Role: You are an African country during the Age of Imperialism and are being taken over by
Audience: Other African countries
Format: Your choice (Try the podcast though)
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?
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.
Interpretation – Meaningful
- Why is Great Britain taking you over? Why do they 15 Points
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
importance/ meaning/ significance: tells an insightful story;
provides a telling history or context
Perceptive: a helpful interpretation or analysis of the
importance/ meaning/ significance; tells a clear and
Interpreted: a plausible interpretation or analysis of the
importance/ meaning/ significance; makes sense of a story
Literal: a simplistic or superficial reading; mechanical
translation; a decoding with little or no interpretation; no
sense of wider importance or significance; a restatement of
what was taught or read.
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:________
Kryza, Kathleen. Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction. 1st. Bellevue, WA: Bureau of Education and Research, 2006