Socials Assignment: Part Time Indian (PTI) Presentation
Before we read Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, our class was put into multiple groups. We all received a topic that related to the book, and were asked to do research on the topic, as well as to create a PowerPoint presentation about it. My group and I got the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as our topic. After doing extensive research, my group decided to present our PowerPoint in a debate format to add some engagement to our presentation.
Communication and Collaboration:
1.I use digital spaces to plan and execute collaborative projects with my peers.
In this project, my class was split into groups of 4. As we were creating a PowerPoint presentation, we used PowerPoint online to collaboratively work on creating it. We also used other digital spaces, such as Word Online, so all of our groups research would be together. We used even more different digital spaces such as outlook to effectively communicate with each other. Using this digital spaces, we collaboratively planned and executed our final presentation.
Research and Information Literacy:
11.I go beyond google and use databases to find scholarly research sources.
When doing this project, we mostly used databases to do our research. We found databases on the Gleneagle library, and the database we used the most was Gale Canada in Context. This database allowed us to bet a Canadian perspective on our topic, and it also allowed us access to scholarly research sources.
12.I look at controversial issues or topics from opposed perspectives to gain a more complete understanding.
Out topic of the truth and reconciliation commission was very controversial. It got us asking many questions like should we try to reconcile with the first nations, how can we make up for what happened in the past, and should we even give the first nation anything? To help us get a better understanding of these questions and our topic, we created our presentation in a debate style. Different people argued different sides of the topic, so we could get multiple perspectives on it, and get a better understanding of different worldviews.
13.I attribute credit to ideas that are not my own by preparing a Bibliography/Works Cited and by using in-text citation.
On the second to last slide on our PowerPoint (see top for link), we have all of our research sources properly cited. This gives credit for some of our ideas. Also, on the last slide, we have all the links for our images.