Web-Based Thematic Unit:
Performance Assessments

Activity 1

Create Your Own Society Rubric

Government-15 points

  • 3- Society has some type of government and is clearly stated
  • 4- Group states who makes the rules and who enforces them
  • 3- At least one type of discipline/punishment is clearly stated
  • 2- Created an emblem or flag
  • 3- Created a motto

Education- 15 points

  • 5- A certain type of education is listed
  • 5- Tell who goes to school and what kind of school
  • 3- Describes the education system
  • 2- Describes subjects taught

Employment- 10 points

  • 5- Clearly states five different jobs/careers
  • 5- Tells how people are trained for their jobs/careers

Money- 10 points

  • 5- Creates a monetary system
  • 5- Explains how the currency works as compared to ours

Outside Influences- 15 points

  • 5- Explains where food for society will come from
  • 5- Shows a trade policy
  • 5- Describes how community members feel about allowing others to visit

Responsibilities- 5 points

  • 5- Clearly states five responsibilities of children and adults

Transportation- 5 points

  • 5- Describes 5 modes of transportation (1 point each)

Recreation/Entertainment- 10 points

  • 3- Lists 3 recreational activities (1 point each)
  • 5- Separates at least one recreational activity for each age group (children, teenagers, adults, and elderly
  • 2- Compares and Contrasts recreation/entertainment of our society and fictional society

Presentation of Project- 20 points

  • 5- Each group member is involved
  • 5- Practices good speaking skills (eye contact, practiced, volume, gestures, etc.)
  • 5- Address all nine of the sections assigned
  • 5- Group displays compromising skills, work well as a group, peer helping, peer questioning

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Activity 2

Summary:

3- Summary is complete, it covers all the main points of the interview

2- Summary gives most of the information from the interview.

1- Summary doesn't give any detail about the interview.

Interview:

3- Interview questions and answers are typed neatly and are very easy to understand.

2- Interview questions and answers are written out and are understandable.

1- Interview questions and answers are not easily readable.

One-Page report:

3- Report gives a detailed description of another country's traditions or rituals, grammar, spelling and punctuation are all correct, and paragraphs are separated and indented properly.

2- Report gives a description of another country's traditions or rituals with most grammar, spelling, and punctuation correct, and two or more paragraphs are separated and indented properly.

1- Report doesn't give a clear description of another country's traditions or rituals and grammar, spelling, and punctuation are incorrect with paragraphs that are separated and indented improperly.

Class involvement:

3- Participated more than 4 times in class discussion and listened well all of the time.

2- Participated between 2 and 4 times and listened well most of the time.

1- Participated between 0 and 1 time and listened none of the time.

 

Total out of 12 points: ___________

 

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Activity 3

Venn Diagram:

3- Partners worked well together, found at five or more differences and commonalities, and placed them correctly and neatly in the venn diagram

2- Partners worked well together some of the time, found three or four

differences and commonalities, and placed most of them correctly and neatly

in the venn diagram.

1- Partners did not work well together, found one or two differences and

commonalities, and did not place them correctly and neatly in the venn diagram.

Research Time:

2- Used time wisely and found the needed information.

1- Didn't use time wisely and did not find the needed information.

Compare/Contrast Report:

5- Referred to the venn diagram to write paper; 0 grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors; paper was revised; rough draft is included; one-page long.

4- Referred to the venn diagram to write paper; 1-2 grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors; paper was revised; three-fourths to one-page long.

3- Referred to the venn diagram little to write paper; 3-5 spelling, punctuation, or grammar errors; paper wasn't revised; one-half to one-page long.

2- Did not refer to the venn diagram to write paper; 6-8 grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; paper wasn't revised; one-fourth to one-page long.

1- Did not refer to the venn diagram to write paper; 8 or more grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; paper wasn't revised.

Poster:

5- Contains much detailed information on Harriet Tubman's and Jonas's routes. Shows much creativity and effort. Poster is neatly done and directions have been followed precisely. Poster is colored meticulously and names are included.

4- Contains some detailed information on Harriet Tubman's and Jonas's routes. Shows a lot of creativity and effort. Poster is fairly neat and directions have been followed. Poster is colored neatly and names are included.

3- Contains some information on Harriet Tubman's and Jonas's routes. Shows some creativity and effort. Poster is presentable and directions have been followed for the most part. Poster is colored and names are included.

2- Contains little information on Harriet Tubman's and Jonas's routes. Shows little creativity and effort. Poster is not really presentable and directions have not been completely followed. Some parts of the poster are colored and names are included.

1- Contains no information on Harriet Tubman's and Jonas's routes. Shows no creativity or effort. Poster is not presentable and directions have not been followed at all. The poster is not colored and names are not included. (pretty much wasn't handed in or done)

Total: 15 points

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Developed by Leigh McEwen, 04/07/00.