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Compare and Contrast Assignment

Part Two

Focus Materials

In addition to the material and links provided, it is expected that students use their text books and teacher led discussions/lectures to fill in any informational gaps.

*Desmond Tutu’s speech
First speech
Second speech (Note: at some point in the second half of this speech the tape cuts back to the very beginning of the speech?)

*Desmond Tutu
Wikipedia article on Desmond Tutu
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
United Nations
Amnesty International
International Red Cross
Japanese Internment (do a search for Japanese Internment)

Apartheid
Wikipedia article on Apartheid
South Africa and Apartheid
Encarta article on Apartheid

Other Audio Resources dealing with Human Rights
Sound Archives CKUA
Recording: News 36
Recording: Speaker 61
Recording: Speaker 70

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Sample Rubric
This rubric is a sample only. Feel free to change it to meet your needs. You may want to add some categories for spelling and grammar.

The process of explaining similarities and differences between two or more examples has three stages.

  1. Appropriate characteristics have been chosen for comparison.
  2. Characteristics have been used to identify similarities and differences among items
  3. Conclusions have been developed from the comparison.

Appropriate characteristics have been for comparison.
(4) Selects important attributes or features of the examples that can provide insight into the nature of those examples being compared.
(3) Characteristics chosen provide for a meaningful comparison.
(2) Characteristics chosen provide for a partial comparison of the examples.
(1) Characteristics chosen are not important and don’t lead to insightful conclusions.

Similarities and differences between two or more items have been identified.
(4) Major similarities and differences for each example have been chosen accurately.
(3) Similarities and differences for each example have been chosen.
(2) Some errors have been made identifying major similarities and differences.
(1)Many errors have been made identifying major similarities and differences.

Identified similarities and differences have been used to reach important conclusions or insights.
(4) Insightful and thoughtful conclusions have been made from the similarities and differences, usually highlighting either one or the other.
(3) Some thoughtful conclusions have been made from the comparison.
(2) Significance of the comparison is not clear.
(1) Does not get far beyond mentioning similarities and differences.


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