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Name:________________ Heritage Fair Project Rubric (Grade 5: Historical Significance) Unsatisfactory 1/4 Satisfactory 2/4 Very Good 3/4 Excellent 4/4

Content and Clarity

There isn’t much information about the topic, or there is misleading information.

There is some information about the topic, but it is incomplete or unclear, or there may be mistakes.

There is clear information about the topic. The student's theory answer to his or her question is clear and informative.

Historical Significance

The student's topic is unclear, or it isn't historically significant. The student's work demonstrates little understanding.

The student's topic relates to something that created great change for many people. The student's work demonstrates a simplistic understanding of the topic. There is some evidence presented that relates to the student's answer to the question chosen. The evidence selected is somewhat relevant.

The student's topic relates to something that created great, lasting change for many people in a large area. The student's work demonstrates a good understanding of the topic. The student's answer to the question chosen is supported by secondary sources of evidence and perhaps some primary sources. The evidence selected is identified and relevant.

Evidence

There is limited or no accurate evidence presented that supports the student's answer to the question chosen. Evidence is irrelevant.

There is clear, interesting, insightful, and complete information about the topic. The student clearly and informatively answered an interesting question. The student's topic relates to great, lasting change for many people in a large area. The student's work demonstrates an understanding of how the topic connects with the present or to an important story in history. The student's answer to the question chosen is wellsupported by primary and secondary sources of evidence. The evidence selected is identified, relevant, and interesting. The student demonstrates understanding of its importance.

Heritage Fair Project Rubric: Grade 5 (Historical Significance)

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Unsatisfactory 1/4

Satisfactory 2/4

Very Good 3/4

Excellent 4/4

Presentation of Information

Conventions of Writing

There is an inappropriate background. Text formatting makes it difficult to read, and it is too large or too small. There are no appropriate graphics or artifacts. Many words are spelled incorrectly. Sentences often begin with a lowercase letter and don’t have punctuation at the end. The student is unable to answer questions about his or her topic, or his or her answers demonstrate little knowledge.

The background is appropriate. Text formatting may be hard to read, or the text may be too large or too small. There are some appropriate graphics and/or artifacts that relate to the topic. Most words are spelled correctly or are recognizable. Sentences often begin with a capital letter and end with some punctuation. The student is able to answer questions about his or her topic, demonstrating knowledge of information about the topic.

The background is good. Text formats and size make it easy to read. The graphics and artifacts included help to provide information about the topic. The information is organized and presented in a neat fashion. Most words are spelled correctly. Sentences usually begin with a capital letter and end with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. The student is able to confidently and clearly answer questions about his or her topic, demonstrating knowledge and understanding about the topic and enthusiasm about the project.

Interview

The background suits the topic well. There is a creative aspect to the presentation, which is organized and neat. Text formats and size make it easy to read and work well with the content. The graphics and artifacts included help to provide information about the topic and are entertaining and interesting. Almost all words are spelled correctly, unless the writer takes a chance by exploring challenging words. Sentences always begin with a capital letter and end with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. Other punctuation is used (but there may be mistakes). The student is able to confidently, clearly, and insightfully answer questions about his or her topic, demonstrating broad understanding about the topic (and others) and enthusiasm about the project.