Thursday March 21st
Period 3 – CHV2O
Mr. Laan’s class is coming in to work on their Case Study Assignment.
Researching an individual is much different than researching a theme or a topic. We’d suggest using the following resources.
The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.
Biographi.ca – This sources provides biographies on Canadians of note. Definitely a prime source of information.
Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library.
Resources for the CHV2O Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, Canadian Points of View and Global Issues in Context.
Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12.
In some cases, using Google might be a good bet. Many groups & organizations may have their own websites. Look for .org & .com. Ask yourself the following questions though…
- Who created the information you’re using? Are they a trustworthy source? Why or why not?
- When was the information created? Is it out of date or premature maybe?
- Is there any implicit (or explicit) bias that you should take into account?
Finding the official website for Black Lives Matter, for example, will be a great place to get information about the movement, but for a balanced approach you should also use newspaper media and other analysis from reputable sources.
Remember where to find help creating footnotes and Bibliography in Chicago form.
You may need to refer to Laurier’s handy Chicago Style handout. The file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.