
(80–100%)
Level Three
(70–79%)
Level Two
(60–69%)
Level One
(50–59%)
Bibliography
(Thinking/

Inquiry)


__Citation Builder__ (use this for bibliography)
  • The bibliography applies all or almost all of the skills involved in the inquiry process by:



  • including at

    least five sources that are comprised of FOUR of the following (scholarly journal or article, website, book, encyclopaedia, popular writing (magazine or newspaper, primary document)
  • always using proper bibliographic format
  • bibliography is on a separate piece of paper
  • All sources are listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name
  • The bibliography applies most of the

    skills involved

    in the inquiry process by:

  • including at

    least five sources that are comprised of FOUR of the following (scholarly journal or article, website, book, encyclopaedia, popular writing (magazine or newspaper, primary document)
  • usually using proper bibliographic format
  • bibliography is on a separate piece of paper
  • most sources are listed in proper order
  • The bibliography applies some of the

    skills involved

    in the inquiry process by:

  • including at least four sources that are comprised of FOUR of the following (scholarly journal or article, website, book, encyclopaedia, popular writing (magazine or newspaper, primary document)
  • sometimes using proper bibliographic format
  • bibliography is on a separate piece of paper
  • some sources are listed in proper order
  • The bibliography applies some of the skills involved

    in the inquiry process by:

  • including at

    least three sources of which not

    more than two are text-books or encyclopaedias or electronic
  • seldom using proper bibliographic format
  • bibliography is on a separate piece of paper
  • sources need to be listed in proper order



CHC2PName: _

STEP 3- Easy to follow steps in retrieving research for the Movie Review 10 marks



Answer the following questions using specific examples based on your research of movie and areas of focus.

1. Movie: _
2. Answer the following questions:__



a) Is the movie historically accurate (according to your 3 chosen areas of focus)? Explain.







b) Does your research support or dispute the film’s historically accuracy? Give examples.








c) Is the movie “entertaining” to the viewer? Explain.









d) What would be your recommendations of this film? Be specific.





Area of Focus
Is the area of focus accurately portrayed in the movie? Explain
Evidence that proves argument & Source
1.


2.


3.



Step 4: Creation and submission of your essay. (40 marks)




CRITERIA FOR THE RESEARCH ESSAY:


CHC2P: Canadian History



Historical Movie Essay: Essay Step 4 Instructions





CHECKLIST
  • Essay will be approximately 750 words in length (3-4 pages)


  • Essay must be typewritten, using standard-sized paper, 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 2.5 cm border top, bottom and sides, with numbered pages (footers)

  • Essay must have a cover page with ONLY the following: title of essay; student name; teacher’s name; date (no images or pictures!!!)

  • Essay must have a finalized bibliography on a separate page (with all sources used from steps 1-5) in proper MLA format / sources listed in alpha order by author’s last name

  • Essay Step 4 (final copy) WILL NOT be accepted without the process steps 1-4

  • Essay Step 4 will be submitted online (one file with title page, essay, bibliography, rubric)
Assessment / Evaluation Breakdown:
  • Step 1: Film Proposal / Topic Selection10 marks
  • Step 2: Research Notes and Bibliography10 marks
  • Step 3: Historical research 10 marks
  • Step 4: Research Essay40 marks

TOTAL = 70 marks