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First-hand Accounts

Rewrite a primary document based upon an alternative point of view to create a new "authentic" document.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome 8.2.2 - Students will demonstrate a willingness to consider differing beliefs, values and worldviews (C, I)
Specific Outcome 8.2.3 - Students will recognize how beliefs and values are shaped by time, geographic location and societal context (C, TCC, LPP)
Specific Outcome - In what ways were the Age of Discovery and the rise of imperialism expressions of an expansionist worldview? (TCC, PADM, LPP)
Specific Outcome - In what ways did exploration and intercultural conflict during the Renaissance affect the citizenship and identity of Europeans? (C, I, GC, LPP, TCC)
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.2 - Students will evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.4 - Students will re-evaluate personal opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.5 - Students will generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.3 - Students will analyze the historical contexts of key events of a given time period
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.2 - Students will propose and apply new ideas and strategies, supported with facts and reasons, to contribute to problem solving and decision making
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.3 - Students will propose and apply strategies or options to solve problems and deal with issues
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.1 - Students will integrate and synthesize concepts to provide an informed point of view on a research question or an issue
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.2 - Students will develop a position supported by information gathered through research
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.3 - Students will draw conclusions based upon research and evidence
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.1 - Students will communicate in a persuasive and engaging manner through speeches, multimedia presentations and written and oral reports, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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