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Educational Resources

A Great Sport

Assessment Criteria

Program Area: Social Studies (History)
Criterion: Identification of importance of groups or individuals
Attainment Descriptor:

  • Identifies the importance of the accomplishments of athletes, and the importance of a chosen sport to Canadian national culture.

Program Area: Reading
Criterion: Reading for various purposes
Attainment Descriptor:

  • Locates relevant information about a chosen sport from a variety of sources.

Program Area: Writing
Criterion: Writing for various purposes
Attainment Descriptors:

  • Organizes ideas from tables (in student handout) for use in a presentation.
  • Creates a poster communicating the following information:
    • Merits of the sport
    • Merits of exercise
    • Some Canadian athletes who have excelled at the sport

Program Area: Oral and Visual Communication
Criterion: Use of conventions appropriate to grade
Attainment Descriptors:

  • Makes a presentation using different techniques to highlight important information, including posters, overheads, music, props, demonstrations and/or other means practical and available.
  • Speaks clearly and uses appropriate variety in volume, rate, tone and pitch, pacing, emphasis, and inflection.

Program Area: Oral and Visual Communication
Criterion: Co-operative group work
Attainment Descriptor:

  • Listens attentively in order to organize and classify information and to clarify discussion.

Program Area: Visual Arts
Criterion: Production of a two-dimensional work of art
Attainment Descriptors:

  • Produces a poster with the following elements:
    • Images depicting the sport in action and the equipment used
    • Balance of visual elements (layout of text and images, use of colour)