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Transformation in Europe

Alternative Assessment/ Project Rubric

Expectations: Sticking with the theme of the Renaissance, this is an opportunity for the rebirth
of your grade and to also allow for innovative, creative thought towards a summative assessment
of your choice using knowledge from Chapter 12: Transformations in Europe. All that I ask is
that whatever choice you make, you choose to excel. Your goal should be to earn 100% on this
assessment, whether you choose to take the regular unit exam or complete a project of your
choice. Push yourself to do your best, and choose something that you will excel on. If you take
the exam, study and get every question right. If you choose an alternative, put pride and effort
into your work and finish the school year on a high note. Lets all earn an A!
Potential Project/ Alternative Assessment Options:
Power Point Presentation
Art/ Mural
Soundtrack of Songs
Baseball Card
Short Film

Music/ Poetry
Collage/ Photo History/ Scrapbook
Research Paper
Journal/ Diary
Video/ Music Montage

Anything Else? Bring Ideas to me.

You must include and/ or reference at least 25 terms, people, ideas and/ or events that
transformed Europe in the early modern/Renaissance era PLUS the 5 headings that are bolded
and underlined. For example, if you write a song, at least 25 references to what we have studied
plus the incorporation of terms Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance,
Reformation, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment must be in the song. The project, if
you choose to accept, will be worth 45 Points (same as the unit exam) and assessed as follows:
Required terms, people, and events = 30 points
(Project content accurately reflects the era of the civil rights movement and is clearly presented)
Accuracy/ Complete
= 10 points
(Project shows time, effort, creativity, and originality)
= 5 Points
(Project is neat, professional, and something that we can all be proud of)

*Disclaimer*: I will award extra credit for outstanding work and effort. Challenge yourself, and
challenge me to rewarding you for giving your very best!

Italian Renaissance: Select 7
Venice, Florence
Merchant class
Bubonic plague
Roman/Greek Culture
Divine Comedy
Leonardo DaVinci
Renaissance values in Paintings
Renaissance values in Paintings
School of Athens Renaissance
Values in his painting
Northern Renaissance: Select 3
Northern Humanists
Desiderius Erasmus
The Praise of Folly Renaissance
Sir Thomas Moore
Utopia Renaissance values
William Shakespeare

Reformation: Select 5
Martin Luther
95 Theses
John Calvin
King Henry VIII
Church of England
Council of Trent
Scientific Revolution: Select 5
Origins of Modern Science
Geocentric theory
Heliocentric theory
Johannes Kepler
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Scientific method
Francis Bacon
Expanding Sciences
Enlightenment: Select 5
Sources of Enlightenment
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Social contract
Natural rights
The Wealth of Nations
Vindication of the Rights of Women
French Philosophers
Baron De Montesquieu
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Separation of Powers
Impact of the Enlightenment