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Here Is Your Challenge:

Your committee has been asked by the Prime Minister to look into the issue of moving
Canada’s capital to another location. Your committee needs to do the following:

1.   Select three possible alternative locations.
2.   Outline the reasons you think these cities could be good choices.
3.   List the advantages and disadvantages of moving the capital city to another location.
4.   Create a summary report of your recommendations and the reasons you are making them.
5.   Make a presentation to the Prime Minister on your recommendations and reasoning.
         Assessment 1: On the Move
                                     Assessment of Final Report
                Demonstrates strong            Demonstrates       Demonstrates        Demonstrates limited
                   knowledge of the             considerable            some          understanding of the
                 functions (concrete        knowledge of the    understanding of       functions (concrete
                  and symbolic) of a      functions (concrete      the functions        and symbolic) of a
                       capital city.       and symbolic) of a     (concrete and            capital city.
                                                 capital city.    symbolic) of a
 Knowledge/                                                         capital city.
Understanding   Demonstrates strong            Demonstrates       Demonstrates        Demonstrates limited
                  knowledge of how              considerable            some          understanding of how
                      Canada has           knowledge of how     understanding of      Canada has changed
                changed/grown since             Canada has      how Canada has          and grown since
                 Ottawa was chosen changed and grown changed and grown                 Ottawa was chosen
                     as the capital.       since Ottawa was    since Ottawa was           as the capital.
                                               chosen as the      chosen as the
                                                   capital.            capital.
                 Shows very strong                 Shows           Shows some           Shows very limited
                 evidence of critical           considerable   evidence of critical      use of critical and
                and creative thinking     evidence of critical     and creative         creative thinking in
  Thinking/               in the                and creative      thinking in the     the recommendations
   Inquiry        recommendations              thinking in the recommendations                 made.
                          made.            recommendations             made.
                                                    made.
                Communicates ideas            Communicates     Gets ideas across        Communication of
                 very effectively and        ideas effectively       with some        ideas limited by lack
                   clearly with good            with evident       organization       of organization, weak
                   organization and        organization, and   evident, and some      vocabulary and poor
                    excellent use of       appropriate use of  use of appropriate         use of writing
Communication       vocabulary and            vocabulary and     vocabulary and            conventions.
                 writing conventions.     writing conventions writing conventions
                      Clearly and                Adequately      Provided some             Provided no
                      persuasively             describes the     reasons for the       convincing reasons
                     describes the            reasons for the       committee’s        for the committee’s
                    reasons for the             committee’s           decision.              decision.
                committee’s decision.             decision.
                                      Assessment of Presentation
                      Clearly and                Adequately     Presented some         Presented very few
                      persuasively             presented the     reasons for the      or confusing reasons
                     presented the            reasons for the       committee’s        for the committee’s
                    reasons for the             committee’s           decision.              decision.
                committee’s decision.             decision.
Communication     Presentation was         Presentation was     Presentation was        Presentation was
                 well organized and      fairly well organized       somewhat            confusing and
                       effective in              and mostly     disorganized and          ineffective in
                     presenting the              effective in  did not present the       presenting the
                        content.              presenting the         content as             content.
                                                  content.         effectively as
                                                                      possible.
                 All group members               Most group        Some group           Very few group
                were convincing and           members were       members were           members were
Creative Work    stayed in character          convincing and     convincing and       convincing or stayed
                    throughout the        stayed in character stayed in character         in character
                     presentation.        throughout most of     throughout the         throughout the
                                            the presentation.      presentation.         presentation.
    Assessment 2: Making an Impression
                                     Assessment of Coin or Stamp Design
                Subject area chosen Subject area chosen            Subject area chosen           Subject area
                   clearly reflects a     reflects considerable         reflects some          chosen reflects
                      high level of        understanding of the    understanding of the              limited
                understanding of the diversity of Canadian diversity of Canadian             understanding of
                        diversity of               identity.                identity.          the diversity of
 Knowledge/       Canadian identity.                                                         Canadian identity.
Understanding      Elements of the            Elements of the         Elements of the          Elements of the
                  design are highly             design show         design show some         design are limited
                      creative and        considerable creativity       creativity and        in their creativity
                       effective in         and effectiveness in      effectiveness in       and effectiveness
                   representing the           representing the        representing the      in representing the
                    subject matter        subject matter chosen.        subject matter          subject matter
                         chosen.                                            chosen.                 chosen.
                    Shows strong           Shows considerable            Shows some             Shows limited
                 evidence of critical       evidence of critical    evidence of critical    evidence of critical
                thinking in choosing thinking in choosing a thinking in choosing a         thinking in choosing
                     a subject and          subject and design      subject and design          a subject and
                  design that would        that would celebrate    that would celebrate      design that would
                  celebrate Canada         Canada and appeal       Canada and appeal         celebrate Canada
                   and appeal to a          to a broad range of     to a broad range of        and appeal to a
                    broad range of               Canadians.               Canadians.           broad range of
  Thinking/           Canadians.                                                                  Canadians.
   Inquiry          Request letter        Request letter shows Request letter shows             Request letter
                   shows extensive              considerable         some evidence of            shows limited
                 evidence of critical,      evidence of critical,     critical, creative    evidence of critical,
                 creative thinking in       creative thinking in  thinking in composing    creative thinking and
                     composing a                composing a              a persuasive        does not present a
                       persuasive         persuasive argument       argument for use of           persuasive
                argument for use of for use of the design.                the design.       argument for use of
                       the design.                                                                the design.
                     The design is        The design is striking The design has some         The design has
                 highly striking and       and does a good job         attractive visual      very little visual
                 portrays an aspect           of portraying an        components and        impact and its link
                 of identity in a very       aspect of identity.   portrays an aspect of     with an aspect of
                compelling manner.                                       identity in an    identity is difficult to
                                                                       understandable           understand.
Communication                                                               manner.
                        The letter           The letter usually    The letter sometimes     The letter seldom
                consistently follows          follows rules of         follows rules of      follows rules of
                  rules of grammar,          grammar, spelling       grammar, spelling      grammar, spelling
                 spelling and formal         and formal letter-      and formal letter-     and formal letter-
                     letter-writing.                writing.                 writing.             writing.

                  Final product is         Final product is        Final product has       Final product is not
                highly effective and   effective and original,    some effective and         very effective or
 Application      original, and all       and most project       original components,       original, and most
                       project          requirements were          but some project               project
                requirements were                met.             requirements were        requirements were
                        met.                                            not met.                 not met.
Assessment 3: Planning Commemorations
                               Assessment of Commemoration Proposal
                         Clearly and         Demonstrates          Demonstrates         Demonstrates very
                        convincingly           some good                some                   limited
                    demonstrates how       understanding of      understanding of        understanding of
                         the chosen         how the chosen        how the chosen          how the chosen
                      commemoration         commemoration         commemoration          commemoration
                   topic is important to topic is important to topic is important to   topic is important to
                    Canadian identity.    Canadian identity.    Canadian identity.      Canadian identity.
                       Explanation of        Explanation of        Explanation of          Explanation of
  Knowledge/        location choice for   location choice for   location choice for     location choice for
 Understanding        commemoration         commemoration         commemoration         commemoration is
                      reflects a strong       reflects some        reflects limited       minimal or non-
                     understanding of      understanding of      understanding of            existent.
                    the capital and the   the capital and the   the capital and the
                           subject.               subject.             subject.
                     The design of the     The design of the     The design of the      The design of the
                      commemoration         commemoration         commemoration         commemoration
Thinking/Inquiry     clearly, creatively      captures and         represents the      does not effectively
                       and effectively       represents the    subject chosen, but        represent the
                        captures and     subject chosen with with little creativity.     subject chosen.
                       represents the       some creativity.
                      subject chosen.
                         The artistic          The artistic          The artistic          The artistic
                      rendering of the      rendering of the      rendering of the       rendering of the
                    commemoration is      commemoration is      commemoration is       commemoration is
                     highly effective in        effective in   somewhat effective         not effective in
                   conveying meaning conveying meaning              in conveying       conveying meaning
                     and feeling to an     and feeling to an        meaning and         and feeling to an
Communication             audience.             audience.           feeling to an           audience.
                                                                      audience.
                    Tourist guidebook     Tourist guidebook     Tourist guidebook      Tourist guidebook
                   description is highly      description is        description is        description is
                    engaging and well         engaging and            somewhat         limited in terms of
                           written.                written         engaging with           interest and
                                              appropriately.    some spelling and           readability.
                                                               grammatical errors.
                   The description and The description and The description and         The description and
                    drawing/model are     drawing/model are     drawing/model are      drawing/model are
                       very thorough,      complete, clearly     mostly complete,       incomplete, poorly
                   clearly labelled and   labelled and show    with some labelling      labelled and show
                        well planned.          evidence of     and some evidence          no evidence of
  Application                                    planning.           of planning.            planning.
                        The proposal          The proposal          The proposal           The proposal
                     clearly addressed     clearly addressed     addressed some        addressed very few
                     all questions and   most questions and        questions and           questions or
                         included all          included all        included most         component parts
                     component parts.      component parts.      component parts.           effectively.
    Assessment 4: My Contribution
                                        Assessment of Press Release
                    Description of            Description of         Description of           Description of
                         personal                 personal                personal              personal
                  accomplishment             accomplishment        accomplishment         accomplishment does
                 effectively reflects     mostly reflects stated somewhat reflects         not seem related to
                   stated interests,       interests, skills and    stated interests,     stated interests, skills
 Knowledge/       skills and talents.              talents.        skills and talents.         and talents.
Understanding   Method and location Method and location                Method and          Method and location
                 of commemoration          of commemoration              location of       of commemoration
                      shows clear          shows considerable      commemoration             shows very little
                  understanding of           understanding of          shows some         understanding of how
                   how people and            how people and        understanding of         people and events
                       events are                events are         how people and        are commemorated in
                 commemorated in            commemorated in              events are            the capital.
                       the capital.              the capital.     commemorated in
                                                                        the capital.
                    Description of            Description of         Description of           Description of
                         personal                 personal                personal               personal
                  accomplishment             accomplishment        accomplishment            accomplishment
                 shows a high level        shows considerable          shows some            shows very little
                  of reflection and           reflection and          reflection and      reflection and insight.
                           insight.                 insight.               insight.
  Thinking/             Method of                 Method of              Method of              Method of
   Inquiry        commemoration           commemoration and        commemoration          commemoration and
                and location chosen          location chosen           and location          location chosen
                demonstrate strong             demonstrate                 chosen         demonstrate minimal
                critical thinking skills considerable critical   demonstrate some         critical thinking skills
                   and exceptional          thinking skills and      critical thinking     and little creativity.
                         creativity.              creativity.    skills and creativity.
                  Writing style and          Writing style and     Writing style and         Writing style and
                 content are highly         content are mostly          content are         content are rarely
                      suited to the             suited to the     sometimes suited             suited to the
                purposes of a press purposes of a press           to the purposes of      purposes of a press
                          release.                 release.         a press release.              release.
Communication      Communicates           Communicates ideas Gets ideas across             Communication of
                        ideas very            effectively with           with some          ideas is limited by
                    effectively and       evident organization         organization       lack of organization,
                  clearly with good       and appropriate use     evident and some        weak vocabulary and
                  organization and          of vocabulary and     use of appropriate       poor use of writing
                   excellent use of        writing conventions.     vocabulary and             conventions.
                   vocabulary and                                writing conventions.
                writing conventions.
                  Press release is           Press release is      Press release is          Press release is
                 highly interesting,        mostly interesting,          somewhat         limited in its interest,
 Application         engaging and             engaging and              interesting,         believability and
                       believable.               believable.          engaging and        ability to engage the
                                                                        believable.              audience.

				
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