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Lesson Application
Health and Physical Education
A1.3. Social-Emotional Learning Skills, Positive Motivation and Perseverance: Apply skills that help them develop habits of mind that support positive motivation and perseverance as they participate in learning experiences in health and physical education, in order to promote a sense of optimism and hope.
In this lesson, students learn that perseverance is a skill that can be developed over time and with practice. They’re also introduced to techniques for developing and maintaining a habit of perseverance. By studying examples of successful Canadians who persevered, students also become more inspired, motivated, and confident about their ability to overcome challenges in their own life. (Achieved in SET and GO activity)
Social Studies, Heritage and Identity
A2.2. Communities in Canada, Past and Present, Inquiry: The Perspectives of Diverse Communities: Gather and organize information from a variety of primary and secondary sources using various technologies that present different perspectives on the historical and/or contemporary experience of two or more communities in Canada.
For the perseverance presentation, studentsuse primary and secondary sources to research Canadian communities and identify one person to focus their project on. This research may involve using encyclopedias, textbooks, memoirs, online articles, interviews, audio, or video. Students are given a lot of freedom and independence with researching and preparing this presentation to support the development of critical thinking skills and increase students’ resourcefulness. (Achieved in GO activity)
Social Studies, People and Environments
B2.2. Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community, Inquiry: Responses to Global Issues: Gather and organize information on global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance, including their impact and responses to them, using a variety of resources and various technologies.
For the presentation, students are asked to identify what the selected person fought for, what they were able to accomplish, as well as the impact that this accomplishment had on the person’s community and Canada at large. Overall, the impacts these people have had will span a breadth of areas, including global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance. Students gather this information using a variety of sources (see above) and organize it into a presentation. (Achieved in GO activity)
Language, Media Literacy
3.4. Creating Media Texts, Producing Media Texts: Produce a variety of media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
Students first use a variety of media sources to research a Canadian community or person that has demonstrated great perseverance. They then create a multimedia presentation to share their knowledge with the rest of the class. (Achieved in GO activity)
Language, Oral Communication
2.7. Speaking to Communicate, Visual Aids: Use a variety of appropriate visual aids, to support or enhance oral presentations.
Students are asked to create a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation to use as a visual aid and enhance their perseverance presentation. In designing this presentation, students are encouraged to use photos, pictures, colours, fonts, and even videos to engage their peers and support what they’re saying. Creative and eager students may even bring an artifact or wear a costume to further describe their person’s life and enhance their presentation.  (Achieved in GO activity)
Language, Oral Communication
2.5. Speaking to Communicate, Vocal Skills and Strategies: Identify a range of vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, volume, and a variety of sound effects, and use them appropriately and with sensitivity towards cultural differences to helpcommunicate their meaning.
During their presentation, students can use vocal effects to emphasize points, indicate the significance of achievements, or even role-play a memorable event in their person’s life. Students will also need to ensure that they are talking loudly and clearly, and at a pace that allows their fellow classmates to understand and follow along. (Achieved in GO activity)
Assessment of Health and Physical Education Learning Outcomes, Grade 6 (Just Keep Swimming Worksheet)  
Expectations
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
The student:
Knowledge and Understanding

[A1.3]
Demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of the importance of perseverance
Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of the importance of perseverance

E.g. answers some of the prompts
Demonstrates considerable knowledge and understanding of the importance of perseverance

E.g. answers the prompts
Demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of the importance of perseverance

E.g. answers the prompts in detail
Assessment of Health and Physical Education Learning Outcomes, Grade 6 (Perseverance Presentation)
Expectations
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
The student:
Knowledge

[A1.3]
Demonstrates limited knowledge of their person’s accomplishments due to their perseverance
Demonstrates some knowledge of their person’s accomplishments due to their perseverance

E.g. Simply explain a few accomplishments
Demonstrates considerable knowledge of their person’s accomplishments due to their perseverance

E.g. Explains major accomplishments

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of their person’s accomplishments due to their perseverance

E.g. explains major and minor accomplishments in great detail
Assessment of Social Studies Learning Outcomes, Grade 6 (Perseverance Presentation)
Expectations
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
The student:
Thinking

[A2.2, B2.2]
Uses planning skills in gathering and organizing information with limited effectiveness
Uses planning skills in gathering and organizing information with some effectiveness

E.g. Uses some primary and secondary resources to describe their person’s life, challenges, accomplishments and how their perseverance impacted Canada
Uses planning skills in gathering and organizing information with considerable effectiveness

E.g. Uses primary and secondary resources to describe their person’s life, challenges, accomplishments and how their perseverance impacted Canada
Uses planning skills in gathering and organizing information with a high degree of effectiveness

E.g. Uses many primary and secondary resources to describe their person’s life, challenges, accomplishments and how their perseverance impacted Canada
Assessment of Language Learning Outcomes, Grade 6 (Perseverance Presentation)
Expectations
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
The student:
Communication

[3.4, 2.7]
Expresses and organizes their information with limited effectiveness
Expresses and organizes their information with some effectiveness

E.g. presents their information using PowerPoint/Google Slides format and uses a few multimedia resources
Expresses and organizes their information with considerable effectiveness

E.g. uses the slides to clearly organize their information and uses multimedia resources (ex. photos, videos, diary entries, speeches)
Expresses and organizes their information with a high degree of effectiveness

E.g. uses a high degree of clarity to organize their information in slides and with concise phrases/sentences; uses many multimedia resources (ex. Photos, videos, diary entries, speeches)
Communication

[2.5]
Uses a range of vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, and volume with limited effectiveness
Uses a range of vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, and volume with some effectiveness

E.g. Speaks softly and rushes through information, making it difficult to follow along
Uses a range of vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, and volume with considerable effectiveness

E.g. Speaks clearly and at an appropriate pace, making it easy to follow along
Uses a range of vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, and volume with a high degree of effectiveness

E.g. Speaks loudly, clearly, and at a good pace, using tone and sound effects to engage the audience
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