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  Early Civilizations Rubric


Standard

Advanced

Proficient

Progressing

Developing

Core Standard 7:


Locate and examine physical and human characteristics of places and regions, their impact on developing societies, and their connections and interdependence.


Thoroughly examine how the environment and humans impact each other by providing  examples of:

  • Depend

  • Adapt

  • Modify

with multiple connections to how society’s development was impacted.

Examine how the environment and humans impact each other by providing examples.

  • Depend

  • Adapt

  • Modify

with 1 connection to how society’s development was impacted.

Examine how the environment and humans impact each other by providing at least 2 examples of:

  • Depend

  • Adapt

  • Modify

without making connections to how society’s development was impacted.

Student does not identify examples of:

  • Depend

  • Adapt

  • Modify

Historical Knowledge 6.3:


Describe the rise; the political, technological, and cultural achievements; and the decline of ancient civilizations.


Analyze the cause and effects of the political, technological, and cultural achievements contributed to the rise and fall of ancient civilizations using detailed examples.


Ex: Plow - regular food supply - surplus - trade

Describe the cause and effect of the political, technological, and cultural achievements contributed to the rise and fall of ancient civilization with one example.


Ex: Plow -  regular food supply

List the political, technological, and cultural achievements of a society.


Ex: Plow

Unable to categorize achievements as political, technological, and cultural.

Social Science Analysis 6.23:


Interpret documents and data from multiple primary and secondary sources.

Offers in-depth analysis and interpretation of the document:

  • Main idea is clear and intriguing

  • Examples are cited to support conclusions

  • Conclusions drawn are logical

  • Author’s bias is acknowledged

  • Compares and contrasts information with other reliable sources

Offers accurate analysis of the document:

  • Main idea is clear

  • Examples are cited to support conclusions

  • Conclusions drawn are logical

  • Author’s bias is acknowledged

Offers a minimal analysis of the document:

  • Main idea is unclear

  • Examples are limited and do not support the main idea

  • Conclusions drawn are not always logical

  • Perspective and reliability of author is not acknowledged

Reiterates one or two facts from the document, but does not offer any analysis or interpretation of the document.

Writing 6.2:


Write informative/expository texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.


Purpose and main ideas:

  • Clear, focused, interesting

Supporting details:

  • Many strong, rich, specific details explain the main ideas

  • makes topic interesting

  • explained in-depth

  • seem carefully chosen for audience and purpose

Outside resources, if used:

  • Provide strong, accurate, reliable details

  • Writer shares new understandings

Purpose and main ideas:

  • Clear, focused, easy to understand

Supporting details:

  • Most details are specific and there are enough to develop main ideas

  • Mostly on topic

  • Most are explained

  • Some awareness of audience and purpose

Outside resources, if used:

  • Provide accurate details

  • Writer may share new understandings

Purpose and main ideas:

  • Understandable, but needs clarification

Supporting details:

  • May be too general to develop the main ideas; may sound like a list

  • Sometimes off topic

  • May not be explained

  • Limited awareness of audience

Outside resources, if used:

  • Provide questionable details

Purpose and main ideas:

  • Unclear, difficult to understand

Supporting details:

  • May be lacking

  • Off topic

  • May not be understandable; may be repetitive

  • No awareness of audience


 

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