GGR 241 Geographies of Social Urban Exclusion Essay

By December 2, 2018Academic Papers
Discipline
Geography
Assignment Type
essay
Course Name
Geographies of Social Urban Exclusion
Assignment Subject
Assignment #1: Toronto’s First Story
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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY University of Toronto
GGR 241 GEOGRAPHIES OF SOCIAL URBAN EXCLUSION WINTER 2017
ASSIGNMENT #1 – Toronto’s First Story – Due February 3, 2017
Submit on Blackboard and Turnitin by midnight as Word doc.
Please title LASTNAMEFIRSTNAME1
The Toronto area has been used by and been the home of indigenous peoples for many hundreds of years. The First Story App, created in 2012 maps over 50 locations in the Toronto area that are significant for Toronto history in relation to Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.
You will be writing a six-page paper that explores one of these histories. To begin the research, download the First Story App (it’s free) onto a smartphone. This App has been created by the Toronto Native History Project to explore Toronto indigenous histories. Choose one of the locations on the map and visit it in person. Read the information about the site from The First Story App and take pictures of the site.
Your paper needs to include the following elements:
– a description of the location you have picked with two photographs you have taken for this assignment (google maps photos will not be accepted). Is there any physical evidence of the story on site?
– a brief summation, in your own words, of the historical information provided by the First Story App
– a literature review of the subject matter. Research to see how much information (if any) you can find from other sources about the story you have picked. Depending on your choice you may find extensive information or very little. Pick what you feel is the top source and compare it to the way it is described in the First Story App. How does it differ not only in content but choice of language and inclusion of indigenous content?
– are there any themes of Eurocentricification, cultural coloniality and modernity discussed in “Coloniality and Modernity/Rationality” by Anibal Quijano (assigned for the first week of the course) that relate to the story you have picked and the way it is described across the literatures?
You are expected to submit a 6 page double spaced Word document (including embedded photos) plus a bibliography onto Blackboard AND through Turnitin.com. If you choose not to use Turninit you are required to provide an annotated bibliography.
If you do not have a Smartphone or are unable to visit one of the sites I will have a limited number of handouts that can be used instead. Please come and see me during office hours to pick up one of them.
The assignment will be graded based first on your ability to synthesize the information from First Story, your site visit and on your ability to connect this information to the broader history and concepts of coloniality as they are outlined in. “Coloniality and Modernity/Rationality,” by Anibal Quijano.

Originally posted 2017-10-10 18:26:40.

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