Thursday, January 17, 2013

Part 2 Summative Task (Performance Task)


For the second part of this culminating activity project, you focus on the historical background research for your research topic. 

Researching the history that shapes your research topic may require reading material from a variety of sources. 

Researching the history of your topic, write a minimum 250 word essay that focuses specifically  on your topic.
Topics that may be included in your essay include:
  • Political influence
  • Social climate
  • Economic factors
  • The history and evolution of your topic to its current state
These topics do not have to be used because they may not apply to all student topics. This essay requires the use of a formal writing style which includes an opening paragraph, thesis statement, arguments, and a concluding paragraph. Information used in this essay must be cited using the APA citation format. Include with the essay a reference page citing the sources included in the writing.

Rubric
Historical Research Essay
CategoriesLevel 1
(50 - 59%)
Level 2
(60 - 69%)
Level 3
(70 - 79%)
Level 4
(80 - 100%)
Knowledge and Understanding
-shows evidence of topic background information
CHI.01, IS1.03
-shows evidence of topic background information with a limited degree of effectiveness-shows evidence of topic background information with some degree of effectiveness-shows evidence of topic background information with a considerable degree of effectiveness-shows evidence of topic background information with a high degree of effectiveness
Thinking/Inquiry
-shows evidence of synthesis with research topic
CH2.01, CH2.04, IS1.02
-shows evidence of synthesis with research topic with a limited degree of effectiveness-shows evidence of synthesis with research topic with some degree of effectiveness-shows evidence of synthesis with research topic with considerable degree of effectiveness-shows evidence of synthesis with research topic with a high degree of effectiveness
Communication
-Properly uses spelling and grammatical conventions for written work
IS2.02, IS3.03
-properly uses spelling and grammatical conventions for written work with a limited degree of effectiveness-properly uses spelling and grammatical conventions for written work with some degree of effectiveness-properly uses spelling and grammatical conventions for written work with considerable degree of effectiveness-properly uses spelling and grammatical conventions for written work with a high degree of effectiveness
Note: A student whose achievement is below Level 1 (50%) has not met the expectations for this assignment or activity.

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