In this section, you’ll be considering how experiences are different for children and youth today compared to the experiences from decades ago. The impact and integration of technology used daily by children, for example, is a clear example of how times have changed.
Personal Judgement: Understanding the conflict with the cover of Girls’ Life magazine. Is the actual magazine cover on the left dangerous to girls and gender norms?
Before Watching Your Documentary: you should approach a documentary differently than you approach watching a movie. If you’re not experienced with that difference, the following articles will help you understand the difference.
The Social Dilemma: Social media is consumed in large amounts by youth, but uses manipulative methods to impact their behaviours.
Generation Like: Product marketing firms use advertising techniques on youth and teens who are not consumer aware to understand how they are influenced by these pressures.
Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? : Children and their parents are more-than-ever experiencing gender dysphoria and seeking Psychologist help. A controversial doctor claims children eventually overcome their desire for medical transitions.
Sugar Crash: Children are over-consuming sugar at rates never before witnessed. Documentary looks at the likely long-term effects to come.
If you pursue post-secondary education, the odds are you’ll have to develop a piece of writing that requires in-text citations and a Works Cited page. Here are some resources to use as a guide for that:
With more and more scholarly work being posted on the Internet, you may have to cite research you have completed in virtual environments. While many sources on the Internet should not be used for scholarly work (reference the OWL’s Evaluating Sources of Information resource), some Web sources are perfectly acceptable for research. When creating in-text citations for electronic, film, or Internet sources, remember that your citation must reference the source in your Works Cited.
Sometimes writers are confused with how to craft parenthetical citations for electronic sources because of the absence of page numbers, but often, these sorts of entries do not require a page number in the parenthetical citation. For electronic and Internet sources, follow the following guidelines:
Include in the text the first item that appears in the Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (e.g. author name, article name, website name, film name).
You do not need to give paragraph numbers or page numbers based on your Web browser’s print preview function.
Unless you must list the Web site name in the signal phrase in order to get the reader to the appropriate entry, do not include URLs in-text. Only provide partial URLs such as when the name of the site includes, for example, a domain name, like CNN.com or Forbes.com as opposed to writing out http://www.cnn.com or http://www.forbes.com.
Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.
Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.
Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.
Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
List page numbers of sources efficiently, when needed. If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages 225 through 250, list the page numbers on your Works Cited page as 225-250. Note that MLA style uses a hyphen in a span of pages.
If you’re citing an article or a publication that was originally issued in print form but that you retrieved from an online database, you should type the online database name in italics. You do not need to provide subscription information in addition to the database name.
You’ve done research projects before, where you gathered data on a topic to learn more about it. The end result of that process was learning and possibly a summary of facts.
You’re about to do an Inquiry Project; this is different.
begins with a specific question on a topic you want to learn more about
it can be from a number of question options offered or one you develop on your own
from your research on that specific question, the goal is to find the answer and form a personal conclusion/judgement on the topic.
We’ve studied the number of ways Canada is a democracy. Your inquiry project will relate to democracy in some way, either related to Canada, in comparison of one country to Canada, or studying another country entirely.
The list of questions offered to help you get started in your thinking: (The red font indicates someone’s picked this topic.)
In comparing qualities of Canada to another country of the world, what makes Canada a better democracy than the other country?
Consider whether all countries in the world should be democracies. (Luke)
Democracy is faltering in the international community; it’s weaker now than it’s been in ten years. Why is that?
What is changing in Poland (Luke), Turkey, Hungary (Ayslee) or Venezuela (Connor) to jeopardize their democracy rating on the index?
Some countries are rated to have lower freedom levels of their citizens. Pick one of these countries and find out what indicators exist to claim those citizens have a lower level of freedom?
Is Canada (currently or within the last decade) improving or sliding on the index as a democracy? (Jaxon)
Part of being a democracy is protecting the rights of citizens; when and how has Canada failed to protect citizens?(Lexi)
Is Canada currently or has it ever violated the human rights of Canadians? (Cameron)
What would make Canada more democratic on the index scale? (There are currently 5 other countries listed as more democratic than Canada.)
How is the quality of life of a Canadian in a highly democratic nation different from the quality of life of a citizen in a flawed democracy or authoritarian country? (Macey)
Myanmar was growing towards a democracy in the last few years, but many believe it has failed and stalled. What was changing in that country and is hope lost for the future of democracy for those people?
In 2004, I lived with teachers in Prince Albert who taught at the Carlton High School. They were Ukranian and I recall them being concerned with an upcoming leadership election in the Ukraine. There were concerns of political corruption or interference, so several people worldwide were selected to go to the Ukraine to “monitor” and be witness to that election to be able to report back to the global community about the fairness of the election. The father of the family I stayed with travelled there to be one of these witnesses. It was around the same time that one political leader of the Ukraine was potentially poisoned – it caused clear damage to his face and body. As someone unfamiliar with stories from other countries, you may be surprised to learn of such corruption. It makes us more appreciative of Canada’s rule of law.
Now, 14 years after his poisoning, this former Ukrainian president has shared his reflections of his experience.