50% of your grade is based on your individual position paper and your class discussion sheet.  The other 50% is based on your individual and group presentation of the particular impeachment indictment or on your defense of the President against that indictment [depending on which role was assigned to you in the first place].


 
Grading Scale
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Poor Unsatisfactory
10-9 8 7 6-5 4-3 2-0
 

Remember, 5 points will be deducted from your final grade if you do not have all worksheets printed out and brought into class on the day(s) of the "trial!"

 

Rubric Categories for the Trial Possible Points Self-Assessment Teacher Assessment
Provided depth in coverage of the topic. 10    
Presentation was well planned and coherent. 10    
Explanations and reasons given for positions and conclusions. 10    
Showed sophistication in refuting opposing arguments. 10    
Referenced primary sources throughout the presentation. 10    
 
Rubric Categories for the Written Work Possible Points Self-Assessment Teacher Assessment
Position Paper:
Extensive background on the impeachment issue is present. 10    
Arguments are logical and clear. 10    
Mechanics --> Everything is typed, single-spaced,
1 1/2 to 2 pages in length, with a 1" border all around, in black ink, and arial font.
  5    
Discussion Sheet:
Clear, extensive bulleted notes on both the pros and cons of one of the other remaining impeachment indictments presented by the other groups. 10    
Clear, extensive bulleted notes on both the pros and cons of the other remaining impeachment indictment presented by the other groups. 10    
Clear, extensive bulleted notes on the other side of YOUR impeachment indictment.   5