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Incidents in Human Rights

"…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine…" Matthew 25: 39-46

Pick one of the following topics listed below. Follow the links for that topic to help you research it. These links are only the beginning. There is tons of other sites that deal with each of these topics.

Make sure you include a few things in your research.

  • What is the incident all about.
  • When it happened
  • Who was involved
    • don't forget the "good guys"
    • You need to include the "bad guys"
  • Why did it happen?
    • This is a hard question. The obvious answer is that some people were racist. Don't go with only that answer because it's too easy. Think deeper.
      • Why did the people say they did it?
      • What were they afraid of?

Pick one of the five topics listed below. Do some hunting and find at least FIVE good websites that deal with the issue to do the research on your topic.

  1. Women's Suffrage
    • Key words: Nellie McClung, Rodmond Roblin, suffrage, temperance, Prohibition, Persons Case
        • Ukrainian Internment
          • Key words: World War I, internment, camps, enemy aliens
              • Japanese Internment
                • Pearl Harbor, Japanese Canadians, Mackenzie King, internment, enemy aliens
                    • Chinese Head Tax
                      • CPR, 1885, 1923, apology
                    • Padlock Law
                      • Maurice Duplessis, Jehovah Witnesses, Communism, Igor Gouzenko

                          When you've gathered all this information, put it together on a poster/Power Point presentation that you may present to the rest of the class. The poster should include:

                          • A big heading on top to show what your topic is. A title page would be the obvious choice for PowerPoint/
                          •  Major ideas that you've researched.
                            • There should be at least 5 of these headings or a minimum of five pages (plus the title page) for a PowerPoint.
                          • A few sentences below each idea/on each slide to explain what it's about.
                          • Pictures of all the major players in the event.


                          1. Enough pages/sections 5 marks
                          2. Appropriate pictures on each page 5 marks
                          3. Appropriate quality and quantity of content on each page 5 marks
                          4. A page (section) listing your sources. 5 marks
                          James Dykstra,
                          Nov 26, 2010, 10:18 AM