Grade 8 History Project Success Criteria

In groups of three or four students, or independently, you will create a media presentation covering a chapter from Units 2 and 3 in our History textbook.

On October 29th, in Literacy class, you will present a proposal indicating which chapter you plan to study and the form your presentation will take (most groups have done this already).

To satisfy the History component of this project, you will:

  • analyse, synthesize, and evaluate historical information;
  • describe the historical events and conflicting points of view as they are presented in the class text;
  • communicate the results of your inquiry in the form of a media presentation that conforms to the conventions for that specific medium.

To satisfy the Language curriculum component of this assignment, you will be marked on:

Oral Communication:

  • Clarity and Coherence – create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques
  • Vocal Skills and Strategies – create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

Writing:

  • Research – gather information to support ideas for writing, using a variety of strategies and a wide range of print and electronic sources
  • Sentence Fluency – vary sentence types and structures for different purposes
  • Point of View – identify their point of view and other possible points of view, evaluate other points of view, and find ways to respond to other points of view, if appropriate

Media:

  •  create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques
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