Unit: Three Course: American History



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Student Performance Task

Unit: Three Course: American History

Task: Comparing Hamilton and Jefferson Time Frame: 2 days
Overarching Understanding:


  • . The student will understand that civic competency influences a democratic society.

Enduring Understanding:

  • The early administration faced many challenges with the early applications of the Constitution.

Essential Question:

  • How might it feel to be one of the first Presidents in America?

Vignette:

Students will read about a biography on either Hamilton or Jefferson. Students will identify their major beliefs and ideology. Students will then make symbols to represent this ideology.


Standard:

You will be graded on the following scale:

See attached rubric



Performance Task Blueprint
Unit: Four Course: American History

Task: Comparing Hamilton & Jefferson Time Frame: 2 days







Goal


Students will read about a biography on either Hamilton or Jefferson. Students will identify their major beliefs and ideology. Students will then make symbols to represent this ideology.







Role



The student must assume the role and perspective of either Hamilton and Jefferson




Audience

The audience is the opposing side either Hamilton or Jefferson.





Situation


You are trying to convince your opponent that your ideology is correct.





Product or Performance



Students will complete note matrix and create a picture with symbols for your persona.




Standards



See attached rubric.







Making A Poster : Hamilton or Jefferson Ideals







CATEGORY

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Use of Class Time

Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others.

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Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others.

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Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but occasionally distracted others.
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Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others.
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Graphics -Clarity

Graphics are all in focus and the content easily viewed and identified from 6 ft. away.
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Most graphics are in focus and the content easily viewed and identified from 6 ft. away.
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Most graphics are in focus and the content is easily viewed and identified from 4 ft. away.
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Many graphics are not clear or are too small.

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Graphics - Relevance

All graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.

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All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand.
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All graphics relate to the topic.

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Graphics do not relate to the topic

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Graphics - Originality

Several of the graphics used on the poster reflect a exceptional degree of student creativity in their creation and/or display.
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One or two of the graphics used on the poster reflect student creativity in their creation and/or display.

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The graphics are made by the student, but are based on the designs or ideas of others.

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No graphics made by the student are included.
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Required Elements

The poster includes all required elements as well as additional information.

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All required elements are included on the poster.

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All but 1 of the required elements are included on the poster.

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Several required elements were missing.

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Content - Accuracy

At least 6 accurate facts/images are displayed on the poster.

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4-5 accurate facts/images are displayed on the poster.

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3 accurate facts/images are displayed on the poster.

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Less than 3 accurate facts/images are displayed on the poster.

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Attractiveness

The poster is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.

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The poster is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness.

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The poster is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy.

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The poster is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.

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


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