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There are four parts to this project (discover, investigate, create, and present), each of equal value and importance. Each part is explained in detail below.
DISCOVER: Discover a significant person from 1713-1800 (or earlier) and write a brief, yet informative biography about this individual. What impact did this person have on New France? What did he or she accomplish? Why is this person historically significant? Was he or she involved in any scandals? You will also include an exclusive interview that consists of five inferential and evaluative questions and answers from a fictional interview that was found in historical archives. Remember that a good reporter asks hard-hitting questions that the audience eagerly wants the answers too!
INVESTIGATE: Investigate and research one significant event from 1713-1800 (or earlier), providing your reader with a detailed account of events. Compare this significant event to one from the 21st century, highlighting the similarities and differences between the two events. What were some of the key social, economic, and political issues that led to this event? Who and what was affected most by this? How and why are both events significant to the given time period?
CREATE: Research the different types of advertisements that were used in New France and create an advertisement for a product or service that was used during 1713-1800. You will then write an explanation about why this type of advertisement was created and used at the time. What can we learn from the types of products or services that were advertised at the time? How is this different from the advertisements we see today? How is it similar? What does this say about the differences in priorities and needs of people and society? Share examples to strengthen your ideas and come up with a creative way to illustrate this.
PRESENT: You have the choice to present your findings as a television news broadcast or as a newspaper feature. Your feature can include individual parts for the different time periods (i.e. two separate newspaper articles or news stories) or you may create one part that includes both time periods for each section of the assignment (i.e. one compare and contrast newspaper article or news story).