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Grade 10 Social Studies: Ongoing Crisis in Venezuela: Analytical Commentary

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For this task, students prepare a 3-4 minute video recording in the form of an analytical commentary. An analytical commentary is where a social scientist comments on a particular global event (current or past) and offers an analysis from various, and oftentimes, internally diverse perspectives.  

Students were given the this prompt for their videos – To what extent is Nicolás Maduro’s leadership the cause of the current crisis of democracy in Venezuela?

The objectives of this task are to:

  1. Continue to evaluate how historical, political, economic and social factors influence the success of the Venezuelan government.
  2. Apply content-specific knowledge and vocabulary in oral form to explore Venezuela in depth.
  3. Synthesize information from various sources on the same topic.