Indigenous People

Topics: Blog, Calgary, Newspaper Pages: 4 (810 words) Published: September 29, 2013
Blog Assignment
Value: 30% of final grade

The main project for the semester is a blog that students will create and maintain about a current event related to indigenous people in Canada. Students must make at least three blog posts during the course of the semester. Each post is worth 10% of your grade for the blog assignment.

What is a blog?
A blog is an online forum for sharing information about a specific topic or theme. The word “blog” is a combination of the words “web” and “log,” so you can think of it as an online log of information. Each log entry is called a post. Each post focuses on a particular aspect of the larger theme and is normally written like a diary entry using a first person narrative. See our Blackboard site for an example blog.

I expect most students will make written blogs using the blog software on our Blackboard site. However, students can also make recorded blogs, either audio podcasts or video blogs. Talk to me if you want to go this route.

Blog Post #1 – Current Events
Due: Sep. 25

For the first blog post, students will identify at least two sources that document a recent current event related to Indigenous people in Canada. These sources can be newspaper articles, news video clips, blog posts, website entries, etc. The current event must have happened within the last five years (since 2008).

The blog post must summarise each event, including the following information: What happened?
When and where did it happen?
Who are the main players involved?
Why did it happen (or why does the author think it happened)? Where is the source from?
Who is the author of the source?

NOTE: do not simply answer these questions. Craft the information into a coherent and engaging blog post.

These blog posts should be at least 150 words per source/event and include links to the sources.

Blog Post #2 – The Back Story
Due: Oct. 23

Choose a current event from the first blog post exercise (this can be...
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