You will be evaluated on four different criteria: 1)Describes the significance of the action(s) taken by the influential person, 2)Explains the impact of the important individual, 3)Presentation skills, and 4) Creativity.
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|Describe the significance of the action(s) taken by the influential person.||The action is not described correctly or it is not of significance.||The action is described; however, the student does not show complete understanding because the description included incorrect facts.||The action is described correctly, including its' significance.||The action is described correctly, including the significance of the influential person. Student also explains why the actions were important.|
|Explains the impact of the important individual.||Information is inaccuate. There is no connection between the person and his/her impact on society.||Explanation is basic, but fails to connect the full impact on the United States. Parts of the explanations may be based on false information.||Explains the importance of the individual by describing the influence of the person's actions and accomplishments on American Society.||Demonstrates a full understanding of the impact and importance of the individual. Includes how life would be different in American society without the influence of this person.|
|Presentation||Listener cannot understand most of the presentation.||Listener has difficulty understanding parts of the presentation.||All parts are clear and understandable.||Listener can understand all parts. Speaker uses presentation skills which add emphasis to the presentation.|
|Exhibit is creative.||Exhibit lacks creativity with little attempt to be original. Ideas may be borrowed.||Attempts are made to be creative. Some attempts at creativity were variations of others ideas.||Exhibit is creative. It includes some original ideas.||Exhibity clearly shows a great deal of creativity. It expresses original ideas or ideas in an original way.|