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Different Perspectives: The Durham Report and Act of Union

Suggested Assessment Criteria

Program Area: Social Studies, History, Canadian Studies
Criterion: Understanding Concepts
Attainment Descriptors:

  • Prepared information for presentation demonstrates understanding of the different perspectives surrounding events around the Durham Report and the Act of Union, 1840.

  • Prepared information for the presentation demonstrates an understanding of the implications of the events and documents on the governance of Canada.

  • Prepared information for the presentation demonstrates an understanding of the implications of the events and documents on different groups.

Program Area: Social Studies, History, Canadian Studies
Criterion: Research Methods
Attainment Descriptor:

Locates, gathers and organizes research materials from the Canada in the Making Web site and other sources.
Arguments expressed in the presentation are supported by clearly communicated evidence from the Canada in the Making Web site and other sources.

Program Area: Language
Criterion: Reading
Attainment Descriptor:

  • Reads and demonstrates an understanding of texts from various time periods.

  • Analyzes and assesses ideas, themes, concepts and arguments.

Program Area: Language
Criterion: Oral and visual communication
Attainment Descriptor:

  • Speaks clearly and uses appropriate variety in volume, rate, tone and pitch, pause, stress and emphasis, inflection, fluency.

  • Uses a variety of media and presentation methods in order to make the presentation engaging (e.g.: posters, images, audio, role playing, PowerPoint presentation).

Program Area: General
Criterion: Cooperative Group Work
Attainment Descriptor:

  • Contributes to group work; works well with others.

  • Listens attentively to organize and classify information and to clarify thinking.

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