CHC2D1: Independent Study Unit
Provide the following information in your typed proposal.
Topic Proposal Criteria
General Essay Topic:
Why did you select this theme? (2 sentences)
I selected this theme because I am interested in learning about the changes of women’s rights from the 1950s to the present. In addition, learning if these changes have made a possible development socially, politically and economically and how much equity women have gained since 1950.
What do you already know about your theme? (2-3 sentences)
A campaign called the Women’s Rights Movement was created to sought and secure the rights and suffrage for women. Thus, this movement have helped women to now have the rights to vote in elections, the rights to own property, being able to earn a fair wage and are now recognized as people.
Provide two relevant sources you found from which to conduct research (apart from your textbook). Be sure to use MLA format.
For each defining moment you selected, provide approximately ½ page of notes (using all two of your sources) that describe the event factually (who, what, when, where, why). For each source, provide one commentary on how the event is significant and why the source is credible.
Provide a tentative thesis that you plan to use in your essay.
Women have made a positive progression, economically, socially, and politically since 1950.
Identify any questions you still have and/or something you don’t understand just yet about this essay/theme/ events of focus
FORMAT OF NOTES:
Defining Moment #1: Women’s Movement
Strong-boag, Veronica. ;Early Women’s Movements in Canada: 1867–1960". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 10 February 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/early-womens-movements-in-canada
(Strong- boag, 1, 2017) Notes
women’s movement started in the 19th and early-20th century
is referred to as first-wave feminist, which was a period of feminist activity
this is the first of three other histories of women’s movement in Canada (women’s movement during 1960-85 is known as second-wave feminist, movement during 1985-present is call third- or fourth-wave feminist)
it included campagnes that supported women’s suffrage, pacifism, labour and health rights
during that time, feminist activities focused on achieving legal and political equality
many Canadian women collaborated with people like themselves – middle-class women of European Origin
some groups made by these women were the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), Fédération nationale Saint-Jean-Baptiste (FNSJB)
these groups attracted the most attention from scholars
women sometimes joined men in social and political campaigns
in 1960-85 campaigns to support equality in education and employment, birth control and an end to violence against women were created
This event is significant because it shows the development of women’s right and played a part on how women have gain the rights they have today. The source is credible because it is unbiased, provided with evidence and facts to support the idea. In addition, the information is not old since it was published in 2017.
Defining Moment #2: Idle No More Movement
Strong-boag, Veronica. "Women’s Movements in Canada: 1985–present;. The Canadian Encyclopedia, 22 November 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/womens-movements-in-canada-1985present
(Strong- boag, 8, 2017) Notes
movement was created in 2012 in Canada
is a grassroot protest of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and allies against federal government
was founded by four women, three were Indigenous and one non-native ally
created for indigenous sovereignty, rights and respect for the treaties
goals were to stop environmental degradation and economic and social inequality
feminist organizations joined other feminists in demands for fairness and equality
Indigenous women were central to Canada’s mobilization of women for justice
people – Mohawk activist, lawyer and academic, Patricia Monture-Angus, say loyalty to Indigenous sovereignty and history surpass feminism
Indigenous women face issues and challenges in events of colonial and racist views
The event is significant because it was a movement created to support Indigenous women who faced issues of racism to gain social equality, rights and respect. The source is credible because the ideas are backed up with evidence and the information is considered reliable since it was published in 2017.