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What Would They Have Said? A Role Playing and Interview Activity

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 document in question.

  • Prepared information for the interview 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 presentation methods in order to make the presentation engaging (e.g.: costumes, props).

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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