The chart competition about the Order of St. John
December (1998), our History teacher, Mr. Stephen Briffa, decided to organise a History competition. He divided
us (the forty-one Grade 7 students: Our Grade 7 corresponds to Grade 5 in the U.S.) into groups of
five and asked each group to make a colourful chart or collage about the Order of St. John (which was the topic
we were doing during History at that time). We had to do our charts during History lessons and during break-time.
First, we found as much information and pictures as possible. Then, we re-wrote our information into our own words
and afterwards we wrote it neatly on the chart. We then stuck the pictures onto the charts, labelled the pictures
and decorated the charts. Finally, Mr. Stephen collected all the charts and analysed them carefully. During our
History lesson we then voted (obviously we couldn't vote for our own chart!) to see which was the best one (the
one that had the best information, pictures and decorations in it: Presentation was also taken into consideration).
By the way; Mr. Stephen also voted!
The best two charts from each of the two classes were displayed in the main corridor of the school, while the others were displayed in the respective classrooms. Mr. Stephen also gave us points for our hard work in doing these charts. These points form part of our continuous assessment for History. This chart competition was very interesting and fun for us (in fact we did the charts during our break-time!). We also learnt a lot from the research we did in order to make these charts.