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The Constitution: Written or Unwritten?

Suggested Assessment Criteria

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

  • Prepared information for debate demonstrates understanding of the written and unwritten nature of the Canadian Constitution.

  • Prepared information for the debate demonstrates an understanding of the evolution and history of the Constitution.

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.

  • Personal opinions and arguments expressed in the debate 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 communication
Attainment Descriptor:

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

  • Follows format of debate properly (uses time appropriately, does not interrupt, refutes arguments in rebuttal).

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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