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Name_________________________________________ PERIOD_______________

Topic: “How did Rosa Parks, MLK and the Civil Rights Movement Change My World?”
Mr. Duez’s modified AP FRQ Rubric:
BASIC CORE (Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence):

1. THESIS
1 point – has acceptable thesis. (does not merely restate the question, original interpretation)
2. ADDRESSES ALL PARTS OF QUESTION
2 points – Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly
(includes task words, content, and chronology)
1 point – Addresses most parts of the question (lacks thoroughness, missing some task words,
content, and/or chronology)
3. SUBSTANTIATES THESIS
2 points - Substantiates thesis with accurate and appropriate historical evidence.
1 point – Partially substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence; one or more
arguments not as strongly supported as others.
4. ESSAY STRUCTURE
1 point – Essay is well-organized (clear introduction and preview statements, topic sentences,
solid conclusion restates and drives home the thesis)

________ SUBTOTAL (possible out of 6)


EXPANDED CORE (Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence):
A student must earn all 6 points in the Basic Core to earn any points in this area. Points in this area
are at the discretion of the reader.
Examples:
o Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis
o Addresses all parts of the question thoroughly
o Addresses all parts of the question evenly
o Provides ample historical evidence to substantiate thesis
o Uses historical context effectively to make argument
o Develops and expands argument with links to relevant ideas, events, and trends
o Overall argument is sophisticated and complex

________ SUBTOTAL (possible out of 3)

________ OVERALL TOTAL & COMMENTS: