002 - Change

Factual Question

How can history teach us about change and continuity?


Key Terminology

  • Change
  • Continuity
  • Obituary report
Without a device write down what you think the above words mean. Remember to write in full sentences.



Activity One - Discussion

As a teacher I would assume you already know what history is and why it is an important subject to explore, but should I be so presumptuous? Discuss the following questions with your neighbour and then we will discuss them as a group.

          1. What does history mean to you?
          2. What images do you have in your head about history?
          3. Describe what you think a typical history teacher looks like.
          4. Where do you get your ideas about history from? 
          5. What sources of information are influential in your life?



Activity Two - Important People

Historians often talk about important people who have influenced change globally or within their own country. Change can mean many things; the person may have changed their country for the positive such as given everyone voting rights which has influenced how the country is viewed globally. The consequence of the change caused by an influential character in history does not always have to be positive as there are many individuals that have caused conflict. You are going to investigate a person that has effected change in the country that you hold a passport for. I have a British passport so therefore I would be looking for an interesting character from British history such as Elizabeth 1 or even Winston Churchill. Once you have investigated your character you are going to write an obituary report.

Requirements

        • Focus on an interesting character from the country that you hold a passport for (this may be different to the country that you were born in).
        • Your obituary should be no more than 200 words long.
        • You will present this on LucidPress
        • Bibliography - is your source of information from primary or secondary sources.
        • You need to include:
                  • When they were born and died.
                  • Where they were born and died.
                  • A paragraph describing why that person interests you.
                  • A paragraph describing why they are important in history,  including how they have caused a change and what the consequence of the change was.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

i.   recognizes some vocabulary

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through limited descriptions and/or examples.


3 - 4

i.   uses some vocabulary

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and/or examples.


5 - 6

i.   uses considerable relevant vocabulary, often accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions and/or examples.


7 - 8

i.   consistently uses relevant vocabulary accurately

ii.  demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through detailed descriptions and/or examples.


Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

ii.  organizes information and ideas in a limited way

iii. inconsistently lists sources, not following the task instructions.


3 - 4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is somewhat clear

ii.  somewhat organizes information and ideas

iii. lists sources in a way that sometimes follows the task instructions.


5 - 6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is mostly clear

ii.  mostly organises information and ideas

iii. lists sources in a way that often follows the task instructions.


7 - 8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is completely clear

ii.  completely organises information and ideas effectively

iii. lists sources in a way that always follows the task instructions.