Working with Eyewitness Accounts – Activity 2

[Excerpt From Holodomor in Ukraine, The Genocidal Famine 1932-33: Teaching Materials for Teachers and Students – By Valentina Kuryliw]

The class may form into 6 groups of students. Three groups will receive copies ofeyewitness account from Part 2 herein reproduced by the teacher. The threeremaining groups will receive copies of eyewitness account 2. 11 2 p. 43 herein.

Teacher Tip: All groups may receive copies reproduced by the teacher of Article 2.2herein “The Holodomor, 1932-1933—A Ukrainian Genocide” Valentina Kuryliw.

Each group is to read the eyewitness account of the Famine and pick out the 5 most important facts in the account. Using information from the article, “The Holodomor, 1932-1933—A Ukrainian Genocide”, Timeline and the eye witness account, each is to prepare an article to a newspaper in 1933 explaining what was happening in Ukraine.

Be sure to include the following:

  • name of newspaper, date
  • headline for article author of article
  • drawing or illustration if possible
  • main points to be made (who/what, when, where, why and how)

 

Use terms such as: victims, perpetrators, bystanders, observers, rescuers where applicable. Articles are to be handed in for evaluation. A class newspaper may be produced.

Assessment

Copymaster 3.3 Activity 4 Rubric

3.2.7 Assessment Rubric (2) for newspaper article

 

Assessment Rubric: Newspaper Article Using Eye Witness Accounts
Knowledge/Under-standing LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1
Uses factual evidence to support conclusions drawn in article. Uses factual evidence to support conclusions drawn in article with a high degree of effectiveness. Uses factual evidence to support conclusions drawn in article with considerable effectiveness. Uses factual evidence to support conclusions drawn in article with some effectiveness. Uses factual evidence to support conclusions drawn in article with limited degree of effectiveness.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of key ideas, concepts, terminology, and themes. Demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of key information, ideas, concepts, terminology, and themes. Demonstrates considerable knowledge and understanding of key information, ideas, concepts, terminology, and themes. Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of key information, ideas, concepts, terminology, and themes. Demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of key information, ideas, concepts, terminology, and themes.
Thinking LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1
Analyzes ideas and information. Analyzes ideas and information with exceptional depth. Analyzes ideas and information with considerable depth. Analyzes ideas and information with some depth. Analyzes ideas and information with limited depth.
Synthesizes ideas and information. Synthesizes ideas and information with a high degree of effectiveness. Synthesizes ideas and information with considerable effectiveness. Synthesizes ideas and information with some effectiveness. Synthesizes ideas and information with a limited degree of effectiveness.
Communication LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1
Communicates information. Communicates information with a high degree of clarity. Communicates information with considerable clarity. Communicates information with some clarity. Communicates information with a limited degree of clarity.
Uses proper conventions of language, grammar, and punctuation. Uses proper conventions of language, grammar, and punctuation with a high degree of effectiveness. Uses proper conventions of language, grammar, and punctuation with considerable effectiveness. Uses proper conventions of language, grammar, and punctuation with some effectiveness. Uses proper conventions of language, grammar, and punctuation with a limited degree of effectiveness.
Application LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1
Demonstrates knowledge of newspaper article style conventions,format, and elements (headline, byline,W5H, lead, inverted pyramid, caption). Demonstrates thorough knowledge of newspaper article style conventions, format, and elements(headline, byline, W5H, lead, inverted pyramid, caption). Demonstrates considerable knowledge of newspaper article style conventions, format, and elements (headline, byline, W5H, lead, inverted pyramid, caption). Demonstrates some knowledge of newspaper article style conventions, format, and elements(headline, byline,W5H, lead, inverted pyramid, caption). Demonstrates limited knowledge of newspaper article style conventions, format, and elements(headline, byline, W5H, lead, inverted pyramid, caption).
Uses persuasive images, words, and phrases true to role, audience, and format. Uses persuasive images, words, and phrases true to role, audience, and format with a high degree of effectiveness. Uses persuasive images, words, and phrases true to role, audience, and format with considerable effectiveness. Uses persuasive images, words, and phrases true to role, audience, and format with some effectiveness. Uses persuasive images, words, and phrases true to role, audience, and format with limited effectiveness.

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