A Cultural Study of A Canadian Writer


  • consider various ideas, evidence, and viewpoints to expand understanding of texts, others, and self
  • discuss ways in which texts convey and challenge individual and community values, and behaviours

Study the influence that early cultural experience has on well-known Canadian writers, such as Michael Ondaatje, Timothy Findley, Margaret Laurence, and Margaret Atwood. As part of your research, electronically contact, where possible, Canadian writers of varied cultural backgrounds to discuss how their background affects their work.

Use primary sources to conduct online discussions, where possible, or read autobiographies. Use secondary sources, such as biographies or interviews, to gain more information.

Write a script for an audio podcast using the information gathered. If online discussions were possible, include the text of the discussions as an appendix.