Skills assessed: Use of Evidence, Argumentation + targeted skill (e.g., Comparison)
Offers plausible analysis of historical examples beyond/outside the documents to support the stated thesis or a relevant argument
D. Synthesis: 0-1 point
Appropriately extends or modifies the stated thesis or argument
1 point – You must PICK ONE of the above options to earn this point!!
Recognizes and effectively accounts for disparate, sometimes contradictory evidence from primary sources and/or secondary works in crafting a coherent argument
Appropriately connects the topic of the question to other historical periods, geographical areas, contexts, or circumstances
Draws on appropriate ideas and methods from different fields of inquiry or disciplines in the support of the argument