Summary of the assignment and learning objectives:
For this project, my group created a PowerPoint on Indigenous women’s rights. We worked together on a shared Word document to gather information from reliable sources about how Indigenous women are treated in today’s society. We then split up the work and created a PowerPoint and script for our presentation to the class. At the end, we all made a works cited page for all of our sources using the “reference” tool in Word.
I look at controversial issues or topics from opposed perspectives to gain a more complete understanding (12)
For this assignment, I had to look at the issue of Indigenous women’s rights through several perspectives. I researched the various ways we can view this issue, and although it was hard for me to be unbiased, I tried to go into it with an open mind. I researched the different ways the government has approached the issue, even when I disagreed with several of the opinions. I looked at statistics and information to back up each viewpoint when possible, to get a better understanding of why people have conflicting viewpoints on this controversial topic.
I go beyond google and use databases to find scholarly research sources (11)
To find sources that were reliable and unbiased, I looked in the school library online. I used sources like The Globe and Mail and The Canadian Encyclopedia, as well as other reliable news sources, for the majority of my research. We also made sure that all the sources were current so that we could confirm that the information was more accurate. I also looked at the authors of the articles to make sure that they were credible and were informed on the topics they were writing about. We put effort into finding sources that were reliable on the school library online.
I use digital spaces to plan and execute collaborative projects with my peers (1)
To make the PowerPoint for our presentation, our group used a shared PowerPoint presentation on Office 365. We were each responsible for two or three slides, and the shared PowerPoint presentation was a good way for us to all collaborate on the same presentation, while still having our own slides. We were also able to make our separate parts, while still maintaining consistency between slides by having the same background and format. We also had a shared Word document for us to put our script. On that document, we were able to see what the others in the group were going to say so that we did not repeat information.
My work demonstrates a positive, productive, and empathetic worldview (15)
For this project, we were bringing awareness to the issue of Indigenous women’s rights and the large number of Indigenous women who are murdered and go missing each year. We were also showing the different viewpoints of certain governments, and we explained what we can do to improve this situation. In the presentation, we informed the audience of the problem based on statistics and without bias, as well as explaining how different government have reacted to this issue, which was giving an empathetic worldview. Then, we gave examples of what we can do to improve the situation, which was a positive way to raise awareness and help this problem.