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Grade : 4 Famous Albertans






Instructional Design: Regina Welsh and Joanne Cole


Stage 1 - Desired Results




Established Goals:
The contact between the Natives, the fur traders and the settlers in Alberta's history brought changes to their lifestyles.

Albertans have been affected and challenged by historical events.

Albertans throughout the history of Alberta have contributed to its development.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Enduring Understandings:
Students will understand how the events in Alberta's history affected the lifestyle of Albertans.

Students will understand and appreciate how contributions by people / groups affected Alberta's history.

Essential Questions:
How do changes in our world affect  our lifestyle?

Students will know and be able to:
Understand how the fur traders and settlers brought Christianity, technology, law enforcement, killing buffalo, building fences, immigration, by the introduction of alcohol; and signing of treaties.  

Understand the lifestyle of Albertans of the period studied and the agents that affect their lifestyle; agriculture, church, depression, wars, industry.

The student will be able to do the following:
-acquire information by reading, viewing and listening
- gather information
identifying time and place relationships (setting)
- identifying cause - effect relationships
-organizing information by classifying pictures, facts and events under main headings.





Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence






Performance Task(s)
You are part of a team working for the Heritage Museum in St. Albert. You have to prepare a presentation, including a slideshow portraying one famous Albertan. The slide show must include biographical information (date of birth and death), time period of influence, ethnic origin, occupation, area of province they influenced, who's lifestyle was affected and how was it affected. You can have your famous Albertan travel through a time machine and speak to the audience or simply present the slideshow as museum curators. You will be evaluated using the provided rubric.


Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Quizzes, tests, teacher observation


Self Assessment
Oral discussion
Student reflection





Stage 3 - Learning Plan






Teaching and Learning Activities
In class, before project
1. Discussions about what a timeline is and what it does.
2. What was the native lifestyle in general.
3. General overview (through a class timeline) explaining who came first, second, etc, and what their general purpose was.
4. Distribute group names and each group will pick an occupation/purpose and then, choose the person they will research.
5. Start researching in class.
6. Lab period 1:
Show a presentation sample with do's and don't.
7. Continue researching in class.
8. Lab period 2:
Students log in.
Slide show exploration:
A. Open a presentation document in Appleworks
B. Go to Slide Master, format your background for your slideshow using your tools, try different things, this is practice.
C. When you are satisfied with your background, uncheck the background, go back to slide tab and add new slides.
D. Name your slides. Save your work.
E. Search pictures using Google or scan images. Save pictures to personal folder. KEEP TRACK OF SITES.
9. Continue researching in class.
10. Lab period 3:
Students log in.
A. Students get together in their groups and choose the best background. They choose title and subtopic font, size, colors, etc.
B. They start planning their slide show and writing slide titles and subtopics. Continue searching for pictures. KEEP TRACK OF SITES.
11. In class, students finish researching and planning their slide show. During regular periods, go search for pictures and extra info. KEEP TRACK OF SITES.
12. Lab period 4:
A. Students finish writing their point form content.
B. Show how to draw objects, add clipart, insert picture.
*Remember to add Internet addresses under for reference and copyright.
13. Lab period 5:
A. Finish presentations and start preparing for oral presentation. Show how to add notes. Print.
Write two question for audience and give to your teacher. Prepare booklets.
14. Lab period 6:
A. Rehearse and present. Use rubric for evaluation.
B. Audience answer the questions for the booklet.
C. Students fill out the Student reflection

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)





Rubric(s)






AppleWorks 6  4.pctClick to download Rubric





Student Exemplars







The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need Appleworks installed on your computer to view.
 Limited.cwk    



 Last Modified: 16 August,2005