Your task is to research the assigned topic and present information to your classmates in a format of your choosing.
Your research project must:
- Thoroughly explain the historical event (go deep!)
- Establish two or more connections to nation/nationalism
- EVALUATE the impact the event had on national unity, both historically and now
- Demonstrate an appreciation for Quebecois/Francophone
- Cite your sources in CHICAGO/Turabian style
YOU MUST SUBMIT, VIA EMAIL, A RESEARCH PROPOSAL OUTLINING YOUR TOP 3 CHOICES AND WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THEM. PROPOSALS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THAT DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE ON THE TOPIC AND RAISES AN INTERESTING QUESTION TO ANSWER.
Topics you will be assigned from…
- Founding of French Canada (Champlain/Cartier) –
- The Acadian Expulsion –
- Manitoba Schools Question
- Execution of Louis Riel –
- Conscription Crisis –
- Premier Duplessis and the Quebec nation –
- Royal Commission on Biculturalism and Bilingualism –
- FLQ Crisis (October Crisis) –
- Quiet Revolution –
- 1980 Referendum –
- Night of the Long Knives: 1982 Constitution –
- Attempts at changing constitution – Charlottetown and Meech Lake
- 1995 Referendum + Clarity Act –
- Bloc Quebecois: The Official Opposition
- Recent Separatism & Modern Leaders (Pauline Marois, YFB) –
- 2006 Harper Statement on Quebec Nationalism –
- La Meute and the Right –
PEER REVIEW QUESTIONS:
- While only reading, viewing, or watching the materials, is the thrust of the research clear and evident?
- Connections to nation/nationalism are easily identified and appropriate. There are at least two.
- The implications of national unity are clearly made.
- Are the words all the writer’s own? Where they aren’t, are they clearly and properly cited?
- Are citations in the appropriate style?
-1: Evaluate the 3 most significant moments in the formation of a Quebec nation in Canada, THEN write a persuasive thesis statement as if this was the basis for an essay.
-2/-4:List and describe the 8 most important moments in the development of the Quebecois nation.