A balancing act(revised jan 13)

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A balancing act(revised jan 13)

  1. 1. A Balancing Act Grade 8 Unit 1 Healthy Body • Goal – Understand why a balanced life is important • Role - Analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses. • Audience – Grade 8 students & teacher • Situation – Their present life and the commitments they have. • Product – Create a collage/ poster Directions: After completing their personal inventories the students have to create a bar chart or a similar symbol which will show how much time they allocate to activities on a typical school day (sleep, school, exercise, homework, face book, TV, computer games, reading etc). They should also include an ideal bar chart or pie chart for comparison. Around the bar charts they will design a collage using a variety of materials (magazines, drawings, pictures) which depicts their interests and activities and how much ‘balance’ is in their lives. The poster must also include THREE Reflective paragraphs- which clearly explains: • PARAGRAPH 1 - the dangers of over –commitment and the importance of time-management • PARAGRAPH 2– describe the areas in your life which needs improvements, how you can improve these using practical solutions and why it is important to improve them • PARAGRAPH 3 – describe the areas that are balanced, an explanation of how you can maintain these and why it is important to maintain them
  2. 2. A Balancing Act - RUBRIC Wellness CATEGORY Exemplary A 100% A- Proficient B+ 88% B- Developing C+ 76% C- Emerging D+ 64% D- Comments Personal Management and Reflection paragraphs * Shows empathy and explains the difficulties of keeping balance. * The audience is left with a clear idea of the dangers of over- commitment . *Detailed explanation of the areas that are balanced and the areas that should improve. *Offers practical solutions. *The audience is left with a good idea of the dangers of over-commitment . *Describes the areas that are balanced and the areas that should improve. *The audience is left with a slight idea of the dangers of over-commitment and where the areas where the student should improve. *The audience is left with a no idea of the dangers of over-commitment and where the areas where the student should improve. Application of Knowledge/ Effective *Student applies factual knowledge with a high degree of effectiveness and clearly displays how much time is spent doing each activity *Student applies factual knowledge with a considerable degree of effectiveness and displays how much time is spent doing each activity *Student is minimally effective at applying knowledge of topic and does not clearly displays how much time is spent doing each activity *Student is not able to apply knowledge of topic and does not displays how much time is spent doing each activity Creative *Design of the chart is eye- catching organized and neatly done. * Shows great imagination, insight and style. *Uses highly appropriate pictures, slogans, facts and figure and makes excellent use of them. *Design of the chart is good, organized and neatly done. *Shows good imagination, insight and style. *Makes good use of pictures, slogans, facts and figure. *Design of the chart is somewhat organized and neatly done. *Shows some imagination, insight and style. Uses few pictures, slogans, facts and figure. * Design of the chart is not eye-catching organized and neatly done. *Shows no imagination, insight and style. *Does not use any pictures, slogans, facts and figure. Class Participation/ Listening Skills *Never distracts others *Always listens actively to others. * Encourages others to listen * Always adheres to ground rules and encourages others to do so as well. *Highest level of engagement and participation. Offers advice and *Rarely distracts others *Regularly listens to others (aware of instructions and expectations). *Always adheres to ground rules * Engaged and participates well. *Sometimes distracts others *Rarely listens attentively to others. *Sometimes adheres to ground rules *Often distracts others *Listens to others when topics are of personal interest and is attentive for short periods of time. *Lacks respect and does not adhere to ground rules Grade__________/30 marks
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