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Civil Rights Assignment:

Visual Essay


Your final assignment for the Civil Rights unit is to create a Visual Essay as a way to remember past and present issues of inequality and discrimination.


First, select an issue/theme in connection with the Civil Rights movement that we have studied (eg: Martin Luther King, non-violence resistance, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, etc.) Once you have selected your issue/theme, begin to select images and choose a message that commemorates your topic.
Finally, combine your information and images to appropriate music that has a message/moral in connection with Civil Rights.
With a partner, your task will be:
1. Explore the issue:

  • Include introductory information on the issue you are remembering; its importance, its influence on American society, and political/cultural implications.

  • Refer back to Ch.32, the power point presentations, and the various clips that were shown in class


2. Select a song that accurately depicts the emotions and concerns of the Civil Rights movement:

  • Refer to our Exemplar from class

  • Provide the lyrics


3. Visually represent your issue supported with an appropriate message:

  • Create a Power Point presentation

  • Select images (www.google.ca) that support your Visual Essay‚Äôs message and commemorate your issue

  • Your images should create meaning and provoke critical insight and emotion

  • Choose a message/quote (from your favourite musical artist, poet, writer, from one of the speeches that were studied, etc.) that demonstrates your understanding of the Civil Rights movement

  • You should focus on creating an effective presentation making use of Power Point application: time your slides to your song, have slides transition on their own, etc.


4. Present!!!

      • You must introduce your Visual Essay and explain why you have selected your issue, images, message/quote and music. The presentation will not be more than 15 minutes in length, including the presentation of the Visual Essay.

The Civil Rights Movement:

Visual Essay Rubric

Names: Issue:


Categories

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4


Knowledge/

Understanding
Understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes

Understanding of relationships among facts, ideas, goals, principles, concepts and themes

Demonstrates limited understanding of the overall meaning of the chosen theme


Demonstrates limited understanding of the Civil Rights Movement in relation to a specific theme
Demonstrates limited understanding of the goals and principles of the Civil Rights Movement

Demonstrates some understanding


Demonstrates some understanding

Demonstrates some understanding

Demonstrates considerable understanding

Demonstrates considerable understanding

Demonstrates considerable understanding


Demonstrates thorough and insightful understanding

Demonstrates thorough and insightful understanding

Demonstrates thorough and insightful understanding





Thinking/

Inquiry
Critical and creative thinking and Inquiry skills


Critically think about the message in selected music in relation to the Civil Rights Movement

Unable to effectively describe their selected music and message in their own words

Unable to support their reason for selecting their music and message

Unable to effectively connect their music and message to the overall issue presented in the visual essay



Able to describe their selected music and message their own words with moderate effectiveness


Able to support their reason for selecting their music and message with moderate effectiveness

Able to connect their music and message to the overall issue presented in the visual essay with moderate effectiveness



Able to describe their selected music and message in their own words with considerable effectiveness


Able to support their reason for selecting their music and message with considerable effectiveness

Able to connect their music and message to the overall issue presented in the visual essay with considerable effectiveness



Able to describe their selected music and message in their own words with a high degree of effectiveness


Able to support their reason for selecting their music and message with a high degree of effectiveness
Able to connect their selected music and message to the overall issue presented in the visual essay with a high degree of effectiveness


Communication
Communication of information and ideas


Communication

(continued)
Communication of information and ideas




Oral presentation:
Communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with limited clarity
Visual Essay:
Poorly organized and communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with limited clarity. Connection of message to selected music and images are inappropriate.


Oral presentation:
Communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with some clarity
Visual Essay:
Fairly well organized and communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with some clarity. Connection of message to selected music and images are moderately appropriate.


Oral presentation:
Communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with considerable clarity

Visual Essay:
Very well organized and communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with considerable clarity. Connection of message selected music and images are appropriate.



Oral presentation:
Communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with a high degree of clarity, and with confidence
Visual Essay:
Extremely well organized and communicates the information and meaning of the music and message with a high degree of clarity. Connection of message selected music and images are very appropriate.

Comments:



Overall Level: __________


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