Summary Of Tina Loo's Species At Risk

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In Canada one can think about the idea of something being at risk. This could be anything from the county to our own health. Although when talking about species at risk it is understood that this would have to do with animals. In this case if nothing is done to help and conserve the at risk kind then it is most likely going to go extinct. This notion can be seen in the article written by Tina Loo “Species at Risk” where she gives a twist on species at risk and says that it is the Canadian historian. This paper focuses on what it really means for the Canadian historian to be at risk and how this can be happening through a summary of the article. Also the article itself is going to be explored in the ways Loo uses evidence and how this helps …show more content…

Tina Loo writes a compelling article about species at risk with Canadian historians as the target. “Species at Risk” starts off by describing what the Canadian historian is, she used words like unique, shy and says it avoids calling attention to itself (Loo). Although the retiring nature it is innately curious and she explains the historian may be navigating through the deep past and can be heard wailing but why? (Loo). She says the Canadian historian is threatened, and others are thriving so the Canadian historian must inform self to be protected (Loo). She talks about the 15th anniversary of the hinterland who’s who, which is a Canadian service announcement done by Canadian wildlife service, which were made to make viewers aware of creatures around them (Loo). Loo mentions how, this lets us think about species at risk, her example the Canadian historian and how it is no better time to be one (Loo). She talks about the faculty decrease in Canadian history at different universities in Canada and then mentions the declining number in class sizes and wonders why this is happening …show more content…

Some examples of these are what evidence is used in the article and does it help back up the argument as well as the type of methodology that Loo employs. When looking into the evidence that she is giving to back up that there is a species at risk in Canadian history there are two clear examples. Loo’s first piece of evidence that she gives is about the changes in faculty size in Canadian history department (Loo). The evidence that she gives is stunning in the rapid drop of professors in the department over a short amount of time. Along with this evidence she also mentions class sizes and how there has been a decrease in that as well (Loo). This again is a surprising but true reality we live in and fundamentally the numbers do not lie and show the problem at hand. Another piece of evidence that Loo gives along with education is the teaching and course content (Loo). She gives examples about how students coming into her class do not have the same-shared experiences of learning the same story about the nation (Loo). She brings up a valid point and if there is no same story being taught everywhere in Canada there can be no expectation on the students or even a want to continue learning about this. Her last point about education is that universities are giving the world to their students, she said that how are student suppose to be excited about Canadian history if there are better courses

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