Any topic (writer’s choice)

The former Canadian Museum of Civilization is currently being redeveloped as the Canadian Museum of History.

Read: Kate Taylor, The new Canadian Museum of History: Whose history will it tell? Globe and Mail 16 December 2012 opens in new window

You have been asked to help craft the new exhibits for this museum which tell the story of Canadas past. You are to develop an exhibit plan which outlines the framework for the exploration of an important aspect of Canadas history. The topic of your exhibit plan should be based on one unit from our course.

You may draw on course materials, videos and readings as well as any other relevant (academic) material on the topic.

Your exhibit plan could take a number of different forms. It could be a written submission, similar to an essay; it could be a different design of your own interpretation for example a blog, web site, video or PowerPoint presentation. The primary focus of your exhibit plan is to explain why your topic is important to Canadian history, what your exhibit will address, why such an exhibit is proposed, what ideas you wish to convey and why you want to convey them.

Major Assignment:

The major assignment itself will be a more detailed version of your outline, expanding on the what, why and how of your outline. You are not being asked to complete an exhibit but rather the proposed framework.

This assignment is worth 30% of your final grade. If you choose to write an essay it should be approximately 6-8 pages double-spaced (1,500-2,000 words) not including appendices, which may include pictures, artifacts and other visual images such as maps adhering to copyright compliance. A web site medium or other mode of communication should include a similar amount of content and be approved at the outline submission stage.

Be sure to cite your sources using Conestoga APA style.