Knowledge & Understanding
The presentation demonstrates a depth of historical understanding by using relevant and accurate detail to support the student's thesis.Research is thorough and goes beyond what was presented in class or in the assigned texts.
The presentation uses knowledge which is generally accurate with only minor inaccuracies, and which is generally relevant to the student's thesis.Research is adequate but does not go much beyond what was presented in class or in the assigned text.
The presentation uses little relevant or accurate information, not even that which was presented in class or in the assigned texts.Little or no research is apparent.
Thinking & Inquiry
|The presentation is centered around a thesis which shows a highly developed awareness of historiographic or social issues and a high level of conceptual ability.||The presentation shows an analytical structure and a central thesis, but the analysis is not always fully developed and/or linked to the thesis.||The presentation shows no analytical structure and no central thesis.|
The presentation is imaginative and effective in conveying ideas to the audience.The presenter responds effectively to audience reactions and questions
Presentation techniques used are effective in conveying main ideas, but a bit unimaginative.Some questions from the audience remain unanswered.
|The presentation fails to capture the interest of the audience and/or is confusing in what is to be communicated.|
Use of visual aids
|The presentation includes appropriate and easily understood visual aids which the presenter refers to and explains at appropriate moments in the presentation.||The presentation includes appropriate visual aids, but these are too few, in a format that makes them difficult to use or understand, and/or the presenter does not refer to or explain them in the presentation.|
The presentation includes no visual aids or visual aids that are inappropriate, and/or too small or messy to be understood. The presenter makes no mention of them in the presentation.
|The presenter speaks clearly and loudly enough to be heard, using eye contact, a lively tone, gestures, and body language to engage the audience.||The presenter speaks clearly and loudly enough to be heard, but tends to drone and/or fails to use eye contact, gestures, and body language consistently or effectively at times.|
The presenter cannot be heard and/or speaks so unclearly that s/he cannot be understood.There is no attempt to engage the audience through eye contact, gestures, or body language.