Rubric: (In process)
|2 points||1 point||0 points|
|Production Qualities||Appealing variety of many visual and audio products to emphasize team's decision. Products are relevant, focus on a main idea, and have many details to add to understanding of the cause or event. All text is grammatically correct and neat.||A few products which focus on the main idea. Each has a few details. Most of the text is grammatical, and most of the presentation is neat and clear||2-3 products which do not necessarily support the team's decision. Products are not neat or interesting. Grammatical errors can be easily spotted|
|Inclusion of several economic circumstances of the time period to explain the significance (or not) of the War of 1812 and several examples of economic interdependence leading to or resulting from the War of 1812||One example of an economic circumstance that contributed to the War of 1812; One example of economic interdependence leading to or resulting from the War of 1812||No evidence of economic circumstances leading to the War of 1812|
|Political Causes||Inclusion of several political circumstances of the time period to explain the significance (or not) of the War of 1812||One political situation leading to or resulting from the War of 1812||No evidence of political contributions to or results of the War of 1812|
|Interdependency||Inclusion of evidence of several economic interdependencies leading to or resulting from the events that happened||One example of economic interdependence leading to or resulting from the War of 1812||No evidence of political contributions to or results of the War of 1812|
|Denial of rights||Inclusion of evidence of denial of rights of several different groups||Example of denial of rights of one group||No examples of denial of rights of any groups|
|Geographic Understanding||Inclusion of information that reflects geographic understanding of world events in 1812||Information that reflects limited geographic understanding of world events of 1812 (for example, only in North America)||No information reflecting understanding of where events of 1812 were taking place in the world|
|Accuracy||Information is accurate. Sources are evaluated on the basis of credentials, and bias||Information appears to be accurate, but sources are not adequately evaluated for credentials or bias||Unsupported statements, obvious errors in fact, unawareness of bias or scholarliness|
|Presentation||All students participate equally. Presentation flows in purposeful sequence. Participants are audible and enthusiastic.||Several students dominate. Presentation is somewhat disorganized or disjointed. Some mumbling or hesitation|
|Originality||Bonus 2 points for appropriately extending beyond the assigned tasks|
A score of 15 or above: Not only have you convinced the editor, you have done such an excellent job that he has given you a bonus of 10% of your salary!
12-14 : The boss is pleased with your work, and writes a note commending your effort, judgment, and presentation skills for your permanent record.
8-11: The boss has a lot of questions for you, and is unclear about his next move. He requires you to work overtime (without extra pay) in order to provide the missing information.
0-7 points : The boss closes your presentation by saying you are of no use to the company, and fires you.