Discrimination Project

Rubric:

 

Social Studies

Emergent

0-4

Developing

5-7

Meets

8

Exceeds

9-10

Inquiry:

Values & Reflection (individual)

-Identify and clarify a problem or issue.

-Draw conclusions about a problem, an issue, or a topic.

Cannot identify examples of discrimination

Does not discuss successes or difficulties of the campaign

Tells a clear story of discrimination

Discusses successes and difficulties of the campaign

Identifies examples of discrimination and the causes of it

Reflects on successes and difficulties of campaign and suggests ways to improve

Identifies examples of discrimination and the complex issues causing it

Reflects on the complexity of reasons that led to successes and difficulties of the campaign with concrete steps moving forward

Evidence:

-Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence, including data

Does not comment credibility of sources

Does not present different points of view

Comments on credibility with limited explanation

Presents differing points of view with limited explanation as to why it exists

Assesses the credibility of different sources based on the source itself

Explains why differing points of view exist

Assessment of credibility supported with further research

Reconciles opposing points of view

Perspective

-Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs

Does not describe previous campaigns Describes previous campaigns with limited explanation of the context Explains the context that resulted in previous campaigns Explains the economic, political and social context that resulted in previous campaigns

Ethical Judgement

-Make reasoned ethical judgments about actions in the past and present, and assess appropriate ways to remember and respond

Does not explain reasons for creating this campaign

Campaign is incomplete or not attempted

Reasons for campaign are stated

Campaign is planned with little attention to level of impact

Reasons for campaign are made clear based on values

An impactful campaign is well thought out and practical

Reasons for campaign are explained in depth and detail about values

Campaign is well planned and highly impactful with attention to overcoming possible difficulties explained

Inquiry:

-Demonstrate leadership by planning, implementing, and assessing strategies to address a problem or an issue

-Evaluate and organize collected data

-Accurately cite sources

Poor planning and organization of campaign or presentation

Does not reference research to support decisions and discussions

No sources listed

Planning process is clear but incomplete or presentation lacks organization

Uses limited research to support decisions and discussions

Sources listed

Well organized and planned campaign, and presentation

Uses research to support decisions and discussions

Proper MLA citation

Well organized and planned campaign with a captivating presentation

Draws upon a variety of resources to support decisions and discussions

Proper MLA citation using reliable sources

 

Environmental Controversy

Environmental Controversy

  • Choose an environmental controversy you care about – get it approved
  • Find an article from the popular media discussing the issue and summarize it.
    1. How does the article’s beliefs affect society and the environment?
    2. Why is this topic controversial?
  • Explain your opinion on the controversy.
  • Take the opposing point of view and argue against yourself.
  • Reconcile the controversy.
    1. Why do the two points of view exist? (Ethics? Credibility?)
    2. Is there any common ground from the two side? How best should we understand the controversy?

Example (disclaimer – the assignment I did was a bit different!)

Does Not Meet

0-4

Not Fully Meeting

5-7

Meets

8

Exceeds

9-10

Assess the interpretations of geographic evidence after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence and interpretation)

Only presents one point of view

 

Does not assess reliability

 

 

Opposing views presented with few details

 

Assessment of reliability attempted but incomplete

 

Outlines opposing points of view

 

Clear assessment of reliability of sources (author, bias, date)

Outlines opposing points of view with corroborating references

 

Clear proof of depth of researching reliability

Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and/or present, and determine whether we have a responsibility to respond (geographical value judgments)

Does not identify how ethics shapes different points of view

 

Does not reconcile opposing points of view

Identifies ethics that could shape different points of view but explanation is unclear

 

Attempts to reconcile opposing points of view but explanation is unclear

Explains how ethics shapes different points of view

 

Clear explanation of how to reconcile opposing points of view

Uses specific examples from different points of view to explain how ethics shapes the view

 

Can reconcile opposing points of view and offers a strong argument on how society should respond

0 1 2 3
Bonus: Presentation

Lacks organization

 

Simple presentation

 

Images and layout show little attention to aesthetics

Engaging

Clarity

Originality

Organization of information

Creativity

 

Canadian Identity Art Presentation

Canadian Identity Art Presentation

Create an artistic design that encompasses and defines Canadian identity (new flag, art display, symbol, short story, song, etc.). Explain the history that affected your design and how this represents the past, present and future of Canada. An artistic design means that you must create it, it should not be a collage of other images.

You will do a 5 minute show and tell to the class and hand in a written explanation of your art piece (about two pages of writing). Email an image of your art and your explanation to brchan@sd43.bc.ca.

Emerging Developing Meeting Exceeding

Evidence

– Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence, including data

Does not use primary or secondary sources to explain the reason for creating the project Uses limited primary or secondary sources to explain the reason for creating the project Uses primary and secondary evidence to explain the reason for creating the project Uses a variety of primary and secondary evidence with different perspectives to explain the reson for creating the project

Significance

– Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group

Does not show an understanding of historical events that impacted Canadian identity Shows a limited understanding of historical events that impacted Canadian identity Shows an understanding of the major historical events that impacted to Canadian identity Shows an understanding of a complex range of historical events that impacted Canadian identity

Continuity & Change

– Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places

Does not use historical events of different identifiable groups to explain how Canadian identity changed or continued throughout the 20th Century Uses a limited number of historical events of different identifiable groups to explain how Canadian identity changed or continued throughout the 20th Century Uses historical events of different identifiable groups to explain how Canadian identity has changed or continued throughout the 20th Century Uses a variety of historical events of different identifiable groups to explain how Canadian identity has changed and continued throughout the 20th Century

Inquiry

– Draw conclusions about a problem, an issue, or a topic.

-Interpret and present data in a variety of forms

Does not explain how the project is based on historical information

Artistic product shows no connection to Canadian society

Limited explanation of project based on historical information

Artistic product has a limited connection to Canadian society

Clear explanation of project based on historical information

Meaningful artistic product

Clear and meaningful explanation of project based on historical information

Meaningful and thoughtful artistic product