Creating an Annotated Bibliography ASSIGNMENT 5.6
Annotated Bibliography Learning Target(s): The examination of First Peoples cultures and lived experiences through text builds understanding of Canadians’ responsibilities in relation to Reconciliation. Express and support an opinion with evidence.
Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to analyze ideas within, between, and beyond texts. Use information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources. Task: For this assignment, you will complete an annotated bibliography after conducting research focused on an essential question about Aboriginal Reconciliation; examining and summarizing the resources you find and how it pertains to the research topic in the essential question.
Essential Question: Which historically significant events and people in Canadian history indicate the most progress towards, or decline from Truth and Reconciliation for Canada’s Indigenous people? Your goal is to collect information as it pertains to and answers this essential question.
Try and find at least 5 historically significant events and/or people that you can use for the purposes of the essential question. A good place to start might be by looking at some of the databases and online resources that we have available on our digital learning commons site. Your Annotated Bibliography should include: an introduction that introduces your focused topic 5 sources (website, article, video, book, magazine, etc.).
For each reference source, you will write a short 150 word summary about the value and relevance of the source. 5 properly formatted citations Use MLA format (see handout or the Purdue Online Writing Lab). Annotated Bibliography Tips
1. In your 150 word write up, discuss how this source was useful in writing your hypothetical research project. Be very specific for each resource. Try and find sources that compliment one another, providing additional information with each resource.
Your 5 paragraphs should not be so similar in content that you are repeating yourself constantly.
2. Start off your paragraph by identifying the type of resource. For example, This magazine article described the potential for the career of an accountant. Specifically, it stated that there is a rising need for international accountants and managers of money in foreign funds. Etc. etc. This on-line cd rom described all the different careers that could result from a geography degree. I found this source useful because…
3.Remember, you are writing paragraphs which means you need to use all of your writing tools (grammar,, spelling, punctuation, transitions, sentence variety, etc.) Also, watch your mechanics. Some common mistakes include: vague pronoun use, misplaced modifiers, parallel structure, passive and active voice capitalize Internet, hyphen use
4. To help keep yourself organized, you might follow this template Assessment: Below you will find the exemplary criteria used to assess the assignment.
Learning Target: Exemplary (6/6): Exemplary comprehension of the task and clear accomplishment of the objective. Student demonstrates a comprehensive examination of the lived experiences of Canada’s First Peoples and the responsibility of Canadians in relation to Reconciliation. Through their research students are able to express their opinion and demonstrate their ability to reflect, support, analyze and synthesize information within, between and beyond texts from a variety of sources.
Written Expression: Exemplary (6/6): Sentence structure and vocabulary are varied, skillfully written, and carefully chosen. Work has been proofread and there are few or no errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar.
Content contributes to the essential question and makes insightful connections with logical organization. Submission: Use the “5.6 Annotated Bibliography” link on the main page of this section of the course to upload your assignment to your teacher for marking. Estimated Allotted Time: 2 hours
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