Halifax Explosion Article Assignment



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Halifax Explosion Article Assignment

Write a newspaper article (one page, double spaced, 12 pt font, about 250 words) about the Halifax explosion on December 6, 1917, which was the largest, most violent, human-made exothermic chemical reaction in history.



Please staple this evaluation sheet to your article.


Your article must include the following:

Category

Marks Avail.

Your

Mark

Comm.

1




  • Cause of explosion

Comm.

2




  • The chemistry (reactants, products, type of reaction)

App.

4




  • Who, what, where, when, why & how

App.

6




  • Economic & social costs

Comm.

5




  • A long-term effect of the disaster (prevention?)

App.

2




Comm.

2




  • Spelling & grammar

Comm.

2




Comm.

2





Total /26 marks



Evaluation: Communication ( /14 marks)

Application ( /12 marks)


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