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On the Move 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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