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U.S. History up to the year 1865

Final Assignment for HIS201

Book Project

 

Over the course of the module you will be reading and taking notes on a nonfiction/biography book. The book must be on a topic from U.S. History up to the year 1865. Lists of possible choices, which are accessible through the Post University library as e-books, are listed below. You are not limited to these choices, but you must have your chosen book approved by your professor by the end of week 1.

Reference list for final project reading list:

  • Jacobs, H. A., & Child, L. (2008). Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Seven Years Concealed. [Auckland, N.Z.]: Floating Press.

 

You will be expected to complete a presentation that outlines the novel’s relation to history, addresses a variety of discussion questions, and postulates the effectiveness of the book in our study of U.S. History. Your presentation must include images to support your answers and time period being represented. The platform you use to develop your presentation is up to you. Examples include but are not limited to: PowerPoint, Prezi, a brochure, or video.

 

Students:  Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Book Project Assignment

Levels of Achievement
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 0
Preparation of Project  1 Points

Unclear or incomplete check-ins or communication of project prior to submission of final project. Does not show continued progress of reading throughout module.

2 Points

Unclear or incomplete check-ins and communications prior to submission of final project. May not demonstrate continued progress of reading throughout module.

3 Points

Demonstrates minimal understanding of book and project through check-ins and communications prior to submission of final project. May show continued progress of reading throughout module.

4 Points

Demonstrates understanding of book and project through check-ins and communications prior to submission of final project. Shows continued progress of reading throughout module.

5 Points

Demonstrates complete understanding of book and project through check-ins and communications prior to submission of final project. Shows continued progress of reading throughout module.

0 Points

No check-ins or communication of project prior to submission of final project.

Part I  1 Points

Questions in part 1 are minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

2 Points

1-2 questions in part 1 are adequately supported OR 3-4 questions are minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

3 Points

3-4 questions in part 1 are adequately supported OR 5 questions are minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

4 Points

All 5 questions in part 1 are adequately supported with a limited spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

5 Points

All 5 questions in part one are well-supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

0 Points

Part 1 is not complete.

Part II and III 1 Points

Questions in part 1 are minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

2 Points

1-2 questions in part 1 are adequately supported OR 3-4 questions are minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

3 Points

3-4 questions in part 1 are adequately supported OR 5 questions are minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

4 Points

All 5 questions in part 1 are adequately supported with a limited spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

5 Points

All 5 questions in part one are well-supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

0 Points

Part 1 is not complete.

Analysis  1 Points

Minimal analysis and critical thought shown throughout all questions.

2 Points

Analysis and critical thinking is minimally shown throughout the presentation with a few questions showing a deeper level of development and thought.

0 Points

Analysis and critical thinking is shown in the majority questions; answers are developed and thoughtful.

4 Points

Analysis and critical thinking is shown in most questions; answers are well-developed, very thoughtful, and persuasive.

5 Points

Analysis and critical thinking is shown in all questions; answers are well-developed, very thoughtful, and persuasive.

0 Points

No analysis offered.

Spelling & Grammar  1 Points

Lacks polish and does not demonstrate proficiency in grammar and spelling. Sources are listed at end of presentation but not in proper APA format.

2 Points

Minimally polished and inconsistently demonstrates proficiency in grammar and spelling. Sources are listed at end of proper and minimally referenced throughout paper but not in proper APA format.

3 Points

Polished and inconsistently demonstrates proficiency in grammar and spelling. Sources are cited throughout presentation and listed as a reference, APA format is attempted with errors or missing parts.

4 Points

Generally polished and demonstrates proficiency in grammar and spelling. Sources are cited throughout presentation and listed as a reference, APA format is attempted with few errors.

5 Points

Polished and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in grammar and spelling. Sources are cited throughout presentation and listed as a reference, APA format is present throughout presentation.

0 Points

Grammar and spelling are deficient. Sources are not provided or listed.

Presentation 1 Points

Presentation is not organized or clear; May include visuals that are weak or do not relate to topics; Has the feel of an unstructured presentation.

2 Points

Presentation lacks organization, logic, and clarity; Minimally uses visuals or uses them ineffectively; Has the feeling of a weak presentation.

3 Points

Presentation is somewhat organized, logical, and clearly articulated; Uses visuals that relate to topics; Feels like a presentation.

4 Points

Presentation is generally organized, logical, and clearly articulated. Uses visuals effectively; Feels like a presentation.

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