What is Canada's real opinion of America?
I don't just mean its tourist traps or its politics. But like, the whole Sha-bang. And I really don't want canned media-induced responses. I mean, I know CNN is opinionated out the wazoo, and thus influences those who watch it. But what is YOUR real opinion? What do you think of the States and everything about it?
Please post your real, honest-to-goodness, nitty-gritty feelings...I'm really going to use these as cited opinions in my report. Thank you so much in advance!
(My actual assignment: )
Write an essay (600-1000 words) Analyzing and Responding to another country's perceptions of America. Cite at least three sources. This essay is worth 20% of your final course grade. Remember when Analyzing, don't just report the facts. Do a little reporting but also figure out why they may think this. Responding should be considered in this format: "The people of this country think this because of that and I think that...etc.
You are encouraged to Google the country itself and learn about its facts, crops, population percentages, etc. But keep in mind information taken in this fashion will be very generic and not in-depth. Students are highly encouraged to go farther. Angles to take: find a personal attachment, pretend for a few days that you are traveling there as a tourist during your research, CIA fact pages on the internet for basic information, chatrooms and forums for real opinions, etc.
Rough Draft due Wednesday 02/22
Final Draft due Wednesday 03/01
Your Selected Country: Canada