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Name ______________ ____________________

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Agents of Change
Central Idea

Individuals have made contributions to society through language,


science, and the arts.

Task
You will be researching one person of your choice who has been an Agent of
Change in a language, science, or arts field. You will be writing a first-person
report about that person and presenting it as a speech.
This is an individual project, not a group project.

Criteria
Two different rubrics will be used to grade your report and your speech.
You will also do a peer-review and a self-review.

DUE DATES
Note check: Friday, December 17
Rough Draft and Notes Due: Wednesday, January 5
Final Report Due: Monday, January 10
Presentations Start: Tuesday, January 11
CHECKLIST

Choose an Agent of Change

___ Fill out the choice sheet.

Take Notes

___ Review the note-taking process in the packet.

___ Fill out the note sheets using the question boxes.

___ Record the sources you use as you take notes.

___ Complete the note-taking packet.

Rough Draft

___ Write or type your rough draft using the notes you have.

___ Include a bibliography with at least 3 different sources.

___ Have an adult edit your rough draft.

Final Report

___ Write or type your final copy.

___ Include your bibliography.

Speech

___ Think of a way to present your report as a speech.


(Prepare note cards? Prepare costume? Practice!!)
Choice Sheet Name: ______________________

First Choice
I would like to research _____________________________________.
I would like to research this person because…

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Second Choice
I would like to research _____________________________________.
I would like to research this person because…

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Third Choice
I would like to research _____________________________________.
I would like to research this person because…

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ROUGH DRAFT/FINAL DRAFT

Please use the checklist when completing your rough draft.

___ Typed or written neatly on every other line.

___ Includes an introduction.


___ Grabs the attention of the reader.
___ Generalizes information about the subject.
___ Tells why you are writing (focus statement).

___ Includes a conclusion.


___ Sends a strong message.
___ Clearly summarizes the main points of the report.
___ Restate your focus statement.

___ Written in first person.


___ Uses “I”, instead of “he” or “she”.

___ Paragraphs are organized.


___ Report flows together in a logical sequence.
___ Each paragraph is indented.
___ Each paragraph includes a topic sentence.

___ Shows the central idea


___ Included how they are an agent of change.
___ Included what contributions they made.

___ Edited for punctuation, spelling, and capitalization.


___ An adult checked my rough draft.
SPEECH

You will be giving a speech to the class and share what you have learned about
your Agent of Change. Please use the following as a guideline for your speech.

___ Use an outline or note cards. Do NOT just read your report!!

___ Include appropriate props or costume pieces.

___ Include examples of the person’s work (if possible).

___ Stay on topic.

___ Speak clearly and fluently.

___ Make eye contact.

___ Speak at an appropriate volume.

___ Be prepared!! Practice or rehearse your speech/presentation.


The personal history/life story of the Agent of Change
WHO WHAT
 Who are they?  What did they do for a living?
 Who did they become?  What did they contribute?
 Who were they friends with?  What happened to them because of their art?
 What were some major events in their lives?
 What is this person’s greatest
accomplishment?

Sources:
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The personal history/life story of the Agent of Change

WHERE? WHEN?
 Where were they born?  When were they born? When did
 Where did they grow up? they die?
 Where did they live?  When did they live?
 When were they actively practicing
their art?

Sources:
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How was this person an Agent of Change?

WHY? HOW?
 Why is this person an Agent of  How has this person made an
Change? What did they contribute? impact on others’ lives?
 Why is this person famous?  How was this person an Agent of
Change?

Sources:
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How was this person an Agent of Change?

WHY? HOW?
 Why is this person an Agent of  How has this person made an
Change? What did they contribute? impact on others’ lives?
 Why is this person famous?  How was this person an Agent of
Change?

Sources:
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How did this person express themselves or their views?
How did others view this person?

WHY? HOW?
 Why did they choose to do what  How did others view them or treat
they did (paint, dance, etc.)? them?
 How did they express their views?

Sources:
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