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World Leader or Greedy Superpower? The War Project

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Criteria

PROFICIENT (A- Through F)

ADVANCED (A+ through A)

(Minimal Criteria)

(Demonstrates Exceptional Performance) In
addition
to
meeting
the
PROFICIENT
criteria…



 Writing
is
free
from
distracting
grammar
errors.
(4)
 Writing
has
less
than
2
spelling
errors.
(4)
 Writing
demonstrates
adequate
control
of
sentence
structure.
(4)
 Writing
has
been
edited
and
reflects
improvement
of
the
rough
draft.
(5)
 Rough
draft
is
submitted
with
final
draft.
(2)
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 Speech
incorporates
at
least
one
visual
to
enhance
group’s
position.
(5)
 Speech
provides
a
minimum
of
three
specific
examples
that
demonstrate
the
United
States
as
a
 World
Leader
in
the
war.
(8)
 Speech
provides
a
minimum
of
three
specific
examples
that
demonstrates
the
United
States
as
an
 greedy
Superpower
in
the
war.
(8)


 Presenters
make
an
ultimate
decision
as
to
whether
the
United
States
was
acting
like
a
World
 Leader
or
harmful
superpower.
(8)
 
Presenters
explain
the
lasting
impact
of
the
war
on
contemporary
foreign
relations.
(8)


Professionalism 43 Points

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 Presentation
is
professional
and
there
is
evidence
of
thorough
planning.

(8)
 Speech
is
3
–
5
minutes
long.
(5)
 Note
cards
are
used
as
cues
and
eye
contact
is
excellent
in
all
areas
of
room.

(6)
 Final
Draft
of
script
is
submitted
on
time.
(10)
 Presenters
are
prepared
to
present
on
the
time
and
place
that
they
were
asked
to
present.
(5)


American History Content 44 Points

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 Project
includes
an
MLA
works
cited
of
ALL
sources
that
were
used
for
the
project.
(12)
 All
facts
and
statistics
provided
in
speech
are
historically
accurate.
(8)
 Speech
examines
the
primary
causes
of
the
war.
(4)
 Speech
discusses
the
primary
methods
of
warfare
utilized
in
the
war.
(4)
 Speech
thoroughly
covers
at
least
two
of
the
major
battles/conflicts
in
the
war.
(4)
 Speech
provides
specific
dates
of
major
battles/conflicts
of
the
war.
(3)
 Speech
includes
key
leaders
on
both
sides
of
the
war
and
their
role
in
the
conflict.
(4)
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 In
addition
to
meeting
the
PROFICIENT
criteria…
 • You
had
a
good
attention
getter
and
a
clear
 preview
or
purpose
statement
that
led
us
 smoothly
into
your
speech.

(3)
 • Your
organizational
patter
and
transitions
made
 your
speech
easy
to
follow.
(3)
 • Your
conclusion
of
your
speech
emphasized
your
 main
point(s)
and
drew
your
speech
to
a
close
 with
an
effective
memorable
statement.
(3)
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Presenters
greet
evaluators
and
introduce
their
team.
(5)
 Presenters
speak
in
an
audible
voice.
(5)
 Group
members
participate
equally
in
the
presentation.
(5)
 Presenters
appear
to
be
professional
and
knowledgeable.
(5)
 Group
members
pronounce
all
difficult
words
correctly.
(5)
 Group
members
are
dressed
professionally.
(5)
 


Written Communication 22 Points

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Critical Thinking

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42 Points

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Oral Communication 35 Points

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Script
is
completely
free
of
all
spelling
and
 grammar
errors.

(3
Points)



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 In
addition
to
meeting
the
PROFICIENT
criteria…
 •

Speech
contains
an
interactive
component
 that
engages
the
audience.
(5)


In
addition
to
meeting
the
PROFICIENT
criteria…
 •

Presentation
incorporates
a
minimum
of
two
 primary
source
documents
(no
 pictures/video)
that
effectively
support
your
 argument.
(5)
 
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In
addition
to
meeting
the
PROFICIENT
criteria…
 • You
looked
comfortable,
using
your
hands,
 body,
and
facial
expressions
naturally
and
 effectively,
without
distractions.
(5)


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War Project Rubric