A legacy can be positive or negative. It is something to be passed down for future generations. In a historical perspective, it is how we remember a person from the past and how we deal with the consequences of their actions, even today



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Mohandas Gandhi Essay

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For this assignment you will use the information that we have collected over the past few weeks to write a short essay about Gandhi’s lasting effects (also known as legacy) on the world. Your essay will be 4 paragraphs long and should follow the following format:

A legacy can be positive or negative.  It is something to be passed down for future generations.  In a historical perspective, it is how we remember a person from the past and how we deal with the consequences of their actions, even today.

Question: What is the legacy of Mohandas Gandhi?  What actions did he take in his life which changed history and left lasting changes to the world still felt today?

Format:

Intro Paragraph

Intro Sentence

Intro Sentence

Thesis:
Body Paragraph Format

Intro sentence

Evidence

Analysis


Evidence

Analysis


Evidence

Analysis
Concluding Paragraph

Re introduce your thesis

Closing statement


Grading rubric









CATEGORY

4 - Above Standards

3 - Meets Standards

2 - Approaching Standards

1 - Below Standards

Score

Focus or Thesis Statement

The thesis statement names the topic of the essay and outlines the main points to be discussed.

The thesis statement names the topic of the essay.

The thesis statement outlines some or all of the main points to be discussed but does not name the topic.

The thesis statement does not name the topic AND does not preview what will be discussed.




Evidence and Examples

All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.

Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.

At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.

Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.




Sequencing

Arguments and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author\'s train of thought.

Arguments and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author\'s train of thought.

A few of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.

Many of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.




Accuracy

All supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Almost all supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics were inaccurately reported.




Sources

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and most are cited correctly.

Most sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited correctly.

Many sources are suspect (not credible) AND/OR are not cited correctly.



Rough Draft outline:

Please fill in this rough draft outline while you work. You will turn this in with your final essay.

Intro Paragraph
Intro Sentence:

Intro Sentence:

Thesis:

Body Paragraph Format
Intro sentence


Evidence

Analysis


Evidence

Analysis


Evidence

Analysis


Concluding Paragraph
Re introduce your thesis

Closing statement


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