Monday March 4 – The Danger of a Single Story

  1. DON’T FORGET ABOUT Making a Difference project – will need to have a plan ready to explain by March 27
  2. Random Acts of Kindness – ALSO DUE March 27
    1. Don’t forget – firm deadline
    2. Take photos – how do I create a group site?
    3. Explain what you did – when, where, for whom
    4. These should not be all put up on the last day – aim for one per week
  3. finish ppt from last class
  4. Watch video – Danger of a Single Story
    1. The Danger of a Single Story questions
  5. Read Polar Opposites ESSAY OR  Racism has no color ESSAY
    1.  After reading the essay summarize the key points made by the author, focusing largely on the idea of stereotypes and the single story as raised by Chimamanda Adichie in the Ted Talk we watched 
    2. This should be about 175-200 words and is worth 15 marks.


Monday May 29 – Making a difference in the world of child labour

  1. please give Mrs. Spencer your slavery number
  4. complete Questions on Fairphone by going to
  5. See Assignment below…

The world is committed to ending child labour by 2025

In 2015, UN member states adopted 17 Global Goals for sustainable development, including goal 8.7 to end all forms of forced labour, modern slavery and child labour by 2025. Eliminating child labour will help address poverty, strengthen economies and positively influence education, health and protection systems worldwide.


Find  5 different ways we can actually make a difference in the world child labour

  1. These need to be SPECIFIC things that a person here in Duncan can do
  2. Include about a 50 -60 word explanation IN YOUR OWN WORDS for EACH of the 5 ways (in total you will have 250-300 words)
    1. Make sure you consider  how you can make it EASY for them to make a difference!
  3. You might consider ideas that can also be used in our major project, so you kill two birds with one stone 😉

For example (and you can’t use mine 🙂 ):

You can purchase fair trade items.  Some places in Victoria that sell fair trade are Level Ground Trading Company , Ten Thousand Villages and Peace Freaks Ethical Clothing.  These stores sell coffee,  spices, tea, dried fruits, clothing made from bamboo / cotton/ hemp, decorative items, jewellery, dishes, and much more!


Support a child via a charity organization.  To know which charities are the “best” to support, go to  World Vision Canada and Plan Canada both score an “A-” and are considered two of the best.  Even better is Unicef Canada – Unicef is actually the world’s leading child-focused humanitarian organization, working in 192 different countries. 

Wed May 3 – Human Trafficking and Pornography