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Offering a Fair-minded Account

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 10, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



Assess the fair-minded, balanced accounts.

Evaluate responses by looking for evidence of fair-mindedness—the accounts expressly recognize and give equal treatment to the alternative perspectives, e.g., "The Americans viewed the battle as a courageous first strike in their struggle for independence; the British viewed the battle as the rejection of law and order by an unruly band of rebels."; or the accounts may be written in descriptive, impartial language; e.g.,"For a time it was a seesaw battle. The British lost nearly 50 percent of their troops. In the end, the American troops withdrew from their position on the hill. Other battles between promonarchy and proseparation forces followed."


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