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DECISIVE BATTLES

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Presentation
Well-rehearsed with
smooth delivery that
holds audience
attention.
Rehearsed with fairly
smooth delivery that
holds audience
attention most of the
time.
Delivery not smooth,
but able to maintain
interest of the
audience most of the
time.
Delivery not smooth
and audience
attention often lost.
Content
Part 1: Cause
Provides in-depth
causes of this
particular war/battle
with details and
examples. Subject
knowledge is
excellent.
Includes essential
knowledge about this
particular war/battle.
Subject knowledge
appears to be good,
but presents more of
a summary than an
analysis of cause.

Includes essential
information about the
particular war/battle,
but there are 1-2
factual errors.
Content is minimal
OR there are several
factual errors.
Content
Part 2: Impact
Provides in-depth
analysis of the impact
of this particular
war/battle with
details and examples.
Subject knowledge is
excellent.
Includes essential
knowledge about the
impact of this
particular war/battle.
Subject knowledge
appears to be good,
but presents more of
a summary than an
analysis of impact

Includes essential
information about the
impact of the
war/battle, but there
are 1-2 factual errors.
Content is minimal
OR there are several
factual errors.
Organization
Content is well
organized using
headings or bulleted
lists to group related
material.
Uses headings or
bulleted lists to
organize, but the
overall organization
of topics appears
flawed.
Content is logically
organized for the
most part.
There was no clear or
logical organizational
structure, just lots of
facts.
Sources
Source information
collected for all
graphics, facts and
quotes. All
documented in
desired format.
Source information
collected for all
graphics, facts and
quotes. Most
documented in
desired format.
Source information
collected for graphics,
facts and quotes, but
not documented in
desired format.
Very little or no
source information
was collected.
Graphics/Media
The best
method/software to
present the
information was used.
All graphics,
transitions, audio,
and video ADD to the
audiences
understanding and
enjoyment.
Presentation
method/software is
appropriate, but
there are too many
unnecessary
transitions, graphics,
etc. The abundance of
graphics do not add to
the audiences
enjoyment or
understanding.
Presentation medium
is acceptable and
graphics, transitions,
etc. are minimally
used, but the visual
elements feel thrown
together. The
graphics used
distract from the
audiences enjoyment
or understanding.
An inappropriate
presentation medium
was chosen and no
attention was given to
transitions, graphics,
audio, or video
components of the
presentation.



Progress Monitoring Checklist & Student Self-Evaluation

! Is the battle I selected DECISIVE?
! Did I access reliable, accurate, and timely resources?
! Did I use a number of sources and cross-check facts?
! Did I attempt to determine the cause of the battle?
! Did I adequately explain the DECISIVE nature (the impact) of the battle?
! Did I choose a presentation medium (Prezi, Keynote, iMovie, etc. )that will effectively
convey my research?
! Have I organized my research and presented it in a way that makes sense?
! Have I included audio-visual elements?
! Have I proofread my presentation?
! Have I cited my sources in a final slide or transition?
! Have I practiced the delivery of my presentation (including correct pronunciation of
names and places)?

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest), rate your performance and work in each category.
______ RESEARCH/SOURCES ________ORAL PRESENTATION
______ORGANIZATION ________CONTENT of PRESENTATION
______AUDIO-VISUAL ELEMENTS