Your presentation will not be a replication of your whole essay. It’s only 10 minutes. Instead, focus on the most interesting source and argument of your essay and educate the class about a particular area of research, a study, or a debate about your topic.
You must include in your slides:
1) The research question and thesis you are using for your essay.
2) At least one scholarly source (with citation) that you will discuss in depth. This source should support the reason/argument on which you are focusing in your slides.
3) A deep dive into one of your main reasons/arguments that explains its significance for your essay. Refer to your source, include quote(s), provide example(s), and supporting content such as images, maps, graphs, data and ONE (not more) video link.
Point form is fine. Please use PowerPoint or Prezi.
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- If you submit your slides (and not present in front of the class), you will be marked out of 5 (vs. 10).
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Research question Impact of racism and humiliation among students of the residential schools in Canada. Thesis Residential schools in Canada are the most racists and have an impact on the Canadian history that left major detrimental effects on the life of affected students. Author cited Talaga, T. (2017) Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City. National Best Sellers, International & World Politics, 1st Ed, pg. 99.
Racism in Canada started way back before the 18th century. It was experienced where any student who was not white or French Shin (2015) notes that It was not an unusual thing to notice students going through torture and misery. The were seen as not being equal to the rest of the students hence the reason for the discrimination.
There were many reasons that encouraged discrimination and racism. The important ones of them all were the fact that school legacies, political, and legal legacies from the schools encouraged racism. Original Canadians to have intense racism towards other students. A noticeable difference in the way these two groups of students were treated made it possible to draw the conclusion that schools had a role to play in encouraging racism.
Differences in terms of health, income, education, and social representation between Canadian students and aboriginal students was diverse proving that administration from schools also had a part to play in racism (Shin, 2015). Different authors and literature sources were used in coming up with the thesis statement as they had facts over racism in Canadian residential schools. It was evident that what was happening in residential schools was brutal that is why people decided to write about it.
Talaga T. is a renown author who wrote a book called seven fallen feathers to represent seven students who attended Thunder Bay high school and died in the process. The book provides an insight over the issues surrounding racism in Canada such as poverty and powerlessness. The main agenda with writing seven fallen feathers is that an alarm should be raised for a call of action over the death of the seven students.
Talaga believes that aboriginal students were greatly affected. The students have wasted their lives Practice what they went through and implicated it on other people. Ended up being thieves, robbers and have permanent psychological probems.
Talaga calls the Canadian government to acknowledge what happened to those seven boys who died in a residential high school yet no one came forward to report that their death was not accidental. He felt like residential schools and the government of Canada should take responsibility and be accountable for the death of the seven students. While trying to make a call of action, Talaga is not just interested in what happened to the seven students but he is trying to get justice for all those aboriginal students who went through racism in the hands of Canadians (Shin, 2015).
It was not just the seven students who were discriminated and violated, it was any other student found in a residential high school and was not white or French. Talaga feels that the fact that only the report of the seven students was reported does not mean that no other student died during that discrimination era Reports might not say it all but it is a fact that a lot of students were abused and violated.
It is the call of Talaga and other authors whose work I have used in generating my thesis that justice be done on all the students who were discriminated due to their skin color. All those students who were discriminated have gone through difficult times while trying to adjust to normal lives that it is only fair if the administration can recognize them.
Shin, H. (2015). Everyday racism in Canadian schools: ideologies of language and culture among Korean transnational students in Toronto. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 36(1), 67-79.