History Essay

Your exam should be a minimum of 4-5 pages in total for all three questions, double spaced, in continuous prose (not point form). You must answer all three questions the questions in your own words.

 

Please briefly cite the sources of specific information and examples in your responses. For websites, cite the website name and the section in which you located the information (e.g. “Filles du Roi: Royal Treasury”). For your text, Origins and a page reference will suffice. For seminar readings and documents from A Few Acres of Snow, the author’s surname(s) and page reference will suffice. For course notes, use a brief descriptor (e.g. class notes, October 3).

 

Begin by reviewing your class notes, reading assignments, notes on videos watched in class, and any other readings that you have done for this class, including chapters 1-7 in Origins. Next, locate the electronic publication The Virtual Museum of New France website at http://www.civilization.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/   . Explore the sections “People” and “Daily Life.”

 

Now, answer the following three questions:

 

  1. It is 1648 and you are living in a Jesuit mission in Who are you and what does your daily life involve? Has life changed for you in the last ten years? What are your concerns for the future?

Be sure to include enough specific information to support your answers.

 

  1. It is 1701 and you have recently arrived in New France from You are the only member of your family to emigrate, and you want to report back on your experiences and observations. Who are you and why did you choose to come to New France? What will you tell your family about your new life, and how it differs from life in France? Will you recommend that they join you in New France? Be sure to include enough specific information to support your answers.

 

  1. It is 1755 and you are living in You are writing a letter to your family to report on recent events in the area. Who are you and why are you in Louisbourg? What will you tell your family about your life there? What are your concerns for the future? Be sure to include enough specific information to support your answers.

 

 

 
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