The Project Brief:


In this project you will be working in groups made up of a few students from Mr O'Carroll's Class and a few students from Mr D'Aguiar's Class. Each group will be assigned a different topic and their project should focus on that topic and related information.

Communication and messages between members of your group should take place on the Discussion Tab of your Group Project Page. To access this click on Project Pages, then click on your group, then click the Discussion Tab at the top of your Group Page.

Any key articles or web links that you feel are useful to more than one group should be posted on the Resource Page, and tagged with the relevant category so that it easy for other people to find. You may also use the Resource Page to comment on the usefulness and objective criticisms of any links posted there.

Your project must also be a multimedia project, which means you must include at least two forms of media in your final project. These can be any two from Text Documents, Web Based Document, Video File (can be of discussions, interviews or clips), Sound Files.

Project Requirements:


Your project should cover the following areas:

1) The definition and effects of your topic.
You should explore and research into your given topic. Look at its:
  • Historical and Scientific Background.
  • Attributed positive and negative effects of the topic.
  • The impact it has on both Canada and the UK with evidenced cases.

2) The Catholic Perspective on your topic.
You should explore any relevant Catholic and Bible Teachings on your given topic. From this:
  • Describe and explain the application of each teaching.
  • Examine our Moral Responsibility for the topic after examining the teachings when taken together.

3) International Agreements made on your topic.
You should explore and research at least one international agreement that has been made on your given topic:
  • Describe and explain the aims of the agreement.
  • Examine how these aims have been met or tackled in Canada and the UK.
  • Briefly successfulness of the agreement in meeting its aims.

4) Solutions and ways to help the problems raised in your topic.
You should explore and research the possible solutions to your given topic.
  • Describe and explain ways in which people can help repair any negative effects of your topic.
  • Describe and explain ways in which people can help prevent future negative effects of your topic.
  • When examining these issues you should look at how these solutions have been developed in Canada and the UK.

Communication and Collaboration


Each group will also be awarded a possible additional 10 Marks for their final project for their Communication and Collaboration.
These marks will be assessed by Mr O'Carroll and Mr D'Aguiar and not by the Guest Judges, and will be assessed through the course of the project and at the end.

The 10 Marks are based on:
  • Communication and Collaboration of the Group in compiling the project. (4 Marks)
  • Spelling, Punctuation and use of Grammar in the final project. (3 Marks)
  • The academic style and referencing of sources in the final project. (3 Marks)

Details of how these will be assessed and how the marks will be awarded can be found on the Communication and Collaboration page.

Problems or Questions


If you have any questions or problems with these please post them in the Discussion Tab of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page so that Mr O'Carroll and Mr D'Aguiar can answer them and so that other people can see your question and answers.