Comment on Independant Investigation #2 by mrmorris

Caitlin,
A very intriguing and in-depth discussion of how the War of 1812 directly and indirectly helped to shape and solidify America’s political climate — you show a deep ability to consider cause and consequence, as well as continuity and change over time! Having never lived in America, much of the connections you make are quite new to me, so it is safe to say that I learned a lot. Keep pushing yourself to share interests from your own unique background, we are all better for it. Just as a reminder, remember to read closely over your writing for minor typographical errors throughout. Thank you so much for your hard work!

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Comment on Independent investigations #2 by mrmorris

Shubham,
Great work considering multiple perspectives throughout this final independent investigation. I agree that the longterm consequences of Brock’s death were felt very differently by both the Americans and British at the time. During your research did you find any information on how Brock’s death was viewed at the time, as opposed to how it is viewed now? You might want to consider this when looking closely at continuity and change. I am very intrigued by this idea of Tecumseh surviving if Brock had not be killed — what evidence might you use to further strengthen this argument? Overall solid work!

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Comment on Independent Investigation #2: To what extent did Tecumseh’s heroic role in the War of 1812 impact the future of the indigenous people of Canada? by mrmorris

Mia, an excellent final independent investigation of the year! Thank you so much for taking a critical, yet respectful, stance on the treatment of Tecumseh and indigenous peoples in Canada. I agree that Tecumseh’s efforts are not easily judged in terms of simple positive and negative benefits, but you make some compelling arguments for both perspectives. Overall this work shows a deep ability to consider historical perspectives, make ethical judgements, and explore the causes and consequences of Tecumseh’s desire for an indigenous confederacy. Well done!

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Comment on Independent Investigation #2 by mrmorris

Kimi,
An engaging discussion of how the Battle of Crysler’s farm helped to unify early Canadians and contribute to our national identity. Your narrative is well researched and lays out the most important events quite clearly! Be very careful with your grammar here. In particular, look out for comma splices throughout. Remember that commas are used to join independent and dependent clauses and should not be used to join two independent ones. Keep up the great work.

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Comment on INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION – #2 by mrmorris

Yoonha,
A well developed and clearly expressed demonstration of your learning! I am particularly impressed with your ability to consider the ‘what ifs?’ of history, and to present clear discussion of how events are often interdependent of one another. I agree that the fall of Tecumseh dealt a huge blow to any hopes of an indigenous confederation co-existing with European powers. Thank you for your hard work here — keep delving deep into your research and asking poignant and speculative questions of the past.

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Comment on Independent Investigation #2 by mrmorris

Ashley, what an articulately written and expressed inquiry — your unique written voice really shines through this work. This DOL does a marvellous job of presenting your findings in a clear and concise manner, while also taking brief breaks to compare roles and perspectives of the past with those today. I really admire your ability to be direct in your writing, and to consider multiple perspectives in your research. Something that really stuck with me in this piece is your discussion of how “black people continue to be slaves to the world’s stigmas and prejudicial roles in society,” as well as the fact that slavery has not vanished as a practice, it has only taken new forms. This is the type of deep thinking and reflection that is necessary in the Humanities. Thank you for sharing your findings, I learned a lot!

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