Grade 11 English: Social Injustice ISU
Your culminating activity for the course will provide you with the opportunity to contribute your voice to this collective voice, delivered in the form of a TED Talk. It will allow you to research a social injustice issue of your own choice, affecting victims in a part of the world that is meaningful to you, and “expose” this issue to your peers.Your Task: To compose and present a TED Talk (of approximately 5 minutes) on a social injustice topic of your choice.
Purpose: To educate your classmates on a global social injustice issue and persuade them to take action to address it.Audience: Grade 11 Students
Tone: Serious, Persuasive, Impassioned
Mood: Enlightened, Inspired
Form of Organization: Persuasive
Methods of Development: Your choice
Suggested topics include:
Lack of Access to Clean Water
Human Rights Violations
You are required to use a minimum of four different sources:
Text-based (for example: books, encyclopedias, newspaper and periodical articles)
Electronic Subscription Source (for example: websites, EBSCO Host Web, scholarly databases)
All research sources must be listed on an Annotated* Works Cited page (to be submitted at a set time prior to your presentation).
*An “annotation” is a brief (4 – 5 sentences) explanation of the importance of a source, which accompanies the entries on your works cited page.
Four of the entries on your Works Cited list must be annotated, including a brief summary of the source and how it was critical in helping you argue your main points.
- Amnesty International Report (REF 323.49 AMN 2015-2016)
- Human Rights Watch World Report (REF 323.4905 HUM 2017)
- State of the World: a WorldWatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society (REF 338.9 STA 2016)
- Various books on making podcasts, advertisements and speeches. (006.7876; 659.1; 808.51)
- Various books related to many social justice issues (300s; Look specifically at 305-306; 323)
- Academic OneFile (Search terms: "Enter topic keywords, eg. Access to Healthcare; then narrow results by Content Types and Subjects (main topic of available sources in the search results) on the right side of the results page")
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (Search terms: "Enter topic keywords, eg. Human Rights China; then limit by Document Type and Subject (overview of the main issue being discussed in large articles) on the right side of the results page.")
- Explora Canada Student Search 6-12 (Search terms: "Enter topic keywords, eg. Human Rights Violations; then limit by Source Types on left-hand column of the search results page.")
- Britannica Library Reference Center (Search terms: "Enter topic keywords, eg. Modern Slavery; then select type of resources by clicking on the related blue circles to the left of the search results")
- Centre for Social Justice: Key Issues
- United Nations Human Rights: Office of the High Commissioner: Issues
- United Nations Human Rights: Office of the High Commissioner: Human Rights by Country