Guiding Questions: What does “Being an American” mean to me? What principles and virtues are common to all Americans?
Fill out the top portion of this rubric before your presentation. The bottom part of this sheet will be used by your teacher for evaluating your project.
I chose this topic because:
|Exceeds Expectations||Meets Expectations||Developing Towards Expectations||Underdeveloped|
|Connection to Founding Principles||Connections to the Being an American Founding Principles and Civic Virtues are skillfully articulated and unique.||Connections to the Being an American Founding Principles and Civic Virtues are mostly clear.||Connections to the Being an American Founding Principles and Civic Virtues are vague.||No connections to the Being an American Founding Principles and Civic Virtues are made.|
|Presentation/Clarity||Information is presented in an organized, interesting sequence; there is a clear beginning, middle, and end.||Organization has a few errors but is still easy to follow and has a beginning, middle, and end.||Organization has obvious errors that impact understanding; the beginning, middle, and end are somewhat clear.||Presentation lacks an obvious organizational pattern; it has no clear beginning, middle, or end.|
|Engagement/Relevancy||Product is engaging and relevant and seamlessly integrated into presentation.||Product is relevant, supports presentation, and is referenced during presentation.||Product is only somewhat relevant but still appropriate; product is present but not used effectively in presentation and seems an afterthought.||Product is confusing, inappropriate, and/or lacking information.|
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Capstone Project: What Does “Being an American” Mean to Me?
This project provides students with an opportunity to apply and showcase what they have learned throughout their study of the Being an American curriculum. Students will identify a topic related to the curriculum that they wish to learn more about, research that topic, and then develop a product to share with the class on an assigned date.