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Refer to your textbook Clark, Bruce and John Wallace. Global
Connections: Canadian and World Issues. Prentice Hall,
Toronto 2003 ISBN: 0-13-041067-5. Answer all
questions in complete sentences and include part of the
question in each of your answers.
In Class Debate
Make sure that you complete all of
the following assignment and print out your debating
resources before our debate on
You will be marked
on the following:
show up five minutes before class begins
(minus 1 mark for every minute not present)
concise notes with references for 3 topics Thinking
Debating Skills- 1
mark for every intelligent point or question.
Application up to __40 marks
Reflection- clear obervations and concise notes taken
Thinking __15 marks
The debate will be chaired
by a student from the class. Another student will keep track
as a scorekeeper. Both of these students will receive the
same mark as the highest scoring debater.
Research using our
textbook, books and web sites to gather information on the
following topic statements. Write or type your notes. Show
embedded citations and produce a bibliography
of resources you used.
1. Why should
your topic for your Culminating
Unit for Canadian and World
receive government and media attention? How should money,
resources and people be assigned to help resolve the
issue outlined in your CU? Bring your notes and the final
copy of your CU.
2. Why is water a
human right? Who is threatening this
3. Why and how should
developed countries help developing countries find and
maintain clean drinking water?
Point of View
Choose the point of view you will take before
beginning your research on this water topic. Select
one (1) of the following:
representative from a transnational corporation
(name the company)
b) government official (municipal,
provincial/state or federal)
c) leader for an NGO (non-governmental
see < www.ngos.net/ngowebsites.html>
d) leader from a United Nations committee (name
Visit this page
and click on the links below
Part A: Textbook
Connections: Canadian and World Issues".
a) Make point form jot notes on water issues in the
world. Text pp 264- 281.
b) Answer questions #1-5 on page 282.
Part B: Articles to
Read and make jot notes from the artciles Handed out in
Right to Water: The Campaign for a United Nations
Is A Human Right
Right to Water is a Human
Part C: Web
a) Visit and read "Water for Profit" at CBC web
Summarize in a page how the multinationals are taking
control of water.
b) Water Is A Human Right
from the Council for Canadians
c) Ban Sale of Water for
Profit from National Geographic
d) The Blue Planet
Project < http://www.blueplanetproject.net/about.html>
Write a report and
answer the following questions:
1. Reflect on what you learned and disagreed with during the
debate. What made you pleased, angry or confused? Why?
(T=___/ 4 marks)
2. Reflect on the
communication skills of the effective debaters. In a few
sentences, outline the importance and role of each of the
following during a debate. (T= ___/ 11 marks)
Also refer to <
and < www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/3211/debating.html>
a) Preparation and
b) Dress and Appearance
c) Talking Speed
g) Language/Slang/fowl words
i) Listening to Others
j) Body Language
k) Eye Contact
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