1. Your teacher will grade you on the following:

10% Preparation work = 10 note cards on day 3
50% Debate = How well you present your information
10% How well you worked in a group, based on evaluation from members within your group
30% Written Paper: historical content, analytical thinking, writing style and overall presentation

2. Rubric - Debate (50%)


4. Distinguished
3. Proficient
2. Apprentice
1. Novice
Oral Presentation-Content:
All content directly related to the topic. Content was thoroughly developed and demonstrated detailed knowledge of the topic.
Opinions were supported by fact wherever possible.
Content directly related to the topic. Included many details that demonstrated knowledge of the topic. Most opinions were supported by facts.
Had difficulty explaining how the content and topic relate. Many opinions were not factually supported.
Presentation did not relate to topic. Included few details and relied heavily upon unsupported opinion.
Relates to topic, detailed, and accurate
Oral Presentation-Knowledge:
Demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the subject matter. Able to use audience questions to further demonstrate understanding of the topic. Appeared to be an expert on the subject being presented.
Demonstrated a working knowledge of the subject matter. Able to satisfactorily answer audience questions and provided additional information upon request.
Demonstrated a basic knowledge of the subject matter. Able to address audience questions by repeating parts of the presentation - did not provide any additional information.
Demonstrated little or no knowledge of the subject. Unable to answer audience questions or comment further on any part of the presentation.
Demonstrate knowledge of subject
Oral Presentation-Overview:
Used eye contact that moved among the audience. Confident, expressive, and knew content well. Dressed up or in appropriate costume. Had good posture, was mobile, and used gestures and facial expressions to make their point.
Often made eye contact. Voice was steady and clear. Used appropriate facial expressions and gestures. Knew content well. Dressed up. Had good posture.
Made some eye contact. Voice was soft or monotone. Appearance was casual but neat. Presenter rocked back and forth.
Made no eye contact. Used low, soft, or monotone voice. Read from a script. Appearance was too casual or sloppy. Posture was slouched.
Eye contact, voice, and appearance
Oral Presentation-Enthusiasm:
Appeared enthusiastic about presentation at all times. Moderated level of excitement to hold audience's attention.
Appeared enthusiastic for most of the presentation. May have appeared overly enthusiastic at times. Held audience interest for most of presentation.
Showed some excitement about the topic. Attempted to modify behavior to engage audience on one or more occasions. Lost attention of some audience members.
Showed little or no enthusiasm about the topic. Did not moderate level of excitement in response to audience reaction.
Lost audience interest.
Energetic, not frenetic
Oral Presentation-Clarity:
Appropriate volume throughout presentation. Varied volume when appropriate.
Proper inflection throughout presentation. Spoke clearly and understandably.
Spoke at an appropriate volume for most of presentation. Good inflection and enunciation. Occasionally sounded monotone.
Spoke quietly. Increased volume briefly after being asked. Spoke with little inflection.
Barely audible, even after requests to speak up. No inflection. Sounded bored or uninterested. Paid little attention to proper pronunciation.
Clarity and volume
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3. Check list - Debate

My presentation will be detailed and accurate.

My presentation will demonstrate my knowledge of the subject matter.

During my project presentation, I will speak clearly, make eye contact, and dress and act appropriately.

I will demonstrate by my demeanor that I am excited about my topic.

I will speak in a clear, audible voice.
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