Revolutions AssessmentThis task will help assess your knowledge and understanding, investigating andresearching and communicating skillsStudents learn to:identify the relevant sources for the chosen case studyuse historical sources appropriately in an historical inquirydescribe key features of past societies and historical periodssequence major events to sho w an understanding of continuity, change and causationOutcomesA student:E5.1 applies an understanding of history, heritage, archaeology and the methods of historical inquiryE5.6 identifies, comprehends and evaluates historical sources and uses them appropriately in an historical inquiryE5.8 locates, selects and organises relevant historical information from a number of sources, including ICT, to undertake historical inquiryE5.9 uses historical terms and concepts in appropriate contextsE5.10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written and other forms, including ICT, to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences.
Task: Choose your own revolutionBE CREATIVE! My instructions are purposely vague because Iwant you to brainstorm different ways to present yourinformation.Your task is to explore the idea of “revolution”. Make sure thatthe focus of your research is proving your case study is “a timeof change.”You must consult with me before beginning your researchand get approval.POSSIBLE OPTIONS:Xinhai Chinese Revolution 1911Spanish Revolution 1936Cuban Revolution 1952Chinese Revolution 1949Iranian Revolution 19791968 – the year of RevolutionPalestinian Intifada 1987-1993Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989Collapse of Communism 1989Solidarity Movement Poland 1980sVelvet Revolution Czech Rep. 1989Orange Revolution Ukraine 2004Arab Spring 2011*This task is not limited to these options – you may choose yourown independent study research project. I encourage you toexplore other options but you must have these approved prior tobeginning the task.Multimedia Art Presentation – Portraits of the RevolutionUse images and portraits to create a multimedia art exhibitthe key figures in the your chosen revolution. Provide a briefbiography of each historical figure. You may also want toinclude paintings of revolutionary scenes by important
revolution-era artists. Remember to cite your sources for allimages.Illustrated Map & Timeline - Mapping the Events of theRevolutionUse the Internet to identify 5–10 sites that played importantroles in the revolution. For example, the French Revolutionwould have the Bastille, Place de la Révolution/Place de laConcorde, and the Versailles palace. Download either acontemporary map or a map from the time.Label the map to indicate the historic sites and, whereverpossible, the dates of major events that took place at eachlocation. Write a brief description that explains theimportance of the site.Create an interactive timeline of the Revolution, with anoverview of key eventsPress Conference– Radical Thinkers of the RevolutionWrite and deliver a speech that might have appeared at ameeting or press conference during the Revolution. Yourspeech should express a strong opinion and yourknowledge of the main ideas of the revolutionary movementthat you have chosen. Take a clear position in your writingand support that position with references to the policies ofthe revolutionary group. You could also incorporate an attackon the ideas of those who were seen as enemies of theRevolution. You should submit your task as an mp4 videofile.
Marking CriteriaRange A student in this range:16–20(Very High) competently sequences a variety of key events in the case study of revolution makes effective and specific use of a range of relevant information demonstrates a perceptive and detailed understanding of the revolution from a range of perspectives effectively communicates a detailed understanding of chosen revolution, its causes and consequences12–15(High) competently sequences key events in the events in the case study of revolution uses a range of specific and relevant information demonstrates a sound understanding of the revolution communicates an understanding of revolution, its causes and consequences8–11(Satisfactory) sequences key events in the case study of revolution uses a range of relevant information demonstrates some understanding of the revolution communicates an understanding of the chosen revolution, its causes and consequences1–7(Progressing) describes key events in the case study of chosen revolution uses some appropriate information describes some aspects of the chosen revolution presents limited understanding of chosen revolution