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Saving

Our Planet
Name
Group Name
Year Level
Subject
Unit Title
Assessment Type
Presentation Time
Presentation



4
Humanities and Social Sciences Geography
Deforestation Saving the Trees
Oral Presentation
5 Minutes
Week 5

Assessment Task
Task Description:

In groups of five allocated by the teacher students will work together to research, to research, collect,
represent, analyse and gather information surrounding deforestation and sustainable uses of the
environment. Though applying this knowledge, these groups will develop a 5-minute Oral Presentation
based on an organisation of their choice, what they are doing to resolve the negative impact humans are
having on the environment through deforestation in South America or Africa and why grade 4 should support
this organisations cause.

Assessment Requirements:

For this assessment students are expected to:
Develop and answer an inquiry question that outlines what the groups presentation focus area is and
what research they will be required to collect.
Map out the area that they have decided to focus on in either South America or Africa; highlighting
the area being impacted by deforestation and a comparison of what the areas looked like a few years
ago to what the area looks like today.
A detailed explanation of what deforestation is and why it is important we work to prevent future
impact on the environment.
Select a charity/organisation that they would like to get behind and encourage grade four to support.
Students will be required to provide information about this organisation by explaining who they are,
what they are doing to prevent deforestation and how grade 4s donation will be used to help stop
the destruction of the environment.
A minimum of 3 interesting facts about deforestation and/or the groups chosen charity/organisation.
Provide feedback to other groups on their presentation.
Reflect on how their presentation went and what they could do differently next time.

Presentation Format:

For this Oral, groups are able to present their information in one or more of the following ways:
PowerPoint Presentation
Information Poster
Movie
Brochure

Group Work

Ideas/Research
Questions

Delegation of
Responsibility

Well Above
Above Satisfactory
Satisfactory
Researchers
Researchers
independently
independently
identify at least 4
identify at least 4
reasonable,
reasonable
insightful, creative ideas/questions to
ideas/questions to pursue when doing
pursue when doing the research.
the research.
Each student in the Each student in the
group can clearly
group can clearly
explain what
explain what
information is
information they are
needed by the group, responsible for
what information
locating.
they are responsible
for locating, and
when the information
is needed.

Satisfactory

Below Satisfactory

Researchers identify, Researchers identify,


with some adult help, with considerable
at least 4 reasonable adult help, 4
ideas/questions to reasonable
pursue when doing ideas/questions to
the research.
pursue when doing
the research.
Each student in the
group can, with
minimal prompting
from peers, clearly
explain what
information they are
responsible for
locating.

One or more students


in the group cannot
clearly explain what
information they are
responsible for
locating.

Students have
Students have
Students have
Students have no
developed a clear
developed a clear
developed a clear
clear plan for
plan for organising plan for organising plan for organising organising the
the information as it the information in the information as it information AND/OR
is gathered and in the the final research
is gathered. All
students in the group
Plan for Organizing
final research
product. All students students can
cannot explain their
Information
product. All students can independently independently
organisational plan.
can independently explain this plan.
explain most of this
explain the planned
plan.
organisation of the
research findings.
Researchers
Researchers
Researchers, with
Researchers, with
independently locate independently locate some adult help,
extensive adult help,
at least 2 reliable,
at least 2 reliable
locate at least 2
locate at least 2
Quality of Sources interesting
information sources reliable information reliable information
information sources for their research
sources for their
sources for their
for their research
question.
research question. research question.
question.
Almost always listens Usually listens to,
Often listens to,
Rarely listens to,
to, shares with, and shares with, and
shares with, and
shares with, and
supports the efforts supports the efforts supports the efforts supports the efforts
Collaboration with
of others in the
of others in the
of others in the group of others in the
Peers
group. Tries to keep group. Does not
but sometimes is not group. Often is not a
people working well cause \"waves\" in a good team
good team member.
together.
the group.
member.

Oral Presentation

Preparedness

Speaks Clearly

Volume

Enthusiasm

Content

Posture and Eye


Contact

Time-Limit

Listens to Other
Presentations

Evaluates Peers

Well Above
Above Satisfactory
Satisfactory
Below Satisfactory
Satisfactory
Student is completely Student seems pretty The student is
Student does not seem
prepared and has
prepared but might somewhat prepared, at all prepared to
obviously rehearsed. have needed a couple but it is clear that
present.
more rehearsals.
rehearsal was lacking.
Speaks clearly and
Speaks clearly and
Speaks clearly and
Often mumbles or can
distinctly all (100-95%) distinctly all (100-95%) distinctly most ( 94- not be understood OR
the time, and
the time, but
85%) of the time.
mispronounces more
mispronounces no
mispronounces one Mispronounces no
than one word.
words.
word.
more than one word.
Volume is loud enough Volume is loud enough Volume is loud enough Volume often too soft
to be heard by all
to be heard by all
to be heard by all
to be heard by all
audience members audience members at audience members at audience members.
throughout the
least 90% of the time. least 80% of the time.
presentation.
Facial expressions and Facial expressions and Facial expressions and Very little use of facial
body language
body language
body language are
expressions or body
generate a strong
sometimes generate a used to try to generate language. Did not
interest and
strong interest and
enthusiasm, but seem generate much
enthusiasm about the enthusiasm about the somewhat faked.
interest in topic being
topic in others.
topic in others.
presented.
Shows a full
Shows a good
Shows a good
Does not seem to
understanding of the understanding of the understanding of parts understand the topic
topic.
topic.
of the topic.
very well.
Stands up straight,
Stands up straight and Sometimes stands up Slouches and/or does
looks relaxed and
establishes eye
straight and
not look at people
confident. Establishes contact with everyone establishes eye
during the
eye contact with
in the room during the contact.
presentation.
everyone in the room presentation.
during the
presentation.
Presentation is 5-6
Presentation is 4
Presentation is 3
Presentation is less
minutes long.
minutes long.
minutes long.
than 3 minutes OR
more than 6 minutes.
Listens intently. Does Listens intently but has Sometimes does not Sometimes does not
not make distracting one distracting noise appear to be listening appear to be listening
noises or movements. or movement.
but is not distracting. and has distracting
noises or movements.
Fills out peer
Fills out almost all of Fills out most of the Fills out most of the
evaluation completely the peer evaluation peer evaluation and peer evaluation but
and always gives
and always gives
always gives scores scoring appears to be
scores based on the scores based on the based on the
biased.
presentation rather presentation rather presentation rather
than other factors
than other factors
than other factors
(e.g., person is a close (e.g., person is a close (e.g., person is a close
friend).
friend).
friend).