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An Early Canadian Photo Album

Assessment Criteria

Program Area: Social Studies (History)
Criteria: Inquiry/research skills and processes
Attainment Descriptors:

  • Uses the Images Canada website to select images appropriate to the group's agreed-upon photo album focus.
  • Uses other resources (school and public libraries, resource centres, museums, historic sites and community and government) effectively to gather and apply information appropriate to the group's agreed-upon photo album focus.
  • Records and organizes information effectively using the "Photo Analysis and Personalization" process.

Program Area: Social Studies (History)
Criteria: Knowledge and understanding
Attainment Descriptors:

  • Reasoned generalizations about and descriptions of life and conditions in Canada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries are expressed in the personalized historical fiction text accompanying each photo.
  • Uses the student-teacher evaluation meeting in order to express and explain new insights about life and conditions in Canada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Program Area: Language, Writing
Criterion: Produce pieces of writing using a variety of forms
Attainment Descriptor:

  • Uses the five steps of the "Photo Analysis and Personalization" process as a vehicle for writing to create personalized historical fiction.

Program Area: Language, Oral and Visual Communication
Criterion: Communicate ideas and information for a variety of purposes
Attainment Descriptors:

  • Contributes and works constructively during all five phases of creating the "Early Canadian Photo Album."
  • Self-assesses writing by seeking, obtaining and discussing the feedback from the readers' "credibility rating."

An Early Canadian Photo Album | Student Handout | Assessment Criteria

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