Research and Presentation
Use the rubric below to assess students' proficiency with the writing activity. Evaluate whether students' skills are improving or where they may need additional support or instruction.
5: proficient: a high degree of competence
4: capable: an above-average degree of competence
3: satisfactory: a satisfactory degree of competence
2: emerging: a limited degree of competence
1: beginning: No key elements are adequately developed.
Democracy @ Work
|Can identify the Declaration of Independence
and demonstrates an understanding of its significance.
|Can identify the Bill of Rights and demonstrates
an understanding of its significance.
|Generates ideas and questions about the
role of the American president.
|Demonstrates an understanding of how the
agenda of the Bush administration impacts our daily lives.
|Can identify basic rules pertinent to
the process of American citizenship.
|Clearly presents a personal idea of what
being an American means and what responsibilities should be expected
|Demonstrates knowledge of current political
affairs and/or the most recent national elections.
|Conducts research by gathering information
from a variety of reading materials, including speech and interview
transcripts, and in-depth political analysis.
|Confirms understanding of U.S Presidential
history by successfully investigating a chosen topic of research.
|Successfully uses Web technology and informational
resources to expand knowledge and understanding of civic responsibility
|Generates ideas on how he/she can make
a difference in the world through the use of the Get Ready to Get
|Can address the basic concerns of the
federal budget through imagining him or herself as President.
|Depending on how long your class spends
with Democracy @ Work, evaluate how successful students were in completing
the skill focus points. To compute an Overall Score, divide
the student's evaluated score by the number of Skill Focus points
your class completes. For instance, if your class participates in
the entire Democracy @ Work Project, you would divide the students
score by 12 to reach an Overall Score.