This is a paper that is focusing on the student to Use the concept of ‘nation-building’ to examine how processes of inclusion and shape the geographies of Canada.
Given that this assignment is designed to support the course learning outcomes, I recommend you keep them in mind as you think about your approach to this assignment:
Use the concept of ‘nation-building’ to examine how processes of inclusion and exclusion shape the geographies of Canada.
Secondly, employ core geographic concepts such as place, scale, boundaries, and geographic imaginaries to examine understandings and experiences of Canada.
Thirdly, apply knowledge of the historical geographies of Canada to contextualize contemporary debates
Fourthly, express an informed opinion on controversial topics using geographic insights
Examine your own role in shaping the geographies of Canada
Lastly, develop research and communication skills applicable beyond this course, including critical reading, effective writing, and interpersonal communication
In this course, we are examining the Geographies of Canada through the lens of nationalism and nation-building. This means different things to different people – and engaging with as many different narratives of what ‘the nation’ is and how it is experienced is crucial to one’s understanding of how ‘Canada’ functions both as an idea and as a process with material effects. For this reason, you will write a critical review of a film related to specific experiences and narratives of Canada.
short film link: https://www.nfb.ca/film/nipawistamasowin-we-will-stand-up/
The first part of your review (approximately 1-1.5 pages) should be a description of the film. Be as succinct as possible, prioritizing the points that will be most relevant to your subsequent analysis.
The main portion of your review is the critical analysis (approximately 4-5 pages). This section should begin with an introductory paragraph that lays out your thesis – your analysis of how the producer/director discusses and/or portrays processes of nation-building. For the body of this section, draw upon the guiding questions from the previous section for other ideas of things to include in your analysis.