Below are some suggestions for assessment
activities. These are at two levels. They are only suggestions, there
are numerous ways you could assess this unit. If you have a great idea,
we'd love you e-mail it to us at
Brainways so that it could be shared with others!
Before telling the students to 'go for
it', I have found it extremely valuable for the class to discuss
what they have discovered first. In fact, the assessment could be done
as a discussion activity rather than a written activity. It can be easier
to get feedback from each student by getting them to write their thoughts
down. Some students however can express their ideas much better orally
than they can in print. Be aware of these differences in learning styles.
It is important that the students think carefully about, 'Why did I learn
all this stuff about ANZAC Day, what was the point in it?' Hence the value
of discussion before letting them 'go for it'!
At each level, a question that relates
to knowledge, attitude and skills is included. There is also a space for
you to add a question of your own. This may relate more specifically to
the approach you used with your class.
1 & 2: Thinking about what I have learnt...
|Something important that
I learnt about ANZAC Day was ...
|I think we should remember
people who were in the war because...
|My favourite activity
Level 3 & 4:
Thinking about what I have learnt...
|Explain something that you have
discovered about people who were involved in war. This should be something
that you think it is important for people to know about today.
Why do you think it is important that people
should know about this?
What is one way that this information could
be shared with as many people as possible?
|It is important that we respect
other people. ANZAC Day ceremonies are one way of doing this. Why
is it important that we keep showing respect to people who were involved
in the World Wars even though in a few years there will be hardly
anyone from WW1 or WW2 still alive?
|Which activity did you do really
What was so good about your work?
Why do you think you worked so well on this