PLANNING AND DEVELOPING YOUR INQUIRY
My topic is: Chinese Immigrants and the Building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (Grade 8 Canadian History)
My “rich” questions to explore and research are:
(1) Why might the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway be so important that poor treatment of Chinese immigrants was allowed (and encouraged)?
(2) How can we, as Canadians today, prevent abuse and inequality towards immigrants in our society from taking place?
(3) What could students today do to recognize and honour the incredible (and traumatic) story of Chinese immigrants used during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway?
My presentation choice (from the multiple intelligence choice board) is:
- a television news broadcast
Sources (i.e. books, websites) I will use to research on my topic are:
AFTER PRESENTING YOUR INQUIRY – SELF REFLECTION
(1)What went well (in your presentation and/or when researching)?
(2)How can you improve for your next inquiry project?
(3)What did you learn from this inquiry?
*Sample for teacher guidance
During Neilʼs 9 years of teaching experience, he has taught in London, England; Ontario; public and private schools; elementary and secondary; junior; intermediate; core french; developmental skills; and now junior gifted (grades 4,5,6). He is a Reading Specialist that has been incorporating technology in his practice consistently throughout his career. Neil has recently published his first book entitled “Ignite. Incite. Inspire.” – Examining 21st Century Issues in Education, which is a collection of teaching articles and posts written from January to December 2011.