The teacher confers with the different groups in the jigsaw exercise to ensure comprehension of the assignment.
Formative assessment rubric of the student letters to United Nations Canadian peacekeepers.
The teacher conferences with the students role playing the Prime Ministers.
The teacher reviews the questions prepared by the students for their interview with the prime minister.
Summative evaluation of the paragraphs evaluating the careers of Chretien and Mulroney which focus on the organization and quality of the paragraph. The evaluation sheet assigns a mark for structure and quality of the arguments. There is a section highlighting the positive aspects of the paragraph and indicating one or two areas to review in preparation for future similar assignments.
The teacher may provide students with a brief summary of the various Canadian peacekeeping missions.
Students could dictate their letter to the peacekeepers to be transcribed by a peer helper.
The teacher could pair students to prepare questions for the interview.
The teacher could work with the students when reading the information and use the Read, Stop, Write strategy
Students read the information from the texts with a reading partner.
Students could be given a fill-in-the-blank template for their letters and paragraph.
Students could be assessed and evaluated orally.
Approved classroom textbooks
Heritage Minute on John Humphrey, CB Foundation.
“CBC News In Review” dealing with the Peacekeeping Missions and the federal elections of 1993, 1997
Santor, Donald. Government and Law. Canadian Scrapbook. Prentice Hall, 1989.