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Could It Happen to Us?

Students take on the role of author for a Canadian financial magazine and write an opinion article exploring whether or not Canada could experience a global economic crisis to the same extent as the United States.

Developed by Alberta teachers through a partnership between AAC and the Central Alberta Regional Consortium (CARC).

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Assessment is based on the learner outcomes. Criteria represent synthesized statements of big ideas derived from knowledge and skill outcomes from the Alberta Program of Studies.

Competency Connections

Competencies are referenced in the 2013 Ministerial Order. They are expressed through the learner outcomes and are not to be assessed separately.

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Assess Reliability of Sources

Communicate Information

Compare Economies

Formulate/Support Position

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