WebQuest

The History of Spindletop and Its Impact on Southeast Texas

Evaluation

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This project will be graded into four categories: Research Design, Connection, Presentation, and Citation.

Research Design - This category focuses on your research. Were you able to successfully research the topic? Did you go beyond expectations and do your own research or did you just use the links provided to you? Did you use both primary and secondary sources? How did you evaluate the validity of the sources you were using?

Connection - This category focuses on if you were able to connect the discovery of the Lucas Gusher to its impact on the region today. You are required to focus on three factors: political, social, and economics. How did the discovery of oil change the politics of Southeast Texas? Can we still see these changes today? How did the discovery of oil change Southeast Texas society? Is our society still affected today? How did the discovery of oil change the economy of Southeast Texas? Does it still effect our economy today?

Presentation - This category focuses on your presentation. Is it clear, concise, and to the point? Do you use a mix of wording and pictures? Is it easy to understand? This is your chance to be creative.

Citation - This category focuses on your writing skills and if you can correctly cite your sources. Remember to check if you using the correct citations. This is not the time to use a citation generator as they are not always correct.

Rubric

# Beginning 1 Developing 2 Meets Expectations 3 Exceeds Expectations 4 Score
Research Design Student does not exhibit understanding of research skills Student exhibits an understanding of research skills, but only used secondary sources in their research Student exhibits an understanding of research skill and used some primary and secondary sources in their research Student exhibits a mastery of research skills and included an array of primary and secondary sources in their research 25%
Connection Student did not connect the discovery of oil to its impact on the political, social, and economical factors of the region Student connected the discovery of oil to its impact on the region, identifying only one of the three factors (political, social, or economic) Student connected the discovery of oil to its impact on the region, identifying only two of the three factors (political, social, and economic) Student connected the discovery of oil to its impact on the region, identifying all three political, social, and economic factors 25%
Presentation Student did not submit a digital presentation that followed all guidelines Student submitted a digital presentation, but did not include primary source pictures Student submitted a digital presentation and included only one primary source picture with caption Student submitted a digital presentation and included two or more primary source pictures with captions 25%
Citations Student did not cite sources Student cited sources but did not use MLA formatting Student cited sources using MLA formatting; some mistakes Student cites all sources using MLA formatting with no mistakes 25%

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