Course:        History, Grade 8

Teacher:       Mr. De Simone

Due Date:     Thursday, June 15, 2017

 

Assignment:  Canadian Prime Minister Assignment

 

 

Deliverable:  What to do?    

1.    Students must select a Canadian Prime Minister from the 20th or 21st Century.  That is, a Prime Minister from 1900 (PM Laurier)  to today.

2.    Research:  Conduct research (library and internet) on the specific PM providing information for each section listed below:

a.  Background of the PM - Provide a summary of both his/her personal and political history

b.  Significance (impact on society) of his/her contribution nationally (to Canada), or internationally (to the World)   

3.      Written Component:  Write a few paragraphs detailing the above.  It must be typed using Time Roman 12 font (double-spaced).


           Your title page should include an appropriate picture/graphic.  It should also contain the following information (bottom right corner):

    Title:                       Canadian Prime Minister - (name of the PM)

    Submitted to:         Mr. De Simone

    Submitted by:             (your name)

    Due Date:                Friday, February 24, 2017

    School:                   St. Lucy Catholic School

    Subject:                  Grade 8 History

 




 

Canadian Prime Minister Assignment Rubric

 

Student Name:  ______________________________________

 

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Title Page

No title section is included.

Title section is present but missing 2 or more elements.

Title section is present but missing 1 element.

Title section (top left corner) is present containing the name of the Prime Minister, studentís name, due date.

Introduction

Introduction is not included

Introduction is present, including description of the person (birth date and place, how he/she grew up, etc.) but missing 2 or more elements.

Introduction is present, including description of the person (birth date and place, how he/she grew up, etc.) but missing 1 element.

Introduction is present, including a detailed description of the person's background (birth date and place, how he/she grew up, etc.) 

Content Paragraphs & Analysis

Contribution(s) to Canadian society is/are not discussed, providing little or no description.


The impact and/or significance of his/her contribution is missing.

Contribution(s) to Canadian society is/are not completely discussed and some description is provided.

The impact and/or significance of his/her contribution is written with little detail.

Contribution(s) to Canadian society is/are discussed; however, only some description is provided.


The impact and/or significance of his/her contribution is written with some detail.

Contribution(s) to Canadian society is/are described in great detail. 


The impact and/or significance of his/her contribution is detailed.

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Grammar/ Mechanics

An abundance of incorrect grammar.  More than 8 mechanical errors.

Frequently uses incorrect grammar. Between 4 and 7 mechanical errors.

Occasionally uses incorrect grammar.  Between 1 and 3 mechanical errors. 

Overall, uses appropriate grammar.  Very few, if any, mechanical errors.

Spelling

More than 8 spelling errors.

Between 4 and 7 spelling errors.

Between 1 and 3 spelling errors. 

No spelling errors.

Quality of Writing

It is extremely difficult to understand the writing and there is no sentence structure.

It is somewhat difficult to understand the writing and the sentence structure is dis-jointed.

Writing is generally clear and mostly flows easily.  A few sentences are dis-jointed. 

Writing is crisp. Clear and flows easily.  The sentence structure is precise.

                                                       

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