Rubric Categories for Convention Debate: (40 points)

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Referenced primary sources throughout the debate.

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Showed sophistication in refuting opposing arguments.

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Explanations and reasons given for positions and conclusions.

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Actively participated in debate with thoughtful, in-depth, well-organized position statements.

 

Rubric Categories for “Letter-to-the-Editor” (40 points)

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Well developed defense of your position with a clear, strong argument.

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Uses specific evidence to support your arguments.

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Thoroughly addresses 3 of the 4 issues, demonstrating sophisticated analysis of each.

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Mechanics – typed, single spaced, 12 point font, 2 to 2 pages, with 1 inch border

 

Rubric Categories for “Debate Organizer” (10 points)

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Position is broken down into 4 clear, distinct, thoughtful arguments.

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Uses specific evidence from documents to support arguments.

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Anticipates 4 clear, distinct, thoughtful arguments of the opposition.

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Develops sharp, probing rebuttals to opposing arguments.

 

Rubric Categories for “Convention Note Sheet” (10 points)

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Clear, extensive bulleted notes of the arguments of both the Federalists and Anti-Federalists on all 4 issues discussed.

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Notes are specific.