Issues Unit Assignment
For this unit each student
will be looking deeper into a controversial or global issue. You
may check the document titled (ENG 4E Global Issues Ideas) if you are
having trouble thinking of an issue. With your issue you will be
completing multiple projects that will help you discover more about
your topic as well as learn many important skills.
May 1, 2007
Choose one global issue that you feel strongly about or are interested
in finding out more about.
Complete five “Level 3” activities.
Complete three “Level 2” activities.
Complete one “Level 1” activity.
Complete a title page and table of contents for your project.
Step Six: Hand in
your project to Miss Seguire by the due date.
Level 3 Activities
- Create a diorama of the
central theme that pervades your research.
- Create a chart that shows
the challenges that have arisen due to your issue and the solutions
that have been put forth so far.
- Create a set of ten
flashcards that contain words that you learned during your
research. Once you have completed the cards I will quiz you on
- Create a radio broadcast
that discusses the main issues of your topic.
- Create a scrapbook (min.
5 pages) that outlines the ideas that you have found in your research
- Write a newspaper article
that will inform the public about your global issue.
- Create a timeline of
events in relation to your issue.
- Find one person that has
been integral in the work that has been done on your issue and find out
more about them. Once you have done your research, write a one
page biography of that person.
- Write a 10 question
multiple choice quiz on your topic.
- Write a letter to someone
that could help your cause and explain your information and your
reasons for writing.
- Interview one person in
the community that has a link to your global issue.
- Create a Venn diagram
using the two most prominent issues or solutions that you found in your
- Draw a political cartoon
about your topic.
- Write a poem or song that
discusses your issue.
- Write a paragraph
discussing the pros and cons of your global issue.
Level 2 Activities
- You are now a candidate
running for the office of Member of Provincial Parliament and your
topic is one of the major campaign issues. Create a campaign
platform as well as poster to convince the people about the facts that
you have found on your topic.
- Create a board game that
teaches people about your global issue.
- Use the knowledge that
you have gained to offer five ways in which the students of PDCI could
help your global issue.
- With a partner debate the
two central themes in your research.
- Create a webpage on your
topic. Make sure that you always cite your sources and include
your own thoughts on the issue.
- Present your findings to
the class in an oral presentation with visual aids.
- Write a one page report
explaining how your global issue will affect Canada in the future.
- Create a pictorial essay
on your global issue.
- Create a “Lesson in a
Box”. The box should contain all of the material a teacher would
need to teach a one day lesson on your topic.
Level 1 Activities
- Implement one of your
ideas from level 2 option 3. Please see Miss Seguire for final
- Compose a personal essay
on the topic of your global issue. Please see Miss Seguire for a
topic related specifically to your issue.
- Find a way in which to
make the students and teachers of PDCI aware of your global issue, and
implement it. Please see Miss Seguire for final approval.