This assignment will help cap off your 1914-1929 unit of grade 10 Canadian history (CHC2D). Created using the ONTARIO curriculum but could be applied to another province's standards if similar. The assignment includes clearly explained instructions for the students and a rubric that was created using success criteria.
Curriculum expectations met in this assignment: A1.9, A1. 7, A1.8 and B1 in the Ontario curriculum (CHC2D). This assignment will evaluate Knowledge, Communication and Application skills, just add in your mark values.
What's in the assignment:
Students get into a group (you can choose the groups or have the students choose) and select a theme (for example: Women in Politics). Each group member will be responsible for researching a character (for example: Nellie McClung). Depending on the theme, choices are either real people like John McCrae, Mary Pickford or Frederick Banting or are open for interpretation, like nursing sister or the Bluenose. After researching their selection, they are to create their virtual museum. The assignment suggests Google Slides, as the students will work together to create one cohesive "museum" based on their theme. However, each student will be responsible for a virtual wing or room of that museum that is dedicated to their character.
The students will have to work towards demonstrating the significance of the character and its/their impact on Canada socially, economically and/or politically. Ideally the students would accomplish this through captions, images or dialogue boxes. Encourage your students to use their imaginations in developing their rooms and the sky's the limits when it comes to their creativity. There are enough topics for 52 students and there are 10 different themes (Women in Sport, Men in Sport, The War, Politics, Women in Politics, Culture, the War at Home, Inventors, Hollywood & Entertainment, War Heroes)
Please see the preview for a glimpse at the rubric.
I've included a second rubric that does not have the Ontario curriculum numbering.
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