Grade 10 History Summative

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Canadian History Summative

For your summative you are being asked to create a video that addresses and reflects the Canadian identity.

The final version of your video (made using iMovie) is up to you and your group; however, the product must consider the following:

What is the Canadian identity?

• Include references to specific people, events, themes, legislation, works of art, music, landform or commentary that reflect the identity of Canada.

• There is really no limit to what could be included, but you should ask yourself at all times what is the historical significance of the topic under consideration for inclusion in the video.

• These topics do not necessarily have to have been covered in class. (As Mark Twain once said, “Don’t let your classes get in the way of your education.”) But the chosen topics need to relate to the Canadian identity and the course we studied.

This summative is not about the teacher telling you what to do. It is for you to think about what you have learned and to reflect upon the meaning of the Canadian identity. How has the country come to be what it is?


Everyone will need to share equally in the planning and execution of the video. Some students may have particular strengths at different points in the process of completing the assignment and those strengths should be utilized. Work as a team.

Each student, however, is responsible for demonstrating his or her knowledge and thinking in the video. Each student must contribute on screen two specific pieces of content that deal with the Canadian identity. For example, a student might decide that somehow Vimy Ridge should be mentioned in the piece. That would count as one piece of content.

How your group decides to structure the video is entirely up to you. I encourage you to be creative, informative, thoughtful, interesting, engaging and insightful.


Part I: Students will be evaluated on an individual basis for...
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