Imperialism Rafts Writing Assignment
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An assignment for Mr. Lehr's World History class over Imperialism.

An assignment for Mr. Lehr's World History class over Imperialism.

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  • 1. Name:___________________________ Imperialism RAFTS Role: You are an African country during the Age of Imperialism and are being taken over by Great Britain Audience: Other African countries Format: Your choice (Try the podcast though) Topic: Imperialism Strong Verb: Warn **You must answer these questions in your Podcast: 1) Why is Great Britain taking you over? Why do they want you? a. Talk about their motives (reasons)…i.e. economic, humanitarian, political 2) Will this make you a better country in the long run? Why or why not? Podcast Directions: 1) Dial the following number and extension. Depending on your hour, you will use a different number: 1st hr: 1-917-512-7407 x 10700 2nd hr: 1-646-495-9216 x 75586 4th hr: 1-646-462-4161 x 25619 5th hr: 1-646-402-5674 x 47512 2) Follow the directions stated on the phone. 4) Follow the directions and you're finished *Remember, I will be the only one that hears this, unless you want other people to hear it. Let me know. *Be sure to state what hour you’re in…I’m in 2nd hr. ***This will be worth 15 points and will count as an assessment grade. It will be graded using the rubric found on the back of this sheet.
  • 2. Interpretation – Meaningful - Why is Great Britain taking you over? Why do they 15 Points want you? a. Talk about their motives (reasons)…i.e. Possible economic, humanitarian, political - Will this make you a better country in the long run? Why or why not? Profound: a powerful and illuminating interpretation and analysis of the importance /meaning/ significance; tells a rich and insightful story: provides a rich history or context Revealing: a nuanced interpretation and analysis of the 5=A importance/ meaning/ significance: tells an insightful story; provides a telling history or context Perceptive: a helpful interpretation or analysis of the 4=B importance/ meaning/ significance; tells a clear and instructive story Interpreted: a plausible interpretation or analysis of the 3=C importance/ meaning/ significance; makes sense of a story Literal: a simplistic or superficial reading; mechanical 2=D translation; a decoding with little or no interpretation; no sense of wider importance or significance; a restatement of what was taught or read. 1=F Wiggins, Grant, and McTighe. Understanding by Design. 1st. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998. What I did that was quality work: What I would do differently next time: Student Grade:________ Teacher Grade:________ COMMENTS: Kryza, Kathleen. Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction. 1st. Bellevue, WA: Bureau of Education and Research, 2006