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Using Pictures to Read the Past
Program Area: Social Studies (History) Criteria: Inquiry/research skills and processes Attainment Descriptors:
Accesses and uses appropriately information from primary and secondary sources, using the Internet and other media
Uses primary source information (from photos) to supplement secondary sources
Uses the Images Canada website to select images that reveal information on ways of life in Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Accurately interprets information from primary sources (photos)
Program Area: Social Studies (History) Criteria: Knowledge and understanding Attainment Descriptors:
Makes reasoned generalizations about life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including:
Characteristics of the physical environment (and its effect on people)
Technologies and effects on relationship with the land
Roles and responsibilities of citizens in various groups in early Canada
Makes effective comparisons and contrasts life today.
Program Area: Language, writing Criterion: Produce pieces of writing using a variety of forms Attainment Descriptors:
Uses note-taking strategies effectively.
Writes short pieces of text to accompany a presentation and an artistic representation of chosen aspect of life
Uses short or long forms, as appropriate
Includes all relevant information
Respects and follows writing conventions (spelling, grammar, etc.)
Program Area: Language, oral and visual communication Criterion: Communicate ideas and information for a variety of purposes Attainment Descriptors:
Contributes and works constructively in small groups.
Listens and responds constructively to alternate viewpoints.
Prepares and makes a presentation that uses visual aids.
Speaks in a clear voice, makes eye contact, and uses other body and speaking techniques to communicate effectively in presentation.
Program Area: Fine Arts (Drama, Visual Arts, etc.) Criterion: Creative work Attainment Descriptors:
Selects appropriate tools and materials for subject matter.
Maintains a consistent style throughout the work(s) of art (e.g.: does not switch techniques inappropriately).
Communicates the nature of theme through artistic (i.e. non-textual) elements.
Balances artistic and textual elements effectively.