Unit: Cold War Vietnam War Course: Honors American History



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Student Performance Task
Unit: Cold War – Vietnam War Course: Honors American History

Task: Timeline Time Frame: 1-3 days


Overarching Understanding:


  • Students will understand

    • Significant political, social, and economic events that helped shape the early years of the Cold War

Enduring Understanding:



Essential Question:




  • Perspective: How did Stalin view the U.S. and its foreign policy? How did American presidents view Soviet foreign policy?

Vignette:


Students will be given a series of political, social, and economic events and asked to summarize and chronologically place these events on a timeline and identify which side benefited from the event.

Standard:


You will be graded on the following scale:





Performance Task Blueprint


Unit:

Cold War – Vietnam War

Type:

Timeline













Topic Area:




Time Frame:

1-3 days







Goal


Your goal is to place on a timeline a series of Cold War events, summarized, and explain the U.S. perspective.








Role



You are a history teacher, teaching overseas in Russia




Audience

Russian students to provide the U.S. perspective of the Cold War





Situation


You are a teacher, teaching abroad in Russia and presenting your own perspective of Cold War events.





Product or Performance



Timeline, summary, identification of the beneficiary of the event




Standards


Each event needs to 1) Be placed correctly in chronological order, 2) Summarized, 3) have an explanation of who benefited from the event



Rubric for Social Studies Performance Task: Unit 8



Rating Scale

Understanding

Reasoning

Accuracy

Communication

10-9 – Excellent

-Shows a deep and complex understanding of individuals, events and issues of the Cold War era.
-Adeptly uses social studies concepts and skills to solve problems Demonstrates thoughtful reactions to social studies content
__________


-Explores, explains, and justifies evidence regarding the Cold War with compelling evidence: bias, counter-arguments, and questionable data.

-Makes significant connections to individuals, events and issues.

__________


-Presents all information correctly.
-Completely organizes work properly titles, labels or keys supporting documents or graphics.

-Effectively addresses prompt.


__________

-Explains ideas with clear and effective details.
-Uses effective supporting written and visual material to enhance the message.
-Uses precise and appropriate social studies terminology.

__________



8-7 – Good/ Satisfactory

-Shows appropriate understanding of individuals, events and issues of the Cold War era.

-Uses social studies concepts and skills to solve problems in some cases.


-Demonstrates appropriate reactions to social studies content.
__________

-Explores, explains, and justifies evidence regarding the Cold War with compelling evidence: bias, counter-arguments, and questionable data.

-Makes some connections to individuals, events and issues.


__________

-Presents information correctly with one or two errors.
Almost completely organizes work properly titles, labels or keys supporting documents or graphics with one or two errors.

-Adequately addresses prompt.

__________


-Explains ideas with mostly clear and effective details.
-Uses adequate supporting written and visual material to enhance the message.
-Uses adequate social studies terminology.

__________



6-5 –

Needs Improvement

-Shows inappropriate understanding of

individuals, events and issues of the Cold War era.


-Minimally uses social studies concepts and skills to solve problems.

-Demonstrates inappropriate reactions to social studies content.


__________

-Explores, explains, and justifies evidence regarding the Cold War with compelling evidence: bias, counter-arguments, and questionable data.
-Makes few connections to individuals, events and issues.

__________



-Presents information correctly with three or four errors.
-Somewhat organizes work properly titles, labels or keys supporting documents or graphics with three or four errors.

-Inadequately addresses prompt.

__________


-Explains ideas with somewhat clear and effective details.
-Uses few supporting written and visual material to enhance the message.
-Uses little social studies terminology.

__________



4-0

Not Acceptable/ Unsatisfactory



-Shows no understanding of

individuals, events and issues of the Cold War era.

-Does not use social studies concepts and skills to solve problems.

-Demonstrates inappropriate reactions to social studies content.

__________


-Explores, explains, and justifies evidence regarding the Cold War with no claims or inappropriately with compelling evidence: bias, counter-arguments, and questionable data.

-Makes no or inappropriate connections to individuals, events and issues.

__________


-Presents information correctly with five or more errors.
-Work is not organized improperly titles, labels or keys supporting documents or graphics.

-Addresses prompt incorrectly or not at all.


__________

-Does not explain ideas with clear and effective details.
-Uses no or inaccurate supporting written and visual material to enhance the message.
-Uses no or incorrect social studies terminology.

__________




Total Points Earned = _______/_______ Letter Grade: A B C D E


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